Comprehensive Ongoing College Transfer Counseling
The Ongoing Counseling program gives clients top priority for my time and attention, and unlimited access through personal or video appointments, e-mail, text, and telephone calls. As a concierge practice, I will continue to provide counseling and guidance throughout the admissions and college transfer decision-making process. Ongoing counseling involves more regular meetings, as well as outreach to, and organizational support for, students and parents on my part.
Typically, families choose the ongoing process upon debriefing after our initial consultation and deciding that they need additional and comprehensive support through the admissions process, and that we are a good fit for the student and their family’s needs. Sometimes, clients will wait to decide until they have scheduled and completed a second consultation one or more months after the first meeting. In either case, discussions about goals, expectations, and the counseling process are more than welcome prior to making a commitment to the ongoing program.
Ongoing Counseling is a comprehensive program with a flexible process that adjusts to a student’s individual circumstances. Whether you live right down the road or on the other side of the globe, the counseling process can be extensive, supportive, meaningful, and personal. Over the course of one or two years, the process typically includes:
· Reviewing the progress of your educational planning while you are at your current college, or are preparing for re-entry.
· Helping you choose appropriate college courses while preparing for a transfer.
· Working with both student and parents to help make wise decisions, while handling issues as they may arise.
· Identifying and refining the appropriate list of colleges and universities, including reach, target, and likely schools based on feedback from your current and/or past college experience, new college research and visits, and academic performance, as they develop over time.
· Making recommendations on special programs (such as study away opportunities and exchanges), activities and summer plans.
· Preparing you for interviews.
· Guiding you on the preparation of transfer applications, including the review of the online Common Application for Transfer, and other materials required in the admissions process (résumé, high priority emails or letters, etc.).
· Advising on essays, including content critiques and editorial input.
· Strategizing on admissions timing, such as mid-year (January) versus Fall entrance.
· Guiding you on the selection of the most appropriate college from among those to which you have been admitted.
· Supporting you if you are trying to gain admission from one or more transfer waiting lists.
Families typically pay a total Ongoing College Transfer Counseling fee at the outset of the process. Transfer students may become ongoing clients as early as the beginning of their college career, as late as their junior year, or during a leave of absence or other special circumstances.