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College Coaching: Go-Getter Package

Who is this for?  The Go-Getter is our entry-level College Coaching package. It is designed for the typical student and family who are seeking a solid champion to guide them through the college admissions process. The Go-Getter covers the college admissions journey from Initial Consultation (IC) through the college search process and student resume to writing that first essay, interviews, visits, merit aid, and college selection.

 

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.

 

  • 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.

 

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

 

  • Merit Aid Prospectus – 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 Go-Getter package includes the deliverables listed above, substitutions of service are not permitted.

 

Advantages:  The Go-Getter provides customized planning and a high level of professional support. College choices are narrowed to target schools and career consideration is conducted. Student submissions are evaluated, edited and polished by experts in the field. This is our most cost-effective package.

Optimal Start Time:           11th Grade.    

Cost:                                      $4,000.