Our most popular offering, the Comprehensive Service consists of up to fifteen meetings in which we guide students through the entire college planning, preparation and placement process.
At our first two meetings, we provide assessments and strategic planning to evaluate the student’s interests, learning style and learning challenges. We fully review the student’s psycho-educational testing, transcripts, writing samples, standardized tests scores, accommodations plans and other documentation. With parental permission, we talk to counselors, teachers, tutors and/or coaches to learn more about the student.
We then research colleges and universities or alternative pathways that will support the student’s learning style. We compile a list of schools and/or programs that we believe will support the student’s learning needs while challenging him or her academically. This individualized college list or transition plan is presented to the family at the third meeting along with guidance on how to research and meaningfully visit colleges and programs.
During the balance of the meetings, we assist the student with applications and essays; discuss college-readiness skills, such as independence and self-advocacy, helping the student develop strategies to achieve them; assist the student and family in evaluating the pros and cons of different colleges; advise on interviewing; and help students develop their resumes.
Our last meeting is designed to help the student with the transition to college. We review the differences between high school and college schedules and brainstorm strategies for keeping on track. We send our students off to college, with the confidence that they will do well.