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Counseling Services

Having been through the admissions process with my own teen, I know just how much work it is! Luckily, we can navigate this process together to reduce your family's workload and stress. I welcome family engagement but I also understand some families don't have a lot of time to engage, or simply want to be their student's cheerleader! Regardless of family involvement, my commitment is to shepherd you through this process to find your path as carefully as I did my own son.

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My recommendation is to complete one or two hour-long strategy sessions in the spring before 9th or 10th

grade so we can get to know each other, review the higher education landscape, discuss elements of college applications, review your high school course selections, and brainstorm about meaningful extracurricular activities. After that, I recommend starting the 11th - 12th grade service package the summer before 11th grade begins. That being said, it is never too late for us to work together and every student and family has specific needs. We can talk about options during your free consultation. 

11th / 12th Grade Package

During your junior year we will work together to:

  • discuss your goals, dreams, strengths, and where you might want to put your efforts 

  • discuss your current academic plan including high school course selection

  • review and discuss your transcript, extracurricular activities, special talents, employment, and / or volunteering

  • discuss your social media profile

  • research colleges to find those that meet your goals, interests, needs, and personality, then draft a list that includes safety, target, and reach schools

  • brainstorm great essay topics for you to draft

  • strategize about who to ask for recommendation letters

  • develop a standardized testing strategy as needed

  • start building your activities resume

  • discuss financial aid

  • develop skills and confidence for college interviews

  • develop a plan for meaningful engagement with schools to learn about them and demonstrate interest, start reaching out, process impressions

  • discuss your summer plans, including possible internships, jobs, and volunteer opportunities

We will finish our 11th grade work together by creating a formal plan and detailed to do list with deadlines for your senior year

During your senior year we will work together to:

  • strategize about how to stay healthy and motivated

  • discuss how we can best work with your school counselor so we provide you with the most comprehensive support possible without duplicating efforts

  • complete your college list, making sure that there is a good balance of safety, target, and reach schools

  • decide whether you will apply Early Action, Early Admission, or Regular Admission

  • continue meaningful engagement with schools to learn about them and demonstrate interest, process impressions

  • complete financial aid applications as appropriate

  • launch a scholarship search

  • help your family write a "brag sheet" about you

  • review, edit, and complete your essays

  • complete your activities resume

  • complete, proofread, and submit your applications

  • CELEBRATE and evaluate your college offers

  • complete any remaining elements of the enrollment process (sending your final transcript, signing up for orientation, reviewing the course catalog and registering for classes, applying for housing, fulfilling immigration requirements if studying outside the U.S)

during your junior year we will work together to:

  • Discuss your goals, dreams, strengths, and where you might want to put your efforts 

  • discuss your current academic plan including high school course selection

  • review and discuss your transcript, extracurricular activities, special talents, employment, and / or volunteering

  • discuss your social media profile

  • research colleges to find those that meet your goals, interests, needs, and personality, then draft a list that includes safety, target, and reach schools

  • brainstorm great essay topics for you to draft

  • strategize about who to ask for recommendation letters

  • develop a standardized testing strategy as needed

  • start building your activities resume

  • discuss financial aid

  • develop skills and confidence for college interviews

  • develop a plan for meaningful engagement with schools to learn about them and demonstrate interest, start reaching out, process impressions

  • discuss your possible summer plans, including possible internships, jobs, and volunteer opportunities

  • create a formal plan and detailed to - do list with deadlines for your senior year

11th Grade Package

11th Grade Package

 We will work together to:

  • discuss your goals, dreams, strengths, and where you might want to put your efforts 

  • discuss your current academic plan including high school course selection

  • review and discuss your transcript, extracurricular activities, special talents, employment, and / or volunteering

  • discuss your social media profile

  • research colleges to find those that meet your goals, interests, needs, and personality, then draft a list that includes safety, target, and reach schools

  • brainstorm great essay topics for you to draft

  • strategize about who to ask for recommendation letters

  • develop a standardized testing strategy as needed

  • start building your activities resume

  • discuss financial aid

  • develop skills and confidence for college interviews

  • develop a plan for meaningful engagement with schools to learn about them and demonstrate interest, start reaching out, process impressions

  • discuss your summer plans, including possible internships, jobs, and volunteer opportunities

  • create a formal plan and detailed to-do list with deadlines for your senior year.

Packages

We will work together to:

  • strategize about how to stay healthy and motivated

  • discuss how we can best work with your school counselor so we provide you with the most comprehensive support possible without duplicating efforts

  • review and discuss your transcript, extracurricular activities, special talents, employment, and/or volunteering

  • discuss your social media profile

  • develop a standardized testing strategy as needed

  • research colleges to find those that meet your goals, interests, needs, and personality, then complete your list that safety, target, and reach schools

  • decide whether you will apply Early Action, Early Admission, or Regular Admission

  • create a formal plan and detailed to-do list with deadlines

  • brainstorm great essay topics for you to write

  • write, review, edit, and complete your essays

  • strategize about who to ask for recommendation letters

  • complete your activities resume

  • help your family write a "brag sheet" about you

  • discuss financial aid

  • complete financial aid applications as appropriate

  • launch a scholarship search

  • develop a plan for meaningful engagement with schools to learn about them and demonstrate interest, process impressions

  • develop skills and confidence for college interviews

  • complete, proofread, and submit your applications

  • CELEBRATE and evaluate your college offers

  • complete any remaining elements of the enrollment process (sending your final transcript, signing up for orientation, reviewing the course catalog and registering for classes, applying for housing, fulfilling immigration requirements if studying outside the U.S)

12th Grade Package

Hourly Consulting

I work with students and families on an hourly basis on specific elements of the college application process. The most common hourly services include developing a list of colleges, brainstorming and revising essays, completing mock interviews, building an activities resume, and discussing financial aid and scholarships. 

Hourly
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