If You are a High School Student or Parents of One and Planning for College;
We are Here to Help You and to Answer Your Questions.
Start early to give yourself the time and tools to complete your academic plan, choose your courses, define your goals, explore your interests, and learn more about how to make the right choices in the college admissions process. Seniors, my motto is - it is never too late! Just put some energy into learning more.
1. If I’m So Smart, Why Is This So Complicated?
Getting Started-Understanding What Colleges Are Looking for in a Successful Candidate
Colleges: All Sizes, Shapes and Flavors
Where Will I Be Most Comfortable
Collegeeze! What Are They Trying to Say?
Learning To Push The Envelope: Setting Personal Goals and Matching Them Up With Your Academic Program.
What Do I Do Now?
Beyond The Classroom-Resources for Summer College Campus Programs, Study Abroad, Volunteerism, Leadership Opportunities, Entrepreneurship, and Travel Programs.
Developing your Resume and Charting Your Accomplishments
Alphabet Soup (PSAT/NMSQT, SAT I, ACT, SAT II, AP)-Online Test Preparation and referral to private tutors upon request.
Tools and Resources
3. Which College Is For You?
Establishing a System for the Search
The Matching Game-Assessment Tools are Available to Help Identify Your Interests and Strengths.
What Are The Best Resources
What Really Matters? - Identifying the Criteria that Schools Use
Taking An Objective Look At You
Identifying Your Criteria For Schools
Narrowing The Choices To The Final List
4. Touring Campuses
Planning The College Visit
The College Interview Process
Mock Interview-Build Your Confidence and Develop Your “Student Led Interview”
5. Applying to College
Understanding the Essential Elements of the Application
Choosing Your Recommendation Writers Wisely - Guide the Process of Recommendation Request and Assistance with providing the School Counselor with what they need to write effectively.
Writing the Personal Statement or College Essay-”Discovering Your Voice”, Get help with Revisions, Editing, and Getting to the Question.
Decisions, decisions, decisions-Early Action, Early Decision, Regular, Rolling
Understanding Admissions Decisions
Alternative Paths-Portfolio Development, Getting the Details on Auditions, and Demands for Additional Applications and Essays.
The Final Cut: How Do I Decide?-Receive Assistance Sorting Through Acceptances and Making Your Choice
6. Paying for College-Through our Financial Planning Services-Individual Session Available with our Financial Adviser
You’re in-Now, How Do You Pay for It?
What Are Sources for Financial Aid?
Avoiding Scholarship Scams
Creating Your Own Scholarship Search