We understand that each student is unique and therefore we offer customized plans to support our students in the college admissions process. Below are common activities in our Comprehensive and Fast Track plans.
We offer our Comprehensive Package which is our full service plan that optimizes a student's potential for identifying and selecting the best fit college. Click here for more details.
For our rising seniors we offer our Fast Track Plan. This compressed plan typically starts in the summer for the rising senior and focuses on creating the college list, essay development and editing, resume development, and successfully completing the application submission process. Click here for more details.
For students who are starting with us early in the process we offer our 9th and 10th grade Optimizing Opportunities. Plan In this plan we work to optimize experiences and class selection and develop a standardize test plan strategy. Click here for more details.
For those who want to focus on just the essay component of the college admissions process we offer the Developing the College Essay and Developing the Supplemental Essays. Click here for more details.
We also offer Small Package Plans for students who seek assistance with only a specific topic within the college admissions process. Click here for more details.
The Comprehensive Plan typically starts in Fall of Junior year and continues through senior year of high school when students make their college selection decision. This is a full service plan that optimizes a student's potential for identifying and selecting the best fit college.
The Fast Track Plan typically starts in Summer for the rising senior. This is a compressed plan that focuses on creating the college list, essay development and editing, resume development, and successfully completing the application submission process.
The 9th and 10th Grade Optimizing Opportunities Plan typically starts in Freshman or Sophomore year. It consists of 8 Sessions focusing on maximizing experiences (volunteer, research, and educational leanings )that will differentiate student 's profile in the college application. As demonstrated interest has become an important in the admissions selection process, we provide students with numerous opportunities to excel in potential areas of study.
The College Essay Package focuses on the development of the personal statement, which is a key element in the college admissions application. This package includes the following:
Through these sessions, students will learn how to develop their writing style and personal narrative in a way that best positions them for success throughout the college process. This package includes three 1-hour sessions and one final 30 minute review session.
With Supplemental Essays, it’s important to be strategic about the way each individual question is answered. These short essays provide an opportunity for a student’s resume to come alive - to artfully weave in a student’s academic interests and extracurricular activities in a way that pertains to their college/university of choice without the essay feeling forced or like a “laundry list.” Students will also be given strategies for adapting their supplemental essays to other schools on their list - saving them from unnecessary stress in the college process.
This package includes two 1 hour sessions and includes up to three essays in total. Students may request help with any three supplemental essays of their choice.
Typically, this looks like developing the following three types of essays:
Sessions for additional essays are available upon request on an hourly basis.
Sometimes a student only needs help with a specific part of the college admissions process. For these students we offer small packages where we meet with the student for a few sessions and only focus on specific needs.
High School Pre-med advising - We help students find specific experiences and research to differentiate their application. We suggest classes. Evaluate pre-med programs and provide students with resources to support their pursuit of a medical degree. Typically 2 sessions.
Developing the College Essay - We help students select an essay topic and find their voice when composing the essay. We brainstorm ideas, discuss essay structure , review drafts, and provide feedback on grammar, flow and content. Typically 3 sessions.
Career and Program of College Studies - We help students determine their college majors and set them on a career path. Typically 2-3 sessions.
Developing the College List - We develop a balanced list of safety, target and reach schools that are great 'fits' for the student based upon a student's criteria. Research and analysis is done and a comprehensive list of safety, target and reach schools is provided to student and parents. Typically 3 sessions.
Interview Skills and Preparation - Interview best practices and etiquette are discussed. Typically interview questions and how to respond to behavioral, situational and skill assessment questions are addressed. Mock interview is given to student with feedback. Typically 1-2 sessions.
High School Selection Process - We work with students on private high school selection and specialized high school selection in New Jersey. We are familiar with the application, interview processes for the high schools in New Jersey. We do mock interviews with the students to prepare them. Sessions vary depending on the high schools application process.