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Creative Marbles Consultancy’s advisors have dedicated their lives to educating the young.  Over the last fifteen years, CMC’s consultants have collaborated with hundreds of families to navigate the increasingly complicated college admissions process. Every student deserves a college where they can nurture their talents and create lasting economic success—a goal which is our passion.

Whether in grade school, middle school, a high school freshmansophomorejuniorsenior or community college student seeking college admissions, as well as 4-year college student, or individuals applying to graduate school, CMC’s experts can help.

  • Kindergarten - Middle School

K - 8th GRADE

ACADEMIC MANAGEMENT RETAINER:

 
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT ADVISING

An advising support retainer, designed to compliment the efforts of parents and students who are navigating what has become a disrupted educational process during the time of COVID-19. READ MORE. 

  • HS Freshman
  • HS Sophomore
  • HS Junior
  • HS Senior

HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN YEAR

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ADVISING RETAINERS:

 
STRATEGIC ADVISING

One strategically timed meeting, typically in the spring of freshman year, when CMC consultants will advise families about the upcoming year's sophomore class schedules, summer and other extracurricular activities, as well as address any questions about the modern-day high school.  READ MORE.

COMPREHENSIVE COUNSELING 

Two strategically timed meetings, one in the fall semester and one in spring semester, for families to understand more about the college admissions process. READ MORE.

 

ACADEMIC MANAGEMENT RETAINER:

 
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT ADVISING

An advising support retainer, designed to compliment the efforts of parents and students who are navigating what has become a disrupted educational process during the time of COVID-19. READ MORE. 

HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORE YEAR

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ADVISING RETAINERS:

 
STRATEGIC ADVISING

One strategically timed meeting, typically in spring 2021, when CMC advisors will counsel families about junior class schedules, summer and other extracurricular activities, as well as answer questions about upcoming SAT and ACT exams.  READ MORE.  

COMPREHENSIVE COUNSELING

Two strategically timed meetings, one in the fall semester and one in spring semester, for families to understand more about the college admissions process. READ MORE.

 

ACADEMIC MANAGEMENT RETAINER:

 
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT ADVISING

An advising support retainer, designed to compliment the efforts of parents and students who are navigating what has become a disrupted educational process during the time of COVID-19.  READ MORE.

HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR YEAR

STRATEGIC COLLEGE ADMISSIONSADVISING RETAINER OPTIONS:

 
COMPREHENSIVE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS & ACADEMIC ADVISING

During three strategically timed meetings throughout the 2020-21 school year, CMC’s consultants will help families craft a unique college admissions strategy tailored for each junior.  CMC’s advisors counsel families about preparing for the SAT & ACT, selecting colleges for application, as well as prepare for the complex college application and college essay writing processes. READ MORE.

STRATEGIC COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ADVISING

During two meetings, CMC’s consultants will strategically advise families about critical college admissions issues, which include: preparing for the SATs and ACTs, as well as selecting colleges for application. Additionally, CMC's advisors will assist clients in devising a plan for the college essay writing and application processes. READ MORE.

BASIC COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ADVISING

A 90 minute strategic planning session, where CMC’s advisors counsel families about the college admissions process, which can include tips to prepare for the SAT and ACT, advising on senior year classes, as well as outlining a process to navigate the complex college selection process.  READ MORE.

 

ACADEMIC MANAGEMENT RETAINER:

 
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT ADVISING

An advising support retainer, designed to compliment the efforts of parents and students who are navigating what has become a disrupted educational process during the time of COVID-19.  READ MORE.

HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR YEAR

COMPREHENSIVE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

RETAINER OPTIONS:

 
ELITE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SEMINAR *

CMC's preeminent retainer for the most discerning of clients, who seek a professional guide to lead their family through the entire complex admissions process during the whole school year.

Unlimited strategic college admissions advising and editorial support with the goal to assist teenagers in articulating a vision for their lives through the college application and essay writing processes. Additionally, CMC's consultants regularly advise parents, so families can obtain the greatest value in a college education. READ MORE.

PREMIER COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ADVISING * (most popular)

Focused, strategic college advising for families seeking experienced support during ONLY the college application process, from summer 2020 through mid-February 2021. READ MORE. 

PURE & SIMPLE COLLEGE APPLICATION ASSISTANCE (most popular)

Best for families seeking CMC's strategic guidance as a "safety net" to support their efforts, as they navigate the complex college application process from summer 2020 through mid-February 2021. READ MORE. 

*All clients purchasing any of the Comprehensive Retainer options will also receive The CMC Report, a quarterly newsletter with tips and news about the college admissions process, so families can make informed decisions for their children's future.

 

ONLY EDITORIAL COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

SUPPORT RETAINER OPTIONS:

 
DELUXE COLLEGE ESSAY EDITORIAL SUPPORT

Targeted, expert editorial support, with objective readers who understand both the teenage autobiographer and the college admissions process. READ MORE.

BASIC COLLEGE ESSAY GUIDANCE

CMC's editors will provide students guidance and a framework for engaging the college essay writing process. READ MORE.

 

STRATEGIC COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

PARENT COUNSEL RETAINER:

 
STRATEGIC PARENT COUNSEL

Parents have on-call access to CMC's advisors for any questions related to the college admissions process, financial aid, and paying for college expenses, so they can continue guiding their student. READ MORE.

 

ONE TIME STRATEGIC COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SESSIONS:

 
COLLEGE APPLICATION STRATEGIC ADVISING SESSION

CMC's expert advisors moderate a conversation for the student to... READ MORE.

COLLEGE ESSAY JUMPSTART

CMC's advisors thoroughly interview and explore the breadth of a student's experiences and begin identifying potential essay topics. READ MORE.

COLLEGE ESSAY CONSULTING

A concentrated critique of a college essay's format, content, and how the essays will compliment the remainder of their application. READ MORE.

 

ACADEMIC MANAGEMENT RETAINER:

 
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT ADVISING

An advising support retainer, designed to compliment the efforts of parents and students who are navigating what has become a disrupted educational process during the time of COVID-19. READ MORE.

  • 4-Year College
  • Transfer Admissions
  • Graduate School Admissions

FIRST YEAR COLLEGE STUDENT

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ADVISING RETAINER:

 
COLLEGE TRANSITION ADVISING

Families gain a hedge for the substantial investment being made for student's college education over the next four years.  READ MORE.

 

ACADEMIC MANAGEMENT RETAINER:

 
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT ADVISING

An advising support retainer, designed to compliment the efforts of parents and students who are navigating what has become a disrupted educational process during the time of COVID-19.  READ MORE.

TRANSFER ADMISSIONS

COMPREHENSIVE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

RETAINER OPTION:

 
PURE & SIMPLE COLLEGE APPLICATION ASSISTANCE(most popular)

Best for families seeking CMC's strategic guidance as a "safety net" to support their efforts, as they navigate the complex college application process from summer 2020 through mid-February 2021.  READ MORE.. 

*Clients purchasing any of the Comprehensive Retainer options will also receive The CMC Report, a quarterly newsletter with tips and news about the college admissions process, so families can make informed decisions for their children's future.

 

ONLY EDITORIAL COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SUPPORT

RETAINER OPTIONS:

 
DELUXE COLLEGE ESSAY EDITORIAL SUPPORT

Targeted, expert editorial support, with objective readers who understand both the teenage autobiographer and the college admissions process.  READ MORE.

BASIC COLLEGE ESSAY GUIDANCE

CMC's editors will provide students editorial guidance and a framework for engaging the college essay writing process.  READ MORE.

 

ONE TIME STRATEGIC COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SESSIONS:

 
COLLEGE APPLICATION STRATEGIC ADVISING SESSION

CMC's expert advisors moderate a conversation for a student to... READ MORE.

COLLEGE ESSAY JUMPSTART

CMC's advisors thoroughly interview and explore the breadth of a student's experiences and begin identifying potential essay topics.  READ MORE.

COLLEGE ESSAY CONSULTING

A concentrated critique of a college essay's format, content, and how the essays will compliment the remainder of their application.  READ MORE.

 

ACADEMIC MANAGEMENT RETAINER:

 
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT ADVISING

An advising support retainer, designed to compliment the efforts of parents and students who are navigating what has become a disrupted educational process during the time of COVID-19.  READ MORE.

GRADUATE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS

COMPREHENSIVE RETAINER OPTION:

 
PURE & SIMPLE COLLEGE APPLICATION ASSISTANCE(most popular)

Best for families seeking CMC's strategic guidance as a "safety net" to support their efforts, as they navigate the complex college application process from summer 2020 through mid-February 2021. READ MORE

*Clients purchasing any of the Comprehensive Retainer options will also receive The CMC Report, a quarterly newsletter with tips and news about the college admissions process, so families can make informed decisions for their children's future.

 

ONLY EDITORIAL SUPPORT RETAINER OPTIONS:

 
DELUXE COLLEGE ESSAY EDITORIAL SUPPORT

Targeted, expert editorial support, with objective readers who understand both the teenage autobiographer and the college admissions process. READ MORE.

BASIC COLLEGE ESSAY GUIDANCE

CMC's editors will provide students editorial guidance and a framework for engaging the college essay writing process. READ MORE.

 

ONE TIME STRATEGIC COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SESSIONS:

 
COLLEGE APPLICATION STRATEGIC ADVISING SESSION

CMC's expert advisors moderate a conversation for a student to... READ MORE.

COLLEGE ESSAY JUMPSTART

CMC's advisors thoroughly interview and explore the breadth of a student's experiences and begin identifying potential essay topics. READ MORE.

COLLEGE ESSAY CONSULTING

A concentrated critique of a college essay's format, content, and how the essays will compliment the remainder of their application.  READ MORE.

 

ACADEMIC MANAGEMENT RETAINER:

 
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT ADVISING

An advising support retainer, designed to compliment the efforts of parents and students who are navigating what has become a disrupted educational process during the time of COVID-19.   READ MORE.

A diverse advisory team, including a Harvard trained expert with a decade of high school teaching experience, now directly counseling families regarding a variety of educationally related topics. 

Request a Virtual Appointment with CMC’s experts and gain immediate answers for your pressing educational questions.

For more information or to purchase one of these options for your family, please contact us at info@creativemarbles.com or call (916) 769-6092.

CMC’s advisors are also available to speak about trends in college admissions with parent and community organizations, companies or a private gathering.