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College Essays

TCC will help students select a compelling topic and craft an essay that will grab the attention of a college admissions committee.

College Selection

TCC will take the time to get to know each student’s strengths, interests, personality, and preferences.

College Applications

If you feel stressed by college applications and essays, you are not alone…

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Boston-based TCC serves students around the world via phone and video. We visit colleges regularly so we can give you up-to-date information. Get expert help with: Selecting courses in high school Choosing college majors and careers Deciding which school is best for...

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