Q: Which colleges have admitted Vox Veritas clients?
A: Vox students have been accepted to: Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth, University of Pennsylvania, U.S. Naval Academy, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, University of Virginia, Duke, Vanderbilt, Rice, Northwestern, Northeastern, University of Rochester, UCLA, University of Texas-Austin, Santa Clara, Villanova, USC, William and Mary, Middlebury, Bowdoin, Tufts, Colgate, Carleton, Davidson, Lafayette, Kenyon, Barnard, Colorado College, Whitman, Wellesley, Bucknell, Bryn Mawr, St. Olaf, Haverford, Lewis and Clark, Chapman, Creighton, Coe, Wake Forest, Puget Sound, DePauw, Denison, Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount, Franklin and Marshall, Georgia Tech, University of British Columbia, University of Washington, Purdue, Northeastern, Cal Poly, University of Michigan, University of Colorado, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, Ohio State, UCSD, University of Kansas, University of South Carolina, Miami University, University of Miami, University of Hawaii, College of Wooster, Worcester Polytechnic, Rutgers, University of Wisconsin, University of Maryland, Roger Williams University, Savannah College of Art and Design, University of Vermont, University of Massachusetts, St. Michael's College, College of the Holy Cross, Colby, Carnegie Mellon, Lawrence, Trinity College....
Q: Why hire a college consultant?
A: It's astonishing how much college admissions have changed over the last thirty, twenty, or even ten years. The acceptance rates for many selective schools have fallen drastically since you may have applied to your alma mater. In addition, many colleges want to know what your "hook" is: is the applicant a child of an alum? A high level athlete? In addition, there is a large increase in the number of international students applying to schools in the US. The more selective the college, the harder you must work to be noticed.
Q: Where are your students from?
A: Vox Cambridge works not only with students from the New England states, but from all over the US and international students as well.
Q: How many clients do you have?
A: No more than the industry-recommended maximum of twenty at each academic year (20 Freshman, 20 Sophomores, etc.).
Q: When do students usually start this process?
A: Anywhere from six years to six weeks before application deadline-time. Students can benefit at every stage, but the earlier they start, the more they benefit. Some opportunities must be snatched early, such as certain merit scholarships. Starting in late middle school/early high school, Vox Cambridge will advise a student on the optimal high school plan for optimal chances in college admissions, academically and otherwise. We can also tell you some fallacies about college admissions, and save your student a lot of time. Starting later in high school, we work with the existing picture to ensure it reveals the student for all that he or she is. We have also stepped in at the very last minute to transform a student's chances.
Q: What practical benefit do you offer that my student can't get on his or her own?
A: There are some hidden secrets to college admissions. We know those secrets. We understand what colleges are looking for, which colleges fit which students, and how students get noticed. We have also developed a painless, stress-free system to manage the process. And family life is happier.
Q: Is this some sort of canned approach—a formula?
A: Our only formula is to help each student understand his or her own true personality and gifts, and present them effectively. This is for real. It's entirely different for each student.
Q: Do you only work with "high-achieving" clients?
A: No, though many of our clients are high-achievers. But we can also help students who don't have top grades and test scores, who are ambitious and hard-working. Sometimes their special qualities and experiences can make them as attractive to colleges as top test scores and GPAs.
Q: How does Vox Cambridge support our community?
A: Vox Cambridge is dedicated to and engaged with our community’s students.
Q: Are you accredited by any college consulting best practices or standards group?
A: Yes, we’re a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). http://www.iecaonline.com/
Q: Do you work with students both in-person and remotely?
A: Yes. All of our meetings are held either in person or, for those clients who are farther away, by phone, Skype, FaceTime, or GChat.
Q: Do you work with student athletes interested in or in the process of being recruited?
A: Yes. We work with student athletes who hope to be or are being recruited.