Brandywine Valley College Specialists is now Westward Scholars.
Our updated name and brand reflects a host of new services geared toward international students while enhancing our mission to help every student get into the college of their choice.

We continue to offer the College Admission Roadmap to Grad Cap – a comprehensive virtual program that has helped guide thousands of students and parents to success in the college admissions process. Available in a variety of packages to meet the needs and budgets of every family, the Roadmap will lead you through every detail and aspect of the admissions process in a simplified and straightforward way. Our program and services will help ensure that you’re inspired, energized, and on a clear path to your top school – not stressed, overwhelmed, or confused by the process.

In addition, we’ve now grown to help even more students and families achieve the dream of higher education. A tremendous amount of international interest in our services, as well as extensive market research, led us to expand our specialized programs to assist students and families around the world.

While we’ve been serving a growing Indian community in Chester County and the Brandywine Valley, our website and online programs have generated significant engagement abroad, especially in India and Africa. Now, we’re upgrading and customizing some of our niche services to meet the unique needs of international students, many of whom are interested in accessing elite American universities. Our experience and research show that a large percentage of today’s international students simply lack the guidance or knowledge to effectively navigate the increasingly complex college admissions process of western universities. While their parents or older siblings may have attended U.S. universities, the process has changed substantially in even the past few years. For some, the cost of a high-end personal college counselor is too expensive. For others, they simply don’t know where to begin.

That’s where Westward Scholars comes in. Until now, there simply wasn’t an affordable professional college admission counseling service that both domestic and international students and parents can access from the convenience of their homes. We offer the full spectrum of admissions counseling services, cutting through the confusion, answering tough questions, and helping you do what it takes to get you or your child into their top school, including:

  1. Understanding the ins and outs of the current admissions environment.
  2. Evaluating alternatives and developing your target schools.
  3. Obtaining strong teacher and counselor recommendations.
  4. Boosting your standardized test scores through proven methods and strategies.
  5. Mastering the essay with a creative approach that ensures you stand out and get noticed.
  6. Accessing scholarships, loans, and other financial tools to help you comfortably shoulder the cost.

In addition, Westward Scholars offers private, one-on-one counseling sessions via Zoom and through a growing network of professional counselors positioned across the nation. And once we can safely resume international travel, we’ll be offering in-person group workshops at select locations throughout India.

And, of course, we continue to have the same top-notch staff, led by experts Sandy Thornton, J.D. and Dr. Elizabeth Turner, who bring decades of first-hand and real-world experience in the college admissions and admissions preparation process.

Our name reflects our growth and a global approach and perspective that increasingly impacts nearly every aspect of our lives, including the college admissions process. Whether you are Malvern or Mumbai, we’re here to help get you or your child into your dream school. And we’ll help you make sure you can afford it. In fact, a small investment in our services today can help you save significant time, energy, and money down the road.

Choosing the right college or university can be the first step on the road to both lifelong professional and personal success. We’re here to help. We are Westward Scholars.


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