Application Support

Application Support for Rising and Current Seniors

Applying to colleges can seem like a daunting task, especially if it’s your first time guiding your student through the process. With the guidance of an experienced College Connectors counselor, your application experience can be an exciting and stress-free process.

We recognize there are a lot of moving parts and fast-paced deadlines throughout the application process; therefore, the best way to tackle any application process is to start early. Our independent educational consultants focus on organization and strategy to guide your student with a minimum of stress. When paired with regular meetings, our process can help your student stay ahead of the curve and complete their applications on time and confidently.

Application Support for Rising and Current Seniors

Application Outline

High school seniors are often juggling five to six classes, homework, and activities on top of the college application process. It can feel extremely overwhelming for students and parents to manage the many requirements and deadlines of the process and feel confident that they are not missing a step in the process. Our independent educational consultants help alleviate college application season anxiety by providing a detailed Application Outline customized for each student. We discuss deadlines, to-dos, and strategy, developing a plan that fits your student’s schedule and application list. With the help of an amazing software system specific to independent educational consultants’ work, your students will also be connected and reminded of their responsibilities by text and email.

Essay Development

The college essay is not really an essay, it’s a personal statement. It’s a story that gives admissions committees another look into your student’s life. It adds color and depth and context to an application. The personal statement, along with other supplemental essays, are often the most complex part of the application process. We’ve developed discovery and coaching techniques to help students tell their story in an impactful way.

Application Coaching

Along the way, we provide coaching and guidance around interview preparation, letters of recommendation, financial aid and scholarship deadlines. We discuss strategies and help students decide what application deadlines are the best choice for them. We teach students how to demonstrate interest and help them understand how building relationships with colleges will help them learn more about their colleges. We encourage attending campus visits and teach students how to make the best use of them.

Decision Meetings

In the spring of your student’s senior year, we help your family decipher the often confusing financial aid awards to better understand the financial commitment. When students have applied to colleges that are all strong fits, what could be better than having multiple great options when college acceptances come in? After building a relationship with your student for a year or two, we love rounding out our process by helping students celebrate their growth, maturity, acceptances and final decision.

At College Connectors, our goal is to help students understand the search and application processes for their chosen institutions, what their financial aid options are, and who to turn to for advice is vital for increasing their access to higher education.

For more information about our college planning services, contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our independent educational consultants.

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