For the parents...
As a parent, you have a multi-faceted and critical role in this college search and application process. You are an adviser and a facilitator. These roles require patience and perspective.
Although your son or daughter may not have the same timetable as you when it comes to this process, you can play an important role in raising awareness around the college process. Be patient. Here are some guidelines:
As the parent, your relationship with us as your Independent Educational Consultant, is that of the “customer” (your student is our “client”). In that role, we will have many conversations; we will answer your questions and respond to your requests. Our role is to offer advice and knowledge and to afford perspective. After all, we have been through this hundreds of times!
We are more than a metrics-based search engine when it comes to creating a student’s college list! The ability to recommend colleges is rooted in not only a familiarity with current trends, but also specific knowledge about campus’ cultures and programs. I spend a minimum of 15% of the year visiting campuses, speaking with admissions representatives, and advancing my understanding of admissions criteria and priorities. Consequently, I am comfortable creating a list of colleges that suit individual students. In the first six months of 2015, I visited 25 campuses – THIS is what helps to keep me current and develop an individualized application strategy for each student while underscoring the value of an independent educational consultant.
"Thank you for all of your help and support during our son's college application process. Your guidance really helped keep things in perspective not only for him, but for our entire family."
We've worked with students that have been accepted to all types of universities and colleges from all over the United States.