Frequently Asked Questions

At Command Education, we strive to spark curiosity and genuine enthusiasm towards a constructive passion that will form the critical building block of our students’ college applications.

What makes Command Education different from other college consulting agencies?

At Command Education, we don’t just want our students to get into elite schools, we want them to succeed and thrive there. That’s why our guidance and individualized attention is centered around EQ, or emotional intelligence, helping our students to become self- motivated and self-actualized.

Why does my student need private college consulting?

Our students respond so well to our counselors because they see us as peers and mentors, not extensions of their parents and teachers. Knowing that our counselors are all recent graduates of the most selective institutions – including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Williams College, and Stanford – gives our students confidence that our methods work.

Which packages do you offer?

More likely than not, your student’s high school guidance counselor is overwhelmed with the task of aiding hundreds of other students with their college application process. Having one counselor’s energy and resources stretched so thin severely limits the personal attention needed to successfully navigate the college admissions process. At Command Education, we pride ourselves in giving your student the individual focus he or she deserves in order to guide them through the often intimidating process of college admissions. We offer one-on-one guidance and schedule our services around your child’s needs, not the other way around.

Our most popular in-person experiences are the Find Your Hook Workshops and College Application Booster™ Camps, which are designed for current high school students.

What grade levels do you work with?

Command Education works with students starting as early as middle school and as late as current college students hoping to transfer schools. We encourage our clients to start working with us at the beginning of their high school careers (or earlier) as it’s never too early to gain a head start in the college admissions process. Our services offerings vary based on the grade of the student — we have specialized programs for high school seniors, 8th-11th graders, current college students, and children in 7th grade and below.

What are the hours we can expect counselors to be available?

Our counselors know that students aren’t on a 9-5 schedule. That’s why the majority of our meetings and video calls are scheduled by the student for the evening or on weekends, and our students can contact us at all hours.

Do students work directly with the founder?

Christopher Rim works directly with a limited number of students. He also makes sure that each student is paired with the right counselor and works with the counselors in strategizing for their students’ success.

What does a counselor do?

Our counselors don’t just help students get into top colleges. We put the focus on the student, not the student’s college application, helping them grow a sense of self, develop pertinent life skills, and discover what truly motivates them. At Command Education, we don’t just want our students to get into their dream school – we want them to succeed when they get there.

Do you only work with high-achieving students? Does a student who is currently struggling in school stand a chance in the competitive college admissions process?

Our counselors don’t just help students get into top colleges. We put the focus on the student, not the student’s college application, helping them grow a sense of self, develop pertinent life skills, and discover what truly motivates them. At Command Education, we don’t just want our students to get into their dream school – we want them to succeed when they get there.

A popular myth surrounding the college admissions process is that only valedictorians with perfect test scores can hope to gain admission into their dream schools. In fact, most top colleges would rather admit a student with lower grades who demonstrates passion and unique qualities. Command Education helps our students find that passion and guides and supports them in developing a compelling college application. We have experience helping students of all GPAs and academic backgrounds find and gain acceptance to a college where they will thrive.

Do I need to apply to use your services?

No. We work with students on a first-come, first-serve basis. In order to provide our clients with high-level individual attention, all of our programs and packages have limited space. The Command Med program only takes three students per year, and our College Application Booster™ summer camps typically sell out months in advance. Please call us at 1 (800) 887-0393 or email us at info@commandeducation.com to inquire about availability or to be added to the waitlist.

Will our communications be confidential?

Command Education ensures complete privacy for our clients, from the NDAs our employees sign to the various cybersecurity methods we use. All communications between Command Education and our clients are kept entirely confidential. We received explicit written consent to publish all of the testimonials and client information shared on our website.

Do you provide tutoring services?

We offer academic tutoring for standardized tests as a standalone service. Please note our counseling services (1:1 Mentoring, Roadmap Packages, etc)  do not include tutoring services, although they do include advice and insight about standardized tests, course selection, and study timelines.

How does billing work?

Payments may be made by check, wire transfer, and personal debit or credit card linked to a US financial institution. All billing is managed internally.

Where are you located?

Our headquarters are located at 750 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10022. Most of our services can be offered via video conferencing, and our counselors travel across the country and world to work privately with students.

Does Command Education only work with students in the New York metropolitan area?

Command Education works with students from all over the world, from England to Indonesia. The majority of our students prefer to meet with counselors via video conferencing—even if they live a few blocks away from our office!

Our College Application Booster™ camps are conducted in person. The fall weekend camps are held in New York City, and our summer 2019 weeklong camps will be held in various metropolitan areas based on demand — currently New York City, New Jersey (Fort Lee area), Los Angeles, and Hong Kong.

How do I get into contact with the team if I have any other questions?

Please reach out to us via email at info@commandeducation.com or telephone at 1 (800) 887-0393.

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