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FAQs for College Consulting

When can my child start working with you?

Students generally start working with us during 10th or 11th grade.  The earliest that we start the full package is in January of 10th grade. The cost is the same, whether you start in 10th or 11th grade, since we cover the same material.  

We also offer one time consultations to middle school students and 9th graders, where we talk about the college process, planning the 9-12 grade transcript, planning for activities and summer involvement.   Seniors can sign up for a college list development meeting or essay help.

Career Launch Services

Do you help with SAT/ACT prep?

We will help your student decide which test to take, when to take it, and how to prepare for it.  We make recommendations of tutors and classes, but also have free resources and can help your student make a self-study plan.

Can you help us find scholarship money?

Yes!  Most scholarship money comes from the colleges themselves, so the key is to apply to the right colleges in the first place.  When we do a college list development session with your family, we will ask about cost considerations and suggest colleges where your child is likely to receive aid.

What are some of your success stories for the class of 2017?

I worked with a young woman whose writing skills, social activism, and excellent grades earned her a spot at Stanford University.  One of my students was admitted Early Decision to Penn, and another was accepted to more than 10 ultra-selective colleges and decided to attend Yale.  I had many financial aid success stories, including a young man with limited funds who earned a large scholarship to Drexel, and four students who received merit awards that were worth more than $15,000 each year.