The College Planning Process
❖ Meeting on a regularly scheduled, on-going basis beginning with Grade 9 students throughout high school,
including students starting or continuing the process in the fall of senior year who need to
determine and finalize college selections and for essay assistance.
❖ Communicating with parents for their personal input and for
making “team” decisions with each student.
❖ Assessing student’s past transcripts, standardized testing scores, and community
and school involvement with suggestions to strengthen them.
❖ Choosing the most challenging, yet most academically appropriate curriculum throughout
high school for each student to be successful and achieve a strong transcript
of grades and courses for college application submission and review.
❖ Giving individual attention to special interests and abilities of each student
by suggesting ways to help build upon them for a strong resume.
❖ Making personal college selections to meet each student’s needs, desires, abilities and
career goals for a well-balanced, appropriate list of colleges and universities
❖ Establishing a time-frame for practice, planning strategies, and scheduling dates for taking the SAT and ACT
❖ Meeting frequently for writing conferences, organizing, and editing written work for
dynamic personal statements, supplemental essays, and short answer.
❖ Editing for all drafts and all final essays to make them grammatically and expressively excellent for application submission.
❖ Assistance with completing the on-line application and meeting deadlines for Early Action, Early Decision, and
❖ Advising students on choice of mentors for required application recommendations.
❖ Preparing students for college interviews.
❖ Helping families plan college visits and tours.
❖ Evaluating offers of college admission and developing a strategy for wait-list and deferral decisions.