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College Inroads

Our Personalized Process

 

Using our systemized approach, students work one-on-one with advisors and essay coaches. We create a strategic plan for each student to provide him or her with the right college options. It is our goal to help students represent the very best of themselves to potential colleges.

Our Approach

Step 1

Orientation Meeting

Orientation Meeting

Families learn about our process and how to use our software. Student receives a binder with extensive resources and information.

Step 2

SAT/ACT Diagnostic Test

SAT/ACT Diagnostic Test

This 3-hour SAT/ACT diagnostic will help determine which test is best suited for your student.

Step 3

Online Assessments

Online Assessments

Student takes an online aptitude and a personality assessment test. We use these as reference points to help identify potential career paths that align with their goals and skill-set.

Step 4

Career Search Meeting

Career Search Meeting

We will review assessments and discuss possible careers and majors.

Step 5

Online Prep

Online Prep

Online prep for Sat/ACt beings to prepare for testing.

Step 6

Educational Resume & Interview Preparation

Educational Resume & Interview Preparation

Some colleges and scholarship committees request or recommend that you include a high school resume with your application materials. We work on this resume and prepare for interviews with college admissions reps.

Step 7

Student Positioning & College Search

Student Positioning & College Search

This is an hour session where the student (and at least one parent) consults with an Educational Consultant to determine what types of colleges and universities are a good “fit” for the student. Student input is heavily weighed and parent involvement is strongly encouraged. School pick results are then available within 1 week.

Step 8

Financial 1 Meeting

Financial 1 Meeting

This meeting is for parents only. We review Budget, EFC, Affordability and strategy on finances. An additional meeting where we consult with a Financing Expert may be utilized.

Step 9

College Essay Brainstorming Meeting

College Essay Brainstorming Meeting

Most college essay prompts provide you with a forum to write about yourself. This is often quite challenging, where do you begin? In this meeting, we brainstorm ideas, which prompts are best and how you will communicate in your essay. Remember, we’ll want to review your essay before applications are submitted!

Step 10

College Application Information Collection Session

College Application Information Collection Session

We will review items needed prior to application completion.

Step 11

Application Saturday

Application Saturday

We start the college applications process!

Step 12

Application Completion Meetings

Application Completion Meetings

These are on an as-needed basis.

Step 13

Forms Filing Meeting

Forms Filing Meeting

Data verification (over the phone) with a Data Verifier. Parents only.

Step 14

Award Letters

Award Letters

(After Award Letters are in – March/April of Senior Year) with Annmarie.

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