Sue – you are a dear woman, it was a pleasure to get to know you and thank you for all your help.
My daughter and I have enjoyed your personal and professional manner in the way you have dealt with us.
Sue, we couldn’t have done it without you!
Sue thanks! You were a very positive influence on our son and his self-esteem.
Thank you so much for advising our son and us in our navigation of the college application process. we are all obviously thrilled with our outcome – but also greatly appreciated the guidance, advice, input, unruffled demeanor and resource you and your team provided throughout the process. The whole process was remarkably low stress.
Sue, you are wonderful!
Very nice to work with you, we couldn’t have done it without you!
You are a wonderful person, I could relate to you from our very first phone call.
College Expert provides professional, personalized pre-college planning services for middle school and high school students beginning as early as 8th grade. By working together throughout the high school years, we can develop an in-depth knowledge of the student, build on his or her strengths, and recommend strategies to overcome weaknesses. Then when the time comes to begin the college selection and application process, the student will be ready to embark on this journey fully prepared.
We are often asked when students and parents should begin working with us. The answer is, the earlier the better. While we accept students in 10th, 11th, and even 12th grade, the ideal time to begin is in 8th or 9th grade. That way, we can take more time to get to know the student and recommend colleges that would truly be the best fit for him or her. We can also help the student navigate each of his or her high school years to build the best possible college application. Students who are successful in all aspects of high school – courses, grades, honors and awards, extracurricular activities, leadership, volunteerism, and community involvement – present the strongest college applications. In fact, we feel so strongly about our pre-college planning services for younger students that there is little difference in our fee structure between a 2- and 5-year plan.
When we work with students in 8th, 9th, or 10th grade, we like to meet quarterly with both the student and parent(s). Here are some of the services we provide during these meetings:
We will make use of a number of tools and assessments (which may vary according to each student’s needs), but may include: