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College Navigation & Guidance to Acceptance

College Navigation & Guidance to Acceptance

Whether you are near one of our locations or in a remote part of the planet - we can help your student get into the college of their choice.

Our College Navigation Plan begins with a discussion with the parent(s)/guardian(s) and child and a review of applicable academic and test records. With this, the College Navigation Advisor will better understand your child’s and your family’s values, priorities, and preferences, as well as your child’s strengths, needs, and learning style.

 

Comprehensive College Navigation Plan: We ensure you win at college!

With our College Navigation Plan, students in the 7th-12th grades will receive a personal advisor from the Student Den walking them and their family through the entire admissions process including some - but not limited to - the following:

 

High School Planning and Guidance

  • Create a detailed plan for high school coursework that enables the student the best chances at college admission
  • Ensure that students are taking full advantage of course offerings at their high school

 

Extracurricular and Academic Interest Refinement

  • Help students apply their extracurricular and academic interests in novel ways, so as to deepen or broaden their experience in these pursuits
  • Create specific opportunities for the student based on extracurricular activities

 

College Selection Process

  • Develop, evaluate, and finalize a list of colleges to which the student will apply
  • Identify colleges to visit
  • Learn about what to look for on college visits and schedule college visits

 

Essay Advising

  • Brainstorm ideas
  • Assess common application and school-specific essay requirements
  • Review essay drafts

 

Application Review

  • Help the student highlight strengths
  • Review applications

 

Letters of Recommendation

  • Decide which teachers/professors to ask for recommendations
  • Learn how to approach teachers for the best results

 

Interview Preparation

Interviews are often optional these days and can be requested by the student to be interviewed by alumni near you. Brown University, Columbia University, Harvard College, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University and Georgetown University are some of the schools that require interviews. There are also, of course, schools of the arts and small colleges throughout the country that require interviews.  Many schools recommend an interview, but do not require one.

If the interview is the path for you, we can help prepare you.

  • Prepare students for on-campus and off-campus interviews and meetings with admissions officers
  • Practice interview questions and perfect expert responses

 

Test Scheduling

Establish a standardized testing schedule

  • We help determine proficiency in ACT or SAT by assessing the student's strengths
  • Explore test preparation strategies/classes

 

Summer Experiences

  • Provide opportunities to maximize exposure and experience

 

Exploration of Financial Aid and Scholarships

  • Discuss financial aid goals and how to achieve them
  • Review key financial aid strategies and options
  • Provide comprehensive scholarship listings

 

Wait List / Deferral

  • Develop strategies for acceptance if placed on the wait list or deferred
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Meet Our Empowermates TM

The EmpowerMateTM is a student the same age as your child, or just a few years older, who is a peer mentor.

We added the element of the EmpowerMateTM for students who need assistance - whether homework help, study skills, or just plain old emotional support – because we found students want to do better for other students than if it were a parent or another teacher. It's that simple.


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