We are prepared to begin working with students in grades 8-12 as well as college transfer students at any point in the planning and application process. Please contact us for current pricing.
College Preparation Package
For students in 8th, 9th or 10th grade who want to turbo charge their profile. Families receive a customized college admissions plan that includes strategic recommendations for coursework selection, standardized test preparation and scheduling, extra-curricular achievement and summer enrichment activities to stand out in the college application process.
Comprehensive College Admission Package
For students in 11th and 12th grade who want assistance completing the entire selective college admission process to maximize their probability of admission to top choice colleges. We create your customized college admissions plan, solidify your college list and help students write the most compelling personal statement and college specific supplemental essays.
Services include academic, extra-curricular and resume completion guidance, help securing the best letters of recommendation, interview preparation, college visitation guidance, standardized testing strategy, review of admitted student applications and application completion guidance.
Athletic Recruitment, Arts Portfolio Guidance and other supplemental services may be added to this package.
Early Start Comprehensive College Admission Package
In addition to all services included in the Comprehensive College Admission Package, students beginning in 8th, 9th or 10th grade receive on-going early guidance to best prepare for admission to top choice colleges.
Early Guidance includes setting S.M.A.R.T. goals, monitoring and evaluating progress, expanding a special interest or activity, supporting writing skills development and providing encouragement through scheduled monthly meetings and informal access to your counselor.
Essay Completion Packages
For students who already have a college list and primarily want help with their application essays. We analyze your student profile and potential for admission to your selected colleges to help you write the most compelling essays.
Student Profile Analysis
After fully understanding your interests, goals and preferences we analyze transcripts, standardized test scores, extra-curricular resume and personal history.
Customized College Admissions Plan
We establish your current and potential College Admissions Index© (CAI). The CAI is a holistic assessment tool that uses 11 distinct and interrelated elements of a college application and yields a student’s estimated probability of earning admission to specific colleges. We deliver a 15- page report that is your strategic action plan.
Based on your interests, goals and performance we make recommendations for high school coursework.
May include recommendations for co-curricular activities and competitions, volunteer / service opportunities, paid work, athletics and how to make your experiences most impactful.
Summer Enrichment Guidance
May include recommendations for pre-college programs, internships, independent reading and research, and other ways to explore and develop interests.
Includes setting S.M.A.R.T. goals (Specific, Measurable, Agreed upon, Realistic, Time bound) monitoring and evaluating progress, expanding a special interest or activity, supporting writing skills development and providing encouragement through scheduled monthly meetings and informal access to your counselor.
Standardized Testing Strategy
Recommendations for what tests to take, when to take them and how to prepare for them. Includes full length SAT and ACT diagnostic tests with detailed reports and guidance on score reporting options as appropriate.
College List Review
Using the list you provide we calculate the probability of earning admission and classify each college as a Dream, Reach, Target or Likely.
College List Development
We identify an initial list of colleges that may be a good “Match” and “Fit.” Match refers to colleges that have the attributes that interest you and your family most. Fit refers to how colleges will perceive your application.
We calculate the probability of earning admission to the initial list of colleges and classify each as a Dream, Reach, Target or Likely. We help students research the individual colleges, understand their main and more subtle differences and revise the list to those that are the best match and fit for them.
Additionally, you receive guidance on the difference between applying “Early Decision,” Early Action,” or “Regular Decision” and how to strategically use the timing of applications to your advantage.
Resume / Activity Sheet Guidance
How an extra-curricular resume is presented can be as important as the activities and accomplishments it lists. We advise what activities and honors to include and how to best explain them on a resume or the “Activity Sheet” portion of your application.
Application Essay Completion Guidance
Application essays provide an opportunity to highlight your character, unique perspective, intellectual interests and writing ability. In addition to your personal statement, most selective colleges require their own supplemental essay(s). We help each student develop, revise and edit compelling essays.
College Visit Guidance
We provide guidance on what colleges to visit, the best time to go, specific activities to accomplish and how to evaluate the overall experience.
To prepare for successful on-campus or alumni interviews, we provide guidance on the types of questions to expect, how to formulate effective answers and how to ask insightful questions.
Letters of Recommendation Guidance
Obtaining the most effective letters requires strategic selection of recommenders, and submitting carefully written request materials. We provide guidance to obtain the strongest letters possible.
Admitted Student Case Studies
We provide the complete applications files of 5 students admitted to an Ivy League College for review and analysis with you.
Application Completion Guidance
Multiple college application systems and various high school policies can make the completion and submission of applications complex.
We provide ongoing guidance from Day 1 through the submission of all applications to help keep students organized and on-schedule. Included is a customized college admission planning calendar with the optimal dates for completion of all application requirements.
The final step is to review and proofread all on line applications to ensure that information has been entered strategically and correctly.
Supplemental Service Descriptions
Athletic Recruitment Guidance
We identify colleges where you have the potential to be a recruited athlete and work with you to assemble your recruitment package that includes an academic and athletic resume, recruitment video, letters of interest, and recruiting questionnaires. We provide guidance on how best to contact coaches to generate interest.
We also provide guidance on NCAA recruiting rules and regulations and what coaches typically look for in athletic prospects. We prepare you for interviews with college coaches as well as navigating the NCAA Eligibility Center process.
Arts Portfolio Guidance
When applying to programs for Fine Arts, Fashion, Film, Design, Architecture, Music, Theatre, Dance and other related areas, many colleges require portfolio submissions. We will navigate you through all phases of creating a compelling portfolio or preparing for an audition that will portray your best work in the right way.
We guide students through a major independent project designed for personal development and distinction in the college admissions process. Projects take place over the course of 1-4 years and can begin as early as 8th grade.
Past projects have included college level STEM, humanities and social science research. We have also helped students found businesses, initiate civic actions, produce original films and complete art portfolios and engineering projects.
SAT / ACT / Subject Matter Tutoring
We offer a variety of exceptional and proven test preparation solutions.
Additional Admitted Student Applications
We provide the complete applications files of students admitted to your choice of colleges for review and analysis with you.
Concierge Custom Campus Tours
We arrange one-to-one personal tours, with a student in your area of interest to provide a real life experience. Your personal guide leads you behind the- scenes to their dorms, classes and clubs they are involved with. For students who do not visit a campus, one-to-one conversations can be arranged via Skype.