Ongoing COLLEGE COUNSELING AND APPLICATION SUPPORT services

Comprehensive Plan

Full for the Class of 2020

This package provides families with up to fifty-five hours of in-person or virtual college admissions and application assistance. It also provides up to thirty additional hours of ongoing reminders, check-ins and scheduling help to keep the student and parents on task, and a student subscription to the Wow Writing Workshop system. This option is best for students who require more guidance than usual, have special circumstances, or want to heavily reduce the need for independent work between sessions.

Fee: $17,500

CUSTOM Plan

Our Most Popular Package

1-2 slots remaining (after 8/28) for Late Start Students in the Class of 2020

Click here to download the adjusted hourly breakdown for the Class of 2020 Late Starts.

This package provides families with up to thirty-five hours of in-person or virtual college admissions and application assistance. It also provides up to thirty additional hours of ongoing reminders, check-ins and scheduling help to keep the student and parents on task, and a student subscription to the Wow Writing Workshop system. This is our most frequently contracted package, and should carry the typical student through the entire admissions process with oversight and direction. Students should expect to complete regular homework assignments between sessions.

Click here to download our recommended hourly breakdown for the Class of 2021.

Fee: $11,500

BASIC Plan

1-2 slots remaining (after 8/28) for Late Start Students in the Class of 2020

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This package provides families with up to twenty-five hours of in-person or virtual college admissions and application assistance. It also provides up to twenty additional hours of ongoing reminders, check-ins and scheduling help to keep the student and parents on task, and a student subscription to the Wow Writing Workshop system. This option is best for students who need guidance along the way with the various components of the application, yet are also prepared to complete many tasks independently or with parental help.

Click here to download our recommended hourly breakdown for the Class of 2021.

Fee: $9,000

Thinking about ongoing college counseling services? Not sure which option would be the best for your student? Schedule a no-obligation “Intro Meet & Greet” to discuss options and learn about how our team can help your family.


One-Time AND HYBRID COLLEGE COUNSELING AND APPLICATION SUPPORT services

This offering represents a hybrid between a one-time session and a traditional package. It includes the following:

  • Initial Strategy and Planning Session: A two-hour meeting with a comprehensive strategic analysis and formulation of an appropriate action plan. Families are encouraged to prepare a list of questions to ensure maximum productivity. Typical discussion topics in the context of this plan include the formulation of an appropriate college list, early application deadline strategies, testing timelines if needed, and review of materials for teacher and counselor recommendations.

  • Access to DC College Counseling Materials: Students are provided with the same copyrighted materials that we include with our ongoing support packages, including our College Interview Guide, our Common Application® Guide, our Coalition Application Guide, and our University of California Application Guide.

  • Comprehensive College Essay Support: The same ten-step support we provide our ongoing clients for their main personal essay: three hour-long essay coaching meetings, ongoing review between meetings, and a student subscription to the Wow Writing Workshop system.

  • Initial Supplemental Essay or Interview Support: Students are able to choose between one hour-long supplemental essay coaching meeting or one hour-long interview preparation meeting.

  • Final Review of Materials: A final one-hour meeting with a high-level overview of essays and applications before submission, to make sure that all materials are perfectly polished.

Fee: $5,000 for New Students

***$500 Discount for Families That Have Completed a Prior Strategy Session***

STRATEGY AND PLANNING PLUS

(Grades 11-12)

Strategy and Planning Session

(Grades 11-12)

This offering is suited for students and families who plan to navigate the college admissions process on their own or with the assistance of their school counselor, yet would benefit from some extra oversight and guidance. Students and parents will submit records in advance for review, and the 60-120 minute session will entail a comprehensive strategic analysis and formulation of an appropriate action plan. Families are encouraged to bring a list of questions to ensure maximum productivity. Typical discussion topics include the formulation of an appropriate college list, testing timelines, and early application deadline strategies.

Fee: $750

Strategy and Planning Session

(Grades 8-10)

 
 

All students can benefit from an early start to the college admissions process! At first, the idea of meeting with a college admissions consultant as a young teenager may seem overwhelming, or even silly. However, this type of meeting is actually one of the most valuable parts of the process. No, we are not putting together a college list in 8th, 9th, or even 10th grade. Instead, we are laying the groundwork for a successful and strategic high school experience. This 60 minute session will help families learn to maximize their student’s high school experience and make the right decisions from the outset. Typical discussion topics will include course selection, standardized test planning, summer experiences, extracurricular activities, and leadership positions, as well as the mitigation of mistakes that may have already occurred.

Fee: $350


GROUP SESSIONS

Application Boot Camp

As in life, the college admissions process presents many trade-offs that require tough decisions. Is it better to make an A in a regular course or a B in an honors course? Is it better to stick with a long-term activity for consistency or pursue a brand-new passion of interest?

Many families realize that they need more help than their students’ school counselors have time to provide, but their budgets do not allow for traditional college counseling services with a seasoned professional. This presents another tough decision: is it better to choose a less expensive consultant that fits the budget? Typically, you get what you pay for. A college education is the most important investment that a parent will make on their child’s behalf. In other words, this may not be the best time to go the budget route.

Our small-group application boot camps provide a new alternative. No, they aren’t a substitute for the strategy, project management and long-term work involved in an ongoing relationship, but they do provide families with a low-cost way to finish the key components of the college application process - without compromising on quality. Students will finish the fifteen-hour camp with a completed, edited and polished Common Application®, Coalition Application, and main college admissions essay.

Fee: $2000


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