You were right on so many levels about college options for our daughter. It has been a godsend. And so were you, right when we needed you. You really know your stuff, combined with a keen intuition about every kid you see.
Meetings are unlimited. This is a general overview. There are also unlimited phone calls and e-mails – whatever it takes to have a good outcome and happy clients!
Introductory Meeting and Initial Consultation A meeting with the student and parent(s) to share information and outline responsibilities, go over school records, test scores, activities, volunteer work, career goals, etc. Also, to discuss the parent’s perspective on the student’s strengths, weaknesses, interests, and academic preferences. The student may be asked to take a sample PSAT, ACT, or SAT. The student is given a packet of information relating to the process, information on testing, and a copy of The Common Application. Parents are given a questionnaire to take home, fill out, and bring to the next meeting.
College Selection Meeting A meeting with the student and parent(s). The student is guided through a detailed college selection survey to understand college preferences. Parents are also asked for their input. Individual concerns, such as athletics, performing arts, special programs and majors, and support for learning disabilities, are discussed. Financial aid questions and scholarships will also be discussed.
Thanks for all, all, all, of your help! You have my best wishes in the future to help others also realize and accomplish their goals.
I remember in the first meeting with you when I told you that Harvard was my first choice you did not say it was impossible and instead, you made it happen! Please keep in touch. Thank you.
Preliminary List Researching and creating the annotated list of up to 20 recommended colleges based upon the college selection meeting and gathering of information.
Presentation of College Recommendations A meeting with the student and parent(s). The list of recommended colleges is discussed along with an overview of the application and college visit process. An individual application strategy is designed which describes which colleges to apply to, how to apply (early decision or regular decision), and how to best present the student to the colleges. The student receives a personalized College Planning Guide and Organizer.
Student Meetings Review of the college list, resume application strategies, essay, testing, interviews, and anything else regarding the application process.
Student Meetings The student is assisted with college applications, essays, resume, and interviews. This is unlimited in terms of time and is personalized for every student and each college.
Student and Parent Final Meeting A meeting with the student and parent(s) to review college responses and help in making the final college selection decision. The student is given a College Success Guide.