We help students gain admission to the college of their dreams.

Candace plotsker-HermanThe mission of Uncommon Application is to help students gain admission to the college of their dreams so that they will lead the lives of their dreams. I empower students by helping them master the skills that will not only get them into college but will also help them excel in college, graduate school, and their careers. Years of writing, teaching, mentoring, and counseling experience have enabled me to develop a specialized niche. My unique perspective and skills set as a writer, college instructor, and marketing strategist enable me to help students ace the application process. Quite simply:

  • I know what admissions officers want.
  • I know how to help students reach and exceed those expectations.
My associates and I provide additional services including college choice guidance, test prep, interview coaching, and financial aid guidance so that we can meet all your application needs.

Replace anxiety with confidence. Master the skills needed to impress, inform, delight, and compel admissions officers.

the uncommon application PROCESS:

  • Deconstruct the application so students understand how each part can work for them.
  • Develop an individualized, systematic plan to enhance applications.
  • Guided by each student’s personalized strategy, choose, narrow, and refine personal statement topics.
  • Explore the same topic from different angles and ultimately determine the most compelling way to tell personal stories.
  • Analyze experiences and feelings in order to articulate thoughts, values, and passions clearly and strategically.
  • Plan, write, and revise essays that will jump off the page and grab the admissions counselor’s attention.