Through the College Handcrafted process, we strive to provide students and their families with the resources necessary to make informed decisions that are fit-focused for the student. Whether you just want help getting the process moving in the right direction with our Individual Consult or work with our team throughout the entire, intentional College Handcrafted process, we’ll help make the process more seamless.
1. Individual Consultation
What better way to start the college search process than with a one-on-one meeting?! We’ll leverage this 30-minute consult to better understand the student’s goals and needs, provide insights to college admissions, and get you started down the best path.
We can host this session for any high school aged student, customizing the experience for where they are in the college prep process. The cost for this one-on-one session is $50.
2. Templates & Initial Guidance
We believe that organization & early planning will ensure that the student is set up for success, so the first step in the College Handcrafted plan is to establish the “bones” on which we’ll build upon going forward.
We’ll provide and supply guidance on developing the best tools with which to start your college decision process. The total cost for these templates is $100. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin this process.
3. Career & Major Assessment
This isn’t one of those generic assessments; this is a robust tool that will illuminate the best possibilities for the student. The Pathway Planner assessment not only takes into account the student’s interests and behavioral traits, it also takes into account the student’s verbal and numerical abilities to help ensure the best match possible. The result is a detailed report that is both clear and comprehensive. And beyond that, it correlates directly with data from the Department of Labor so that there can be a much deeper dive into the various careers!
The cost for this specific career assessment is $395.00.
4. Building Your College List
Finding the right college for you can take both finesse and endurance! Let our college counselors help winnow the list of the 3000 US colleges down to a handful, artfully chosen list just for you! Fit-Focused. Informed. Creative. Unbiased.
Choose either our Basic or Comprehensive Package to meet your specific needs. Both options will provide you new insights and guide you to the best school for you!
5. College Essay Writing
Why do colleges have students write essays for admissions and/or for scholarships? Colleges want to better understand who the student is and what drives them. Our approach to the college essay is therefore dedicated to helping students craft an essay that allows the reader to know the student and differentiate the student from all of the other wonderful applicants.
And amidst the pandemic, the college essay carries more weight than ever before, which is why we don’t want students to leave things to chance.
6. Successfully Apply to College
Allow our professionals help you make sure each portion of your applications is complete & ready to submit to your college list. No need to worry that you aren’t putting your best foot forward any longer! Start the process today!
7. Full-Service “College Handcrafted”
Interested in benefiting from the full range of services offered through the College Handcrafted program? Receive a 10% discount on each of the services and add additional hours as needed.
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For the Class of 2022
There has never been a more difficult time to apply to colleges than during the era of COVID-19. Colleges continue to make changes to their admissions processes, making things even more opaque than normal. Here are just a few of the reasons it’s even more important to work with our knowledgeable team:
- Most students haven’t had as much direct contact with their guidance counselor or college counselor at school. This comes at a time of extensive change and a new admissions landscape.
- Many more colleges have extended their test optional policies for the class of 2022, so it’s vital to understand the importance of testing and how it plays a part in the admissions decisions from one school to another.
- It’s difficult to comprehend how differently each school district across the country has handled schooling in 2020 and 2021. Because of all of the challenges, it’s even more difficult to understand how GPA will play into the admissions decision.
- Not only have academics been impacted, but extra-curricular activities have also either been removed or reduced in many cases.
Here’s the moral of the story: without test scores, consistent grading in school, and opportunities to be involved in extra-curricular activities and community service – how will colleges make their decision for the Fall of 2022?! Let us help you not leave things entirely to chance.
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Office Hours are flexible, super helpful, and a great time to ask questions about anything you’re unsure about. My ACT score went up 5 points in 6 weeks of training when I utilized Office Hours alongside my private tutoring.
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