Untapped Admissions - College Admission Consultant
Untapped Admissions - College Admission Consultant

Untapped Admissions - College Admission Consultant

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Offers remote services
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Introduction: "Untap your full potential, your future awaits" – is not just a slogan; it is the reason why the founder, Julian Shojaie, founded Untapped Admissions. Julian strives to unlock student's opportunities and true potential for admission into their dream schools. Untapped Admissions brings you much more than just filling out the common application and assisting you with basic personal statement writing. We take writing to the next level, and we give you individually tailored direction for each school you aim to apply to. We transform your college applications and take writing the personal statement and supplemental essays, test preparation, and your university applications so they stand out from the pack. Untapped Admissions gives you the tools to effectively communicate to the admissions committee. The founder graduated from UCLA with full scholarship and earned degrees in business economics and psychology. Julian is currently finishing his last year of law school and sits for the 2022 Bar. Julian prides himself in his ability to assist students with seeking to secure a pathway into their dream schools. Persuasive and personal writing is more than just his full-time job. It is what he has done for over 10 years and will continue to pursue and help students tap into their true potential and get into their dream college - their future awaits.

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Nikki C.
Aug 13, 2021
Julian has been a great mentor and admissions advisor throughout my application process. Studying for the LSAT was overwhelming and Julian provided me with a very detailed study schedule that only an experienced academic professional can provide. He guided me throughout the entire application process and test prep! On top of being an extremely communicative and reliable education consultant, he is an excellent teacher!! Thank you for all of your help Julian. I owe it to Untapped Admissions for my law school success.
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Arielle L.
Aug 13, 2021
Julian got me an interview and accepted into my DREAM MBA program at USC!!! Julian helped me craft my story and turn it into a BADASS personal statement essay that landed me an interview during the first round of admissions into one of the most competitive schools in the world! He also helped me prep for the GRE (specifically the math portion), and because of his help, I scored in the 80th percentile! He is not only a phenomenal writer and admissions consultant, but an outstanding mentor and life coach. The admissions process was a long, rollercoaster of emotions for me, and I sure as hell would not have been able to have done it without him right by my side throughout this journey. I truly am blessed to have met such an amazing, authentic individual that knows what he is doing and truly CARES about his clients. I can't recommend Julian enough!!!!
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Alen Z.
Aug 13, 2021
Applying to a law school program during COVID-19 can be especially challenging. Julian was there with me every step of the way to not only ensure I was up to date with updated individual school policies regarding admissions, but also to be made aware of their application requirements and to make sure I felt comfortable throughout the process. I definitely recommend Julian to anyone who has a lot of questions or concerns about applying to a graduate program.
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Simon T.
Aug 13, 2021
Working with Julian has been seamless from the start. He is a great mentor and counselor. When I was applying to law school I did not know what I was doing. I spent most of my time reading blogs and aimlessly looking at school websites in hopes to match the "criteria" each school set out for their admissions. It was not until I met Julian that I had direction and confidence with the application process. Untapped Admissions has been an amazing partner throughout my time applying to schools and I would not have gotten a scholarship to my dream law school had it not been for them! Julian's professionalism and mentorship is why I am where I am today! Working with him was absolutely effortless and he gave me direction in my personal statement writing and was in constant communication with me when revising my essays and helping me perfect my application!
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Suzanne H.
Dec 18, 2018

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Julian cares. He is very sharp and attentive to the client ‘s need. He delivers results. My kids loved him and he is a great roll model . Thank you Julian for your delivery and contribution to my children’s education.

Details: Middle school • Algebra • 10 - 13 years old • Improve grades at school • More than once a week • The math tutor travels to me

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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I offer discounted packages depending on how many sessions a week the client is looking to do and the type of preparation services the student needs! Our services include all of the following: (1) personal statement and supplemental essay writing; (2) college counseling and applications preparation; (3) test prep. tutoring (ACT/SAT/GRE); and (4) individually tailored school searches for scholarship opportunities. Please feel free to contact me for an individual quote.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I always do an initial assessment of the student’s academic background during a free thirty-minute consulting session to ensure my counseling is tailored to each individual student. I provide a short preliminary admissions survey in order to have a better understanding of the student’s history and their unique goals. My clients comment on my ability to not only relate with the students I work with and connect with their specific goals - but strive to be an on-going mentor for future student’s needs. Depending on the specific needs of each student, students and parents will generally purchase a discounted package for multiple services including: (1) personal statement and supplemental essay writing; (2) college counseling and applications preparation; (3) test prep. tutoring (ACT/SAT/GRE); and (4) individually tailored school searches for scholarship opportunities. I evaluate the student’s academic background and personal experience collectively during our initial consultation for the best instruction and strategic preparation plan for approaching the Common App and UC applications process.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have 10+ years college academic counseling and test preparation, Improving student’s test performance and overall ACT/SAT/GRE/LSAT experience. I majored in business economics/psychology at UCLA with a full-ride scholarship and I am currently finishing law school and sit for 2022 bar exam. I started out assisting countless colleagues and students for their undergraduate and graduate personal statement writing. Presently, I work across a host of complex legal practices, where I write up persuasive, court winning briefs for over 40 hours per week. Further, I have worked with a few different reputable tutoring companies over the years with 100+ hours of training for kids with disabilities and learning disorders. I have accrued countless hours of test preparation instruction and can provide student recommendations along with sample personal statements that I have written upon request. I am actively taking creative writing courses and I have a fierce passion for creating a poetic personal voice which helped students get into top schools like UCLA for undergrad and USC Business School for grad school by perfecting their personal statements and applications.

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