In 1997, Admissions Academy innovated the integration of three key college preparatory services under one roof: independent college counseling, standardized test preparation, and academic tutoring. Our founders recognized a need within the community for a comprehensive college resource and strived to meet those needs by creating an organization based on quality and excellence in education.

Today, we have established ourselves as a community fixture, serving a diverse group of college-bound teens. Our dedicated counselors and instructors work closely with each other and with our students to develop meaningful, supportive relationships as we help families navigate the path to higher education.

Our mission is to guide each of our students toward successful completion of the college preparation and application process. In pursuit of this mission, each of our programs is based on a core set of values:

Every student is unique. All of our services include the assignment of a primary counselor/tutor in order to help us get to know each student individually.

College is a family process. Parents have many questions and concerns as college approaches, so we keep them updated and informed through frequent communication.

The student owns the process. It is important for parents and others to be involved and informed in the college process, but responsibility for completion of the process, from college research to essays and applications, ultimately rests with the student.

We are a community resource. We offer monthly college admissions seminars and complimentary college planning appointments to all Bay Area families.

Admissions Academy's counselors are proud to support the Statement of Principles of Good Practice established by independent counselors of the San Francisco Bay Area.