LET US HELP YOU STAND OUT IN THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS!

OUR EXPERT COLLEGE and GRADuate SCHOOL ADMISSIONS ADVICE WILL HELP YOU FIND SUCCESS TODAY AND BEYOND

We will guide you:

With a comprehensive and individualized approach tailored to your specific needs we will help you to successfully apply to College, Graduate School, Law School, Medical School, or Prep School

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OUR PROVEN PROCESS WILL:

  • ASSESS YOUR STRENGTHS

  • FIND YOUR INTERESTS

  • EVALUATE POSSIBILITIES FOR YOU

  • DEVELOP A PLAN TO GET YOU THERE

 

OUR MISSION

Futuro Enlightened

is committed to help you discover all the opportunities at your disposal given your academic, personal, leadership, and social talents.

Your Guide In Your Journey to Your Future Path

Adela Penagos, PhD, came to the United States as an international student and has 18 years of academic advising, teaching, and admissions experience between Harvard and the University of Notre Dame.  

Penagos, former Associate Dean of Academic Advising at Harvard and Assistant Dean at the University of Notre Damehelps students not only to be admitted to the program of their choice, but also to find success in their program and beyond.

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College Assistance to Help You Stand Out

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OUR APPROACH

To work together with students, parents, guardians, and/or significant others.  

To consult with you and your family's needs, with special focus on the student, when discerning possible colleges, universities, and other programs.

Adela Penagos became our son’s mentor. Working with her was the best decision we have made. She was always approachable and available and kept us apprised of our son’s progress. Her experience and background was the turning point in our son’s acceptance to his university. She made our son’s dreams come true with her hard work, valuable advice, and experience.
— Parents of a current undergraduate student
As parents of a current Harvard student, we strongly recommend Adela Penagos as an advising consultant. Adela was our daughter’s freshmen year advisor who truly supported and guided our child through her first year in college. After having the opportunity to meet and personally interact with Adela ourselves, we strongly believe that she was one of the very best individuals at Harvard. Adela understood the needs of the undergraduates and the goals that they all work towards. Her personal involvement, knowledge and dedication to her job was something that really struck us as a rare quality in someone of her position. In sum, if you expect the best of the best, we definitely recommend Adela and her utmost quality
— M and S Lee
During the fall and winter of my senior year in high school I was fortunate to receive Adela Penagos’ help with the college application process. Prior to this, I only had a vague idea of what I wanted out of my college experience. I was interested in a top tier university, but didn’t have a concrete notion of my options. She not only narrowed my list to a small, cohesive selection, but personally took me to visit the schools as well, really allowing me to know what schools I liked. Her feedback on my essays and résumé as well as her advice on preparing for interviews helped me to put forth very strong applications. I truly felt that Adela made me an outstanding candidate for the schools that I chose to apply to. She let me know what extracurriculars I needed to extrapolate on in my applications and paid attention to every detail of the entire process. Her extensive work with colleges in the past has granted her a truly excellent foundation for helping students seeking admission to colleges. She is not only incredibly knowledgeable but personable, friendly and is always willing to go the extra mile. I am ecstatic to be able to recommend her, and to say that she is a major reason I will be able to attend Georgetown University.
— EJ, Georgetown University, Class of 2019

What Sets Us Appart 

Depth and Breadth of Experience:  

Guiding students with success through the entire admission application process, selecting courses and extracurricular activities, and advising students to excel once in their selected program of study.

Participating in the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA); visiting colleges, universities, and schools; and attending conferences, allowing our leadership to keep abreast of current admissions trends to better serve you.

Excellence:

Providing high quality and trusted advice taking into consideration students' own talents.

Enabling you to discover your strengths and talents and put them in the context of the admissions process.  

Empowering you to ask the right questions of key individuals to get the answers you need to make well-informed choices. 

Global understanding: 

Having first-hand experience in applying as international students to various academic programs and developing programs and courses to help international students thrive in the US educational system allow us to better serve students from other countries and cultural backgrounds.

Admissions Advising to Help You Achieve Your Goals