College Admission Success Stories

College Admission Success Stories 2017-10-25T19:56:16+00:00

Ramona Student Reveals How Ucan Prep Helped To Get Her Admitted Into Harvard

Attorney shares his daughter’s unique test prep experience and admission success with Ucan Prep

Senior student gets into top schools despite 3.3 gpa

Judy & David Garnitz: more raving reviews for Ucan’s test prep and college planning program

Student Shares About His Perfect Verbal Score & Top Colleges He Got Into

Mrs. Buter Shares Some Helpful College Planning Insights For Parents

Alisa shares about big gain on ACT and how Ucan’s college planning program helped her

Father shares about his daughter’s college admission win

Ucan student shares his huge gain on SAT and experience with Ucan’s college planning program

San Marino Student Works With Ucan’s College Planning Team And Gets Into His First Top College Pick

Westridge Student Shares How Ucan Helped Her Develop Skill sets on Test Preparation, College Planning And Life Skills.

Westridge Senior Shares How Ucan Motivated On SAT & SAT II2c Math And Helped Her Keep On Task On College Applications

Loyola & Ucan Graduate Talks About Benefit Of Ucan’s College Planning Program

Mum Shares Why She Picked Ucan’s Program

Ramona Student Reveals Inside Scoop About Ucan’s College Planning And SAT Prep Program

With UCAN’s college assistance, I was kept on track to finish my early applications. My essays were able to be reviewed and edited for syntax so that the content could truly shine. In addition, a comprehensive resume was created that helped to not only recall all of my extracurricular activities but also to explain their greater significance and how they related to my character. This supplement was not only beneficial for the college process, but was a lifesaver to be used later for scholarship applications as well.

Aubrey Walker, Polytechnic senior was admitted early admission into his dream school Stanford in December 2010

The Combination Of Optimizing Test Scores, Perfecting The College Application, Writing Outstanding Essays, And Strengthening His Extracurricular Bios Is The Specialty Of Ucan.

My family and I are ecstatic that Patrick was accepted to Johns Hopkins under the Early Decision Plan. Three months ago, we were doubtful whether Patrick would have a chance getting into his dream school. Patrick’s reading skills were definitely not the strongest, but Jonathan actively worked with him to increase not only his reading comprehension, but his confidence in reading, especially for the verbal section of the SAT. 

We are thankful for Jonathan’s hard work and dedication. Jonathan planned every step of the way during Patrick’s application process. Margit honed his essays to become stellar ones. The combination of optimizing test scores, perfecting the college application, writing outstanding essays, and strengthening his extracurricular bios is the specialty of Ucan. We owe it all to Ucan! Thank you!

Mrs. Anna Young, Her son, Patrick, a senior at San Marino, was admitted early decision into his dream school John Hopkins in December 2010

…The Manner In Which Her Academic And Personal Information Was Packaged…Helped Her Gain Early Admission To Her First Choices, Notre Dame And Harvard

This score, coupled with the manner in which her academic and personal information was packaged and presented in her college applications, helped her gain early admission to her first choice, the University of Notre Dame and Harvard.

Mr. Orlando Martinez, His daughter Vanessa, a senior at Ramona Convent, was admitted early decision into her first college picks, Notre Dame in December 2010 and Harvard in April 2011

Westridge Senior Says “Ucan’s Efficient College Planning Program Helped Me To Be One Step Ahead In The College Application Process.”

Ucan’s efficient college planning program helped to be one step ahead in the college application process. The coaches assisted in identifying my strengths and passions, which helped me to write effective essays and conduct successful interviews.

Annie, A senior at Westridge, received a 2230 on the SAT and was admitted to Cornell, Northwestern, USC, Johns Hopkins and UCSD

They are a very professional organization and I recommend them highly.

We cannot thank Jonathan and the staff at UCAN enough for the outstanding job that they did in assisting with my son’s application process. I had to go out of town unexpectedly right in the middle of the process and right before finals. It was suggested that I contact UCAN and I cannot express how impressed I am with Jonathan and his fantastic staff. They set up timelines, reviewed essays, provided additional help preparing for finals, filling out the applications and followed up with phone calls and emails. They are a very professional organization and I recommend them highly.

Susan McIntosh, Her son Scott was admitted into his first choice, Notre Dame

The guidance and knowledge of His College Essay Coach ultimately helped Student receive admissions into Claremont McKenna College, one of his reach schools.

While planning for college, the task seemed insurmountable. Jonathan helped me plan out the process into steps to make it less overwhelming. Lisa, the essay coach assisted me in writing my personal statements. I can’t coherently express how grateful I am for her help. Her guidance and knowledge ultimately helped me receive admissions into Claremont McKenna College, one of my “reach schools”. Ucan Plan got me into my colleges. Astonishingly, I’ve been admitted to the Majority of my top schools. Boston University and CMC being a few. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you.

Brandon Brown, Ucan alumni and graduate from San Marino HS
When it came down to the wire on the application process, we were fortunate to work with Jonathan to finalize her college list, fine tune her essays and prepare for her interviews. He really helped her to get focused and feel good that she had represented herself well on those 10 applications.
Julie MacDonald, Her daughter Allie was admitted into her first choice: Emory. Jeff received a 2230 on his first try at the SAT in January 2008 and was admitted into Claremont McKenna

The best characteristic of the program is the counselor’s incredible ability to motivate the students.

Romeo Papazyan, Burbank High School, UCLA, USC

One member of their staff helped me with my essays and I believed she did an extraordinary job.

I felt that Ucan Prep greatly helped in my preparation for the SAT and for my college admissions. Ucan also helped me with my college admissions as well. I would meet with Jonathan weekly and we would go over what was necessary for each college. One member of their staff helped me with my essays and I believed she did a extraordinary job. With the help of Ucan’s college admission program I was admitted into my dream school, University of Southern California. I would strongly recommend the Ucan program to any high school student who would like to get an edge on the SAT and in the college admissions process.

Justin Feldman, Burbank High School
If you don’t know what to do… if you’re in the dark about the college experience, UCAN is a great resource to find out about college essays, the college admission experience as well as the SATs. You get all this as well as SAT studying.
Malika Williams (Lachsa), Accepted to Stanford

…We Ended-Up With An Application I Was Extremely Proud Of.

My Ucan counselor, Richard helped me a lot with college counseling. I remember I was in a tough situation because applications for the UC schools were due in a couple of days, and I hadn’t finished it all. I had some kinks with my essay that I needed to work out. I was really stressed out. But I got together with Richard for two days in a row and we hammered it out. He gave me a lot of good practical information and helped me through the process. “Over two days, with the help of Richard, my college admission counselor, I hammered out an application I was proud of. And we ended-up with an application I was extremely proud of.”

Robbie Neyland, La Canada alumni. He was accepted to Georgia Tech and was a National Merit Scholar

Scott, my academic advisor, also eased my stress about college applications and made the process simple and exciting. He assisted me with my essays and my college choice.

Janice Lee, (Burbank High School; 1520 SAT score) (UCLA, class of 2006)

My UCAN instructors and academic advisor instilled in me the understanding that my success not only depended on my scores but also on my optimism and determination. My counselor relieved me of the stress of the college admission process.

Shannon Fernando, (Burbank High School) Accepted to UCLA
My UCAN instructors and academic advisor instilled in me the understanding that my success not only depended on my scores but also on my optimism and determination. My counselor relieved me of the stress of the college admission process.Paloma finished her sophomore year at brown with 8 A’s in 8 classes completed. And Really GREAT news: she’s been early admitted to medical school at the Icahn school of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York !! She still has to graduate from Brown of course but no MCATS and no more pre-Med requirements.
Thank you and Melody for helping her get into a top school and launching her to succeed in everything she endeavors !
Yolanda Scott, Paloma Scott was admitted to Brown
UCAN was awesome for our daughter. The SAT prep, while a commitment, was super helpful for our daughter raising her score by 290 pts, and the college planning helped keep her focused and helped her meet her goal of getting accepted into all of her top schools with academic scholarships. Now she just gave to decide on the best fit with the most financial aid. Our second daughter is currently a sophomore and in the midst of the SAT prep as she prepares for the May SAT. Jonathan and Melody truly invest in their students and, of course, everyone love’s Tanner. We highly recommend UCAN prep for both SAT prep and college planning.
Dr. Mike Stephan
UCAN Prep does a fantastic job to showcase their clients as coveted college candidates. Let’s face it; children do not always listen to their parents. It was imperative for our family to have an advocate, trainer, and advisor preparing us for the college application process. UCAN Prep was critical getting our son mentally prepared with a rock solid college application. Our son worked closely with Melody, Jonathan, and Tanner to improve his test taking skills and enhance his application. His SAT scores improved over 400 points from the initial skills test. This process helped solidify his college application and facilitate competitive interest from a dozen top notch universities. He garnered scholarship offers ranging from $40k – $80k and is still sorting out his best offer for the right school.
We are grateful for the experience with Jonathan, Melody, and Tanner. We highly recommend UCAN Prep and will most definitely use their services for our next son!!
Julie Owen , Chris Owen was admitted to colleges like Uc Berkeley & Ohio State. He received over $440,000 in merit scholarships
Ucan prep has been a great experience overall. Melody and Jonathan are like family. They have in mind the best interest of their students and are clearly experts in the college application process. As a team they strategically assisted my teen and alleviated stress. These two have hacked the application process. Taner is also amazing and my teen feels more confident than ever in her math skills. Ucan prepares your senior for college to the best of their ability. If you’re looking for a great and trustworthy company, Ucan is the way to go!
Denise Menchaca, Roxanne Menchaca was admitted to schools like American U & Boston U

With Ucan’s college assistance, I was kept on track to finish my early applications. Without UCAN, I would not have been as hopeful and confident as I am about applying for colleges and scholarships.

Aubrey Walker , Admitted into Stanford and Harvard.
Ucan Prep helped me get in to my number one college! they make sure that everything is on track. I can’t thank them enough for all the hard work they did for me. I highly recommend UCAN Prep.
Princess Corpuz , Princess was admitted to Ucla
Before Ucan, I had an 1880. After Ucan, I got a 2280, a 400 point gain. I have gotten into schools that vary such as Biola and Pepperdine all the way up to Nyu, Usc, Ucla and Northwestern and substantial scholarships from each. The total was $750,000 in scholarships. Thank you!
Amy, 400 SAT Score Gain Admitted To Nyu, Usc, Ucla & Northwestern
Jonathan, Melody, and Taner are deeply committed to the success of their students. They are accommodating and flexible in their personal schedules in order to give students personal attention. The scientifically developed UCAN college prep and test prep programs are unique to UCAN and are designed to achieve success for each student. I would recommend UCAN!
Nina Marino , (Mrs. Marino’s daughter was admitted to Northwestern, her # 1 college pick).
The individualized college planning sessions with Jonathan and Melody highlighted what was unique about Isabelle to help set her apart from the extensive college applicant pool. This along with the activity list that highlighted academic successes, extracurricular activities and community service gave our daughter the edge needed to receive acceptance letters to her selected schools. What was more impressive was the merit scholarships she received!We are so happy with the results and will definitely use their services for our son!
Stephanie May, Her daughter Isabelle was admitted to American U, Usd & Westmont
I am very glad I chose UCAN as the final step in my college planning. The entire college process can get very hectic and it really helped my parents and I relax a little bit when we went to Jonathan and Melody. The universities I was applying to required multiple essays and it was a daunting task. Jonathan and Melody helped me stay on top of deadlines and continue to check up on me even though the college process is over for the most part. I owe them both a debt of gratitude.
Michael Morales, Admitted to Ucla
Hi Melody – hope all is well. I don’t know if I told you that Amanda had received 5 acceptances over the holiday break. A few scholarships too. So far: Creighton , DePaul, Whittier, La Verne , St. John and U. Of Portland have say “yes” to her.
Amanda was accepted to several Universities and received many amazing scholarship offers. I am very proud of her!!! She was offered four Tuition Exchange Scholarships valued at $134,000 each, in addition to other University Scholarships, grants and awards specific to each University.
Yolanda Mora , Admitted to schools like Creighton and DePau
So many positive things that one could write about UCAN Prep 4 College (UCAN) and its entire staff which include Jonathan, Melody and Taner (The A Team). The A Team members are experts in all of the associated fields related to the college application process. They were on top of things by constantly emailing or texting us with important dates and by providing us with important information. They were easy to get a hold of. We were given their personal cell numbers and they made themselves available at any given time. In several occasions, our son worked with members of The A Team pass regular hours. The UCAN program was a well made investment into the future of our son as well as that of our family. As of the day of this review, my son has been accepted to two of the several schools he has applied to. We are still waiting for other schools to respond. He is seeking a career which the degree for it is highly impacted in the nation. One of the schools has offered our son a $10,000.00 US Dollars, yearly scholarship. This shows that the rate of return in our investment in the UCAN college preparation program has yielded its benefits. We highly recommend UCAN without hesitation. UCAN rocks!!!!!!!! and yes every student, you can…..
Ray Berrara, Admitted to schools like Creighton and DePau

I joined UCAN in the summer going to senior year. My initial SAT score was a 1400 but after UCAN I had a 1900! This program really helped me not just with the SAT but with my everyday study habits.Melody and Tanner are excellent teachers and are very helpful. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to improve their SAT score or needs help in the college application.

Leyna, 500 SAT Score Gain Admitted To Gonzaga With $12,000 A Year Scholarship
It’s been a great experience working with UCAN not once, not twice, but three times. Our son, Jonathan, worked closely with the entire team from Melody, Jonathan, Taner and having peer sessions. The team dedicates themselves to helping their students through patience, direct guidance, and teaching them good testing taking techniques, as well as, little tricks of the trade that really make a difference. It’s also a plus that UCAN leads their students through the entire college process (from beginning to end) and helps them locate the best fit possible for school. Our daughter, Megan, worked with Melody and Taner the entire summer prior to starting her 8th grade, which continued until her testing date for the ISEE test. She did well and got into the high schools of her choice. Years later, Taner helped her with the preparation of the ACT test. Once again, thank you Melody and the entire UCAN team for their unconditional support to our children’s future.
Virginia Villar, Her son Jonathan was admitted to America University

Best place for SAT prep! They not only helped my child score high on their SAT, but they helped with getting full scholarships to college for both my sons! This place is Amazing!!! Thank you everyone at UCAN!


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