About Acclaim College Counseling

Acclaim College Counseling is an organization of dedicated specialists committed to preparing students for college admissions, assisting them with the college application process, and helping them maximize their gifts and reach their optimal potential.

We recognize that the college process is an integral part of a student’s total education experience.  Our goal is to help students realize their dreams, by supporting them and their families throughout the college application procedure, and to provide parents with more information earlier in the process.

We are committed to helping students be successful by recommending colleges that best match their individual academic profile and career goals, with an emphasis on properly preparing students for the total college experience.

Acclaim College Counseling’s World-Class Services

College Planning and Preparation

Evaluate transcripts, standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, community service, elected and non-elected leadership roles, higher education pursuits, and research; identify gaps, help choose college prep courses, and provide recommendations to help prepare students for standardized tests; use web-based college research tools, like Naviance, to track former students’ grades, scores, and other variables, to optimize the application process

College Selection

Create an “apply to” list; assist with decision upon acceptance(s) with the ultimate goal of finding the best fit academically, financially, and socially

College Essays

Assist students with incorporating their strengths into their personal statement and provide guidance and support in all steps of essay writing, from essay idea generation to the final draft

College Application

Guide students strategically through the entire college application process, including undergraduate and graduate programs, and medical, dental, business, and law schools; assist in obtaining the best possible letters of recommendation

College Interviews

Prepare students for alumni interviews

College Funding

Help complete the CSS and FAFSA forms; research scholarship opportunities and assist in the application process

Follow-up Strategies

Develop deferred, waitlist, and extended-waitlist action plans

Message to Parents

Starting with our mission – to provide students with individualized attention to effectively navigate the college admission process – Acclaim College Counseling is organized around the student. Student focus is built into everything we do.

The compassionate and collaborative team at Acclaim College Counseling is prepared to support a diverse array of students with different educational, learning, socioeconomic, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds.

We focus on students’ interests and help match the “right” student to the “right” school – finding the best fit for her or him. With emphasis on effective preparation for college, we are committed to helping students pursue their choice colleges and universities.  We also help parents gain a better understanding of their role in the overall process.

Throughout the process, we focus on the present with an eye on the future!

Message to Students

Welcome to Acclaim College Counseling! We recognize that this is an extraordinary time in your life, and we are excited about the possibility of taking this journey with you.

Students have more opportunities, choices, and freedoms today than at any other time in the history of the world. While this abundance of options can be exciting, it can also be overwhelming. So, control your focus, enhance your attitudes, keep an open mind, and jump at the chance to begin creating your life’s masterpiece. The time you spend preparing for college is an investment that will pay dividends if you give it the proper time, attention, and focus. And Acclaim College Counseling is here to help you do just that.

Our goal is to assist you in finding the fire within you, following your internal compass, and preparing you to become who you were born to be.

Planning & Preparation

As you are probably aware, completing college applications can be a daunting process. But it does not have to be! With the appropriate level of planning and preparation offered through our services, success is within reach.

Applying to colleges should be the culmination of many years of preparation and effort, rather than an overwhelming one-time process as you approach your senior year in high school. This procedure should be viewed as preparing for your future – not just completing the applications.

We will help you to seek the truth about yourself, give meaning to the application process, understand the power of purpose, emphasize the qualities that make you stand out, dare to dream big, and create a schedule to make it all happen.

Remember that power lies in proper planning and success goes hand in hand with the right level of preparation.

If you pour your heart into your work or into any worthy enterprise, you can achieve dreams others may think impossible.

Submitting a Quality Application

Managing the quality of the application package is crucial to a successful college admission. As the competition increases at all universities, admissions officers look for the best possible candidates, which begins with a solid, high quality application. Not only does the quality of your application influence your reputation, it may also be looked at as an indication of your ability to perform in an educational institution. Invest time, energy, and effort to prepare an effective application package. You may only get one chance to impress, so this is the time to give it your best shot!

There is no passion to be found in playing small—in settling for a life that is less than what you are capable of living.

Managing College Prep’s Multitude of Challenges

Colleges are looking for students with high grade point averages, demanding college-prep courses, top percentile class ranking, strong scores on standardized tests, active involvement in community service and development, insightful and well-written essays, quality recommendations from teachers and guidance counselors, and research, work, and entrepreneurial experiences.

During the college application process, you will be investing extensive time handling a variety of critical tasks. You will be studying for your high school courses, preparing for and/or taking standardized tests, completing projects and papers, as well as participating in sports and other extracurricular activities. You may also have a job after school and on the weekends. In addition to all of these demands on your time, you will be faced with writing essays, acquiring letters of recommendation, completing college applications, and submitting supplementary materials. You may also have to complete scholarships, grants, and financial aid applications.

In order to effectively handle these challenges, it is important to stay focused and organized, to persevere, and to maintain a positive mental attitude in any given set of circumstances.

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

Surviving & Enjoying the College Application Process

The college application process does not have to be intimidating. With our step by step guidance, you won’t just survive – you may actually find it to be a pleasant experience. Let your heart and passion drive you! Be confident, give it your all, and, most importantly, enjoy the process!

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

Plan with Acclaim College Counseling

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(248) 994-7650

28175 Haggerty Road • Novi, MI 48377