Course selection and planning • Finding value in extracurricular activities • Public versus private schools • Summer planning • Standardized testing timeline • High school advocacy • Finding the academic “sweet spot” • Leveraging open courseware and MOOCS
Creating a realistic college list • Understanding how selective colleges evaluate applications • Navigating the college fair • Navigating Naviance • Finding A+ schools for B- students • Understanding “demonstrated interest” • Things to do during your college visit • Nailing the college interview • Understanding when, where, and how to communicate with admissions offices.
Organizing the college process • Creating a timeline of dates and deadlines • Brainstorming, writing, and editing compelling college essays • Assistance with Common Applications, Coalition Applications, School-based applications and SRAR • What you need to know about SOCA • Creating a dynamic resume and extracurricular list • Managing recommendation letters • Understanding how admissions decisions are made
Using NCES to make an informed college decision • Navigating the referral and waitlist decision • Comparing financial aid packages • Understanding ROI
Public speaking and presentation coaching • NCAA eligibility requirements • Distance learning/online learning proctoring services • Transfer college counseling • Leveraging CLEP tests • Students with IEPs and 504 plans • Homeschooled students • Adult learner • Prior experience portfolios