My college counseling services are tailored to you. Every search must feature some of the same important elements, but when they should happen and in what measure is different for every family. See below what I’ll help your son or daughter accomplish.
What We'll Accomplish
Identifying and learning about colleges and universities that fit.
Learning how to make the most of a college visit and shine in the college interview when it is available.
Building a final college list that features both risk and safety, in a balance that is appropriate to him or her.
Making sure his or her standardized testing plan is sound.
Choosing the best strategy among application plans, including thoughtful consideration of early decision and early action options.
Completing the college application in a way that highlights his or her best qualities and true potential.
Brainstorming for and writing compelling application essays. There will be lots of drafts!
And, perhaps most exciting, making a final choice among offers of admission!
If we start early, I also can offer advice about curricular choices and extracurricular and community involvement.
In addition to these important elements of the college search, I also provide help with:
Calming parents down
Calming kids down
Motivating kids who are too calm
Calming parents down (yes, I say that twice)
Dispelling myths perpetuated by friends, family and acquaintances
Keeping optimism in check
Preserving peace between parents and students
Making everyone think a little bit outside the box