Comprehensive Ongoing Graduate School 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 graduate school decision-making process. Ongoing counseling involves more regular meetings, as well as outreach to, and organizational support for, students on my part.

Typically, clients 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 their 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 your 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 several years, the process typically includes:

· Reviewing the progress of your educational planning while you are completing college, or working while preparing for graduate admissions.
· Helping you choose appropriate college courses while preparing for admissions, as appropriate.
· Working with you to help make wise decisions, while handling issues as they may arise.
· Identifying and refining the appropriate list of graduate/professional programs, including reach, target, and likely schools based on feedback from your current and/or past college experience, research on graduate options, and academic and/or career performance, as they develop over time.
· Making recommendations on special programs (such as study away opportunities and internships), activities and summer plans.
· Preparing for interviews.
· Guiding you on the preparation of graduate applications, including the review of the online application (medical, law, business, Ph.D., M.A./M.S., etc.) and other materials required in the admissions process (résumé, high priority emails or letters).
· Advising on personal statements and essays, including content critiques and editorial input. 
· Strategizing on admissions timing, such as mid-year (January) versus Fall entrance, part-time or full-time, and so on.
· Guiding you on the selection of the most appropriate program from among those to which you have been admitted.
· Supporting you if you are trying to gain admission from one or more waiting lists.

Clients typically pay a total Ongoing Graduate School Counseling fee at the outset of the process. Prospective Graduate students may become ongoing clients as early as the beginning of their college career, as late as their senior year of college, or while they are working one or more years after college graduation.