The Starting Point for all 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th graders. You will gain a thorough understanding of all the moving parts and complexities of the selective college admissions process, how they relate to your student and what you need to do to succeed.
Assistance completing the entire college admission process to maximize the probability of admission to top choice colleges without hourly limitations.
Athletic Recruitment, Arts Portfolio Guidance, and other supplemental services may be added to this package.
In addition to all services included in the Comprehensive Package above, students receive on-going early guidance to best prepare for admission to top choice colleges.
The Senior Package 1 is most appropriate for students who are seniors or rising seniors in high school and who have most of the college application process under control but need some limited guidance in certain specific areas. Also, appropriate for transfer students and 9th, 10th or
The Senior Package 2 is appropriate for students who are seniors or rising seniors in high school and who may have much of the college application process under control but who want more guidance and support in certain specific areas. Also, appropriate for transfer students and 9th, 10th or
Guidance and assistance with the college admissions process on an hourly basis. Minimum 3 hours. Packages available for blocks of 15 or 30 hours.
We establish your current and potential College Admissions Index© (CAI). The CAI is a holistic assessment tool that uses 11 distinct and interrelated elements of a college application and yields a student’s estimated probability of earning admission to specific colleges. We then deliver a 15-page strategic action plan.
Based on your interests, goals, and performance, we make recommendations for high school coursework.
We'll provide recommendations for co-curricular activities and competitions, volunteer/service opportunities, paid work, athletics, and how to make your experiences most impactful.
We craft recommendations for pre-college programs, internships, independent reading and research, and other ways to explore and develop interests.
This includes setting S.M.A.R.T. goals (Specific, Measurable, Agreed upon, Realistic, Time-bound), monitoring and evaluating progress, expanding a special interest or activity, supporting writing skills development, and providing encouragement through scheduled monthly meetings and informal access to your counselor.
Recommendations for what tests to take, when to take them and how to prepare for them. Includes full length SAT and ACT diagnostic tests with detailed reports and guidance on score reporting options as appropriate.
Using the list you provide we calculate the probability of earning admission and classify each college as a Dream, Reach, Target or Likely.
We identify an initial list of colleges that may be a good “Match” and “Fit.” Match refers to colleges that have the attributes that interest you and your family most. Fit refers to how colleges will perceive your application.
We calculate the probability of earning admission to the initial list of colleges and classify each as a Dream, Reach, Target or Likely. We help students research the individual colleges, understand their main and more subtle differences and revise the list to those that are the best match and fit for them.
Additionally, you receive guidance on the difference between applying “Early Decision,” Early Action,” or “Regular Decision” and how to strategically use the timing of applications to your advantage.
How an extra-curricular resume is presented can be as important as the activities and accomplishments it lists. We advise what activities and honors to include and how to best explain them on a resume or the “Activity Sheet” portion of your application.
Application essays provide an opportunity to highlight your character, unique perspective, intellectual interests and writing ability. In addition to your personal statement, most selective colleges require their own supplemental essay(s). We help each student develop, revise and edit compelling essays.
We provide guidance on what colleges to visit, the best time to go, specific activities to accomplish and how to evaluate the overall experience.
To prepare for successful on-campus or alumni interviews, we provide guidance on the types of questions to expect, how to formulate effective answers and how to ask insightful questions.
Obtaining the most effective letters requires strategic selection of recommenders, and submitting carefully written request materials. We provide guidance to obtain the strongest letters possible.
We provide the complete applications files of 5 students admitted to an Ivy League College for review and analysis with you.
Multiple college application systems and various high school policies can make the completion and submission of applications complex.
We provide ongoing guidance from Day 1 through the submission of all applications to help keep students organized and on-schedule. Included is a customized college admission planning calendar with the optimal dates for completion of all application requirements.
The final step is to review and proofread all on line applications to ensure that information has been entered strategically and correctly.
We identify colleges where you have the potential to be a recruited athlete and work with you to assemble your recruitment package that includes an academic and athletic resume, recruitment video, letters of interest, and recruiting questionnaires. We provide guidance on how best to contact coaches to generate interest.
We also provide guidance on NCAA recruiting rules and regulations and what coaches typically look for in athletic prospects. We prepare you for interviews with college coaches as well as navigating the NCAA Eligibility Center process.
When applying to programs for Fine Arts, Fashion, Film, Design, Architecture, Music, Theatre, Dance and other related areas, many colleges require portfolio submissions. We will navigate you through all phases of creating a compelling portfolio or preparing for an audition that will portray your best work in the right way.
We guide students through a major independent project designed for personal development and distinction in the college admissions process. Projects take place over the course of 1-4 years and can begin as early as 8th grade.
Past projects have included college level STEM, humanities and social science research. We have also helped students found businesses, initiate civic actions, produce original films and complete art portfolios and engineering projects.
We offer a variety of exceptional and proven test preparation solutions.
We provide the complete applications files of students admitted to your choice of colleges for review and analysis with you.
We arrange one-to-one personal tours, with a student in your area of interest to provide a real-life experience. Your personal guide leads you behind-the-scenes to their dorms, classes, and clubs they are involved with. For students who do not visit a campus, one-to-one conversations can be arranged via Skype.
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