College Application Coaching
From August 1 – December 15 of senior year, for high school seniors who have scheduled or completed all required testing (ACT, SAT and TOEFL), and, if required, have all required financial certification documents ordered or on file dated September or later of the year of application. A la carte or comprehensive services are available.
A la carte Services
Application Boot Camp:
Through focused, accelerated sessions, students spend six hours working one-on-one with a counselor to complete the Common Application, a resume of activities and achievements, determine his or her application plan, prepare personal statements and supplemental essays.
Targeted Counseling for Seniors:
Finalize college list
Common Application Personal Statement review
Supplemental Essay review
Determine application strategy (Early Decision, Early Action, Regular Decision)
Essay development support or review
Application packet final review
College tour planning
Countdown to College Intensive - Grade 11
In addition to the comprehensive planning tasks, in junior year, students must begin to identify how to make themselves their most competitive in the application pool given their current profile with the time remaining before the Application Season begins. Juniors will, also, finalize their testing timeline. In addition, they will begin:
College list research and preparation, starting with assessment results, the student's individualized college goals, and the family's financial fit to identify the appropriate target, reach and safety schools.
Personal statement and essay mentoring.
Overview of merit and need-based aid potential.
Strategic guidance through the Early Decision/Early Action decision-making process
Mock interviews in preparation for on-campus and alumni interviews with actual questions from top-tier schools.
Development of a concise, clear resume to highlight your strengths and accomplishments.
Suggestions to identify the best people from whom to request letters of recommendation.
Help with Personal Statement and supplemental essays including topic development and editing.
A detailed work plan to ensure that all applications and supporting materials are completed well ahead of deadlines.
Guidance if deferred or waitlisted.
Assistance in choosing a school and preliminary major once acceptances are received.