College Planning 

College is an opportunity for young people to explore, learn and develop into successful and independent adults.  Students will make college decisions at 17 and 18 years old that will alter their life. Knowing the importance of this decision and the investment being made, we partner with the students and parents to provide expertise, guidance, and an outlet to discuss ideas, dreams, and concerns while guiding them to their desired goals.

 

We adhere to all ethical standards, practice empathy, and collaborate to find the best school choices. Our comprehensive packages typically begin in the sophomore or junior year and can include the following services:  

Discovery 

The discovery phase is the first and most important part of the college admissions process as students discover themselves and how they match with colleges and careers. 

  • Assessments Tools:  Personality, aptitude, and student interest assessments help students better understand their strengths, interests, and dreams.  We use this information to build the college list and as the foundation for essays and applications.
     

  • Resume:  Listing their previous success, honors, activities, and achievements, students build a resume and portfolio of accomplishments to help organize their experiences.
     

  • Academic and Summer planning:  We provide in-depth guidance on current and future course selections and summer planning. 

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Build  

During the build phase, we begin to construct a comprehensive list of potential college matches. 

 

  • Research: Utilizing sophisticated data, we teach students how to research colleges,  fully invest in the process, understand the opportunities, and deepen their preferences.
     

  • Time Management: Each student will have access to a private student portal designed to organize their reports, testing, college list, deadlines, and application requirements.
     

  • College List: Using the assessment results and the student's further self-discovery, we will select criteria for choosing specific schools to include geography, school culture, tuition and cost, majors, career prospects, athletics, and extracurriculars.  This phase begins in the fall of junior and is completed by the end of the junior year with a list of 7 to 10 schools.

Present

Students, through self-discovery, begin developing their unique personal stories to showcase their best selves through the applications and essays.
 

  • Applications: The application is the opportunity for students to shine and differentiate.  We guide them on navigating the common app, coalition app, and school-specific applications. 
     

  • Essays: We begin essay brainstorming work on our first day. Throughout our time, we will explore topics, craft the message, edit, rewrite, and refine, so they tell the story of their unique self.

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