Our Philosophy on College Admissions
At 17, I had my heart set on attending Cornell, convinced that getting in would make everything in my life perfect. Despite my rocky academic start with Cs until halfway through 10th grade, I realized the importance of my grades, worked tirelessly to improve, and took AP classes.
However, it wasn’t enough for Cornell. I wasn’t accepted. But I did receive an offer of guaranteed acceptance if I maintained a 3.2 GPA at any other college for my first year. I ended up choosing Ursinus College, far from a name brand school, but the school that offered the most financial aid.
But then, something unexpected happened. By the time I was eligible to transfer to Cornell, I had fallen in love with Ursinus, the friends I made, and the sense of community I found.
Looking back, I realize Cornell might not have been the best fit for me. In fact, at Ursinus, I met a professor who encouraged me to become a Chemistry tutor, which eventually led to test prep tutoring and the creation of Critical Point, which is now the highest-rated test prep, tutoring, and college admissions company on the Main Line.
My journey taught me that the most important aspect of college isn’t the prestige but finding the right fit. That’s our philosophy at Critical Point. We’re dedicated to helping students find the best fit college through Test Prep, Academic Tutoring, and College Consulting, ensuring they thrive in the right environment and achieve their full potential.
President & Founder