Merit is a Full-Service Educational Consulting Firm.
We know that GPA and SAT/ACT scores don’t guarantee admission into top universities in the United States. You know you want your child to excel in high school and stand out among their peers so they get in to their dream colleges and succeed in their future careers. We know that it’s difficult to navigate through the multitude of steps to ensure that your child has a solid portfolio that can win them admission to the best colleges.
MEC offers comprehensive services that include College Advisory, ProjectMERIT, and Merit Academy (a K-12 accredited private school with one-on-one classes). All students need a college advisor. Whether they are in 8th grade and positioning themselves to get into a good high school or they’re knee-deep in the college admissions process, we can help. By keeping them on track and organized through the college selection, admission deadlines, essays, and letters of recommendation processes, we ensure that they sail through confidently and on schedule.
MEC has cracked the code on how to get into top universities. What’s the secret? We build a customized plan that lays out every step to position them to be that student with a winning application package. First, we carefully guide them as they innovate a ProjectMERIT. Focused on their interests and future careers, the students start and implement a powerful, one-of-a-kind project that makes them the founder and CEO. Next, we help them make smart choices about college selection by using Merit’s College Worksheet. Finally, we make sure their applications, essays, letters of recommendation, portfolios and interviews are perfect to set them apart from their competition. If they received a low grade (D or F), they can retake that class through Merit Academy and their new grade will replace the D or F! Our goal is to ensure that your child gets in!
To learn how to ensure that your child gets in!
Exclusive one-on-one classes with curriculum designed to intrigue, inspire, and innovate!
Merit Academy provides the highest quality individualized instruction for each and every student in order to provide a comprehensive and academically challenging education that ensures that the student’s academic, social, and emotional needs are met.
Students are guided on this path by enthusiastic and passionate teachers with the goal of matriculating to a top college and pursuing a successful and satisfying career.
Comprehensive one-on-one classes supported by excellent communication between teachers, students, parents, and administrators is the cornerstone of Merit Academy’s philosophy and success.
The inspiration behind Merit
In 1984, I became pregnant with my first daughter Nicole. After the initial excitement, I became overwhelmed about the prospect of sending my daughter to the terrible public schools in our district, which just had their budgets cut. Being an educator myself, I was in contact with some of the teachers. I knew how bad the textbooks were, how large the classes were, and how incoherent the curriculum was. Even though she wasn’t born yet, I was worried about how my daughter was to be educated.
I don’t think my situation is unique. Across the nation, public and private schools alike are plagued with the same problems. They lack an overall vision. They lack continuity from class to class. Teachers are burned out. In large classes, there is no guarantee that all students receive detailed instruction and individualized guidance. And students are pushed through regardless of whether they’re prepared for the next level. These under-prepared students force classrooms to become remedial, making all students suffer.
Our college advisors inspire and motivate students to make smart choices, and get in!
Most students either become overachievers or give up. If they weren't born with a brilliant mind, they often feel defeated by their peers because the competition to get into top colleges is intimidating. While this may be true, Merit College Advisors have unique tools and skills that inspire average and even poor students to take the steps to set themselves up with great careers and job security.
Our College Advisors and Specialists guide students as they make one of the most important decisions in their lives. We help them discover their strengths and interests so they go into fields that are interesting and engaging. We teach them how to stand out in the college admission process by delving into ProjectMERIT and how to organize their school work, projects, and extracurricular activities. We guide them as they discover their majors, choose their colleges, launch their projects, write their essays, prepare for interviews, and organize their four-year plans.
Merit's College Advisors are passionate and knowledgeable. Each College Advisor specializes in specific areas so students work with professionals who have up-to-date expertise. Students benefit from our excellent staff who specialize in college selection, ProjectMERIT, personal statements, SAT/ACT, interviews, appeals, press/media, social media marketing, and four-year plans. By working with our team of College Advisors, your child will succeed and get in!
How to get a good ROI with your child's college education
When a college degree costs more than $250,000 -- parents are contemplating their return on investment (ROI) as their children make decisions about majors, careers, and colleges. Students no longer have the luxury of exploring and changing majors on a whim because what used to be only a few hundred dollars in tuition can now add up to more than $25,000!
Today, students need to explore careers before they enter college so they choose best-fit colleges that offer all of their potential majors. Students who organize a detailed four-year plan before starting college utilize the perks their departments offer and their portfolios are more complete and provide them with great opportunities to get into top graduate schools or start their careers in high-paying fields.