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What We Do

Curriculum Planning & 

Extracurricular Activities

  • Guidance for academic course work, extracurricular activities, summer plans, etc

  • Development of a college planning calendar and timeline (college campus visits, submitting college applications, admissions interviews)

  • Navigation of the admissions process from start to finish

College Search

 Selection & Applications

  • Guidance for completing and submitting college applications (private or public institutions)

  • Exploration and selection of schools that match student's unique needs: academic, social, and financial. Final spreadsheet to include reach schools, target schools, and likely schools

  • Development of "road map" to ensure all college application deadlines are met or exceeded

  • Preparation for obtaining counselor and teacher letters of recommendations, admissions interviews, performing arts auditions

College Major & Career Guidance

  • Personal assessment of strengths, interests, and work style

  • Exploration of possible majors best suited to student's strengths

  • Advice concerning internships and externships (for summer, high school or college)

  • Guidance for job shadowing opportunities in the student's local community

Application Essays

  • Sharing of strategies for students to write effective short answers, college essays and personal statements

  • Guidance in revising, editing, and refining student's essays for Common App, Supplements, and non-Common App universities

  • Helping high school students or graduate school applicants to effectively articulate their personal journeys and achievements and to showcase what makes each student special and unique

Standardized Testing & Scholarships

  • Guidance regarding SAT, ACT and AP exams

  • Recommendations for standardized test preparation

  • Advice regarding completing financial aid forms (FAFSA and CSS Profile) and terms

  • Guidance for students applying for college-specific merit-based aid or private scholarships