We are prepared to begin working with students and families who want assistance navigating the selective private / independent high school admission process. We analyze your student profile to help finalize your school list and provide the most effective assistance with your applications. We customize services to meet your needs and goals. Included in this package:
SSAT Preparation may be added to this package.
This package is most appropriate for students who are applying to private high schools and who have much of the application process under control but need some limited guidance in certain specific areas.Up to 15 hours customizable counseling which may include:
Our concierge level service is distinguished by unparalleled personal attention, focus on the details and achievement of results. We customize a combination of services designed to successfully navigate your student and family through the college admissions process. Recognizing the importance of this life event, we work to maximize the probability of admission to top–choice graduate schools while minimizing the stresses and anxieties often associated with the selection and admission process.
Our comprehensive packages provides access to services without regard to hourly limitations or number of meetings. To accommodate student and family schedules we work after school, in the evenings and on weekends. When counselors meet with students and/ or parents via Skype using our dynamic online platform, they are looking at one another face to face, and screen sharing. It’s just like being in the same room — except more convenient because virtual sessions empower us to meet around even the most challenging schedules.
We are prepared to begin working with students at any point during college and at any stage of the planning, preparation and application process to apply to medical, law, business and many other graduate programs. We will help keep students organized and ahead of schedule to achieve admissions goals. Your counselor works with you one-on-one through all aspects of the admissions process with the support of the PCC Team. We have served students and families locally as well as throughout the United States and internationally.
Student Profile Analysis After fully understanding interests, goals and preferences we analyze student transcripts, standardized test scores, extra-curricular resume and personal history. BACK TO TOP
School Search and Selection We identify an initial list of schools that may be a good “Match” and “Fit.” Match refers to schools that have the attributes that interest the student and your family most. Fit refers to how schools will perceive the student’s application.
We help families research the individual schools, understand their main, and more subtle, differences and revise the list to those that are the best match and fit for the student. BACK TO TOP
Student Essay Completion Guidance Application essays provide an opportunity for students to highlight their character, unique perspective, academic interests and writing ability. Because each student is unique we help develop, revise and edit essays that reflect their best self, without regard to the number of drafts it requires. BACK TO TOP
Parent Essay Completion Guidance Parent essays provide the school with insights into the applicant and their family. We provide an opportunity for you to review essay questions with us and discuss how responses may be best tailored in support of your child’s application. We also review drafts and may suggest edits. BACK TO TOP
Activity Sheet Completion Guidance
How an extra-curricular activity sheet 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 an application. BACK TO TOP
Letters of Recommendation Guidance Letters of recommendation can further personalize an applicant. Unfortunately, many letters of recommendation are unremarkable. Obtaining the most helpful letters of recommendation is more complex than just asking for them. We provide guidance on selecting a teacher and other recommenders and how to engage them in order to obtain the strongest possible letters. BACK TO TOP
Interview Preparation School interviews provide an opportunity for students to strengthen and confirm their application. The interviewer’s report can function as a letter of recommendation and give admission committees another chance to know and understand an applicant. To prepare for successful interviews, we provide guidance on the types of questions to expect, how to formulate effective answers and how to ask insightful questions. We may conduct a mock interview to practice. BACK TO TOP
Campus Visit Guidance Campus visits can be an important part of selecting a school. We provide guidance on which schools to visit, the best time to go, specific activities to accomplish and how to evaluate the overall experience. BACK TO TOP
Social Media Guidance Admissions officers may review applicants using social media. Contrary to popular belief, you do not want to hide from social media. In fact, when used correctly, social media can be a major positive addition to your application. We help you optimize appropriate social media accounts to support your student’s application. BACK TO TOP
Athletic Recruitment and/or Arts Portfolio Guidance We provide guidance on how best to generate coach interest including how to produce a recruitment video and develop letters of interest. We help students navigate through all phases of creating a compelling portfolio. BACK TO TOP
Application Completion Guidance Navigating the submission of transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation via the Standard Application Online and other websites can be complex and time consuming. We create a customized admission-planning calendar that includes the optimal dates for completion of all application requirements. We provide ongoing guidance from Day 1 through the submission of all applications to keep you organized, ahead of schedule and with ultimate peace of mind.
The final step is to review and proofread all online applications to ensure that information has been input correctly. BACK TO TOP
SSAT Test Prep We provide a highly effective standardized test preparation program. It includes guidance and explanations on how to answer every type of question correctly and efficiently. It also provides practice tests that are scored with detailed explanations offered for every question. We provide additional essay guidance and evaluation, establish a preparation schedule and monitor each student’s progress. BACK TO TOP
Highly recommend Princeton College Consulting for HS Placement!
Every parent wants to know they are doing the right thing and investing in resources that benefit their child when it comes to education and well being. The bonus is if family support is provided during those stressful times that include high school placement and preparation for that big step in the child's life. It is with that knowledge in mind that I chose Princeton College Consulting for not only the college process but jumpstarting preparation for the long haul by utilizing PCC's high school placement program. As they say, the early bird gets the first worm! Being prepared earlier by placing into private high schools will only aid in the long term preparation for the ultimate college acceptance goal. My son's own PCC Counselor created a personalized plan with my son's needs and strengths considered, had patience in working directly with my child meeting the criteria necessary to complete the application steps and was organized throughout the process. My son ultimately succeeded in receiving his first choice of private high school acceptance with strong essay and interviewing skills among other important things. PCC gave me a tremendous amount of support throughout the progress by including me and taking so much pressure off of my hands, and my son grew and learned so much too! I am so pleased with PCC and continue to work toward my son's college goals.