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Parent & Student College, Career, and Financial Aid Seminars

Financial Aid Primer - Tuesday October 17th 6:30pm

Learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), including: 

  • The changes to financial aid and the application process

  • Deadlines

  • Documentation you will need

  • Find out what you need to know and should be asking

  • $25 per family(current clients will have this cost applied as a credit on their next invoice)

  • Contact us to register

 

Lead by Julie Spak, former university financial aid and admissions counselor​. 

College Planning: Make the Most of Your Summer 

Thursday, June 15th at 6:30

This seminar is geared towards students and parents of rising seniors, but useful for rising juniors too. This talk will cover:

  • Resources and guidance to create a specific plan and timeline (applications, essays, visits, and deadlines)

  • Finding meaningful summer activities without high price tags

  • Preparing for a successful academic year

  • College major and career identification starting points

  • $25 per family (current clients will have this cost applied as a credit on their next invoice)

  • Contact us to register

 

College Night for Students & Parents

Thursday, June 22nd, at 6:30 pm

This seminar is a good first step for families who are just beginning to look at colleges. During this seminar you and your child will discover:

  • What to expect when applying to college

  • Colleges that award merit based scholarships

  • How to access free resources

  • How to navigate Naviance

  • How to encourage your child to take ownership to the college application process

  • How to plan a streamlined and effective college visit

  • What colleges look for in an applicant

  • The Birkman tool and how it's used to help identify college majors & career interest

  • $25 per family (current clients will have this cost applied as a credit on their next invoice)

  • Contact us to register

Summer 2017 College Essay Program

Three Thursdays, 4:30-7:30 pm - June 29th, July 27th, August 24th.

 

This hands on class will be taught by the head of our college admissions - Julie Spak. Julie has been on both sides of the application process: a high school guidance counselor and then an admissions counselor/financial aid specialist at the University of New Hampshire. Both perspectives provide insight and expertise into all aspects of the college acceptance process.

The program is suited for students starting at any point in the essay writing process - from students who have not yet started to those with a rough draft already written. Participants will receive: 

  • Conference time with essay specialist during every class

  • Expert tips to give each essay a unique edge to make it stand out

  • The opportunity to write and edit with professional support during each class

  • Communication with counselor throughout the summer to check progress, answer questions, and move past challenges

  • Tailored timeline, homework, and goals suited to each student's college list, essay prompts, and deadlines

  • Bi-Monthly parent updates

  • Small group setting; approximately 6 students accepted

  • $590 per student, contact us to register

Prior to the start of the class we will gather specific information from each student and/or family in order to tailor the course in the most specific manner possible. If a student has materials such as essay drafts, partially and fully completed portions of essays, they can send those prior to the start of the class so that their profile is understood from the beginning. 

After the class is complete each family will receive a customized, detailed list of what is left to accomplish, and a recommended timeline. Students attending this class will receive a 10% discount off of further college consultation services.