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what we do:

School Counselors at high schools may advise/counsel over 300 students in grades 9-12. How can they really know who you are as a person and what your educational goals are?

By gaining insight into students’ strengths (inside and outside the classroom), S & A College Counselors help you develop a plan for the college admission process. Our College Counselors have over twenty years of college admission/counseling experience and offer a complimentary phone consultation to each family. 

CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING PACKAGES BELOW:

The College list/Visit Plan: $600

An initial, viable working school list is key to start the college search process. With over 1,000 schools to consider, it’s essential to have a good list to ensure you don’t waste time and money looking at schools that won’t be a good fit for your student

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  • An analysis of your responses to our in-depth career/college oriented questionnaire.
  • One customized college list based on a student’s academic background, standardized test scores and interests. A school list consists of reach, target and probable schools).
  • How to prepare for in person and virtual college visits/fairs when meeting with college admissions representatives.
  • One 30 minute Zoom Meeting(or email/phone call equivalent) with a College Counselor.

The College Search & Application Package: $1,800

Two payments of $900 (payment plans are available upon request)

S & A College Counselors customize the college search and application process to fit your individual/family goals. Our team identifies how students can separate themselves in the college admissions process. S & A’s  strategic approach allows each student/family to decide which colleges/universities to visit after reviewing their college list. After a family has visited colleges/universities, our College Application Package walks a family through the entire college application and financial aid process.. This package typically starts in the winter/ spring of a student’s junior year and expires on November 1st of the senior year.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON THE COLLEGE SEARCH & APPLICATION PACKAGE:
  • A timeline of when and how to accomplish college admission tasks.
  • An analysis of your responses to our in-depth career/college oriented questionnaire.
  • A customized college list (ongoing) based on a student’s academic background, standardized test scores and interests. A school list consists of reach, target and probable schools).
  • An analysis of a student’s school profile, official transcript, and strength of curriculum. This also includes a discussion on how to choose a college major.
  • How to develop a standardized testing plan (ACT/SAT prep, options and test optional policies) and an analysis of a student’s PSATs results.
  • Assuring a student sets a competitive senior year schedule.
  • How to prepare for in person and virtual college visits/fairs when meeting with college admissions representatives.
  • Selects two teacher letters of recommendations.
  • A senior year college application checklist.
  • A strategy for college application deadlines (Early Action, Early Decision, Regular and Rolling Admission).
  • An understanding of The Common Application and school specific applications.
  • An understanding of merit scholarship and which financial aid forms (FAFSA and CSS Profile) are completed.
  • Learn where to research and apply for private scholarships.
  • Three 30 minute Zoom Meetings(or email/phone call equivalent) with a College Counselor.

* Please note: College Essay Coaching is not included. Click here to review our essay services. Common Application Coaching is also not included. Click here to review our common application services.

Comprehensive Package: $3,600

Two payments of $1800 (payment plans are available upon request)

Our College Counselors are available for an “on demand” service for your family. In other words, a College Counselor is your “personal college assistant” throughout the entire process. S & A will provide your family with the College Application and Search Package with unlimited access and monthly meetings. Also included is Common Application Counseling, where your student will receive hands-on assistance to complete the Common App. Our College Counselors will respond to any phone call, text message or email within 24-48 hours and will make sure your expectations are met until May 1st (college decision day).

* Please note: College Essay Coaching is not included. Click here to review our essay services. Common Application Coaching is also not included. Click here to review our common application services.

Other Services

  • Hourly Rate: $150 per hour
  • Custom Packages: If our offerings don’t completely meet your needs we can create a Custom Package that will.

Antoinette and I wanted to take a moment and thank you for your valued help. As we were approaching Victoria’s senior year in high school, we were a bit overwhelmed with the prospects of college, gaining acceptance, finding a suitable home for her to play collegiate volleyball and possibly qualifying for scholarships as well. We were late in the game and many schools already had committed in-coming players. Having your assistance in navigating the available opportunities that existed for Victoria was very beneficial is securing a place for her next year.

Your insight and respectful tactics in contacting schools on her behalf helped us succeed in not only getting Victoria accepted at a very prestigious business school, landing a roster spot on their division 1 volleyball team but also garnering a partial scholarship. All around, we couldn’t be happier how things turned out!

Thanks for your help, involvement and dedication to helping students and families make the best choices they can during the confusing process of trying to play collegiate sports, working towards athletic and academic scholarships and gaining college acceptance.