Individual College Transfer Consultation

The counseling process always begins with a first consultation meeting. This consultation typically includes the following process, though every meeting is unique and personalized to the individual student and family situation.

We review your educational and personal profile compiled from the completed Questionnaires submitted by both student and parents prior to the consultation, and any other relevant material you provide which will help to inform our initial meeting. Such advance materials will include high school and college academic transcripts, along with teacher comments, and a record of any standardized testing.

The informational forms will highlight your personal interests, achievements, and goals, which will help me get to know you. I would also like to see any specialized, individual testing if you have been evaluated by an independent or school-based psychologist or learning specialist, as this will give me insight into particular learning needs or other educational issues.

During our first consultation meeting, we will usually spend time:

· Reviewing your past, current and future college curriculum.
· Discussing academic strengths and weaknesses, past grade performance, and goals.
· Discussing extracurricular interests, activities and personal hobbies, summer involvements and programs, volunteer and/or employment opportunities, and specialized study options.
· Reviewing your first college admissions process, including the list of colleges applied to, results, and what worked and what didn’t.
· Guiding you to consider your personal profile and ways to focus or expand it.
· Developing a list of colleges and/or universities that fit your academic and personal profile, goals, and preferences.
· Explaining the college transfer admissions process and timeline.

After the initial consultation, you may choose to schedule additional individual consultations. Or, you may decide to become Ongoing Counseling clients. Initial and additional consultations are scheduled for 60 minutes. We may meet in person in my Wilton office, by appointment in New York City, or via video or audio conference. My hours are flexible to accommodate families in various U.S. time zones, as well as international families around the world.