OUR MISSION

Green Apple was founded on the premise that post-secondary planning should be organized, meaningful, reflective and creative.

Our consultants work with freshmen through seniors in high school and transfer students on undergraduate admission, as well as college students on graduate admission.

We value a comprehensive approach, helping students and families with all aspects of the admission process, including transcript guidance, course selection, academic planning, college list-building, and application and essay work.

Education is changing, and we are changing with it. Our outcomes grow out of the process and purpose we believe in.

Group - Green Apple College Guidance & E

CURRENT PROGRAM OFFERINGS

8TH AND 9TH GRADERS - *Enrolling Class of 2024, 2025, 2026
 
 
11TH GRADERS - *Enrolling Class of 2022, 2023
 
ALL STUDENTS - Grades 8-12, Transfer, Gap Year, Graduate (some fields)
Please note: Students must be registered and parents must sign a contract and provide credit card information before meetings are scheduled.
Pre-Comprehensive Pathway Program 
Early enrollment in the Pre-Comprehensive Pathway Program includes Individual Meeting consultation from freshman through senior year.
Benefits: Automatic preference for Comprehensive Program, priority scheduling, guidance through entire process
Comprehensive Program 
The Comprehensive Program includes three blocks of ten hours of consultation spanning junior and senior year.
Benefits: Priority scheduling, research and communication included, guidance through entire process
Mid-Year Hybrid Program *Class of 2022
The Mid-Year Hybrid Program includes seven total hours of consultation with an education consultant and 13 total hours of consultation with a writing specialist spanning second semester junior and senior year.
Benefits: Priority scheduling, support through peak application season
Individual Meetings
Hourly. Open to students in rising 9th-12th grade, transfer and gap year students, college students seeking help with graduate school, and parents.
Blocks of 10 hourly individual meetings available.
Writing Specialist Meetings
Hourly. Open to students in rising 9th-12th grade, transfer and gap year students, college students seeking help with graduate school, and parents.

FAQ

When do high school students begin with Green Apple?

We have packages that start freshman year, and we encourage early engagement to ensure consultant availability. However, most students begin some time in the middle of high school. Our most common program, the Comprehensive Program, commences in the fall of junior year, and students can begin signing up as early as March of sophomore year.

 

Do you offer hourly meetings?

Yes, we do offer individual meetings as well as longer term packages.

 

How do you match students with consultants?

Unless through direct referral, all prospective clients contact us for an initial phone consultation and are then matched with the consultant whose experience and availability are the best fit.

Do you fill up?

Yes, we do. While we try and accommodate students at least through Individual Meetings (assuming consultant availability), we typically fill up for Comprehensive Program students each year. Each consultant sets his or her number of Comprehensive clients on an annual basis. 

 

Where are the meetings held?

Local students can meet with us in our office on Del Ray Avenue in Bethesda, Maryland, a few miles from Northwest Washington, D.C. or virtually, the preferred method for most clients. Students at a distance work with us virtually. Periodically, other meeting locations are utilized.

What are your outcomes?

Please see our reviews for testimonials and our list of last year's college matriculation. We measure our outcomes on how effectively we work with students and families to determine fit and achieve our students' end goals.

 

How is what you do different from what a school-based counselor does?

We know how large school counselor caseloads are, and how often their roles are divided amongst many different areas of developmental guidance. We are fortunate to work with far fewer students and to be able to work intensively during out-of-school hours. Our dive is necessarily much deeper.

 

Do you provide SAT/ACT tutoring?

While we make referrals every day, we do not provide in-house SAT/ACT tutoring.

Students from our Class of 2020 matriculated to the following schools:

BARNARD

BATES COLLEGE

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

BOSTON COLLEGE (2)

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

CARLETON COLLEGE

CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY

COLBY

COLGATE (2)

COLUMBIA

DARTMOUTH (2)

DAVIDSON COLLEGE (3)

DICKSON COLLEGE

DUKE

ELON (2)

EMORY (2)

FORDHAM

GEORGETOWN (4)

GEORGE WASHINGTON (2)

HARVARD

HAVERFORD COLLEGE

JOHNS HOPKINS

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE

MIAMI UNIVERSITY

MIT

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

NORTHWESTERN (2)

NOTRE DAME (3)

OHIO STATE (2)

PENN STATE

PITZER

POMONA (2)

PRINCETON (3)

RICE

STANFORD (2)

ST. ANDREW'S OF SCOTLAND

SYRACUSE (2)

TUFTS

TULANE (4)

U. CALIFORNIA DAVIS

U. CHICAGO (2)

U. FLORIDA (2)

U. MARYLAND

U. MIAMI

U. PENNSYLVANIA (3)

U. TEXAS

U. VIRGINIA (4)

U. WASHINGTON

U. WISCONSIN

VANDERBILT (2)

VILLANOVA (2)

VIRGINIA TECH

WAKE FOREST

WASHINGTON AND JEFFERSON

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (2)

WASHINGTON AND LEE

WILLIAM & MARY (2)

YALE (3)

"Going through the college process for the first time was daunting and almost overwhelming—until we met Leah. Leah provided clear, unequivocal, and incredibly helpful advice and guidance from the first moment we sat in her office. She guided us through course selection, summer activities, essay topics, creating the list of schools, and the unexpectedly important decision about where to apply early. She helped us keep everything in perspective, and helped our daughter develop a narrative that was true to herself, not just manufactured to look good on the applications. Leah’s advice was 100% spot on, and her confidence, calmness, and easygoing manner helped keep us calm (no easy feat) and make this very stressful process as unstressful as humanly possible."