Our counselors support students through all aspects of the college search and application process. The descriptions below represent minimum level of consultation families can anticipate. For more information, including current rates, please contact us.
Introduction to College Admissions
Learn to speak the language of the college admissions process. Arm yourself with knowledge to take initiative, be proactive, and keep an open mind.
Our staff helps families secure financially appropriate college matches. And, facilitate the financial aid process by explaining types of aid, assisting with forms and applications, and making sure you meet deadlines. We encourage and support families in using net-price calculators and analyzing aid offers.
Standardized Test Strategy
Once PSAT scores are in, we will develop an appropriate strategy and timeline for standardized testing.
Student Athlete College Search
Find the right place for you to excel at your sport. We search for college teams that match your skill level, direct you in meeting NCAA requirements and help you secure scholarship opportunities.
Finding the Fit: Custom College Rankings
Forget US News and World Report; craft your own college rankings. You’ll be provided a custom spread sheet to rank schools you visit according to your selected criteria.
To help families select useful print and online college admission publications, we offer a custom list of recommended resources that will prove effective for the college search.
Initial College Search List
During a family meeting, we will provide an individually crafted list of colleges for the student to consider. The initial list will be a launching point for planning college visits.
Building a Resume
Create a resume that appropriately captures unique talents and interests. Emphasis will be placed on prioritizing achievements, professional formatting, and readability.
Interviews are an opportunity to add depth to your college application. Learn techniques to maximize your strengths in an evaluative interview. Mock interview sessions offer students specific practice opportunities.
Letters of recommendation are required for nearly every college application. Select the strongest recommenders and provide your teacher/counselor with the tools to write a great letter on your behalf.
Writing a Personal Statement
Young writers of all abilities struggle when asked to describe themselves while avoiding cliché. We provide tools and counseling that empower students to write clear, compelling essays before senior year begins.
Refining the College List
Build a balanced list of reach, middle, and foundation schools. With data-driven expertise, counselors will assist families in developing a final list of schools in which to apply.
Preparing Applications and Meeting Deadlines
The most important aspect of the college application is attention to deadlines. Develop a method and time line for preparing materials and meeting application deadlines.
Our staff will help you gain the attention of the coaching staffs at schools you are interested in. We will make sure that student athletes and families are aware of NCAA regulations regarding contact between coaches and athletes.
NCAA Requirements and Compliance
Ideally beginning with ninth grade course selection, we’ll make sure you take courses needed to fulfill NCAA eligibility requirements and meet compliance standards.
Preparing Performing or Visual Arts Application
Our counselors help students who plan to pursue visual and performing arts (dance, music, or theater) at the college level prepare portfolios, audition materials, and other additional components of this specialized search and application process.
Crafting Supplemental Essays
Beyond a standard personal statement, competitive colleges often require students to provide additional short answer questions or supplemental essays. Students revisit tools from previous writing sessions to prepare clear responses.
Making confident decisions is a valuable by-product of a student-focused college search and application process. Deferred, denied, or wait-listed students may need to redirect their application plan. Other students may find choosing between two equally strong fits to be a real challenge. Counselors coach students to take action by making informed decisions.