I am home schooled. How would your services benefit me?
To begin with, we can ensure that your curriculum meets or exceeds college admission requirements. As with all our clients, we will assist you in setting and attaining your college admission goals while providing important support and professional guidance as … Continue reading
What can you do to help me qualify for South Carolina’s Lottery Assistance Scholarships?
The HOPE, LIFE and Palmetto Fellows Scholarships are tied to certain GPAs and/or college admission test scores. Through our meetings, you will receive regular feedback on where you stand and what academic standard you need to either maintain or attain … Continue reading
Do you complete financial aid applications?
I am happy to assist our clients in working with their FAFSA and if required, the CSS profile. Financial fit is a very important aspect of finding the right college and is an important aspect of my practice. This is … Continue reading
Do you try to influence decisions of college admissions staff?
No. That is both unprofessional as well as unethical. Our contact is with you and your family.
When should a student start the college planning process?
This process can start when you begin high school. The competitive nature of college admissions rewards those who begin planning early. Your courses and academic record starting in the ninth grade affect your college options as a senior. Start thinking … Continue reading
With all the information available to students today, can’t we just do this ourselves?
Absolutely. Keep in mind that time becomes very limited and the learning curve is very steep. My goal is to reduce the stress families and students experience during the college search and application process so that the entire process easier … Continue reading
When do you schedule your appointments?
I typically schedule appintments after school and on the weekends. I try to work around school schedules as much as possible.
Are students seen individually or in groups?
Our college planning sessions are intended for individual students and their families. We believe that each student should have our undivided attention when we meet. I typuically meet individually with students through the collge planing process. Throughout the year I … Continue reading
Is this service only for high-achieving students who desire the most competitive colleges?
I work with students who have a wide range of test scores, GPAs and extracurricular involvement. I have experience assisting students in choosing colleges at all levels of competitiveness. My goal is to help you find the colleges that fit … Continue reading
What special services do you offer your clients?
I handle all aspects of the college search and application process. I offer a series of career interest and personality assessments to ensure that students have a career focus as they enter the college search process. For individuals who are … Continue reading
We don’t live in the Columbia area. Can you provide services to us?
Our out-of-town clients typically schedule a regular telephone call or a web-based video conference using Skype. I have found that regular teleconferences or video conferences work just as well as face-to-face meetings. Feedback on application essays can always be exchanged … Continue reading
How would an independent educational consultant benefit me if I receive guidance from my school?
Each school counselor may be responsible for 400 or more students each year. Scheduling and enrollment demands may limit the amount of time they have to discuss your college options. College admission has become an involved and competitive process. You … Continue reading