College Counseling Packages

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Package for Freshman - Senior Years

 

  • Guide course selection

  • Provide an overview of the National Merit Scholarship Program

  • Assist in the selection of high school academic curricular choices and plan extracurricular activities, including meaningful summer activities

  • Assess career and possible college major interests

  • Explain and provide guidance through the college planning process (discussion of standardized tests, testing options, application deadlines, etc.)

  • Create a list of target schools for the student to visit and prepare the student to conduct meaningful visits

  • Evaluate the student’s record, including high school transcripts, standardized test results, extracurricular activities, athletic activities, and special talents

  • Generate a long list of good match schools

  • Create a list of target schools for the student to visit and prepare the student to conduct meaningful visits

  • Refer to resources for test preparation and academic tutoring, if necessary

  • Develop student interview skills and confidence through mock interviews

  • Guide the financial aid process

  • Assist in narrowing down the “long list” of good match schools to a shorter list of best match schools, with varying degrees of admission difficulty, to which the student will apply

  • Discuss and evaluate Early Decision, Early Action, Rolling, and Regular Application plans

  • Assist with preparation of activity list and/or resume

  • Provide guidance on recommendation letter writers

  • Assist on essays to be prepared by the student—primarily topic development and critique

  • Assist with preparation of supplemental materials

  • Assist with application preparation—including organizational assistance, time and stress management, and making suggestions for the order of information to be included in the application

  • Assist with the final decision concerning which college to attend

  • Assist with waitlist and appeals process, if necessary

  • Assist the student and family with the transition-to-college process

  • Provide broad college success counseling

Package for Junior to Senior Years

  • Guide course selection

  • Provide an overview of the National Merit Scholarship Program

  • Assist in the selection of high school academic curricular choices and plan extracurricular activities, including meaningful summer activities

  • Assess career and possible college major interests

  • Explain and provide guidance through the college planning process (discussion of standardized tests, testing options, application deadlines, etc.)

  • Create a list of target schools for the student to visit and prepare the student to conduct meaningful visits

  • Refer to resources for test preparation and academic tutoring, if necessary

  • Develop student interview skills and confidence through mock interviews

  • Guide the financial aid process

  • Assist in narrowing down the “long list” of good match schools to a shorter list of best match schools, with varying degrees of admission difficulty, to which the student will apply

  • Discuss and evaluate Early Decision, Early Action, Rolling, and Regular Application plans

  • Assist with preparation of activity list and/or resume

  • Provide guidance on recommendation letter writers

  • Assist on essays to be prepared by the student—primarily topic development and critique

  • Assist with preparation of supplemental materials

  • Assist with application preparation—including organizational assistance, time and stress management, and making suggestions for the order of information to be included in the application

  • Assist with the final decision concerning which college to attend

  • Assist with waitlist and appeals process, if necessary

  • Assist the student and family with the transition-to-college process

  • Provide broad college success counseling

Package for Freshman or Sophomores

  • Guide course selection

  • Provide an overview of the National Merit Scholarship Program

  • Assist in the selection of high school academic curricular choices and plan extracurricular activities, including meaningful summer activities

  • Assess career and possible college major interests

  • Explain and provide guidance through the college planning process (discussion of standardized tests, testing options, application deadlines, etc.)

  • Create a list of target schools for the student to visit and prepare the student to conduct meaningful visits

  • Refer to resources for test preparation and academic tutoring, if necessary

  • Provide guidance on tracking the activity list and/or resume

  • Guide the financial aid process

  • Provide guidance on tracking potential essay topics to be prepared by the student
     

Ala Carte

Ala Carte options are available as well to focus on specific areas, such as college essays or interviews.