Due West provides premier application support services for students and families interested in gaining the most from the college application process. The goal is simple: to help students gain admission to their dream schools. Due West programs are developed by Due West Council Members who served in admissions offices of top American universities and delivered by counselors who are true educators. The only way to succeed in the college application process is for students to proactively work to improve themselves. We seek to make students smarter, better prepared to answer the complex questions of the college application process, and to ethically complete all aspects of the application process. We also know that gaining admission to a dream school is only the beginning of a much longer journey of learning, which will have a new set of challenges for students to overcome. Our programs are designed to help students develop critical skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond. There are three routes that students can take toward that goal: Morning Star, North Star, and Aurora.
The Morning Star Program is Due West’s signature 11th grade program. By addressing all aspects of a student’s application needs – from grades to activities and summer plans – Morning Star helps students become better prepared for the college application process.
The original Due West program. North Star is the classic application support program that helps students in completing all aspects of the college admissions process: from essays to forms to interview preparation. Through North Star, students leverage Due West’s expertise and experience to gain admission to the schools of their dreams.
Aurora is the epitome of a tailored educational program, combining the foundational preparation of Morning Star with the expert application support of North Star. The program begins with Due West’s Strategy Assessment, which will serve as a guide to understand students’ strengths and weaknesses in the application process and to improve their admissions competitiveness. Next, the focus turns to helping students develop their profile in order to maximize their application potential, taking advantage of Due West’s experience in college admissions to provide the best advice. Finally, students receive all the application support found in our North Star program, guiding them through the entire application process.