Phone: (203) 202-8082

Darien Academic Advisors offers the following packages and services: 

  • Full Service Packages;
  • College List Development Meetings; and
  • 9th Grade and Middle School Meetings

Full Service Package

Begins in 10th or 11th grade

  • Family intake meeting with review of transcripts and testing, and student goals for the process.  Thorough discussion of student interests, activities, potential college major, etc.
  • Recommendations on course selection, activities and summer plans, plus ideas for how students can go above and beyond to showcase their talent or passion
  • Development of a testing schedule and a test prep plan
  • College list development meeting, which results in a customized list of good match colleges with indication of your chances of being admitted at each
  • Administer Strong Interest Inventory test to explore career and major options
  • Advice on college visits and interactions with college representatives
  • Tracking and reminding about application deadlines and scheduling
  • Essay support--- brainstorming and topic discussion, helping writers to find their own voice
  • Application and logistic support
  • Interview preparation
  • Assistance with weighing offers, wait list, or financial aid package evaluations

College List Development Meeting:

Anytime in grade 10-12

A one-time intake meeting and review of transcripts, testing, interests, etc.  After the meeting, you will receive session notes including recommendations on academics, activities, and application strategy, as well as a list of recommended colleges and programs.  Colleges will be put into selectivity categories based on 

9th Grade and Middle School Meetings:

A one-time meeting at the hourly rate, to discuss college admissions and to develop a plan for course selection, activities, etc.