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Navigating The College Admissions Process From Start To Finish

The Academic Match is the premier college and career advising firm that matches students with the best fit programs to reach their educational, career, and social goals. 

Professional Affiliations:

The Academic Match, LLC

Westlake Village, CA 91361

Founded by Paula Friedman
Paula@TheAcademicMatch.com

(818) 665-6179

What We Do

At The Academic Match, we are proud to be experts in advising students and their families on specific goals for college or graduate school. 

  • Reviewing current academic record, advising on future course selection, guiding standardized testing

  • Recommending extracurricular activities, volunteer or paid work, summer opportunities, how to leverage talents and passions to showcase what makes each student unique

  • Conducting an initial college search based on key criteria

  • Developing a timeline of activities during high school, for college campus visits, demonstrated interest, submitting applications well before the deadline

  • Optimizing short answers, essays, and personal statements

  • Choosing the best fit major or career path

  • Preparing for admissions or scholarship interviews

  • Applying for merit aid, scholarships or grants

  • Evaluating admission and aid award offers

  • Handling the final steps from admission decisions to matriculation

Whom The Academic Match Helps

High School Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Transfer Students

Graduate School Applicants

Some Universities Where Our Students

Have Been Accepted!

Stanford
UCLA2
Duke
USC
Richmond2
Tufts
MIT
NYU (1)
UCSB
Orgeon
SDSU
Cal
Alabama_edited
Tulane
Cornell3
Pitzer
ohio-state-logo
michigan
LMU
GW
Maryland
Darmouth
TCU
Chapman
BU_edited
Wake
UCDavis
University-of-Colorado-Boulder-400x400
Wisconsin
Cal Poly2
SF State
University of Arizona
IU_edited
ASU
Emerson
Stanford
UCLA2
Duke
USC
Richmond2
Tufts
MIT
NYU (1)
UCSB
Orgeon
SDSU
Cal
Alabama_edited
Tulane
Cornell3
Pitzer
ohio-state-logo
michigan
LMU
GW
Maryland
Darmouth
TCU
Chapman
BU_edited
Wake
UCDavis
University-of-Colorado-Boulder-400x400
Wisconsin
Cal Poly2
SF State
University of Arizona
IU_edited
ASU
Emerson

*The Academic Match does not claim ownership of these logos. All trademarks and logos are owned by the respective university.

Congratulations To Recent Graduates!

 

Client Testimonials

 

MEET OUR BIG ESSAY IDEAS CARDS!

The Academic Match is the creator and designer of BIG Essay Ideas Cards, a proprietary deck of cards with questions or prompts that will help students to uncover Bold, Insightful and Genuine Ideas ("BIG Ideas") as they consider potential topics for their college application essays. The student's top-of-mind responses to these cards will lead to a productive discussion and will provide inspiration for thoughtful personal statements and essays for college, graduate school, internships, and scholarships. These 50 BIG Essay Ideas have the power to transform a student from not knowing what to write about to generating unique material for the content and context of a truly original essay. While not every card will be appropriate for every student, the collection of these BIG Essay Ideas will help a student to brainstorm and develop an essay that is BIG--Bold, Insightful, and Genuine.

BIG Essay Ideas Cards are the perfect tool for college counselors and independent educational consultants who assist their students with essays and personal statements.

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