College Planning Services

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College Application Services

College Application Services

Designed for students in the 12th grade

The college application process is made up of many activities, from completing the applications accurately and on time to creating high quality essays and personal statements.

The following services are offered:
1. A free online Student Portal (MYCCA-The Guided Path) to assist in organizing the entire college application process and tracking admissions milestones and progress.

2. Assistance in establishing on-line application accounts (including accurate saving and storing of all usernames and passwords).

3. Assistance in reviewing, updating, and finalizing the student’s resume.

4. Assistance in completing college applications.
A. I will ensure correct placement of information and proofread for spelling and grammar.
B. If questions arise regarding an application and the student is unable to make contact due to the school schedule, I will contact the college or university for clarification.
C. I will, with the student, develop a time line for completion of all applications, essays and other tasks. This will include reminders as deadlines approach.
Decisions related to the various admissions plans such as early action, early decision, rolling decision, and regular decision will be made at this early stage in the application process.

5. Assistance with application essays, personal statements and short-answer questions.
A. I will assist the student in developing compelling essays, personal statements, and short-answers.
B. In addition to my review, I will encourage the student to have others read and critique written work prior to submission. It is critical that admissions representatives hear only the student’s voice when reading these documents.

6. Provide a final review of each application before the Submit button is pressed.
A. When submitted with me, I will make copies of the Application submitted successfully and Credit Card Confirmation messages.
B. When a student submits applications with me, appropriate credit card information is necessary.
C. Parents will have the opportunity to review completed applications before they are submitted.

Desired Outcome: Applications, essays, and other supporting documentation will present the student at his/her best. The applications will be completed accurately and on time. The student will provide his/her school counselor and teachers with information that will assist them in writing their recommendations. If applying for scholarships, the student will have identified and applied for scholarships for which he/she is eligible. If applying for financial aid, the student and parents will understand and complete the application process.

Fee Options for the College Application Phase
1. Hourly Rate: Counseling sessions are billed at $70.00 per hour.
A. Professional support services such as reading and critiquing college essays and applications, extended telephone/e-mail communication with students, parents, high school counselors, and college admissions personnel will be pro-rated in 15-minute time blocks.
B. Assisting with scholarship applications and essays will be charged separately and will also be pro-rated in 15-minute time blocks.
C. A brief summary of each counseling session and next tasks will be e-mailed to student and parents.
D. A brief summary of time involved in support services will be noted on the monthly invoice.
E. Monthly statements will be mailed.

2. Flat Rates: Two All-Inclusive College Application Packages are available and include all services as outlined under the College Application heading as well as all communication and meetings with student, parents, high school counselor, and college personnel as well as my research.
A. Package #1: All-inclusive College Application Service includes all services as outlined under the College Application heading for up to six colleges and their accompanying essays and/or personal statements will be billed at $700.00.
B. Package #2: All-inclusive College Application Service as outlined under the College Application heading for up to ten colleges and their accompanying essays and/or personal statements will be billed at $1,000.00

C. Both packages include:
1. A brief summary of each counseling session and next tasks will be e-mailed to student and parents.
2. A brief summary of time involved in support services will be e-mailed to students and parents.
3. Payment for either package is requested at the time of agreement for services.

PLEASE REFER TO THE SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR THE FEE SCHEDULE WHEN COMBINED WITH COLLEGE PLANNING AND SEARCH SERVICES.