College Prep is our In-Depth and Comprehensive Program.
College Prep is the most effective program for sophomores, juniors and seniors who have high goals and dreams to achieve. You will access the guidance, insight, and inspiration necessary to get you where you want to go. This program includes in-person, Zoom, phone and e-mail collaborative consultation.
The elements of College Prep are designed to begin with ideas about where to go to college and end with choosing among acceptances.
The List: You will begin with defining what you are looking for in a college experience then develop a personalized list of best-fit colleges that will be academically challenging, socially comfortable, and financially manageable. You will choose Foundation, Target, and Reach campuses where you can thrive.
The Application: Each section of your applications will be examined to find the best responses to showcase your strengths. Essays are the most valuable real estate; you will brainstorm responses to prompts to find the one that will make you stand out. With guidance, you will write essays that reveal how your unique qualities make you a perfect fit, essays that can turn a “maybe” into a “Welcome!” When needed, I’ll help you craft a resume or curate materials to send with your application.
The Interview: In a time when direct contact between students and admission offices is limited, more colleges are offering interviews. You will learn how to answer the most-often-asked questions as well as preparing a list of your own to ask the interviewer. Interviewing is an important skill that you will use next when you apply for internships or summer jobs.
College Success: College is a tool, not a destination. I want you to be able to gain the greatest advantage of your education. You’ll take time to investigate majors at each college and their relationship to jobs and careers. Majors with the same name like Pre-Med or Marketing may have different requirements or offer different courses at each college.
As part of your preparation for writing “Why here?” supplemental essays, you’ll explore the college resources that will help you reach your ultimate goals.
Support: From our first conversation to packing your bags, I am here for you. I will answer your questions, provide insight based on experience with campuses, help you shine. When you’re ready to compare offers from colleges, I’ll help you sort out the financial aid and other advantages of each one. I also stay in touch with many of my students through college. I am still here when my students have resume queries or “what should I do now? ” questions.
Bonuses: Here are 4 “extras” included in the College Prep Program.
College Visits, Virtual or In Person: See how to make the most of your time and where to uncover great information. You will learn the basics of networking with admissions offices.
Testing: Learn which tests you will need and when to take them based on the colleges on your list. For Test Optional colleges, where should you submit scores?
Application Timing: What are the pros and cons of Early Decision, and other protocols. Which will give your application a boost?
Financial Aid: Learn where to apply to maximize your access to merit aid. Get ready to file the FAFSA and CSS. Find scholarship opportunities, and more.