COLLEGE MAJOR DISCOVERY

College research

There are more than 4000 colleges in the US and overwhelming information on the internet. How should you begin your search?

• Understand which search tools are best and why
• Identify your own Academic, Cultural and Financial Fit requirements
• Learn to use a customized checklist when exploring colleges online
• Plan and prepare an itinerary to optimize college campus visits

The goal is to develop your own College List of Best Fit Schools.

There are more than 4000 colleges in the US and overwhelming information on the internet. How should you begin your search?

• Understand which search tools are best and why
• Identify your own Academic, Cultural and Financial Fit requirements
• Learn to use a customized checklist when exploring colleges online
• Plan and prepare an itinerary to optimize college campus visits

The goal is to develop your own College List of Best Fit Schools.

College Financial Literacy

College Essay Writing

The Cost of Attendance (CoA) at a private college can be up to $75,000 a year! A UC can be $40,000 a year! Are you realistic or naively optimistic? I educate families on their options so they can mitigate financial risks.

• Understand FAFSA and your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
• Learn about Federal, State vs Institutional aid
• Use Net Price Calculators (NPC) and run case studies with your own list of schools
• Identify scholarships and how to find schools with generous merit aid

The goal is to demystify college financial aid so you can make the best decisions.

Feeling stuck? The college essay is your best opportunity to share your unique personal story. I believe good writing is good editing. So let’s get started!

• Warm up with brainstorming exercises
• Review Common App and UC Insight Questions
• Create a master schedule for your Common App, UC, and Supplemental essays
• Draft essays by 12 midnight PST preceding our meetings

The goal is to get you to complete all your college essays with your authentic voice.