Admissions and Assessments

This program has been designed for those families who are prepared to pay the full cost of attendance at any college to which the student admitted. We work with the student to identify colleges that “fit” academically, socially and personally. Then, we assist with applications, essays, final decisions and everything in between from A-Z.

College funding, need-based financial aid and merit scholarships are not part of the scope of services.

Payment Options

Special Note Regarding Extended Payments
If you choose an extended payment plan, your first payment will include the “sign up fee” in addition to the first month’s payment. Subsequent payments will be for the monthly payment amount only. In addition, our payment processor may require that you create an account with them. If so, just follow the instructions provided. Thanks.

A few highlights of this package …

  • Private account in College Planner Pro
  • Thorough personality/major assessments with career professional, (minimum of 2 meetings)
  • Discuss standardized testing strategies (ACT vs. SAT)
  • Provide Diagnostic ACT/SAT (as needed)
  • Broad discussion of student’s curriculum & GPA calculation
  • Provide feedback from ACT/SAT diagnostic and recommendations for ACT/SAT prep
  • Evaluate student’s competitive position with College Admissions Profile (CAP) Index
  • Identify up to 20 colleges that fit family search criteria
  • Provide visit and interview counseling
  • Discuss finer points of “demonstrated interest”
  • Brainstorm with advisee on extracurricular and vacation period activities, work, volunteering
  • Review student observation after four college visits (or acceptable substitute activity)
  • Arrive at final list of 6-8 colleges
  • Review Personal Statement (essay) & deadline for completion
  • Discuss letters of recommendation strategy
  • Review Common Application registration & overview
  • College Essay Writing Workshop
  • Review 8 completed applications:
  • Review online Common Application
  • Review Common Application Personal Essay
  • Review Common Application College Specific Supplements
  • Review Common Application College Specific Supplemental Essays
  • Review and discuss additional required admissions forms
  • SFC Admissions Advisor available through first term of first college year

Our guarantee: If your student does not return to the college for second semester for reasons other than grades or disciplinary action, we will help the student identify and gain admission to a new college at no charge.  Experience demonstrates that the price of these services is returned many times over.