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Targeted Services

These services can be contracted separately and are billed at an hourly rate of $150 per hour.

ESSAY COACHING

The essay is an easily neglected part of the application. Admissions officers are constantly faced with stacks of candidate applications to sort through, making it important for students to take the proper steps to stand out from other applicants. It’s essential to be proactive and take steps like these to ensure you maximize your chances of ultimately getting the acceptance letter to your dream school. Whether you need help with brainstorming or final edits, FinnEd can aid you in the entire process.

 

CREATING THE COLLEGE LIST

With so many facets to the college application process, it can be difficult for students and their families to even know where or how to begin. A good starting point—and one of the most important pieces of the application process—is formulating a balanced college list. Junior year is the ideal time to start, as it will leave you time to do your research, visit campuses, and eliminate schools that are not a good fit. After a review of financial considerations, high school transcripts, writing samples, test scores, resume, brag sheets and other applicable documentation – we will work to identify 10-15 “likely,” “target,” and “reach” colleges to consider.

CAMPUS VISIT GUIDANCE AND INTERVIEW PREPARATION

I will provide you with a list of the most effective tips and tricks to get the most out of visiting campuses, plus how to wow your interviewers when applying to a school.

FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIP COUNSELING

The cost of college in the United States is rapidly rising. I counsel your family on ways to keep college affordable. This could be by exploring lesser-known financial aid sources, or by widening the search to schools that are still a good fit that offer more attractive scholarships or tuition rates. We will work with families to determine if loans, grants or scholarships are right for your student. We will review deadlines, necessary documentation and special circumstances so you have every opportunity for financial assistance.

The college admissions process is neither easy nor straightforward. We work to provide your student with the information and skills they need to confidently succeed. With the rising cost of tuition and increasing competition for the top schools, planning is a necessity.

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