All students benefit from the opportunity to seek a well-matched college setting through one-on-one conversations with an experienced admissions professional. However, certain types of students are particularly well-suited for outside support.
Here are some examples:
1.Specialists: Students with specific skills and interests benefit from tailored advice. Students planning to pursue fine arts majors (such as dance, music, or art) will typically need to take additional steps to earn college admission. Likewise, future engineers or architects benefit from nuanced expertise. Any student with a firm career plan is a “specialist” that gain much from targeted guidance.
2. Student athletes: The college application process for student-athletes is two-fold comprising both an academic and athletic evaluation. We have worked with students in each of the following sports: baseball, basketball, football, soccer, lacrosse, tennis, and track.
3. Transfers: Students that transfer high schools are well-suited to outside support. From transcript evaluation to letter of recommendation selection, our counselors help colleges put your story together with ease.
4. High-achievers: Students who seemingly “do everything well” should take the time to make a great choice for college. It’s important for high achieving students to evaluate their strengths and goals deliberately to find well-suited institutions. Students with stellar credentials need the most help preventing others from making up their minds for them.
5. First generation college students: Most first generation college students we have worked with have exceptional parental support for achieving educational goals. However, they sought College Guidance Coach for expertise to navigate the college admission landscape. As one mom put it, “It’s like the decision to hire a tax guy or wrestle through the paperwork yourself.”
6. Busy parents: In most families, both parents work full time. Finding time to manage the college process poses a challenge. See the “tax guy” comment above.
7. Under-motivated students: Families that seek support early in high school (freshman or sophomore year), often are more concerned with sparking academic motivation rather than securing college admission. We meet with freshmen and sophomores once per quarter (when grades come out) to set goals and discuss strategies for success related to time management, minimizing stress, and managing competing priorities.