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Academic Planning & Consulting

There are shortcuts to your success, but you need to plan ahead.

You understand that universities care about both academics and extracurricular activities, but to what extent? Ask yourself these questions.

  1. Do I know which university and faculty fit my kids? How should they select target universities and/or faculties?
  2. Do I know which courses add more weight to students’ university applications? 
  3. Do I know which extracurricular activities students should focus on?

Each student is unique, requiring dedicated planning advice. When your kids’ career options are narrowed down to a few candidates, we will help you customize plans, including the courses to be taken at school, additional exams to be written, and extracurricular activities to be involved in. Through our effort, they are more likely to save time and energy in order to focus on priority tasks. In addition, we incorporate a feedback loop into our service so that we can constantly monitor students’ progress and help them make necessary modifications. As a result, they are always working towards their destination – their dream faculty, university, and future career.

For Whom?

  • All students who want to continue their higher education in English speaking countries, especially Canada and the US
  • Currently in Grade 8-11

Why Choose Giraffe?

  • Our experts all graduate from prestigious universities such as Harvard and UBC.
  • We specialize in applications to Canadian and US universities, especially UBC and the University of Toronto.
  • We boost our applicants’ likelihood of receiving offers from UBC by at least 15%.
  • We boost our applicants’ probability of receiving offers from the University of Toronto by at least 15%.
  • We have extensive experience helping students with marginal academic performances enter top-tier universities.
  • We help students avoid wasting time on irrelevant extracurricular activities or exams (e.g., commerce students taking AP Computer Science).

How Does Giraffe Academic Planning & Consulting Work?

  1. We help students recognize their target universities and majors. 
  2. We create master plans to help students achieve educational goals in terms of academic and extracurricular performances in the following years.
  3. Based on our master plans, we help students create annual milestones.
    1. Course selection at school (e.g., Precalculus 12, Physics 12)
    2. Extracurricular exams (e.g., AP Calculus)
    3. Extracurricular activities
  4. We will conduct review meetings with students and parents at the end of each term to analyze students’ academic performances and extracurricular involvements.
  5. In cases where students fail to achieve the annual targets, we will revise and adjust the plans to best fit students’ situations.
  6. At the end of Grade 11, we will estimate students’ likelihood to enter their target universities and majors.
Giraffe Learning Academic Planning and Consulting

“I am a big brain. I took six AP exams, took SAT, participated in IB at Richmond Secondary. I achieved outstanding results with a lot of extracurricular activities. However, all my Ivy applications were rejected. So sad. Maybe my approach was wrong in the beginning.” – Isabella C.

 

“I heard about different rumors of how to get into an Ivy. Everyone has a different idea. However, Giraffe helped me plan my academics and activities. I only took those necessary for me. Therefore, I can save my time and stay focused on my schedule. That’s how I received an offer from Cornell.” – Francis Z.

 

Do you want to avoid Isabella’s mistakes? Do you want your kid to enjoy the same success as Francis’s?

To know other services of our Forward Planning, click the links below.

Career Path Selection

University Application Consulting

Academic Planning & Consulting

There are shortcuts to your success, but you need to plan ahead.

You understand that universities care about both academics and extracurricular activities, but to what extent? Ask yourself these questions.

  1. Do I know which university and faculty fit my kids? How should they select target universities and/or faculties?
  2. Do I know which courses add more weight to students’ university applications? 
  3. Do I know which extracurricular activities students should focus on?

Each student is unique, requiring dedicated planning advice. When your kids’ career options are narrowed down to a few candidates, we will help you customize plans, including the courses to be taken at school, additional exams to be written, and extracurricular activities to be involved in. Through our effort, they are more likely to save time and energy in order to focus on priority tasks. In addition, we incorporate a feedback loop into our service so that we can constantly monitor students’ progress and help them make necessary modifications. As a result, they are always working towards their destination – their dream faculty, university, and future career.

For Whom?

  • All students who want to continue their higher education in English speaking countries, especially Canada and the US
  • Currently in Grade 8-11

Why Choose Giraffe?

  • Our experts all graduate from prestigious universities such as Harvard and UBC.
  • We specialize in applications to Canadian and US universities, especially UBC and the University of Toronto.
  • We boost our applicants’ likelihood of receiving offers from UBC by at least 15%.
  • We boost our applicants’ probability of receiving offers from the University of Toronto by at least 15%.
  • We have extensive experience helping students with marginal academic performances enter top-tier universities.
  • We help students avoid wasting time on irrelevant extracurricular activities or exams (e.g., commerce students taking AP Computer Science).

How Does Giraffe Academic Planning & Consulting Work?

  1. We help students recognize their target universities and majors. 
  2. We create master plans to help students achieve educational goals in terms of academic and extracurricular performances in the following years.
  3. Based on our master plans, we help students create annual milestones.
    1. Course selection at school (e.g., Precalculus 12, Physics 12)
    2. Extracurricular exams (e.g., AP Calculus)
    3. Extracurricular activities
  4. We will conduct review meetings with students and parents at the end of each term to analyze students’ academic performances and extracurricular involvements.
  5. In cases where students fail to achieve the annual targets, we will revise and adjust the plans to best fit students’ situations.
  6. At the end of Grade 11, we will estimate students’ likelihood to enter their target universities and majors.
Giraffe Learning Academic Planning and Consulting

“I am a big brain. I took six AP exams, took SAT, participated in IB at Richmond Secondary. I achieved outstanding results with a lot of extracurricular activities. However, all my Ivy applications were rejected. So sad. Maybe my approach was wrong in the beginning.” – Isabella C.

 

“I heard about different rumors of how to get into an Ivy. Everyone has a different idea. However, Giraffe helped me plan my academics and activities. I only took those necessary for me. Therefore, I can save my time and stay focused on my schedule. That’s how I received an offer from Cornell.” – Francis Z.

 

Do you want to avoid Isabella’s mistakes? Do you want your kid to enjoy the same success as Francis’s?

To know other services of our Forward Planning, click the links below.

Career Path Selection

University Application Consulting

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