Evaluate academic, personal, and extracurricular background.
Guide selection of appropriate and desired colleges.
Assess chances of admission to target colleges.
Help in developing a time line for the admissions process.
Guide students, through self-assessment, to identify 'hooks' and strengths to highlight on their application.
Help with specialized arts program selection and admissions, as well as planning for the specific requirements of the artistic review process.
Assist in every aspect of the application (excluding financial aid): selection of essay topics, editing of essays and short answer questions, presentation of extracurricular achievements and academic recognition.
Offer suggestions on how to solicit the most effective letters of recommendation from teachers and guidance counselors, as well as suggestions regarding supplemental recommendations.
Suggest ways to make the most of college visits and appropriate contact with professors, admissions officers, coaches, alumni, and students.
Work with the student on how to continually express interest in particular colleges, often a factor in the admissions process.
Prepare a student for alumni and on-campus interviews through mock interviews and offering tips.
For tenth and eleventh grade students, assist with course planning, testing schedule, extracurricular choices, and summer activities.
Provide support and open and honest feedback through every step of the process until after the waitlist (if necessary) and guide in choosing a college once acceptances are offered.