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.

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CURRENT PROGRAM OFFERINGS

Pathway Program, Writing Core

Comprehensive, Hybrid or Individual Programs

Individual Program

GRADE 8

GRADE 9

GRADE 10

GRADE 11

GRADE 12

POST-GRAD

Rising 11th and 12th graders

Comprehensive

The Comprehensive Program includes three blocks, ten hours each, with a Green Apple Consultant and spans junior and senior year. This program is designed to begin anytime between May of sophomore year and December of junior year.

 

Benefits: Priority scheduling, research and communication included, guidance through entire process led by one consultant.

The Comprehensive Program may be modified if adopted after January of junior year. In some cases, Writing Specialists are included in the Comprehensive Program.

Hybrid

The Hybrid Program includes three blocks, ten hours each, with a Green Apple Consultant plus Writing Specialist and spans junior and senior year. This program is designed to begin anytime between May of sophomore year and December of junior year.

 

Benefits: Priority scheduling, research and communication included, focused writing support, guidance through entire process.

The Hybrid Program may be modified if adopted after January of junior year.

Individual

The Individual Meeting Program includes hourly meetings scheduled "a la carte" by clients.

Blocks of 10 hours are available for purchase. This program may begin anytime between September of junior year and June of senior year.

Benefits: Flexibility, a simple meeting-by-meeting retainer. Assistance with "scope" areas of process with either a Green Apple consultant or Writing Specialist.

Rising 9th and 10th graders
All students and families

Pathway

The Pre-Comprehensive Pathway Program provides students and parents an opportunity to plan for foundational items related to the college process through Individual Meetings scheduled in freshman and sophomore year.


Benefits: Automatic preference for Comprehensive Program, priority scheduling, guidance through entire process

Writing Core

The Writing Core Program will be piloted in the summer of 2022 for rising freshmen and sophomores (Class of 2025 and 2026).

The program was designed to help students gain confidence and strengthen their creative writing and 21st Century Skills of "Written and Oral Communication."

 

The Writing Core includes four hour-long workshop meetings (capped at four students per course) and a 30-minute one-on-one consult with our Writing Specialist.

Individual

The Individual Meeting Program includes hourly meetings scheduled "a la carte" by clients.

Blocks of 10 hours are available for purchase.

Benefits: Flexibility, a simple meeting-by-meeting retainer. Assistance with "scope" areas of process with either a Green Apple consultant or Writing Specialist.

Open to post-graduate students, transfer students, and parents. 

Writing

Our Writing Specialists are available for Individual Meetings and Blocks of 10 hours to focus on developing longer pieces of writing such as essays for summer or college/graduate school applications.

Open to post-graduate students, transfer students, 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 list of student matriculation over the past two years. 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.

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MATRICULATION 2020-2021

AMHERST

BARNARD (2)

BATES COLLEGE (2)

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

BOSTON COLLEGE (4)

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

BROWN

BRYN MAWR

CARLETON COLLEGE (2)

CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY

COLBY

COLGATE (5)

COLUMBIA

CORNELL

DARTMOUTH (3)

DAVIDSON COLLEGE (3)

DENISON

DICKSON COLLEGE (2)

DUKE (3)

ELON (2)

EMORY (3)

FORDHAM

GEORGETOWN (11)

GEORGE WASHINGTON (2)

HARVARD (2)

HAVERFORD COLLEGE (4)

INDIANA UNIVERSITY (4)

JOHNS HOPKINS (3)

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY

LOYOLA CHICAGO

MACALESTER

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE

MIAMI UNIVERSITY

MIT

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (2)

NEW SCHOOL

NORTHWESTERN (3)

NOTRE DAME (3)

OCCIDENTAL

OHIO STATE (2)

PENN STATE (2)

PITZER

POMONA (2)

PRINCETON (4)

RICE (2)

SOUTHERN METHODIST

STANFORD (2)

ST. ANDREW'S OF SCOTLAND (2)

SWARTHMORE

SYRACUSE (4)

TUFTS (4)

TULANE (5)

U. CALIFORNIA DAVIS (2)

U. CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES

U. CALIFORNIA SANTA CRUZ

U. CHICAGO (2)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

U. FLORIDA (2)

U. GEORGIA

U. MARYLAND

U. MIAMI (2)

U. MICHIGAN

U. NORTH CAROLINA CHAPEL HILL

U. PENNSYLVANIA (6)

U. PITTSBURGH (2)

U. RICHMOND (2)

U. SOUTH CAROLINA

U. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

U. TAMPA

U. TEXAS

U. VERMONT

U. VIRGINIA (6)

U. WASHINGTON

U. WISCONSIN (2)

VANDERBILT (2)

VILLANOVA (3)

VIRGINIA TECH (2)

WAKE FOREST (2)

WASHINGTON AND JEFFERSON

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (2)

WASHINGTON AND LEE

WESLEYAN (2)

WILLIAM & MARY (2)

WILLIAMS

YALE (5)