Comprehensive College Counseling Plan
When I work with a family through my Comprehensive College Counseling Plan everything is taken care of from start to finish. The family breathes a sigh of relief and a time that would otherwise be incredibly daunting and stressful now has a sense of excitement and welcomed anticipation. I provide guidance and manage timelines every step of the way, beginning with college search, the entire application process, inclusive of all essays, interview preparation, career assessment, financial aid counseling, including completion of all financial aid forms, finishing with their college selection.
The foundation of the process is finding a set of college’s that are a match for the family and student, not only academically but socially, emotionally and financially as well. I start by working through my college search questionnaire that has over 50 touch points where we discuss the students and families needs and desires, in great depth. Included in this is a financial aid profile so we all understand what the family’s financial needs are and where the family stands through the eyes of a college financial aid officer.
At this point, I go back and begin my research to compile my college search packet which provides the select list of college’s and associated key information. We meet to walk through the list, where I provide my overview of each and why I made these selections. College search doesn’t end there. It is an evolution that is fluid and ever changing, as the student and family go through their discovery of what they are looking for in their college experience.
I manage the application process ensuring that all of the “I’s are dotted and T’s crossed” making sure no stone is left unturned and everything is managed proactively. The student is carefully guided through their essays and student resume and their applications completed to present them in the best light possible.
I partner with Pathway Planner to provide a career assessment which helps provide clarity on what strengths the student has in helping them with a major and career direction.
Communication is the key, whether it be through in person meetings, phone or EMail conversations or text messages, I am there for my families with all of their questions and concerns to help set them up for the best opportunity for success.