Our College Planning Packages Are Different

College is a transformative experience, but by not waiting until you go to college to begin maximizing your potential in life, you'll achieve superior acceptances and scholarship offers. Successful cases:

Harvard

He gained a step-by-step action plan

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She stepped beyond her comfort zone

UCLA

She won a full-ride merit scholarship

Bucknell

He won a full-ride merit scholarship

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Get the roadmap that maximizes your odds of success. Then, execute it.

Our Process Starts with a Massive Perspective Shift.

Our package may even pay for itself in merit scholarships.

With our package, you'll gain a comprehensive, end-to-end plan.

1. College planning made easy: We cover all of the essentials. This includes choosing the right courses, activity planning, summer planning, college matching, standardized test scheduling, and financial aid and scholarship advising.

2. Develop your unique edge: We identified the common denominators in students accepted by your dream colleges and will help you execute a unique arc of achievement, 100% authentic to your interests, that will make you stand out for admissions, both academically and extracurricularly.

3. Have fun being in action: Avoid the burn out, anxiety, and experiences that make for boring college essay topics. An exciting journey requires genuine enthusiasm. Have enlivening experiences that will become compelling stories to write about.

The sooner you begin your journey, the more you'll have achieved by the time that you submit your college applications.

Choose your start date for more information:

The Breakdown: When the college planning package is started freshman year, it comes with 20 cumulative hours of counseling that can be used for in person, phone, and email coaching. Note: in between meetings we perform complimentary check-ins to monitor your progress. We also track your progress on a college evaluation sheet to ensure timely advancements are made towards your goals. Below is the skeletal structure of your multi-year plan:

Freshmen Year (7 Meetings):

✓ See a college evaluation sheet (to start with the end in mind)
✓ Learn where you stand on the college evaluation sheet
✓ Develop a vision and roadmap to separate yourself from other applicants who have similar activities and roles as you
✓ Become a leader before you become an upperclassman
✓ Find the right mentors and collaborators for higher level endeavors
✓ Achieve your first milestones
✓ Track your progress on the college evaluation sheet
✓ Pick the right sophomore year classes and summer activities

By this point, the student should be independently motivated and self-propelling

Sophomore Year (7 Meetings):

✓ Deepen your capabilities
✓ Widen your impact
✓ Continue climbing up the college evaluation sheet
✓ Work through obstacles and challenges
✓ Establish your standardized test-taking strategy and dates
✓ Pick the right junior year classes and summer activities

By this point, the student should be self-steering: independently setting and pursuing new goals

Junior Year (5 Meetings)

✓ Pursue a legacy project
✓ Cultivate letters of recommendation
✓ Discover the best colleges for you
✓ Build your college list
✓ Choose your major
✓ Pick the right senior year classes and summer activities

By this point, the student is ready to begin the college application process.

20 hours gets most students through this plan. Additional hours can be added at the discounted rate of $200/hr to accommodate students with conditions that require extra care and attention. Note: this package does not include assistance with the college applications. Depending on the specific colleges you apply to, we'll recommend either hourly help ($285/hr) or a package.

To sign up, contact us for a free consultation. This plan fits most freshmen, but we want to ensure it is right for you. If it isn't, we'll build you a custom one.
The Breakdown: When the college planning package is started sophomore year, it comes with 15 cumulative hours of counseling that can be used for in person, phone, and email coaching. Note: in between meetings we perform complimentary check-ins to monitor your progress. We also track your progress on a college evaluation sheet to ensure timely advancements are made towards your goals. Below is the skeletal structure of your multi-year plan:

Sophomore Year (7 Meetings):

✓ See a college evaluation sheet (to start with the end in mind)
✓ Learn where you stand on the college evaluation sheet
✓ Develop a vision and roadmap to separate yourself from other applicants who have similar activities and roles as you
✓ Find the right mentors and collaborators
✓ Achieve your first milestones
✓ Track your progress on the college evaluation sheet
✓ Determine your standardized test-taking strategy and dates
✓ Pick the right junior year classes and summer activities

By this point, the student should be independently motivated and self-propelling

Junior Year (5 Meetings)

Part 1

✓ Deepen your capabilities
✓ Widen your impact
✓ Continue climbing up the college evaluation sheet
✓ Work through obstacles and challenges

By this point, the student should be self-steering: independently setting and pursuing new goals

Part 2

✓ Cultivate letters of recommendation
✓ Discover the best colleges for you
✓ Build your college list
✓ Choose your major
✓ Pick the right senior year classes and summer activities

By this point, the student is ready to begin the college application process.

15 hours gets most students through this plan. Additional hours can be added at the discounted rate of $200/hr to accommodate students with conditions that require extra care and attention. Note: this package does not include assistance with the college applications. Depending on the colleges you apply to, we'll recommend either hourly help ($285/hr) or a package.

To sign up, contact us for a free consultation. This plan fits most sophomores, but we want to ensure it is right for you. If it isn't, we'll build you a custom one.
The Breakdown: When the college planning package is started junior year, it comes with 12 cumulative hours of counseling that can be used for in person, phone, and email coaching. Note: in between meetings we perform complimentary check-ins to monitor your progress. We also track your progress on a college evaluation sheet to ensure timely advancements are made towards your goals. Below is the skeletal structure of your plan:

Junior Year (7 Meetings):

✓ See a college evaluation sheet (to start with the end in mind)
✓ Learn where you stand on the college evaluation sheet
✓ Develop a vision and roadmap to separate yourself from other applicants who have similar activities and roles as you
✓ Find the right mentors and collaborators for higher level endeavors
✓ Achieve your first milestones
✓ Track your progress on the college evaluation sheet
✓ Cultivate letters of recommendation
✓ Pick the right senior year classes and summer activities

By this point, the student should be independently motivated and self-propelling

Summer Before Senior Year (5 Meetings)

Part 1

✓ Deepen your capabilities
✓ Widen your impact
✓ Continue climbing up the college evaluation sheet
✓ Work through obstacles and challenges

By this point, the student should be self-steering: independently setting and pursuing new goals

Part 2

✓ Discover the best colleges for you
✓ Build your college list
✓ Choose your major
✓ Build stronger momentum for an eclectic start to senior year

By this point, the student is ready to begin the college application process.

12 hours gets most students through this plan. Additional hours can be added at the discounted rate of $200/hr to accommodate students with conditions that require extra care and attention. Note: this package does not include assistance with the college applications. Depending on the colleges you apply to, we'll recommend either hourly help ($285/hr) or a package.

To sign up, contact us for a free consultation. This plan fits most juniors, but we want to ensure it is right for you. If it isn't, we'll build you a custom one.
The Breakdown: When the college planning package is started senior year, it comes with 10 cumulative hours of counseling that can be used for in person, phone, and email coaching. Note: in between meetings we perform complimentary check-ins to monitor your progress. We also track your progress on a college evaluation sheet to ensure timely advancements are made towards your goals. Below is the skeletal structure of your plan:

Senior Year (8 Meetings):

✓ See a college evaluation sheet (to start with the end in mind)
✓ Learn where you stand on the college evaluation sheet
✓ Develop a vision and roadmap to separate yourself from other applicants who have similar activities and roles as you
✓ Find the right mentors and collaborators for higher level endeavors
✓ Achieve your first milestones
✓ Track your progress on the college evaluation sheet
✓ Determine your standardized test-taking strategy and dates (if needed)
✓ Secure letters of recommendation
✓ Discover the best colleges for you
✓ Build your college list
✓ Choose your major

By this point, the student is ready to begin the college application process.

10 hours gets most students through this plan. Additional hours can be added at the discounted rate of $200/hr to accommodate students with conditions that require extra care and attention. Note: this package does not include assistance with the college applications. Depending on the colleges you apply to, we'll recommend either hourly help ($285/hr) or a package.

To sign up, contact us for a free consultation. This plan fits most seniors, but we want to ensure it is right for you. If it isn't, we'll build you a custom one.
The Breakdown: This package sets you up to transfer after one year of college. It comes with 10 cumulative hours of counseling that can be used for in person, phone, and email coaching. We also track your progress on a college evaluation sheet to ensure timely advancements are made towards your goals. Below is the skeletal structure of your plan:

First Semester (8 Meetings):

✓ See a college evaluation sheet (to start with the end in mind)
✓ Learn where you stand on the college evaluation sheet
✓ Develop a vision and roadmap to separate yourself from other applicants who have similar activities and roles as you
✓ Find the right mentors and collaborators for higher level endeavors
✓ Achieve your first milestones
✓ Track your progress on the college evaluation sheet
✓ Secure letters of recommendation (if needed)
✓ Discover better colleges for you
✓ Build your college list
✓ Choose your major

By this point, the student is ready to begin the college application process.

10 hours gets most students through this plan. Additional hours can be added at the discounted rate of $200/hr to accommodate students with conditions that require extra care and attention. Note: this package does not include assistance with the college applications. Depending on the colleges you apply to, we'll recommend either hourly help ($285/hr) or a package.

To sign up, contact us for a free consultation. This plan fits most 1st year transfers, but we want to ensure it is right for you. If it isn't, we'll build you a custom one.
The Breakdown: This package sets you up to transfer after two years of college. It comes with 12 cumulative hours of counseling that can be used for in person, phone, and email coaching. We will also track your progress on a college evaluation sheet to ensure timely advancements are made towards your goals. Below is the skeletal structure of your plan:

First Year of College (7 Meetings):

✓ See a college evaluation sheet (to start with the end in mind)
✓ Learn where you stand on the college evaluation sheet
✓ Develop a vision and roadmap to separate yourself from other applicants who have similar activities and roles as you
✓ Find the right mentors and collaborators for higher level endeavors
✓ Achieve your first milestones
✓ Track your progress on the college evaluation sheet
✓ Cultivate letters of recommendation (if needed)
✓ Pick the right classes and summer activities

By this point, the student should be independently motivated and self-propelling

Second Year of College (5 Meetings)

Part 1

✓ Deepen your capabilities
✓ Widen your impact
✓ Continue climbing up the college evaluation sheet
✓ Work through obstacles and challenges

By this point, the student should be self-steering: independently setting and pursuing new goals

Part 2

✓ Discover better colleges for you
✓ Build your college list
✓ Choose your major

By this point, the student is ready to begin the college application process.

12 hours gets most students through this plan. Additional hours can be added at the discounted rate of $200/hr to accommodate students with conditions that require extra care and attention. Note: this package does not include assistance with the college applications. Depending on the colleges you apply to, we'll recommend either hourly help ($285/hr) or a package.

To sign up, contact us for a free consultation. This plan fits most 2-year transfers, but we want to ensure it is right for you. If it isn't, we'll build you a custom one.
Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: “Is there a difference to starting a package in the fall, spring, or summer?"

A: Normally, a student will utilize the same number of college planning hours whether he or she starts in the fall vs spring. Think of the package as having two parts: 1) a hands-on achievement period, which generally lasts 8 to 12 months, followed by 2) a tracking period. In the tracking period, the student's prior growth allows for continued achievement to be accomplished with meetings which occur fewer and farther in between.

Fall Start: The hands-on achievement period occurs in the fall, spring and summer. Then, we shift to tracking in the fall semester of the following year.

Spring Start: The hands-on achievement period occurs in the spring, summer and fall of the following year. Then, we shift to tracking that spring.

Summer Start: Normally, the student would start the package designated for his or her upcoming grade level.

Q: “Will the hours in my plan really be enough?"

A: If you do your pre-meeting action steps with honest effort, yes. The pre-meeting assignments are highly structured steps that guide you in acquiring knowledge and intermediary accomplishments that are prerequisites for your next 1-on-1 session. However, a student may need additional time if he or she:

1) Doesn’t complete assigned homework or exert effort, requiring remedial counseling that sets back our agreed upon schedule
2) Has special needs or learning challenges that require extra help to achieve a satisfactory work product.

Q: "How will we work together?"

A: A shared interactive workspace will be provided where everything you do for college admissions will be organized in one convenient place. Our consulting relationship involves three types of activities, in order of frequency:

1. In person meetings or virtual meetings via Skype (based on your preference)
2. Emails and phone calls for coaching in between meetings
3. Offline reviews of your work upon request

These activities count towards the counseling hours you purchase.

Q: “How is time tracked? How will I know if I’m running low on time?”

A: Time and meeting logs are kept in the workspace where all of your work will be done with College Zoom. You will always know whether you are ahead or behind schedule so that time can be managed appropriately. For example, if you fall behind and need to make back time, you’ll be able to do so in the next pre-meeting assignment you’ll complete before your next 1-on-1 session.

Q: “What about my college applications?”

A: By completing your package on schedule, you will be ready to begin your college applications for which we have other service offerings.

Alternative: Get your personalized vision and most pressing questions immediately answered in one meeting. Our non-package hourly rate is $285/hour. Contact us for a free consultation and estimate.

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