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.

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 Yale, Harvard, Stanford, MIT, UPenn, Williams, and Columbia – gives our students confidence that our methods work.

Why does my student need private college consulting?

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.

Which packages do you offer?

Our most popular package is the Unlimited Premier Roadmap Package, which covers all aspects of the college admissions process and provides unlimited conferences per student. You can also book our counselors for hourly sessions if you prefer, though most of our students enjoy being able to work with us as often as they need.

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 grades 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. Our Premier Roadmap Packages, Find Your Hook Workshops and College Application Booster™ Camps are designed for current high school students. We help high school freshmen map out a dynamic plan of study as well as construct a personalized list of extracurricular activities in order to highlight their unique talents. We also help high school seniors polish up their list of colleges as well as edit their personal statements to reflect the unique qualities they would add to a college campus. 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.

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?

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 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. Our all-inclusive Premier Roadmap Packages, Find Your Hook Workshops and College Application Booster™ Camps typically sell out months in advance. Please call us at 1 (800) 887-0393 or email us at 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 client testimonials and information shared on our website.

Do you provide tutoring services?

We offer advice and insight about standardized tests, course selection, and study timelines, but we do not provide tutoring services. We focus our resources solely on helping your child gain an edge in the competitive college admissions process. However, we would be happy to refer you to reputable tutoring services in your area.

How does billing work?

We take checks and wire transfers. All billing is managed internally.

Where are you located?

Our headquarters are located at 745 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10151.

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

Command Education works with students from all over the world. The majority of our clients prefer to use Zoom video conferencing—even the students who live just two blocks away from our office!

Our Find Your Hook Workshops and College Application Booster™ Camps are conducted in person in New York City and New Jersey.

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

You can email any other questions to or call us at 1 (800) 887-0393.