Frequently Asked Questions

We have been assisting candidates achieve their career aspirations for over a decade, having gained the experience and knowledge necessary for success.  We have provided this FAQ section to answer many of the frequently asked questions that we were asked along the way.

Why should I use Astroff?

It is increasingly difficult to gain admission to many undergraduate, graduate and professional programs including medicine, law, business and dentistry, given the dramatic rise in applications for a limited number of positions. Each year only a small percentage of applicants receive offers of admission from professional schools. Most of these students have strong academic records and high standardized test scores.

Gaining admission to university requires careful planning – even for students with impressive credentials. No aspect of the application process can be overlooked.  Distinguishing yourself with an excellent application and interview can make the difference between pursuing your academic and professional dreams and falling just short.

Expert advice can make the process less daunting.   There is a steep learning curve involved in completing the best application possible. Admission procedures are complex and requirements change from year to year and vary among universities. Managing the process is time intensive given the competing challenges of school, work and extracurricular activities.

We have years of experience helping thousands of students gain admission to the university program of their choice.  We work one-on-one with our clients to effectively manage the application process, allowing students to maximize their chances of success. The result is the strongest application possible, one that highlights each student’s unique character and individual attributes.

About Robert Astroff:   Dr. Robert Astroff has graduated from 4 prestigious universities across Canada, having pursued academic studies at the highest level, attaining 4 university degrees including a law degree and Ph.D.  Dr. Astroff’s own educational background, professional experience in the field of post-secondary education and extensive knowledge of the application process make him uniquely qualified to assist you in achieving your educational and professional goals.

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What can I expect from Astroff?

Each year only a small percentage of applicants receive offers of admission from professional schools. Most of these students have strong academic records and high standardized test scores. Distinguishing yourself with an excellent application and interview can make the difference between pursuing your academic and professional dreams and falling just short.

We provide guidance throughout the application process, thereby minimizing the frustration and anxiety frequently associated with university admissions.  We work with you to present your application in the best possible light and enhance your interview skills to allow you to excel under pressure.

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What is the cost of Astroff products or services?

For many of our services, the cost is clearly displayed on our website.  We also offer a variety of packages covering a range of services typically associated with the application process.   

However, the application process for each client and university is unique, requiring different types/combinations of services.  In some cases, we operate on a “quote” basis.  During our initial discussion, we obtain information about your academic credentials and career aspirations, the type of program you seek to enter and the number of applications involved.  We then provide a detailed quote based on the types of services required and the estimated time for completion.

We accept payment by Visa , MasterCard and PayPal.  All prices are quoted in Canadian dollars.

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Who uses Astroff's services?

We are proud to work with students from around the globe: from coast-to-coast across Canada, the U.S. and abroad.

Our client base includes:

  • High School Students who are applying to undergraduate programs and/or planning for eventual professional school admission.  We often work with parents as a part of the process. Learn More
  • University Students who are applying to professional school programs (such as medicine, law, dentistry).
  • Professional School Students (such as medical students who are competing for residency placement.
  • University Graduates who are seeking employment in their chosen career path.

How does Astroff work with clients outside of Canada?

We work with clients from across Canada, the U.S. and overseas, providing coaching sessions over the phone and videoconference. We find these coaching sessions performed remotely work just as well as in-person sessions.

I am a high school student. Do I need Astroff's services?

With increasing competition, choices made in high school can have a significant impact on a student’s career path. For example, some medical schools require details about volunteer and extracurricular activities dating back to the age of sixteen. Expert advice is crucial at an early stage to channel a student’s interests into meaningful experiences that will enhance his or her chances of admission to university and future career success.

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