Build a Confidential Student/Family Profile: which familiarizes us with the student’s high school achievements, future goals, and anticipated educational requirements. This also includes the families goals, we will ask the parents to complete a parent survey.
High School Preparation: specific details regarding the qualities institutions typically look for in a prospective student; along with assistance building an impressive transcript and methods to effectively present your achievements to the colleges.
ACT/SAT Test Prep: guidance on which tests to take and when to take them, including: testing dates and registration details; specific procedures, strategies, and tips for effective testing; access to the latest and best study guides and practice tests; and information regarding how the tests are administered and how the scores are reported. The ePrep ACT Standard Plus Annual Course is included in your PCP package unless adjustments are made. Course options available at a discount to PCP clients include test prep for the PLAN, ACT, PSAT, SAT I, SAT II Subject Tests.
College Search and Selection: ideas and direction to help you keep your options open and best match your desired criteria with institutions that offer those requirements. Details on when and how to apply for admissions, including: specifics on how institutions score applications; what to include and what to avoid; and the most overlooked and underrated items of the admission application
Application Essay Reviews : we utilize an Essay Strategy format that we have developed that will set your student’s application apart from those submitted by other applicants. Our package includes four (4) essays from start to finish.
The Funding Process: provide details on the workings of the process, including: what makes up the funding package; suggestions on proper asset positioning; vital statistics on over 1,600 institutions regarding percentage of need met and type of funding offered; explanation of special circumstances and how they may apply to your family; and funding distribution procedures and their effect. We evaluate the family’s current financial situation, offer available options and strategies, and project the amount of institutional funding that may be offered based on each schools past awards.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): we complete and file a required FAFSA on behalf of the student/family during your student’s senior year of high school. FAFSA service included for senior year only.
Award Letter Evaluations: we evaluate and offer an opinion regarding each institution’s offer of funding based on the student’s qualifications and the school’s past funding offers. We also suggest and appeal strategy for additional funding if applicable.
YouScience Profile ™: we offer a program that helps your student discover what they are wired to do well, select the best majors to reach their goals and career options with individual’s aptitude and interests giving them confidence to make their college decision. We will use our expertise to analyze and review the results of this program with your family.
*Please note that we consider the student as our client and use a management system called College Planning Pro to interact with them. Parents are encouraged to use the students’ log in to review their progress. All correspondence is done through this program.