Comprehensive Junior/Senior Package

Students can begin any time following their sophomore year

Program limited to 25 students

The Comprehensive Junior/Senior Package gives students a head start on the admissions process allowing them to better prepare to put their best self forward when applying to colleges.    

 

Initial Session (approximately 90 minutes)

  • Develop Student Profile.

  • Understand academic pathway, discuss course curriculum, review activities, begin to develop ACT/SAT plans, discuss college parameters, and create a preliminary college list.

 

On-going Sessions (50 minutes) include focus on: 

 

Resume/Activity Sheet

  • Understand factors most important to colleges

  • Identify gaps and ways to enhance resume

  • Summer activities to consider

  • Resume template in senior year

 

ACT/SAT Test Strategy

  • Determine test best suited for each student based on strengths and test parameters

  • Develop testing plan and timeline

  • Set goals based on projected colleges and potential

  • Know your chances for admission at each school

  • ACT/SAT on-line test prep course included.  Includes two free practice tests for each

 

College List Development

  • Create and/or build upon college list based on social, academic and financial fit

  • Consider potential majors to ensure options for each student

  • Develop a balanced list of Reach, Target and Likely schools

  • Understand admission requirements for each college

 

Campus Visits

  • Understand many ways to Demonstrate Interest

  • Determine appropriate schools to visit

  • Understand key information to gather while on campus

  • Keep notes in Aspire custom Notebook or Custom College Plan on-line portal

 

Student On-Line Portal 

  • Available 24/7 to keep students on track

  • College profiles include Fiske Guide review, peer schools, costs, merit aid and much more

  • Maintain college list and understand chances of admission 

  • List of all majors available at each school

  • Link to each college net price calculator, essays, website and online application

  • Campus videos 

 

Essay Development – Main Common App essay and up to six supplemental essays

  • Essay Brainstorming Workshop to determine topic and develop outline for main essay

  • Understand essay prompts for all colleges

  • Essay organizer to understand overlaps 

  • How to address supplemental essays

  • Essay review, critique and editing on-going

 

The Application Process

  • College admissions timeline each year

  • Understand application requirements and deadlines

  • Common App, Coalition and Institutional applications and strategy for each

  • Understand Early Action, Early Decision, Regular Decision plans….what to do?

  • Stay on track with deadlines through Custom College Plan on-line portal

  • Letters of Recommendation strategy

 

How to Pay for College

  • How to estimate costs for colleges on your list

  • Understand Cost of Attendance and Expected Family Contribution

  • Understand forms required and timing

  • Potential for merit aid scholarships

  • Scholarship workbook to explore external scholarships

 

Career/Major Consideration

  • Career Assessment to learn about best fit careers and applicable majors to consider

  • Identify other good fit colleges based on major/career fit

  • Career Exploration worksheets to research and identify best schools

  • LinkedIn workshop in spring of senior year.  Students will learn how to create a LinkedIn profile, how to connect with potential internships and job opportunities, how to network, and how to include words and skills that will increase visibility to employers

  • Mock interview

 

Meetings occur approximately:

  • Once a month in junior year

  • Once every 2-3 weeks in summer prior to senior year

  • Every 1-2 weeks once applications open in fall of senior year

"Thank you for everything. I know that I could not have done it all without your help with essay topics, proof reading and getting it all together."

 

Student at

University of Michigan

"I started reading your book and it is so helpful. I owe you so much for helping me become a dawg! I stayed so motivated because of your tactics and encouragement. I could not be happier!" 

 

Student at UGA

"I am loving Northwestern so far!  I am an Economics and Environmental Science Major and my grades are going well.  I spend alot of time doing research and work with a professor on climate change modeling.  Thank you again for all of your help with my college search.  I would not have all these opportunities at this school if it were not for you!"

 

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