Your Countdown to College

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Your Countdown to College 2017-04-21T17:02:53+00:00

9th and 10th Grade

We can meet with you to start the roadmap to college in the 9th grade, providing guidance on:

  • Taking the best classes that challenge you.
  • Discovering your natural and preferred learning style.
  • Developing good study habits, based on your personality and learning style.
  • Dipping your toes into the college—visit waters, during school-breaks, summer or vacations.
  • Selecting summer programs that provide unique experiences that are right up your ally.
  • Identifying your extracurricular activities that may become the most meaningful to you.
  • College financial aid.

11th Grade

During your junior year of high school, you will get our advice on the following:

  • Your Personality Preferences (MBTI©) and learning style.
  • STRONG Interest Inventory® so you can identify potential college majors.
  • College list development based on your personality and career preferences
  • Standardized test-taking schedule best suited to you.
  • Course of study that keeps you challenged academically.
  • How to optimize your study skills to make the best possible grades.
  • How to focus on activities you are passionate about and take them to a new level.
  • Optimizing the College visit in Junior year.
  • Research, explore, and visit colleges
  • College financial aid.

Juniors should also note the following deadlines:

  • Take the PSAT in October
  • Take the SAT/ACT in May

12th Grade

During your senior year of high school, you will get our advice on the following:

  • College list: we help you refine and finalize it early in the fall.
  • Your college list will include financially safe colleges for you and your parents.
  • We give you the best application submission strategy. (EA,ED,RD, January admission, Gap Year )
  • Maximize your senior year college visit
  • Maximize your senior year college interviews
  • Interview coaching: Informative, Evaluative, Competitive (e.g. scholarships)
  • Applications for college: How to put your best foot forward on an application.
  • Essay: how to bring out your voice.
  • Supplemental essays: how to utilize them to your advantage.
  • For Parents and Student: financial aid review.
  • Spring of senior year: Award letters review. Evaluation of price-value relationship.

Seniors should also note the following deadlines:

  • August 1 start writing your application essays
  • October 1 early decision deadline
  • January 1 submit FAFSA
  • April 1st: deadline by which Colleges must reply to you with an admission decision.
  • May 1st—students must respond to colleges and send in their commitment deposit.