Boarding Schools and Pre-College Prep Admissions and Counseling We work with students as early as 8th grade and on through 9th, 10th, 11th and 12 grade to create a four-year plan that is in alignment with academic and extracurricular development and college planning
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We know the boarding school and both traditional and non-traditional school landscape well

  • We shed light on the unique application process of both traditional and non-traditional boarding schools
  • Advice on joining or starting extracurricular activities to expand your leadership skills

We help students and families navigate high school and gain entry into their top-choice school

  • We explore your academic interests and offer personalized guidance to develop them as well as recommend courses for the remainder of high school
  • We help you refine your coursework plans, testing schedules and extracurricular activities that match your passions so you can create a competitive and genuine student profile.
  • We offer pre-college counseling designed to create a four-year plan that is in alignment with your academic and extracurricular development and college planning

Start early to craft a compelling student portfolio

  • Identify opportunities throughout the year to stimulate curiosity and grow potential
  • Assist in developing summer activities that will support development
  • Counsel on time management, study skills, learning strategies, and self-advocacy to earn the best possible grades throughout high school
  • Entering high school can be an exciting time for students but it can also be overwhelming. At CCI, we believe that by working with students and families starting in their first year, we can construct a roadmap that explores new options for clubs, extracurriculars and classes to ensure they have all the information they need to flourish in high school.
  • Sophomore year is the most common time for students and families to begin thinking about college. Together, we will create a clear strategy and preparation plan that will meet their high school goals to make sure they’re aligned with limitless possibilities for college.
  • Junior year is when students and families begin getting serious about college. We work with you to create a standardized testing plan along with a strong applicant profile and creating lists of colleges, universities of interest.  
  • Closing out the high school experience during senior year is also very exciting for students. At CCI, we will work with students one-on-one to strengthen their application packages, prepare for interviews and so much more.


I have known Rabih personally for many years. I consulted with him for both my undergraduate and graduate admissions processes. I was always impressed by his encyclopedic knowledge of colleges and universities, and as a result I was able to understand the strengths and weaknesses, pros and cons, of so many programs across the country in my field. I believe he would be a valuable resource for anyone regardless of his or her stage in pursuing higher education.

Omar W. MA (Political Science)

Harvard University

Rabih does an excellent job of listening, creating a plan and bringing that plan to fruition in the real world. He has the experience necessary not only to help you get to the program you want to be in but also plays a wicked smart devil's advocate and in doing so assures you of your own path. He has helped me continuously grow along my journey.

Daniel N. (Astrophysics)

UC Berkeley

Guiding my hand with unceasing dedication, passion and encouragement, Nada & Rabih truly made the application process more organized, simpler and easier. Whether it be reviewing my personal statement or putting together a college list, they were there every step of the way.

Michael T

(High School Graduating Senior)

CCI has helped me all throughout my academic career, from tailoring essay, to giving me advice during my degree. I felt heard and supported through the application process and when voicing my concerns. Rabih and Nada’s help has been invaluable. All their suggestions and changes made my essays stronger and were greatly tailored to the programs I was applying to. He made the process easier and significantly clearer.

Aida A. (Ph.D candidate - Environmental Science)

Imperial College London

Rabih pointed me in the exact direction I needed specifically when I needed it. Rabih introduced me to the Southern California Institute of Architecture, (SCI-Arc) a totally unconventional university and a school that I could only dream of attending. He shaped me and my application in such detail and without him I wouldn’t have felt like a strong candidate for this university. Rabih is a true scholar and professional, he is very critical and pays extreme attentional to detail and because of that I am very grateful. I guarantee that no matter what you choose to study Rabih has got your back.

Nader N. (BA - Architecture)

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC)

The college application process can be pretty overwhelming. Under The guidance of CCI, I was able to organize and approach each aspect more effectively.

Tian H. (Mathematics)

University of Toronto

With CCI’s mentorship, I was able to portray myself in an exciting and truthful manner. Their advice does not only pertain to the college application process, but also allowed me to evaluate my own strengths and career goals.

Nicholas K. (Engineering)

Duke University

CCI was instrumental in helping me polish the essays that I used when applying to Georgetown and U Chicago. I truly believe the message I was trying to get across was clarified and made more powerful using their suggestions. They are friendly, professional, and unbelievably canny when it comes to knowing what admissions officers are looking for. I was accepted early to Georgetown and Chicago.

Najib W. (BS Physics)

(Georgetown University)

Nada invested hours in helping me learn how to effectively tell my story, and helped me dig deep to find what qualities and skills I had that I needed to develop and describe in both my undergraduate and law school application journeys. I truly have CCI to thank for helping me get this far.

Gina A.

(UC Hastings College of the Law)