Well, I hope so. Year after year I hear from families who felt our services were valuable and worthwhile. I try hard to provide a variety of options that make college counseling affordable for all. There is a limit to the number of students enrolled per year so that our time can be focused on you. The goal is to help families and students feel comfortable and less stressed going through the admission process. Think of me as a project manager for the college application process! If you have questions about any of the following services, please just ask.
This personalized website has checklists, links to universities, and is a place to communicate with your counselor. Access is password protected and only for the counselor and student-families.
This is an online aptitude assessment program. It allows students to explore possible career paths and majors prior to selecting schools. Additionally, we offer some other interest inventories that allow the student to learn their personal learning style and how it correlates to choosing colleges.
An online card game aimed at helping students define what attributes are important to them on a college campus
Standardized testing is changing monthly. We give expert advice on when to test, if you should test and who we recommend for test prep. (We do not do test prep.)
Thoughts on which course to choose, how many years of foreign language, the difference between IB and AP classes - we talk about all your options during your selection window. The courses you choose really matter!
We provide suggestions for summer activities and opinions on high school courses that would enhance the students knowledge of possible careers. We provide, as possible, links and research to majors and careers
An important part of applications prep. High school resumes include extracurricular activities, volunteer activities, involvement in outside organizations.
Rising seniors will be granted unlimited access to our application workshops in July and August.
All three consultants are well educated in what school admission offices hope to learn about the student in the essays. We will work with your student to help them present information showing who they are to the schools.
We will be there for all your families questions. We will help you work through the myriad of decisions necessary in all aspects of college planning.
Choosing the right school is important. Equally important is knowing if the school is affordable for your family and how financial aid works. PTA will talk with families about considerations, ways to pay and how to research that affordability prior to applications.
Up to 15 student meetings, including up to 8 school applications on all application platforms. Meant for students who need additional support in writing, or students who are applying to highly competitive schools and who will need additional support with the entire application process.
Up to 8 student meetings, including up to 6 school applications. Meant for students who are organized and need less oversight on application and essay work. This primarily includes support for ApplyTexas and Common Application schools.
Because we typically start working with students as sophomores in high school, we don't expect parents and students to know which program would be best for them. We start with a deposit that is applicable to both, and together we decide during junior year which package is best.