BRYAN HUANG, ACCEPTED TO NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY EARLY DECISION
“Before meeting with my HS2 counselor, I was extremely low in confidence and had no idea what next step to take. I was very anxious about not getting into any good colleges. Luckily, I had the HS2 counseling team supporting me when I needed help, offering me innovative ideas for a better college application. People at HS2 are so friendly and motivating, always easing my stress by being cool and effective. In short, I have had a really great time with HS2, one that I will always find memorable. With help from HS2, I completed and received my acceptance for Northwestern University by Early Decision. HS2 has helped me gain a huge amount of self-confidence, both socially and academically, and I will never again doubt myself. I always remind myself that HS2 has trained me well. Thank you HS2!”
B.S., ACCEPTED TO HARVARD UNIVERSITY, YALE UNIVERSITY, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, CALTECH, MIT, UCLA, SAT I = 2360
“Thank you HS2 for ALL the time you’ve put in to help me get into the colleges I’ve always dreamed of. My counselor at HS2 has kept me organized, aware of deadlines, and helped me display my full potential to the top colleges I’ve applied to. Without her help I would be nowhere near where I am today. Go HS2!”
CHUNG-JEN CHEN, ACCEPTED TO YALE UNIVERSITY
“Yes, you guys get TWO thumbs up. Everyone at HS2 was extremely helpful, helping me with my essays even until 1:00 in the morning (Thanks Terri Ann, sorry for those late-night meetings!) Even though Terri Ann was my assigned counselor, several other counselors helped with my essays. The care and time that they put into reading my essays was simply astounding. The counselors really cared about my future, making sure that the colleges I applied to were the best choice for me. But they were accommodating towards my opinions on my essays also, allowing me to keep certain parts of my essays that I had wanted. Thank you, HS2!”
LARRY FAN, ACCEPTED TO WHARTON BUSINESS SCHOOL (U PENN) EARLY DECISION, SAT I = 2300
“HS2 has helped me accomplish things that I could only dream of 2 years ago. It is an absolute lifesaver. I joined HS2 during the end of my sophomore year through the 3-in-1 program, which allowed me to not only benefit from the counseling, but also take SAT classes and enroll in an unlimited number of SAT II prep classes and AP prep classes. The teachers here helped me raise my SAT score from 1900 to 2300 through the summer SAT course, and at the same time, HS2’s Math IIC course helped me earn an 800 as well as a 760 on SAT II US History. The counselors here are very knowledgeable and dedicated. Through my counselor, I was able to take the best courses at my high school, attend a summer program at my dream school, perfect my college application and essays, and prepare for interviews. All in all, HS2 helped shape me to become an attractive candidate for prestigious universities. My dream school, the Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania, recently admitted me. I could not have accomplished this feat without the help of all the counselors, teachers, and staff at HS2.”
BRIAN KIM, 2011
“I have come to realize that HS2 is not just an academy; it’s a refuge for those longing for relief, longing for friendship, even longing for a home. HS2 not only enriched my knowledge of all fields, but also sculpted my future, expanded my communication skills, and most importantly, enhanced my self-identity. My SAT and ACT scores SPROUTED and my GPA reached numbers I’ve never thought possible. Teachers at HS2 made me realize that studying wasn’t all about competition and pain, but rather about the fun of gaining new skills in different fields. HarvardSquare2 was my sword and shield; without it, my accepted list would be pretty lonesome.”
CAROLYN KIM, 2011
“I would not have been able to accomplish this much thus far without the support and guidance of HS2. I am completely appreciative and grateful for all the encouragement and assistance I have received from my counselor. She really has done great wonders for me, considering how I had high doubts in terms of getting into college. I can honestly admit how worried and agitated I was from the strenuous work of college applications that was to come as I entered my senior year of high school. But with the help from the amazing staff here at HS2, I did it! I received news about HS2 from a college fair that was held in Fullerton and had doubts at first–thinking I would do fine without the help of a college counselor. Yet, I am seriously glad I decided to stick through with it. I got accepted into more colleges than I ever expected, and I am leaving HS2 with feelings of satisfaction and confidence for the future.”
PARENT TESTIMONY, APRIL 2011
因为小孩成绩从小学至Troy高中一直全A, 对比自己念书那时的经验觉得他进入名牌大学没有问题, 所以认为升学顾问不适合于我们. 并且因有些升学顾问在媒体作夸大和不实的广告而产生负面印象.
哈佛全方位的ANN LEE和姜主任在3年前每周二在电台介绍目前大学入学的情况,我才被惊醒,发现原来自己的想法完全已经不适合现状了. 现在的名牌大学更注重学生的全面发展,特别是对华裔学生在学业以外有更高的要求. 我们带着小孩与多家升学顾问交谈, 而ANN LEE和姜主任的讲座的知识性, 规划能力和真心帮助学生的诚恳打动了我们.
在过去的三年中, 在ANN LEE的精心指导下,我小孩不但在升学路上很快进入状况,并且对人格的发展,人生的规划和对社会的认知都有了跨越式进步. 在这期间他完成了200多小时的医院义工, 特殊的社区活动,领导和才艺(创作和制作自己音乐CD). 并且在三年中自己寻找INTERN的机会,在三所知名大学作了暑期的研究实习. 在此过程中,他学会了如何寻找机会,如何给教授写自传, 面试和行销自己,更重要的是养成为社会服务的习惯和精神. 这些基本技能和态度将给他今后带来丰富人生享用一辈子. 升学顾问不但是其学业规划不可或缺的, 也成为学生的好朋友,及家长和小孩之间一座沟通的桥梁. 针对青春期孩子的叛逆和寻求自我个性, 家长的意见可以通过升学顾问更有效地传达到.
虽然我们的小孩顺利地进入理想的大学,但回想起来我仍然有些后怕, 因为和他同样学业优异和优良家庭背景的同学,因为没有专业的升学顾问的指导,只进入了加大的BERKELEY大学. 从某种意义上讲,对没有升学顾问的学生是不公平的,但是世界就是这样的, 为人父母的谁不想把最好的给自己的小孩, 有什么比第一流的教育更重要的呢?
我要再次感谢全方位的宣导和我太太坚持, 及时改变了我这个顽石. 在此分享作父亲的经验, 以作前车之鉴 – 总结为三个”不行”
没有升学顾问 – 不行
没有好的升学顾问 – 不行
不听升学顾问的话 – 不行
Erica TsaiGot Accepted to1) Princeton2) Caltech3) Penn4) Duke5) University of Chicago6) Rice7) UC Berkeley8) UCLA9) UC San DiegoErica 爸爸的見證我們和全方位接觸，差不多是他們剛開始來灣區發展的時候，是去年2011年五六月的時候，我們也接觸過灣區幾家幫忙學生做升學規劃的教育機構。我們評估之後認為哈佛全方位是最好的。雖然他們到灣區來的晚，但他們在南加州地區有足夠的經驗，讓我們認為說他們絕對可以指導我女兒，可以發揮我女兒的長處，在她申請大學的時候，得到最大的 幫助，她目前收到Princeton，University of Chicago，Caltech，UPenn， Duke的大學錄取通知書，還有其他的學校。在整個過程當中，哈佛全方位的指導老師和升學顧問是全面的評估學生的長處，在她的自傳，申請寫作，老師推薦信的選擇方面，一直到最後，學校的申請規劃，財務資助的申請，獎學金的申請和最後挑選學校的決定，對這整套指導，我認為非常滿意。Erica 的見證My experience here has been absolutely amazing. The counselors has definitely helped me through every step of the college application process and they even got me into some of the top schools that I never could have gotten into on my own like Princeton. I’m absolutely ecstatic about the results and basically every step in this program -counselors were extremely helpful, they were very personable and just awesome to work with. I wish I started HS2 earlier, just because I feel like that would help me in laying out my high school coursework as well as extracurricular activities and help me maximize my time in high school, but I’m definitely glad that I joined, even late as I did since they definitely just helped me in everything, even beyond just essay editing. They walked me through the Common App, helped me fill out scholarship forms, help me brainstorm ideas for my essay, they helped me customize a list of colleges that were good for my major as well as any possible other majors or minors that I would have done. So I definitely recommend HS2 to anyone who is considering.是感謝，是托付，是信任! —Accepted by Pomona College, Dartmouth, Amherst College, University of Chicago, Washington University (St. Louis), USC, Emory, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, UCI四月，是我們一家人最開心的一個月! 我們陸陸續續收到十幾間知名大學的錄取通知單，目前已經收到 Pomona College, Amherst College and University of Chicago 。我們一家人非常開心，激動，也非常以HARRISON為榮! 最應該感謝的是全方位的顧問老師和工作人員的專業和細心指導，讓HARRISON在申請大學的路上脫穎而出進入夢想中的好大學。HARRISON十年級的時候就讀Westlake High School，成績就十分的優秀，從來都不需要我們操心或是生氣。經過朋友的介紹得知在聖瑪莉諾有一間哈佛全方位專門在做申請規劃上長春藤名校，我跟HARRISON的爸爸就開了一個小時的車來參加第一次都免費諮詢。我對於孩子的未來規劃非常的謹慎，於是，我開始打電話上網資訊各家升學機構，透過溝通跟比較，我們最終選擇了全方位。事實證明，我們的選擇是最正確的!他們有最專業的顧問幫我的孩子量身訂做升學自傳，課外活動，領袖培養。HARRISON的升學顧問SAUL是我們見過最好的顧問，他做事認真負責，而且對於所有申學所需要的材料一清二楚! 我們沒想到的，他都想好了! 例如ED/EA可以增加我孩子上好大學的機率，SAUL在十月的時候就幫HARRISON把所有申請都遞交出去了!
給所有跟我一樣寶貝兒子的父母，我可以以過來人的經驗給妳們一些意見:雖然我們對於申請美國的大學，都有基本的知識也有聽過別人家孩子的故事。但是，別人說，別人說，說的到底是對還是不對呢? 不要再聽別人說了! 孩子的升學，孩子的未來，只有一次。相信哈佛全方位，只有照著升學顧問說的做才能放大孩子的優點，進入理想的大學。一位哈佛全方位學生的媽媽奇蹟真的會發生! – Rachel 被 U Penn(賓州大學), U of Chicago (芝加哥大學), UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC, UCSD 錄取!謝謝哈佛全方位的楊主任，老師們，及顧問。這並不只是口頭的一句謝謝，是真的發自內心的感謝! 是哈佛全方位專業顧問LIZ幫助小女進入夢想的大學. 如果沒有她在整個申請過程中的細心幫助，沒有哈佛全方位，RACHEL今天就無法拿到名校錄取通知書。RACHEL，我們家唯一的寶貝女兒。她就讀GABRELINO HIGH，很少她們學校的學生能上UCLA，USC或是IVY LEAGE的學校。RACHEL跟LIZ (她的升學顧問) 一拍即合，是無話不談的關係! LIZ知道她的夢想和她全A的成績後，開始鼓勵她多拿生物和化學的AP課程 ；另一方面，她要求RACHEL去考SAT II MATH跟CHEM。很多人都以為考了SAT I就不需要考單科的SAT II，錯了! 全方位的顧問有多年的經驗: 只有把所有自身條件提高，才能競爭力!RACHEL是個特別的孩子，她總是有她獨特的想法。例如，她的個人自傳主題是”蜘蛛”。她在回答申學的問題裡用了很多年輕人的想法DDR跟JUST DANCE。她的升學顧問對於她天馬行空的想法常常傷透腦筋，她會請RACHEL從新想一個主題或是更深入研究她想表達的想法! RACHEL雖然忙著修AP課，但是LIZ要她寫的東西她一定在第一時間寫出來。LIZ充滿耐心，一直反覆修改她的論文直到完美! 這就是申請大學的關鍵。一樣有一百個全A的學生，為什麼我的女兒可以申請提前入學到芝加哥大學甚至又進了常春藤的賓州大學?學校也有顧問，為什麼需要全方位的升學顧問呢? 因為學校的顧問只管我女兒能不能畢業。我女兒當然能畢業，她全A，ASB的領袖，超時的社區服務! 但是這些還不夠，一定要升學顧問幫你做整體規劃，才能技壓群雄，打敗其他競爭者。再次感謝全方位，沒有妳們的用心，就沒有RACHEL接下來四年的人生成就!—一位全方位學生的爸爸