Senior Year Packages

Package 1 (Includes maximum of 10 college/university applications)

College Search

  • Work with students to determine college goals and desired college characteristics.
  • Work with students to search and find Safety, Target, and Reach schools to which students wish to apply (match student wishes and qualifications to college characteristics).
  • Recommend most appropriate colleges and universities to which students should apply.

Student Résumé

  • Work with students to recall and organize important activities, accomplishments, and honors.
  • Work with students to create detailed resume in format preferred by college admission officers.

College Applications for Admission

  • Research and identify all required application materials for student-selected colleges and universities.
  • Provide detailed questionnaire for students to complete as a draft application for college admission.
  • Complete Table of Application Deadlines and Essay Prompts.
  • Complete Master Checklist of Application Tasks.
  • Outline tasks required to request, complete and submit Letters of Recommendation.
  • Review applications prior to online submittal.
  • E-mail reminders of application tasks and deadlines to students and parents.

Essay Review and Editing

  • Critique and edit essays, short-answer responses, 1-2 sentence and single-word responses. Service is limited to 3 long-answer and 3 short-answer essays. Additional essay editing includes a charge of $100 per long-answer essay and $50 per short-answer essay.

College Acceptance

  • Work with families to determine which college is most affordable.
  • Provide recommendations for families to consider when making final selection of college student should attend.

College Enrollment Preparation

  • Provide instructions and advice on the steps students and parents should take to prepare for college enrollment.

Cost:  $2,950

Package 2 (Includes All of Package 1 PLUS Financial Aid Tasks)

Financial Aid - Identify Available Financial Aid and Associated Applications

  • Includes all of Package 1 (above), plus tasks required to apply for the financial aid student is eligible to receive.
  • Research and identify campus-based scholarships and grants requiring additional applications.
  • Provide instructions for federal and state grant applications, including FAFSA, CSS/PROFILE and CAL GRANTS.
  • Provide reminders of deadlines for campus-based, federal and state scholarship and grant applications.

Cost:  $3,450

Junior Year Packages

Services Include:

  • Review of class curriculum and provide recommendations to enhance opportunities for college admission.
  • Review of extracurricular activities and provide recommendations to build/enhance student qualifications.
  • Prepare students to ensure their adult recommenders write outstanding letters of recommendation on their behalf.
  • Assist with selection of a college major.
  • Provide guidance for selection of a student theme for college application materials.
  • Provide instructions and recommended schedule for completing ACT and SAT tests.
  • Recommend post-junior year summer activities to maximize student qualifications.
  • Provide thorough preparation for the senior year college application and financial aid processes.
  • Give reminders throughout the academic year for completion of crucial college preparation tasks.

Cost:  $500

College Search

  • Work with students to determine college goals and desired college characteristics.
  • Work with students to search and find Safety, Target, and Reach schools to which students wish to apply (match student wishes and qualifications to college characteristics).
  • Recommend most appropriate colleges and universities to which student should apply.

Cost:  $300

Student Résumé

  • Work with student to recall and organize important activities, accomplishments, and honors.
  • Work with student to create detailed résumé in format preferred by college admission officers.

Cost:  $200

Freshman / Sophomore Year Packages

Services Include:

  • Review of course curriculum and provide recommendations to build student academic qualifications.
  • Assist with planning extracurricular activities to increase student potential for college admission.
  • Work with students to set goals and to provide motivation for achieving those goals.
  • Provide periodic checks on students' progress with reaching agreed upon goals.

Cost:  $100 for initial consultation, $100/hour for additional consultation