At OpenBook, everything we do is geared toward helping young people discover and develop their talents and preparing them for what follows high school graduation. For many, what follows are of the most formative years of their lives at a university. Unfortunately, for many families, the college admissions process can be an overwhelmingly frustrating side-effect of the lifelong goal of going to college.
With a little planning, a dash of direction, and a desire to dream, we are woking to change that. Over the last 14 years, our college admissions specialists have helped over a thousand Northern Virginia students gain admittance to schools across the country.
We are represented in Virginia by our past and present students at: University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, William & William, Georgetown, George Washington, American, George Mason, James Madison, Radford, Virginia Commonwealth, Howard, Longwood, Christopher Newport, Old Dominion, Lynchburg, Roanoke, Gettysburg, Shenandoah, Northern Virginia Community College, Emory & Henry, Mary Washington, and Washington and Lee.
And nationally at: Maryland, West Virginia, Penn State, Rutgers, UPenn, Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, Monmouth, Binghamton, Delaware, Boston College, Bucknell, Towson, Hood, Elon, High Point, Auburn, North Carolina at Chapel Hill, College of Charleston, Warren Wilson (Asheville), South Carolina, East Carolina, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Purdue, Florida, Florida State, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Alabama, LSU, Texas, Ohio State, Miami of Ohio, Illinois, Northern Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Brigham Young, Oberlin, VMI,
Southern California, UCLA, Brown, Yale, MIT, Arizona State, and, internationally, at Oxford.
Let us join you on your journey...
RESEARCH & PLANNING
Sometimes, just deciding where to apply becomes the most daunting question. With competition at an all-time high, and so many choices both in and out of state, narrowing options and organizing a successful admission requires a detailed and dedicated plan. This is where it starts.
ESSAYS & APPLICATIONS
From the first essay to the last personal statement, and every free-response in between, we can help craft thoughtful responses. Whether
brainstorming a creative topic, crafting a unique response, or editing and polishing your finished product, we will work together to get it done and to get you in.
SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS
After a successful admittance, applying for scholarships is the final step. Curiously, it is most often forgotten, ignored, and the least understood facet of the admissions process -- and the most beneficial.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of scholarship dollars go unclaimed. Our job is to help you identify, apply, and win those that are best suited for you.
WHERE TO APPLY
Choosing your best-fit schools incorporates many factors, but
putting together the initial list
of realistic options takes a committed, diligent plan.
Meeting multiple deadlines at once during the application process can become a challenge without a dedicated schedule.
There is arguably no more important part of your application package than the essays, personal statements, and school-specific responses.
Colleges are looking for well-rounded individuals who offer more than just scores and grades.