After 11 years of helping high achieving professionals get into their dream grad schools, we have opened our doors to high achievers, dreamers, and everyday students to work with us on their college applications.
Have our expert team in your corner to help with anything and everything on a flexible basis.
Hourly Coaching is best for those of you who want access to a dedicated consultant to ask questions, get editing, and have coaching calls for a flexible number of schools and scholarship applications.
The sooner you reach out to us about working together, the better! The more time we have to achieve success together, the better set up we will be to achieve outstanding results.
We work with applicants as young as 6th grade and as late as a few months until your application deadlines — but the sooner you begin the better!
We’d love to chat about your college applications with you.
Purchase College Hourly Coaching
*Additional hours can be added a la carte after a minimum initial purchase of $12,000 or more.
By making this purchase, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the Terms of Service of The Art of Applying.
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How many hours do I need?
Use the table below to estimate how many hours of Hourly Coaching you should purchase.
|Task||Estimated Hours Needed|
|50-minute Assessment Call |
with typed recommendations of specific actions to take to strengthen your candidacy
|30-minute 1:1 coaching call |
(+ pre-call prep for your consultant)
|60-minute 1:1 coaching call|
(+ pre-call prep for your consultant)
|Answer 3-5 application-related questions via email||1.0|
|Edit a 1000-word essay||1.0|
|Edit all essays for one school’s application||3.0|
|Edit and make comments on a 1-2 page resume||2.0|
|Review an entire near-final application and provide light editing and written feedback||2.0|
|60-minute mock interview session |
(+ pre-session prep time by your consultant)
|Have our team review your entire application during a ding analysis video + typed up reapplication recommendations||2.5|
Refund Policy Term
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a payment plan?
Yes! payment plans are available 40-hour and 70-hour packages.
You can purchasethe 40-hour package as 2 monthly payments of $6100 or the 70-hour package as 2 monthly payments of $10,100.
Even if you do not use all of your purchased hours, you are responsible for making your full payment.
Email email@example.com if you’d like to pay via the payment plan, and we’d be happy to send you an invoice.
Is there a limit on the number of schools or scholarship applications I can get help on?
There is no limit! Apply to as many schools or scholarships as you want with our help. You are only limited by the number of hours you purchase and how you use those hours.
Can I use prorated hours for Hourly Coaching?
Yes! You can have a coaching call as short as 30 minutes. However, remember that the time that the consultant uses to prepare for your call is also counted in your Hourly Coaching tracker.
Will my consultant tell me how much time it will take before they start on a task?
Before starting on a task, your consultant will give you an estimate of how much time they anticipate the task taking. However, it is possible that it may take less time or more time than estimated.
What happens after I purchase Hourly Coaching?
Our team will create a client folder for you in Google Drive where you will keep all of your application materials that you work on with us.
We will also create a private client portal for you. Our client portal has a desktop, mobile, and browser app, so you can access it 24/7. You can also set your notifications to give you a daily summary email of everything that has happened in your portal or set your notifications to be notified of everything that happens in your portal, or set it to get no notifications unless you are logged in to your portal. Your portal login will use Google Single Sign-On, so it’s the same login you use to access gmail. Nice and convenient!
Within 1 business day of your purchase (Monday – Thursday), you will receive an email with a link to your client folder, your client portal, and the name of your assigned consultant. Inside of your portal, you will have a welcome message from your consultant, and the two of you will start your engagement.
How do I know how many hours I have left in my package?
You will have an Hourly Coaching tracker in your private client folder where your consultant will track everything you two do together so that you know how many hours have been used and on what, and how many hours you have left.
Can I choose the consultant that I work with?
Yes! As long as your consultant is available to work with you, you can choose your consultant. We’re also happy to pair you with a consultant based on who we think is the best fit. Most clients trust us to pair them with the best fit consultant.
Read bios of our consultant team at on our team page.
Can I work with multiple consultants?
You are welcome to work with multiple consultants throughout your application process. However, we recommend working with one dedicated consultant throughout your application process so that you don’t waste too many of your hours on getting a new person up to speed on your profile and background.
Can I switch to a different consultant?
Yes, if you would like to switch to a different consultant, you can do that. We’d love your feedback on why you want to switch, and just know we use the feedback to improve; nobody will be in trouble if you switch from one consultant to another.
What if I don’t need as many hours as the packages above are offering?
We don’t offer smaller Hourly Coaching packages, because we focus our team’s efforts on working with applicants who want to have an in-depth, hands-on coaching relationship with our small, expert team.
We invest heavily in training our team, checking in on our clients, and making sure our services are as high quality as possible. In order to do that efficiently, we must focus our time and effort on applicants who are invested in working with us as long-term partners during their application process rather than looking for a quick “in and out” type engagement.
What if I purchase more hours than I need? What if I don’t use all my hours?
We do not provide full refunds nor do we provide partial refunds on unused Hourly Coaching hours. Only purchase what you anticipate you will need to use during your application process.
We don’t allow applicants to transfer unused Hourly Coaching hours to other people as we onboard and have an intake process for each individual client with whom we work.
How long do I have to use my Hourly Coaching hours?
All purchased Hourly Coaching hours must be used by May 1, 2022.
Bonuses for Purchase Thresholds
$12,000 Level Bonus: Monthly Calls and Q&A Vault
$20,000 Level Bonus: all resources of Application Accelerator®