What Does a Crimson Academic Advisor Actually Do?

01 MAR 2017

Academic Advisor
Welcome to Crimson Education. Your ticket to an incredible life awaits.

The future is bright.

The world is your oyster.

Every cliche about a prosperous life can come true for you with the help of your Academic Advisor.

But what exactly is a Crimson Academic Advisor and what can they do for you?

Well, among other things, he or she can be the connection between the life you live now and the one you want to live.

But let's put all the cliches behind us and delve a little deeper to get to the more literal definition of an Academic Advisor.

So, what exactly is an Academic Advisor?

An Academic Advisor is not just a tutor and is so much more than a consultant.

A Crimson Academic Advisor is your first point of contact with the company, providing you with the information you need to gain admission into your dream college.

They can help you create specific education goals and strategies to achieve them by learning about who you are and discovering what obstacles or challenges might get in your way.

In doing so, your Academic Advisor becomes your source of support and guidance – your north star – and will help you choose a course of action to start moving towards achieving your dreams, no matter how big or small they may be.

Following your initial discussions and meetings, he or she will will give you a bird's eye view of your roadmap to college admission.

'But how?' you might be wondering.

Well, let me tell you:

What can an Academic Advisor do for me?

In your first meetings with Crimson, your Academic Advisor will work closely with you to analyse and assess your college candidacy.

This means they will ask you about:

  • your grades
  • the subjects and careers you're interested in
  • your extracurricular activities
  • your leadership skills
  • whether you've sat any standardised tests like the SAT or the ACT
  • your dreams and goals
  • what stage of the journey you're at

Don't worry if you haven't worked out all of the above yet – your Academic Advisor can help you with that, too.

By analysing each of these key elements of your candidacy, your Academic Advisor will piece together a strategy (or package) to help you get where you want to be.

However, you won't just have one potential strategy, you'll be presented with many.

And the beauty of your Academic Advisor is:

Your dreams are their priorities.

And as a result, YOU will get to choose which strategy you like most. You make the call as to:

  • what you can afford
  • what suits your trajectory and schedule
  • what you can see yourself enjoying

YOU are in charge of the direction you take. The relationship you have with your Academic Advisor continually gives all the power back to you!

Your Academic Advisor is there to guide you and give you everything you need to make an informed decision.

Key points

An Academic Advisors is:

A mentor who will provide you with a pathway towards achieving your dream.

An Academic Advisor will:

  • Discuss your dreams and goals
  • Assess your candidacy for your preferred colleges
  • Identify your strengths and weaknesses
  • Present you with a number of personalised pathways to achieve your goals
  • Allow YOU to choose your favourite option

We've got a strategy, now it's time to execute!

Alright, let's get this show on the road!

The time has come to say goodbye to your Academic Advisor. Don't worry, though, they will be leaving you in the very capable hands of a Crimson Strategist!

As you might have guessed, a Strategist's job is to create and execute on the actual strategy.

And Crimson Strategists are very experienced when it comes to applications strategies. Not only have they attended some of the world's best universities themselves, but they have helped hundreds of students before you to do the same.

Their first job: university selection.

Matching you to the university where you will thrive is the Strategist’s most important task, as the strategy will be determined by the university – or universities – to which you're applying.

Your Strategist will help you identify dream, realistic and backup schools and craft the right application strategy for your university wishlist.

Key Points

Crimson Strategists know exactly what it takes to get into your preferred universities and into your intended career, and will map out the steps you need to take to achieve these goals.

Assembling the dream team

Now welcome your Education Coordinator, who will serve as the main point of contact for you and your family going forward.

Together with your Strategist, they will choose a team of tutors, consultants, leaders and mentors who will help build on your strengths and bolster your weaknesses, turning you into...

The ultimate, kick-ass college candidate!

Well, that may be a slight exaggeration, but your team's goal is to craft you into the strongest candidate you're capable of becoming.

In other words, helping you reach your fullest potential.

Additionally, because every student has a different story and a different goal, your team may be made up of any number of people, depending on the support you require.

They will be hand-picked to not only match your goals, but they will also match your personality and align with your passions and interests.

A wholly personalised team just for you.

Maybe you'll be supported by:

A Harvard student who's studying your desired course A Cambridge alumnus who graduated with first class honours A Division I NCAA soccer player (in the case that you're going for a sports scholarship)


An ex-admissions officer who knows the ins and outs of gaining admission into your dream college

It really depends on you and what you're hoping to achieve.

No matter whether you want to attend a crazy sporting college in the US or a quaint university in the UK, your team can help you get there.

Ultimately, your team will set you up with the best chance of getting into your dream college.

Key Points:

Once you've decided on your strategy, you'll assemble a team of support around you. Each member of the team is completely personalised and hand-picked.

Your team will be accessible via the internet, meaning support can be accessed at any time, anywhere.


Now you're ready to take over and push yourself to success. The hard work will pay off and you'll be ready to accept an offer to your dream university and beyond!

When those acceptance letters roll in, your Education Coordinator will help you and your parents compare programs and financial aid packages to ensure that you make the best decision for your family.

Final Thoughts

Beyond working with a team of well qualified experts that will demystify the college admissions process, your Crimson Academic Advisor and personalised team and can help you:

  • Translate your passions and interests into potential careers
  • Uncover talents you never knew you had
  • Plan and achieve personal, academic, and career goal
  • Develop the invaluable leadership skills that colleges look for
  • Build greater confidence in your abilities
  • Become the best version of yourself

So, what are you waiting for?

Get in touch with a Crimson Academic Advisor today and start taking steps to achieving your dreams.

Don't hesitate, your future awaits...

But seriously... get on it!

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