My College Planning Team offers affordable, stackable modules to help you successfully address the academic, personal and financial sides of your student’s college search.
No $7k+ consulting services that ignore financial issues. No stressful DIYing the applications hoping you haven’t overlooked some key part of the process.
Stackable. Focused. Affordable.
We offer discounts on bundles of modules. Schedule a meeting with us so we can help you build a set of modules perfect for your individual needs. Please click here to see some popular bundles.
Choosing your Financial Fit
Up until now, students and families have been forced to hope that the financial awards they receive from colleges meet their budget. Choosing your Financial Fit, our innovative new service, allows you to set your college budget and then learn what schools meet that budget so you apply only to ones that fit your price range.
Take control of your college search and choose your financial fit.
FAFSA and CSS Profile Filing Support
We advise you while you fill out and submit the FAFSA and CSS Profile. Helps you get organized efficiently while making sure the filing is correct. Plus you get some tips on lowering your Expected Family Contribution to potentially win more financial aid.
Appealing a Financial Aid Award Offer
Colleges and universities regularly increase their financial aid offer to lower the actual price a family pays. But they won’t do that unless a family “appeals” for more financial aid. We use our skills and data to advise you on this process.
(This module is included with the purchase of any other module or package. Existing clients work with us on a contingency basis and are only charged if the appeal is successful at the school the client chooses to attend. No net cost to the client.)
COLLEGE SEARCH AND APPLICATION SERVICES
Your Roadmap to College
College searches today are pretty complicated, with a lot of moving pieces to keep track of and important questions to be considered. Thoughtfully plan the components of a successful college application – academics, extracurriculars, testing, financial aid and the college application process itself – so you apply to and attend the right school. Recommended for students in the first three years of high school.
Building a Balanced College List
Know all your options. Get professional assistance to narrow down the list of colleges where you apply. The final list is collaboratively developed to fit your academic and personal goals and includes a balanced ratio of schools – safety, match and reach – to make sure you have choices as the admissions letters roll in. One of our most popular modules.
Completing College Applications
The college application process can be complex and overwhelming for high school seniors who are already busy with a wide range of other commitments. This module helps students make sure that they complete all the parts of the various college applications and meet all the different deadlines while keeping the quality high. Recommended for seniors and rising seniors.
Writing the College Essay
The more selective colleges require several essays as a key part of their applications. In addition, sometimes a student’s writing – either in their essay or in the longer answers to application questions – can make the difference in admission decision. This module helps students produce the best possible application essays and writing, for individual colleges and the Common App, and helps them think more carefully about how they express themselves throughout their applications.
Focusing your Future
Many students don’t know what career path to pursue, posing challenges in selecting a college or advanced training program. This module helps them learn about themselves and explore potential careers by better understanding their personality, interests, values, and skills – essentially, “what makes them tick.” With constant change being a permanent feature of today’s workplace, this module provides students with a valuable process to apply throughout life.
Finding and Winning Private Scholarships
Private scholarships are a good way of reducing college costs. But many scholarships aren’t advertised — so they can be difficult to find. This service helps you find, apply to and win scholarships and also provides assistance with avoiding having your college of choice offset the scholarship with reduced financial aid.
SAT/ACT Test Prep
Test prep services typically take months and cost thousands of dollars. My College Planning Team has designed this module to provide students with an affordable and focused introduction to testing — everything from whether the SAT or ACT is best for them to testing tips to subject matter review — as a supplement for their own individual study or a foundation for further work with a tutor.
All team members adhere to the American School Counselor Association’s Professional Standards & Competencies, the most widely followed counseling policy in the US.
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We offer discounts on bundles of modules. Schedule a free conference to discuss further. Some popular choices (but the modules are stackable – mix and match to fit your needs):
- Completing College Applications and FAFSA/CSS Profile Filing Support. (appeal included) – $895 package – 2 modules
- Completing College Applications, Writing the College Essay and FAFSA/CSS Profile Filing Support (appeal included) – $1295 package – 3 modules
- Identifying your Ideal Price for College, Building a Balanced College List, and FAFSA/CSS Profile Filing Support (appeal included) – $1295 package – 3 modules spread over Junior and Senior years
- Identifying your Ideal Price for College, FAFSA/CSS Profile Filing Support, Completing College Applications, with 3 hours of test prep (appeal included) – $1695 package – 4 modules spread over Junior and Senior years
Your Roadmap to College and Identifying your Ideal Price for College – $895 package – 2 modules