At Lewy College Consulting I work with students in every stage of the college planning process, often beginning junior year of high school. It is beneficial to meet students during freshman or sophomore year, so that I can build a stronger relationship with the student and family and offer input on high school course selection and extracurriculars, but we can successfully work together starting at any time.

I begin with a personal review and assessment of each student, leading to the identification of appropriate college options, and finally overseeing the application process. My services include a junior/senior comprehensive package, time block packages and an hourly rate for freshman and sophomores. Plus an hourly rate for seniors with specific needs and on a limited, space available basis.

Offerings include, but are not limited to:

– Provide personal and professional knowledge about colleges and college admissions.

– Administer personality and career assessments to understand and develop college goals.

– Present a timeline of the college search and application process.

– Consult on high school curriculum planning and extracurricular/summer directions.

– Develop a plan and timeline for standardized tests.

– Introduce resources and research methods to evaluate schools and explore careers and college majors.

– Prepare an exploratory college list tailored to the individual student.

– Organize the application process and support students in meeting deadlines.

– Consult on campus visits, interviews and admissions options, such as early decision, early action, etc.

– Provide effective essay writing strategies, review and feedback.

– Present an overview of the financial aid process and assist in identifying scholarship opportunities.

– Review admissions offers and financial aid packages; assist in making a final decision.

Freshman & Sophomores:
Discover what steps to take throughout high school to support college goals. Begin planning with intention. We meet once or twice a year and discuss: the benefits of a college education, your dreams and goals, college options, high school curriculum, standardized tests and extracurricular and summer activities. I will also present a timeline of the college planning process that includes specific grade level tasks and provide an overview of the financial aid process.

This critical year is a time of self-discovery, exploring options and gathering information. Students begin with a questionnaire and self-assessment; gaining self-awareness allows students to clarify their college goals. We also research and learn about the many college options available and outline the financial aid process with an eye towards finding a college fit on three levels: academic, social and financial.

Ready, set, go. It’s time for applications and essay writing! The number of sessions will vary for each student, depending on your college list, personal initiative and your ability to get tasks done in between sessions. We will evaluate and finalize college lists, re-visit standardized tests if necessary, create a timeline and action plan for applications, and further discuss and organize financial aid and scholarship requirements.