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Over the past 5 years, 94% of our students were accepted to one of their top three school choices.

Including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, UPenn, Dartmouth, Cornell, Brown, Stanford, MIT, and more.

Command Education works with students throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area in both public and private schools—from St. Mark’s to Highland Park High School to Hockaday School and Ursuline Academy—to provide one-on-one, near-peer support as students build a standout college admissions profile, starting as early as 7th grade.

Each roadmap and plan is highly individualized for every student we work with. This includes skill level and interest and thus varies greatly depending on the student’s age. Students who are proactive about starting in middle school or early in high school have more time to identify their interests — as demonstrated by Samantha, in our case study below.

Samantha’s Mentor Says

“Samantha came to us with a love of nature, and through hard work, strategic coaching, and a desire to better her community, she took her passions to the next level. In the last four years, she found what she truly loves and made real change!”
– Wafa

  • Public High School

    Samantha attended a large, public high school.

  • Science & Sustainability

    Samantha’s passions included sustainability and environmental activism.

  • Passion Project: Environmental Activism

    Samantha’s Passion Project included “adopt-a-park” initiative that grew to include several schools.

  • ACT: Increased from a 31 to a 35

    Samantha increased her ACT score from a 31 to 35.

Samantha’s Story

Samantha was a freshman attending Highland Park High School in Dallas when she began working with Command Education. She was interested in sustainability and environmental activism—and firmly believed that every person could make a difference.

With the guidance of Wafa, her mentor at Command Education, Samantha started an “adopt-a-park” program at her high school, through which she regularly hosted local park cleanups throughout the metro area. Samantha promoted her straightforward idea on social media and at local businesses. Meanwhile, her mentor provided support as she collaborated with other students to launch the program at other high schools throughout Dallas and Fort Worth. By the end of her junior year, Samantha had successfully helped 9 other high schools implement the “adopt-a-park” initiative. Proud of the hard work they’d all accomplished together, she hosted an annual “Fun In the Sun” party, which was sponsored by local restaurants and businesses.

Samantha was recognized by her high school and her county for her hard work. Academically, Samantha continued to focus on STEM courses and took as many science classes as possible at her high school. She also spent her summers completing environmental activism work in Northern California with a professor from UCLA, during which she learned the basic tenets of sustainable activism. She worked with a Command Education tutor to improve her ACT score from a 31 to a 35 the summer before her senior year.

Samantha gained admission to Stanford University as an Earth Systems interdisciplinary major.


Names and some details have been changed to protect the identity of student.

Why Command Education

Command Education provides comprehensive, personalized mentorship to help students achieve their collegiate goals. The Command Education approach goes beyond the college admissions process to incubate student’s passions and take their interests to the next level, preparing them to not only get into their dream school, but thrive in college and beyond.

Our students aren’t just class presidents — they are award-winning nonprofit founders, community organizers, political activists, and entrepreneurs.

“a national leader in education and college consulting” – NY POST

Command Education in the News

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Is Every Ambitious Teen-ager a “Founder and C.E.O.”?

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High-school students used to spiff up their college applications with extracurriculars like Model U.N. and student council. Today’s overachievers want to grace their résumés with the words “founder and..

I charge over $500,000 to help kids get into Ivy League schools. For some students, my support starts in middle school.


We do everything from homework tracking to helping them arrange an internship at a niche company.

Parents Are Hiring Pricey Consultants to Help Kids Get Into College


While it can be a stressful time for families, it’s fueling a $3 billion industry of independent educational consultants with some parents spending $120,000 on services.

Parents Are Paying Consultants $750,000 to Get Kids Into Ivy League Schools


Acceptance rates at the nation’s top universities are plunging, and parents are doing whatever it takes to get their kids in.


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Family testimonials

We’ve helped families like yours.

"Ella was taken off the waitlist and offered acceptance to Yale today! Not sure what we are going to do but thank you SO very much!! You and your company truly made this possible!"

Parent of Ella L., Yale

"From guiding on her passion project, helping with essays, advice on the activity list, keeping us on track and providing your expertise on everything in between. There are too many amazing things to list. You are dedicated to your students and the success in her acceptance clearly showcases that! I want you to know you do amazing work and it was much appreciated. We are so over the moon with Cornell."

Parents of Rebecca H.

"THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!! THANK YOU!!!! I am so thrilled to have been accepted to all of my reach schools. Thank you for your expertise and knowledge in helping me craft the perfect essay. I can’t begin to appreciate how grateful I am for your help."

Daniel K.
Harvard College