What we do

We help 9th-12th grade students with their college planning journey.  This includes creating a customized college plan for each student based on their GPA, activities, interests, goals, personality, and what they hope to gain from their college experience.

How we do it

Academic & Extracurricular Plan

  • Discuss and advise on course selection based on a student’s strengths and interests

  • Plan SAT/ACT prep and testing timeline if applicable

  • Provide recommendations for extracurricular involvement, community service, and leadership opportunities

  • Help identify summer opportunities based on unique interests

  • Athletic recruitment package available

College List

  • Examine student’s college criteria and preferences through personal interviews and questionnaires 

  • Teach students how to conduct college research to help them discover environments where they will thrive academically and socially

  • Develop a balanced College List with a mix of Likely, Target, and Reach schools that match a student’s academic profile and personal criteria; major, geographic area, size, environment (urban, suburban, rural), research/internship opportunities, culture and school spirit

  • Provide recommendations for college visits

Essays & Applications

  • Brainstorm essay topics, review and edit drafts for Common Application, UC, and supplemental essays

  • Help students stay organized and focused through the application process with college planning management software and ToDo Items.

  • Advise on Teacher Recommendations – what teacher/subject is best, when to ask and how to prepare the Teacher Rec Package

  • Develop timeline of application dates and deadlines

  • Thorough review of applications before student hits “submit”


  • Financial aid overview – FAFSA deadlines, merit aid opportunities, scholarship resources

  • Discuss Early Action and Early Decision options

  • Help with final decision by comparing acceptances and financial aid offers

After each session, students and parents receive a detailed follow-up email stating what was discussed and action items to be completed by the next meeting.  Keeping parents informed and part of the process, without having to monitor and remind students of important deadlines allows this experience to be more exciting and fun than stressful.