The college process for winning admissions, earning scholarships, studying the right degree program, saving college costs, and for athletes, playing college sports, all takes diligent work, knowledge, involvement, engagement, and a strategic plan. College is a purchasing decision that needs to be taken seriously, like buying a house. It rightfully requires being knowledgeable of the process and effective as a parent. Being a “Stealth Applicant” and “Uninformed Parent” is neither a working plan nor effective strategy. In fact, it’s a weak approach that’s all too typical. It’s a prescription for application denials, lesser scholarships, and compromised outcomes. And colleges take advantage of this!
Being known to admissions well in advance of submitting applications is your ticket to higher acceptance rates and larger scholarships. Being known to college coaches is your ticket to being evaluated and playing college sports. Knowing how the college does its business is your ticket for saving thousands on college costs. Your success depends on what you know and what actions you take.
We know it’s overwhelming and that college costs are of huge concern. We’ve solved the hard part for you. We have a detailed “road map” and guide ready for you to follow. We get you on course and provide the GPS for effectively navigating the path to the finish line—College.
In our comprehensive, step-by-step program for Connecting with Colleges, your child will become known to the colleges of their interest and the key decision-makers. You will have a defined plan for visiting colleges. Your child will connect with college decision-makers in a meaningful way beyond casual emails, college tours, and camp invitations. You will learn the business of college.
Connect with Colleges offers two choices. One is our standard process for connecting with colleges in a meaningful way, making quality college visits, meeting key decision-makers, developing a college study plan, and building relationships. We call this our Plan A.
Our Plan A+ kicks it up a serious notch. We utilize our tools and methods to build advantages for students with colleges. We have special services to help students create their unique identity and build a brand. We coach students on how to express their vision for the future and plan to be part of the resolve. It all begins with developing a Personal Statement and it includes building a Blog Site. This is how students differentiate themselves from others who have the same credentials otherwise.
Both plans are a natural follow-up from our Phase 1. Lift Off program. They begin with creating your child’s personal marketing package and then proceed as described in our “road map” that follows based on the choice you make.
Connect with Colleges is designed to deliver an effective plan for visiting colleges, meeting key decision-makers, extending your college knowledge, fortifying your strategy, creating your advantages, and strengthening your position leading up to the Admissions Phase. We provide the resources and strategy, the steps and timeline, the essential information and necessary tools, for making it happen.
Here’s the cold-hard truth: people don’t even know how to visit colleges. They think it’s all about taking a college tour while listening to an information session (the college sales & marketing team at work) that pitches their product to you for your buy-in; which you will likely do unless you know better.