Continuing Counseling Service
This is an extension of the one-time Basic Service for families that would like assistance through the entire admission process. The initial meeting has the same content as the Basic Service, but rather than end after one meeting, continues until the last admission application is submitted during 12th grade.
This service can start as early as the end of 9th grade or as
late as fall of 12th grade. The Continuing Counseling Service consists of:
A review of all aspects of preparation for
college with suggestions on possible areas of improvement. Topics include:
Preferred college type, location, size,
High school course distribution, level
High school grades, GPA, class rank
Academic and non-academic honors
PSAT, SAT, PreACT, ACT, SAT Subject Test, and AP scores
Extra-curricular activities in school
Individual talent, leadership roles
Outside of school activities
x. Volunteering, work for pay
xi Effective use of summer vacation
Hobbies and interests
- An admission committee-type review of academic
and personal credentials by using the BCP Evaluator™ to give the student an
- Compare the student admission rating to
the selectivity level of listed colleges, and arrange schools into categories depending
on admission chances
- Suggest other colleges based on student
preferences and admission probabilities
- Present the strongest
admission application. Make
recommendations in areas such as on high school course selection, standardized testing, participation in school
individual talent, use of summer vacation, and community service.
- If the student is an athlete, discuss the
college recruiting process
- An evaluation of the interest assessment
- If requested, provide an overview of possible eligibility
for need-based aid
- Continue to run the BCP Evaluator as the student progresses through high school. Set goals for improved performance, inside and outside the classroom and adjust the student's admission rating accordingly.
- Continue to refine the college list, adding and removing colleges based on shifts in the student's latest preferences for major, size, location, etc.
- Work on making a realistic college list with a core of likely to be admitted schools along with "safety" and "dream" schools.
- Provide free PSAT/SAT/ACT test prep
- Establish good two-way communications
by email and phone
- Have additional in-person or Webinar meetings
- Help complete admission applications
- Provide extensive help with the
critical area of writing the college essays
a. Use an essay planner to organize
essay scheduling and content
b. Brainstorm topics
c. Personally review all essays
App Personal Statement
supplemental essay questions
App college essays
- Conduct a practice interview
- Discuss how to choose among various
admission plans such as EDI, EDII, EA, Regular, Rolling, etc. for each college.
a. The college visit
b. Keeping track of college visits
- Review family financial statement if
a. Calculation of Expected Family
b. Advice on eligibility for need-based
If you have questions call me at (609) 737-7377 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a number where I can reach you.
If you would like to schedule a meeting I will need various forms completed and returned beforehand. Go to Questionnaires.