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The Academic Match College Search and Application Service Offerings

  • Curriculum Planning and Extra-Curricular Activity Guidance
    • Guidance for academic course work, extra-curricular activities, summer plans, etc.
    • Development of a college planning calendar and timeline (college campus visits, submitting college applications, admissions interviewing, etc.)
    • Navigation of the admissions process from start to finish

  • College Search, Selection, and Applications
    • Guidance for completing and submitting college applications (private and/or public institutions)
    • Exploration/selection of schools that match student's unique needs: academic, social, and financial. Final list/spreadsheet to include Reach schools, Target schools, and Likely schools.
    • Development of "road map" to ensure all college application deadlines are met (or exceeded)
    • Preparation for obtaining counselor/teacher letter of recommendations, admissions interviews, performing/visual arts auditions, etc.
    • Clarification of admissions options (Early Decision, Early Action, Single Choice Early Action, Regular Decision, Rolling Admissions)
    • Assistance with admissions decisions (Postponed Acceptance, Deferral, Waitlist, etc.) and appropriate action steps, if needed

  • College Major and Career Guidance
    • Personal assessment of strengths, interests, and work style/values
    • Exploration of possible majors best suited to student's strengths
    • Advice concerning internships and externships (for summer, high school, and/or college)

  • Application Essays
    • Sharing of strategies for students to write effective short answers, college essays and personal statements
    • Guidance in revising, editing, and refining student's essays for Common App, Supplements, and non-Common App colleges/universities
    • Helping high school students and/or graduate school applicants to effectively articulate their personal journeys and achievements and to showcase what makes each student special and unique

  • Standardized Testing Requirements and Timeline
    • Guidance regarding SAT, ACT and AP exams
    • Recommendations for standardized test preparation

  • Financial Aid/Scholarships
    • Advice regarding completing financial aid forms (FAFSA and CSS Profile) and terms
    • Assistance with the comparison of different financial aid award packages (grants, loans, etc.)
    • Guidance for students applying for college-specific merit-based aid or private scholarships

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