CAREER AND COLLEGE SELECTION
Assessment/Aptitude Evaluation – Access to the best online career /college admission tools available. This interactive self -directed website is the most comprehensive database available for career/college admissions.
Student Positioning Session – We conduct a personalized meeting with the student and parent(s) to review and interpret the results of the online evaluation. The ultimate goal is to find colleges that best match the student’s career interests, academic level and strengths, as well as other intangibles. Properly positioning the student’s college choices greatly enhances the chances of acceptance at the school of choice with a favorable financial aid package.
FAMILY FINANCIAL POSITIONING
EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Analysis – We provide a complete analysis of your EFC using both Federal and Institutional Methodology.
Recommendations to Reduce Your EFC – We show you how to take advantage of strategies that will enable you to legally and ethically reduce your EFC and maximize the amount of financial aid for which you are eligible.
Implementation of Strategies to Reduce Your EFC – We assist in the implementation of the recommended strategies.
College Statistics – We provide you with important statistics for each college you have requested. Additional colleges may be added at any time.
College Payment Plan – We put together a plan to show you the most cost effective way to fund the out-of-pocket costs for all your children. Do not borrow any money or begin paying for college without having a plan in place!
FINANCIAL AID FORMS PROCESSING
Submit Your FAFSA – The FAFSA must be completed if you want to qualify for any financial aid. Do not minimize the importance of completing this form properly.
Register for and Submit the CSS Profile – Many private schools require the Profile form, which includes additional financial and personal information.
Complete Any Institutional Forms – Many schools have their own forms that need to be completed in addition to the FAFSA and CSS Profile.
Confirm Accuracy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) and Make Adjustments – We will make adjustments to your FAFSA if necessary.
Analysis of Financial Aid Awards – We analyze your financial aid awards to determine whether you have been properly awarded or if an appeal is in order.
Direct Appeals Process – If needed, we will direct the appeals process on your behalf to colleges in order to maximize your financial aid award.
Student Loans – We will consult you on the best college loans available for your situation and the process for securing them.
On-going Communication – You have direct access to your College Planning Specialist and Service Center Consultant throughout the entire process. We also utilize monthly teleconferences and a Clients Only Web Portal to keep you up to date of the college planning process.
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS COUNSELING
The college admissions process can be a daunting task with all of its deadlines and required documents. Therefore, we have designed a program using state of the art computer software to streamline the process and take your student through a more strategic approach to college admissions. We provide your student with insights, advice and guidance to help craft a powerful application. Our personal plan of action includes:
Career assessment and college search review
Preparation and review of college applications
Admission assessment with essay analysis
Essay editing and review
Personalized admission schedule and timeline
Brag Sheet/Resume Creation
Mock Interview Coaching
Extracurricular Activity Consulting
Application due date reminders
Ongoing support throughout entire admissions process
COLLEGE COUNSELOR ON CALL
College Counselor on Call is a new service offered through its parent company College Planning Professionals, LLC. The purpose of College Counselor on Call is to provide families with answers to college process and planning questions when they are unable to reach their high school counselor and they need answers quickly.
Our hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 4:00pm to 10:00pm and Weekends from 10:00am to 10:00pm. Families simply schedule appointments at their convenience through our appointment software and a college counselor will call them back to answer their question(s).
We offer multiple service options:
Quick Question – 10 minutes (answers provided within 10 minute time frame)
30 Minute Consultation – (detailed, personalized responses on everything related to planning and the process: Career Planning, Financial Aid, Applications, Academics and Admissions, etc.)
60 Minute Consultation – (detailed, personalized responses on everything related to planning and the process: Career Planning, Financial Aid, Applications, Academics and Admissions, etc.)
Subscription Service – Unlimited questions, 6 hours of consulting from date of purchase for one year. Invitations to monthly webinars. Membership to private Facebook group. Appointments must be scheduled.
Private Facebook Group – College Admission Answers. Q & A – Mondays and Thursdays: students and parents post college admission questions from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Answers to these questions will be posted by Admin the following day. Subscribe Here
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