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"It was the summer before my senior year and I had no idea what college I wanted to go to and was concerned about meeting the early application deadlines. [My consultant] explained to me the difference between colleges and universities, and after lots of research, discussions, and lists, and helped me narrow down to 5 small liberal arts colleges that I liked a lot. The next step was starting applying. When we began I was so overwhelmed by all of the questions on the application and about how I should answer them. [The consultant] guided me along the application process with ease. He didn’t tell me what to write nor put words into my mouth, but instead talked me through the questions so I fully understood them and knew how I would answer. He critiqued my answers with helpful suggestions, making sure that I really played to my strengths. I got all of my applications in well before the early application deadlines. While my other friends were still applying to schools when exams came, I could focus on studying for my exams. When I got my letters in the mail, I was pleased to see that I got academic scholarships to all of them. The highest scholarship I got was $23,000 per semester at Dallas College! I was so happy and felt like I had truly accomplished something. If anybody is looking for help with their application (even if you think you have everything under control) I would highly recommend Dallas Admissions Consulting."
"Thanks so much for your assistance to Matthew in his college application process. Your coaching on application questions and insights into what college admissions were looking for in a student applicant were invaluable. In the end, Matthew received 5 acceptances out of 5 applications. Thanks again for helping Matthew achieve his college dreams!"
"I worked with Sean McCormick throughout the summer of 2016 in order to prepare for the GRE. When I first came to Dallas Admissions Consulting, my scores were very low. After only a few weeks of tutoring, my score increased dramatically. I would absolutely recommend this company to anyone looking to improve their test scores."
"I recently needed to apply to a position on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, but I wanted some help to make sure my personal statements were really great. I enlisted Dallas Admissions Consulting because I’d heard good things about their abilities. They reviewed my essays and gave me some great tips to help smooth out and sharpen up my writing. I’m very happy with the results and highly recommend them."
"Dallas Admissions Consulting’s help was invaluable for me applying to, and then getting accepted to, my top choice school: The Massachusetts’ Institute of Technology, Along with MIT, Columbia, UChicago, Duke, Cornell, USC, Notre Dame, SMU and Boston College. I’m extremely glad I used them for the help and also highly recommend the team."
"This program has helped me a lot and I felt very comfortable going in to my SAT and ACT. I was struggling with reaching my scores, but Kevin Vu took me as a student and we quickly prepared for the upcoming exam. The tips, and the advice is all great, I will definitely recommend this to a friend!"
"Helpful tips, dedicated tutor, and brought my SAT score up by 200 points with just a few sessions! Highly recommend this program to all students who aspire to attend large universities with competitive admissions. The higher the score the less stress you'll feel when it comes time for the acceptance letters!"
"Leo Watts was by far one of the best people I have ever worked with. He was diligent, extremely flexible and always avaliable via text, call or email. He worked tirelessly on helping me craft the perfect personal statement for law school, and even looked over my entire application as well. Given that law schools do not usually conduct interviews, his expertise and advice in refining my personal statement and resume was truly invaluable and will never be forgotten. He listened to everything I explained I wanted to say and found the perfect way to weave them all together into a beautifully coherent and concise essay about myself. His writing skills are phenomenal and his intelligence on a variety of topics was second to none. He even cares about what happens after you leave his office given that he has checked in on me multiple times since our sessions. As a result, I am happy to say that I not only got into my target schools, but I also received scholarships from them all, and many of them specifically mentioned aspects of my personal statement in a hand written note from the dean of each school. I truly can never thank Leo Watts enough and I would recommend him to any and everyone looking to better any aspect of their academic portfolio."
"When applying to colleges my senior year I constantly felt lost due to my lack of knowledge on this process. [My consultant] helped ease the stress and frustration that comes with applying to college mid-semester by creating a structured plan of action and frequently giving helpful tips on how to maximize my profile. I am now attending Georgetown University thanks to the help of Dallas Admissions Consulting. Definitely recommend [my consultant] for all juniors and seniors applying to colleges in this increasingly competitive process."
"Dallas Admissions Consulting helped me apply graduate school at UTA and now I already got my master degree! Leo is really HELPFUL!!"
"My experience with Dallas Admissions Cons was great thanks to Leo Watts. His enthusiasm and knowledge was quite beneficial throughout the college application process. He offered helpful suggestions and fine-tuned essays. Our daughter received acceptance letters from each college that she applied to. We would highly recommend Dallas Admissions Consulting.!"
"Excellent service for admissions applications. I was applying for different universities for graduate school and Dallas Admissions Consulting helped get me started and into the process with follow up help as well. Highly recommend."
"Dallas Admissions Consulting gave me expert advice when I was looking at graduate schools in the area. Their employees are very knowledgeable about local business programs and know the top ways to get into the program of your choice. They are highly recommended for their service, price, and flexibility."
"Very pleased with Dallas Admissions Consulting! [Our tutor] helped my daughter increase her ACT score from a 25 to a 29. He was also very flexible with her busy schedule. By the way...She will be attending the University of Texas at Dallas, McCombs School of Business next Fall!"
"As a high achieving, organized professional seeking an MBA I wasn't sure that I would need Dallas Admissions Consulting's help. After working with [my MBA consultant], I felt infinitely more confident in my complete application. The personal statement that he helped me strengthen and make my own was directly brought up by the MBA Director as something that he liked about my application! You owe it to yourself to work with Dallas Admissions Consulting if you want to get into grad school!"
"Dallas Admissions Consulting is the reason I was able to recieve great offers from great colleges. My math ACT score was raised (my worst subject,) and my admission essays improved enormously after [my consultant's] review. He helped brush up my resume, search for scholarships and widen my perspective of career choices and paths that could be suitable for my major. It's after his consulting that I realized international business was my best fit for my career goal. Thanks for all your help!"
"I highly recommend [Dallas Admissions Consulting] for anyone hoping to raise their ACT scores. [It] was recommended to my daughter and her score went up 4 points with his help. The new score enabled her to receive a non-resident merit scholarship. Thanks!"
"Dallas Admissions Consulting helped me improve my GMAT score by 130 points [in only four sessions]! When I first took the GMAT my score was too low for any of the schools on my list and with the help of Sean and Dallas Admissions Consulting my list has nearly doubled. I highly recommend them to anyone who needs help with the GMAT or any other exam!"
"Finally, I can say I am a part of New York University, the college I’ve always dreamed about. To top it off, I’ve been awarded a $30,000.00 scholarship. I cannot say how happy I was to work with Dallas Admissions Consulting. Their assistance was invaluable. To start, Dallas Admissions Consulting probed me for my interests, academic and career goals, and academic history. They showed a strong interest in who I was, and gave me tips on how to get where I wanted to go. [My consultant] perfectly explained me what are the target schools that I may choose and what are benefits of choosing one or another. We then researched majors and programs that I could apply to, in order to achieve my long-term educational and career goals, and enumerated the benefits and drawbacks of each. If someone doesn’t understand a situation, he or she will inevitably stumble. Dallas Admissions Consulting was professional and knew how to tactfully handle the obstacles that accompany the application process. This made me feel comfortable and less stressed, and I am fortunate to say that Dallas Admissions Consulting’s advice was invaluable for getting a $30,000 scholarship at my top choice school. I highly recommend to anyone else going through the same step in their lives."
"The founder of Dallas Admissions Counseling helped me plan a strategy to apply to over 14 graduate programs. He met with me several times a week for over three months to help me write an amazing personal statement, a resume, and help me study for the GRE. I appreciated his flexibility, willingness to help over email, and knowledge of what schools are looking for. I would recommend him for anyone seeking help to get into school at any level!"
"The summer after my Junior Year, I began to apply to some very competitive programs for college. With personal statements, it’s easy to get caught up in stereotypical ideas that admissions offices see by the ton. However, Leo Watts helped me to mold my own experiences and ideas into unique and concise essays that conveyed my spirit and my drive. His advice and help were invaluable!"
"The college admissions process can be more than daunting; it can be straight up terrifying. Even for me, a "top candidate" for the nation's top universities. Applications are long, and it can get very very tiring trying to tackle them on your own. With the help of Dallas Admissions Consulting and it's wonderful owner, I was able to approach the task of applying to the nation's top universities in a way that was both manageable and maximizing. [He] not only helped with the nuances of a college application, but facilitated my most effective writing possible. Through incessant essay editing and help brainstorming, he maximized my own original ideas into something that is necessary for the competitive nature of admission to the nations top universities. Without his help, the quality of my application would be nowhere near what it ended up being. His help was, really, indispensable."
"A great tutor! Very helpful and nice. He helped me raise my ACT score enough to be eligible for a college scholarship. I highly recommend his services."

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“I took the SAT this morning and felt a lot more confident at this one than I did at the last one. Leo Watts was an awesome instructor by the way, thanks for the help! SAT score went from a 1490 to a 1730 :]”
“Just got done being tutored by Leo Watts. He was an excellent tutor helping me pinpoint my difficulties in my ACT packet and didn’t just show me the answer, but showed me how to get to the answer. Would definitely recommend him. 5/5”
“My son recently completed the private tutoring ACT prep and did great on his test!!! As a result of his high score he received several academic scholarships on top of the athletic offers. It was exciting for him to have multiple options for college and we could not have done it without Victory Step. His tutor, Leo Watts was outstanding and we recommend him to everyone we know. We already have plans for our youngest son to start the prep course next year. The private tutoring is an investment that definitely pays off.”
“Leo Watts was an awesome teacher. I feel confident going into the SAT.”
“My instructor, Leo Watts is great at what he does. I’m normally a little shy and reserved and stay away from asking questions. With his light humor and great energy, he helped me open up. Also, the best thing I liked about the class was that there were only 8 others students in the class with me.”
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