NEW CLIENT INQUIRIES BEGINNING February 1, 2019
GOLD: $4,500 (*Most Comprehensive)
(Fifteen, two-hour, pre-scheduled, in-person sessions, spanning 2 years, which may be applied in 6-month increments)
Students/parents have unlimited access to in-person sessions, phone, email, and SKYPE for one year (or two years in six-month increments). All in-person sessions are typically 2 hours in duration.
Most students will take full advantage of the unlimited coaching and will consult with me well above the minimum number of sessions as I assist them through the early planning stages right through to college acceptance and beyond.
Due to the long-term nature of the counseling, thoughtful college selections based on expressed career goals and other personalized criteria can be made and essays/personal statements thoughtfully developed.
High school coursework, extracurricular, sports, volunteer, and internship recommendations based on one's true passions are a key component to the long-term nature of the Gold package.
Portfolio/resume development and guidance regarding the submission of powerful letters of recommendation is provided.
Multiple applications are thoroughly reviewed with great attention to detail. Time lines are established early and adherence to important deadlines strictly observed.
Preparation for first-year college life including appropriate coursework selection, critical campus issues, and residence life options are addressed.
Because complete college degree program planning is conducted, students/families can potentially save time and money by ensuring that excessive credits are not taken, that all college course requirements are met in a timely manner, and that the most cost effective and rational options are chosen with regard to dorms and meal plans.
This option is ideal for high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who would benefit from early intensive, individualized college admissions assistance and career development/planning. An intensive, comprehensive option with unlimited in-person sessions and first-year college follow-up. A truly outstanding option.
SILVER: $2,500 (Most Popular**): 6months including unlimited phone, email, and SKYPE follow-up for 6 months.)
An initial 1-2 hour assessment during which high school transcripts and scores on standardized tests are reviewed, an extensive questionnaire completed, interest inventories administered and interpreted, career goals, potential college majors and selection of best-fit universities/colleges identified, and college application timetables created.
1) Initial information gathering session
2) Essay Brainstorming
3) Test-prep recommendations based on standardized testing scores
4) SAT I/ACT and SAT II (Subject Tests) determination and registration
5) Short-term coursework, extracurricular activities, sports, volunteer,
and internship recommendations
6) Portfolio enhancement and interview skills training
7) College visits/interview scheduling
8) Career/Transitional counseling
9) Financial Aid/ Scholarship Exploration
10) College Degree Program Planning and Residence Life
Assistance (Post-college/university acceptance)
BRONZE: $1,800 (***Express Option)
(Six hours of in-person, specialized sessions, with unlimited email/phone follow-up for 3 months)
This express package is for high school, transfer, international/ foreign, graduate, and/or adult students who require applications/essay development and review and would like targeted issues addressed.
Guidance regarding best-fit college/university options, assistance with the admissions process, essay development/critique/editing, and career counseling is highlighted.
Three months of free email/phone follow-up for unlimited essay revisions is included!
HOURLY: $300/hr. (****Hourly Coaching)
Under special circumstances, clients may access hourly assistance at the rate of $300/hr.
This option is best for those with targeted issues including: Essay review/analysis/, college selection, interest inventory administration/interpretation, or specific application review.
Silver andGoldOptions can be broken up into segments. The three months afforded in the Silver Option and the one year of the Gold Option need not be completed consecutively!
Silver and Gold packages can be broken up into prescribed monthly segments according to your schedule!
Please discuss time lines openly so that the package which best suits your scheduling needs is selected.
(The amount of ANY package of lesser cost can be applied to one of greater cost should additional assistance be needed.)
Payment of any option is required at the onset of the process and flexible payment schedules are available to those who may require it.
A service contract and payment agreement is generated at the start of the college admissions counseling process so that there are never any surprises!
References are available from long-term clients who are knowledgeable of the full extent of services and desired outcomes.
Clients have every right to know what they can expect to pay at the onset of the service!
College admissions consultants can sometimes be surreptitious when advertising their services, with the cost often omitted from websites and promotional materials. When an hourly rate is stated, due to the ambiguity in estimating the number of coaching hours a particular student will require, the client is frequently left confused about the final cost.
College admissions counseling/academic planning is a process meriting a holistic and goal-oriented approach, rather than a series of meetings and interactions to be billed hourly. (Besides, I wouldn't want students or their parents worriedly clock-watching!)
My goal is for clients to approach college admissions counseling as an intensive learning experience in which self-discovery is paramount.
I offer unlimited in-person counseling sessions for a period of 1-2 years (Gold Option) and weekly, in-person college admissions counseling sessions for 3 months (Silver Option).
Those who charge exorbitant fees, tout their affiliations/connections, success rates, and employ scare tactics are to be avoided.
Outrageous fees do not equate with quality service and desired outcomes.
There are no magic bullets or "secrets" to college admissions!
What is required is early, thoughtful, and strategic planning with an emphasis on individual needs and goals----and hard work!
It is unethical for or a college admissions specialist to lobby an institution on a student's behalf, "pull-strings", or guarantee acceptance to a particular college/university!
Moreover, the use of scare tactics and wild claims to promote a service is anathema to all that ethical counseling practice implies.