Services Overview

Pre-college Planning

High-school course review (including Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate options); extracurricular review; community service review; summer experience review; internship or work experience review; advice regarding standardized testing (what tests to take when and investment in prep courses); recommended readings

College Selection

College aspiration review; student likes/dislikes in relation to college type, location, and culture; review of student career interest and possible college majors; financial considerations; transcript and class rank review; suggestions of colleges to research; review of support systems available at colleges being considered; creation of college wish list including safety, match and reach schools; tools for college comparison; college visit planning; blogging and “insider” resources about colleges

Application Process

Application timeline creation; advice regarding early decision, early admission, and early action options; assistance with the common application and school-specific applications; disclosure of special needs; disclosure of special circumstances; reference letter advice; admission essay topic selection; admission essay critique and editing; synergy of multiple essays; student resume creation; student website creation; Facebook/social networking review; admission and alumni interview practice

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Financial aid resources; financial aid guidance on FAFSA and CSS Profile; scholarship resources; scholarship essay topic selection; scholarship essay critique and editing


Review of admission offers and assistance with the decision process; admitted student visits/overnights; appeal negotiations; waitlist follow-through; negotiation of offer packages


Credentials and Affiliations