90 minute initial consultation half off. $75 discount. Standard rate $100 per hour.
The college process can seem overwhelming to students and parents. I am here to make it manageable, understandable and less stressful.
True Fit College Counseling is based in Redmond, Washington and serves high school students in the Sammamish, Redmond, Issaquah and Bellevue area.
Staying on Top of Applications:
These days the college application process can get complicated. Each school has different requirements and expectations of the students that apply. I have a structured plan for helping you understand and stay on top of applying to schools. From creating a list of schools the student is interested in, to deciding when to submit the application (early admission, early decision, or regular admission), I tailor the experience to each individual student to know that the college admission process is a straight-forward experience for them.
Why Hire a College Counselor?
Any teen who is planning to attend college can benefit from using an independent education consultant (college counselor). Most high school counselors have several hundred students on their caseload - they simply don't have the ability to spend one on one time with students. Also, college counselors can act as a buffer between teens and parents. Many teens do not want to talk in depth with their parents - it is part of the natural process of leaving the nest. I keep parents up to date on our progress.
The Importance of Fit:
I don't believe in using rankings to create a college list. We don't pick our friends or our spouses based on rankings - colleges shouldn't be chosen that way either. I spend time talking with the student and listening to the student to help them determine the right colleges for them. Unlike many college counselors, I don't charge a flat package rate - I bill by the hour. This allows families to use my services in the way that best fits the family's needs.
The Steps Involved in Applying to College:
There are many components to the college application process: grade point average, rigor of high school classes, standardized test scores, extra curricular activities, letters of recommendation, essays. And the financial aspect cannot be overlooked - it is important for students to be aware of their families' college budget. I help take the mystery out of these areas and have the student take control.
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