For this package, the student and I will meet personally at least twice during the summer between their junior and senior year. If I haven’t already been with them through their sophomore and junior year with the Gold Ribbon Package, I’ll get to know their academic history, their extracurricular activities, their interests and goals for the future!
From essay composition to selecting a final school option, I will be by their side through every step of the application process.
If they have questions or need advice, I’m simply a text, phone call or email away!
Colleges like to see a strong series in the main core subjects so I encourage my clients to pursue those.
With only one year of school left, it is important to review the student’s transcripts and formulate the best scheduling plan for their final year of high school. A common discussion I have with my clients is the decades old question about whether it is beneficial to select harder courses and receive a lower grade or select for the less difficult option in order to maintain a higher average.
In addition, we will review their test scores to date and decide whether or not certain tests should be retaken. Should I suggest another testing session we will discuss how to properly prepare for them.
As always I encourage my clients to ask any and all questions you may have! I’m here to provide guidance (no matter how extensive) for all questions they may have on this journey.
With one final year to go, I will take a critical examination of all outside activities, sports, community service and other special interests the student has engaged in throughout high school.
This is a great time to join that extra club, put in one more year of sports or music, or finally audition for that spot in the upcoming musical!
Together we will formulate a plan that allows for a perfect balance of these activities yet also allots sufficient time for academics, friends, work, etc.
Choosing a School
By now the student should have a solid list of potential schools for application, along with several interviews (if available) at these various colleges.
If they haven’t, I’ll remind them to use those meetings as an opportunity to showcase their individuality and make a sincere impression on a member of the acceptance board!
Afterwards we will focus on whittling down that list even further and begin the process of writing applicant essays that are both appealing and eloquently composed.
Finally, we’ll complete the paperwork, gather all the requirements and get them on their way to acceptance!