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College Coaching: All-Inclusive Package

Who is this for? The All-Inclusive is our most popular College Coaching package. This package is for families seeking full-service support in navigating the college admissions process. This is designed for the student who is in the beginning phases of self-discovery and needs significant guidance in every step from resume development to essays to Total Application Organization to merit aid options. This package will alleviate family stress and anxiety.

 

Client deliverables generally include:

 

  • Kick-off Meeting: 2-hour informational presentation that outlines the college admissions process as it specifically relates to the Professional Tutoring College Coaching Program, including steps and deadlines.

 

  • Initial Consultation: 1.5- to 2-hour expert consultation to evaluate the student’s academic, social, athletic and financial needs. Also considered are the family’s expectations and needs concerning college decisions. Student will leave with a road map to college including course selection, test planning, activity cohesion, career research for major/course consideration, and a preliminary list of colleges.

 

  • CSDM: A 1-hour meeting with student to develop a College Selection Decision Matrix outlining up to 30 potential colleges for consideration listing average required SAT/ACT scores, GPA, student/teacher ratio, male/female student body ratio, majors, athletics and other qualitative and quantitative data points; ranked by admissions probability (Safety, Attainable or Reach).

 

  • Student Resume Workshop: Workshop for student and parent(s) on the creation and development of a strong student resume: a unique personal marketing document valued by college admissions officers.

 

  • Resume Review and Editing: Educational, volunteer and activity consulting to reinforce student resume and enhance marketing themes. Includes the editing of a 1st, 2nd, and final draft.

 

  • Total Application Organization (TAO): A comprehensive organizational system designed to help organize all application materials, which includes a group meeting and organizing session to receive materials and guidance, materials to use for college visits, a “to-do” list for each college, and step by step instructions on navigating the application process.

 

  • Interview Workshop: Workshop for student on how to make the best impression during college visits, admissions or scholarship interviews, and meetings with admissions officers and other school representatives.

 

  • Essay Workshop: Workshop for student and parent(s). Students leave with a strategy to complete college application essays, an outline of an essay, and the knowledge of what makes a good application essay.

 

  • Intensive Essay Development: 1-hour meeting (in person or by phone) to review essay prompts, go over editing skills, brainstorm essay ideas, and create a plan of action designed to consolidate and limit the number of essays to be written.

 

  • Essay Review and Editing: Support, guidance and editing of two college admissions/honors/merit/scholarship essays. Includes the editing of 1st, 2nd, and final drafts. Students may choose to substitute two short answers (100 words or fewer) for one essay.

 

  • Merit Aid Prospectus (MAP) – Dollars and Deadlines: Research in a spreadsheet report for up to six safety and attainable target colleges. Provides an up-to-date summary of the scholarships available at each school, and how and when to qualify for them.

 

  • Advocacy: Julia Ross and PTCCS will represent the student’s strengths and passions to college admissions officers, as appropriate, through phone calls, emails and in-person visits.

 

  • Support: Services include: follow-up questions, emails, phone calls, research, college admissions contact, etc.

  • Getting into College with Julia Ross: Finding the Right Fit and Making it Happen, 2nd Edition, 2013.

  • No substitutions: The All-Inclusive Package includes the deliverables listed above; substitutions of service are not permitted.​

 

Advantages:  Almost the entire college admissions experience is out-sourced for the family. The PTCCS coach works closely with the student to ensure completion of college applications, thereby circumventing many of the power struggles inherent in every procrastinator’s family. This package also includes one essay development session, edits for two essays, and Total Application Organization (TAO).

Optimal Start:                      11th Grade.

Cost:                                      $4,500