Action Plans

Personalized plans with assignments and follow throughs + regular calls

Personalized College Admissions Action Plan

After the initial consultation, we devise and pursue a personal college action plan for each student with ongoing consultation through the spring of senior year or until you reach a college decision.  The plan includes the following elements:

  • Recommendations for high school coursework, including honor and AP classes
  • Planning for extracurricular, volunteer, and summer opportunities to enhance the application
  • Test preparation and planning, including SAT and/or the ACT
  • Exploration and selection of potential college major(s)
  • Identifying college programs for unique situations such as three/two engineering programs, five year BA/MA programs, or colleges that offer additional educational support services
  • Resume and portfolio enhancement
  • Creation of the college list to include reach, target, and likely options
  • Essay and personal statement guidance
  • Preparation and suggestions for college visits
  • Preparing for personal interviews
  • Evaluating the efficacy of early decision and/or early action
  • Refining the best-fit college/university application list
  • Letter of recommendation suggestions
  • A detailed review of all submitted college application materials
  • Discussion of financial aid
  • Tracking all deadlines and adhering to a time-table
  • Selecting the most appropriate colleges from the acceptance list
  • Suggestions for handling deferments and wait-lists