Selecting and applying to a college can be a confusing and daunting task. PA College Prep offers college admission consultation to help demystify the process.
Our highly experienced coaches assist students by providing:
Become a great college applicant with our successful College Application Counseling. Contact us to make a FREE 30 minute counseling appointment today!
When applying to colleges, students must complete complex, multipage application forms that require extensive research. What should be included? What should be left out? In this two hour seminar led by college consultants David Cary and Karen Carthan, students and their parents will receive step-by-step guidance on how to complete college application forms. (This seminar will cover the University of California application and the Common Application used by most highly ranked universities across the country.)
As competition among students increases, colleges are putting an increased weight on candidate’s writing ability in their selection process. This session, taught by our experienced college consultants and professional writers, David Cary and Karen Carthan, will help students create effective, winning essays in a collaborative and engaging session environment.
Over the course of eight weeks, students will discover what they should write about, how to grab the reader’s attention, and how to express themselves coherently. (This session is designed to assist students with the University of California and Common Application essay prompts, as well as other frequently used prompts.)
“PA College Prep has honestly been such an amazing and helpful experience! I have been able to expand my knowledge and learn helpful techniques and skills that not only help me with the SAT, but also with my education as a whole. A big thank you to the staff, teachers, and Miss Kitty who are so kind, caring, and helpful; they always motivate and push me to meet and exceed all of my goals.”
“PA College Prep is a very helpful institution that has improved my SAT score and guided me through the college application process. PA provided me with the resources I needed in order to learn, and the staff and teachers are friendly and hospitable. I learned a lot of skills and tips that helped me in both English and Math.”
“What may seem like a small learning institution by Shakey’s Pizza is PA College Prep. However, my experiences here highlight something else; this is a home that welcomes everybody. From the teaching/tutoring staff, to the disheveled yet diligent students, there is an excellent structure and focus on practice and feedback. Waking up early and spending hours learning the SAT and Personal Insight Questions is what me, my siblings, and others should expect here: hardcore studying. I would like to thank my parents, Miss Kitty, the rest of the staff at PA, and my friends who were with me on this rough and windy road to college.”
“My experience at PA College Prep has been delightful. The tutors offer great insights and offer students many tricks and shortcuts that are important to know. They walk you through each problem that you got wrong and provide detailed explanations on how to solve it. You are able to sense that they truly want you to improve, succeed, and flourish.”
“My time at PA College Prep aws one of the best experiences I was offered. From meeting new people to bonding with friends, I learned so much from my time at PA College Prep. The teachers truly inspired me to do better in school and helped me throughout the years. They allowed me to realize my weaknesses in writing and my writing skills have transformed over the years.”
"My name is Huting Lin. I was a junior in high school when I started the SAT class in PA College Prep in September for 9 weeks. I was able to increase my SAT score by 300 points and I got a 2230 on my final SAT. Miss Kitty, the director, told me to take the ACT and I got a 35 out of 36. It was equivalent to 2340 on the SAT. The teachers at PA College Prep really helped me out a lot, especially on my essays and the grammar part. They helped me to understand my mistakes and the concepts instead of memorizing them. The staff there are very helpful and friendly. I was very glad that I came to PA College Prep to prepare for my SAT! Thanks, PA College Prep, for helping me achieve my goals."
"My name is Isaac Cai. I came to PA College Prep in March of 2015. Upon taking my SAT diagnostic test, my score was 930. In 4 weeks, with the help of the teachers on the grammar and the verbal portion of the test, my score increased dramatically - from 930 to 1890! I’m very thankful and happy to have come to PA College Prep; they have helped me improve immensely. I am so grateful for what PA College Prep has done for me. Thanks, PA College Prep!"
"With expert instructors and a myriad of preparatory materials available, PA College Prep is sure to improve one’s test scores. Indeed, a lack of improvement is quite impossible when one is given such quality instruction!"
"...Miss Kitty is very understanding and offers all of the help her students need in order to succeed and get into college. Through PA College Prep, I was able to work with Kitty's career and academic advisers to see which college campus would be the right fit for me. I have received after school tutoring in Trig/Pre-Calc and Algebra II, as well as tutoring for the SAT/ACT tests. I owe much of my academic successes to Miss Kitty and PA College Prep -- because of all of the help that I've received from Kitty, my tutors, and my career advisers, I am now a motivated and diligent student at the University of California, San Diego."
"I really admire the warm and friendly environment that PA College Prep brings. I felt comfortable asking my teachers questions despite how ridiculous or “dumb” it may have been. The staff were extremely supportive and were overall crucial to my academic success. One tip I’d like to give to those worried about college admissions is to simply relax. If you’ve worked hard throughout your high school career, then it’ll all pay off at the end!"
"...PA College Prep has really embraced me with open arms and has helped me a lot both inside and outside of the classroom. I feel that I have made lifelong connections with PA College Prep teachers and students alike. Yet what surprised me most about PA College Prep is that even though I no longer attend classes there, I still maintain a very close bond with teachers and keep in contact with director Kelly Chu. She even offered me a small scholarship! PA College Prep is more than an academy: it’s a family. I truly appreciate that."
"I started to take PSAT preparatory classes at PA College Prep during my freshman year. These classes really helped me to lay a solid foundation to achieve my high SAT score in the beginning of my junior year, allowing me more spare time for my science research. PA College Prep’s staff is not only very knowledgeable but also friendly and easy to work with, and their test preparation and college counseling services are excellent. With Chris’ effective one-on-one counseling, my college application quickly stood out from the crowd. It really made my college application process much smoother and less stressful. I highly recommended PA College Prep to everyone and suggest starting college preparation early."
"...I chose to enroll at PA College Prep because I found out that they have a class specifically for students like me who were already close to their goal but needed just a little push and a bit of guidance to nudge them to the 2300-2400 range. I felt that PA College Prep really helped me prepare well for the SAT because of the engaging and effective teachers I had for my classes... through these experiences and those two months I spent at PA College Prep, I was able to achieve my goal of getting a perfect score on the SAT."
"With the help of PA College Prep, I was guided through the college application process and was confident in my choices each step of the way. From the beginning, I realized PACP doesn't make decisions for you, they open up possibilities and opportunities for you to choose yourself. My college list is my own, but PACP's help and suggestions, hours of looking at colleges and comparing them, questioning my purposes and why I would choose this school, produced a list that I am very happy with. In the writing process, again, I am able to state confidently that the work is my own. Yet, the editing, guidance, and effort that PACP put into perfecting these essays is what shaped them to really have impact. PACP helped turn my essay ideas into impactful tools used to strengthen my application. I am very grateful to PACP for helping me along this journey. I am very excited to be going to U Penn next year, especially into the Healthcare Management Program! Thank you again, PACP, for making this possible."
"...When I took classes at PA College Prep, I felt that PA College Prep provided students with a very comfortable and challenging learning environment. The faculty not only helped us with the various subjects, but they also made themselves available to answer any of our questions about standardized tests and applying to college. As a student at PA College Prep, I always new that the faculty would be available to offer me guidance on academic issues ranging from chemistry review to paper revisions to college essay brainstorming."
"The personalized care and monitoring of my son's progress, and the individualized attention was a pleasant surprise – it was so wonderful to see. I walked away from the meetings with a renewed sense of comfort that he is in good hands – and that PA College Prep will provide the guidance and knowledge to prepare him for success on his SATs. PA College Prep helped instill the proper habits necessary for success with his college future. Again I thank you for your support in preparing my son for his academic journey."
"PA College Prep is the best choice we have ever made. Kevin was trained not only academically but also in his personality. We have no words to describe our appreciation to your team effort and professional expertise."
"PA College Prep Academy has been the best place for academic excellence. Ever since I came to America during the fourth grade, I have been struggling with school. When I first came to PA College Prep Academy as a fifth grader, the staff at PA College Prep was exceptionally kind and passionate about helping me in every subject. No matter what questions I had, the PA College Prep staff addressed my concerns one by one, and helped me every step of the way."
"Thanks to PA College Prep and Kelly (director) for all the help and support. I have finished the college application process with lots of great options."
"PA College Prep has been extremely helpful to me as I pursued my college ambitions. Not only did they help me to score high on my test, but they also provided invaluable college advice. Because of PA College Prep, I was accepted early admissions to Stanford University, and I am truly thankful for my experience there."
For the past 35 years, Kitty Yue has dedicated her life to her goal of helping students achieve the highest educational and academic levels. She strives not only to assist her students in achieving academic excellence, but also to motivate them to become better people.
B.A. in English and Political Science
University of California, Irvine
Straight A’s in all college classes
SAT perfect score in Writing and Math
M.A. in Education
Azusa Pacific University
M.A. in Organizational Management
B.S. in Business Management and Leadership
Charter Oak State College