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.
Our process begins with creating the college apply list based on student's interests and preferences. Academic standing, standardized test scores, and financial ability are assessed to establish a balanced list containing safety, target, and reach schools. We brainstorm with the student potential essay topics and make suggestions for editing and improvements. We review the student's academic honors, leadership positions, sports, extracurricular activities, and work experience to construct their resume. We then focus on the supplemental essays.
Given the compressed time frame for organizing and completing all elements of the application, significant focus is placed on creating a comprehensive plan of critical due dates for each college on the apply list. We work with the student on managing timelines and deadlines to ensure applications are submitted on time. Early Action and Early Decision strategies are discussed. Meetings are scheduled frequently to ensure that the student is progressing per the schedule and completing critical requirements for each application. All applications are reviewed prior to being submitted. This plan consists of 15 sessions with the student.
Finally, we work with the student on evaluating acceptances to determine which college to select.