Seminars

We offer Seminars, workshops, and special presentations for a wide range of groups, including parents, students, teachers, counselors, athletic teams, musical groups, non-profit organizations, business associations, and the general public.  Each seminar is designed to (1) provide the audience with an overview of the current college admissions climate, (2) review the college planning and admissions process, (3) highlight key areas on which to focus as students begin their college preparation, and (4) offer a broad perspective on the things that make a difference in the college admissions process.

In some cases, presentations for groups with clearly defined interests, e.g., athletes, will include college admissions information pertinent to that population. No seminar, workshop, or special presentation is designed to provide students with individual attention, however, or respond in detail to individual requests, and for this reason none should be regarded as a substitute for the sequence of Customized Consultations that we recommend for all students (see “Services”); instead, our seminars are designed as an entry point into the college planning and admissions process.

Recent and upcoming seminars and presentations are as follows:

Seniors:  What You Need to Know to Follow Up on Your Admissions Decision(s)
2/1, 2/28, 3/22, 4/11, 4/24, 5/23
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location to be announced
Fee:  $25

This seminar is designed for seniors who have submitted applications to one or more schools and have received, or are in the process of receiving, admissions and financial aid decisions from those institutions. We’ll (1) talk with you about the variety of responses it’s possible to receive, and discuss how to interpret them, (2) assess the alternatives available to you if you’ve been rejected from your first-choice institution, (3) discuss what you can do to improve your chances of admission if you’ve been deferred or wait-listed by a college, (4) review the whole issue of financial aid, and (5) clarify what you should be considering as you decide whether to enroll in one institution rather than another.

(Note: If you’d like a professional judgment or in-depth assistance with your specific situation, we recommend that you sign up for Customized Consultation #3, “Getting Admitted,” or one of our Additional Services.)

 

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Juniors:  Ten Steps to a Successful College Application
2/5, 2/27, 3/19, 4/10, 4/30, 5/22, 6/11
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location to be announced
Fee:  $25

This seminar is designed for juniors who are embarking on a critical year in the college admissions process. During this seminar, we’ll (1) provide you and/or your parents with an overview of the current college admissions climate, (2) highlight key areas on which to focus as you begin your college preparation, (3) discuss the importance of identifying the right set of “safety,” “target,” and “reach” institutions for you/your situation, and (4) offer a broad perspective on the things that can make a difference in your college application, including (a) deciding whether to apply early vs. regular decision, (b) conducting research on the college major that interests you, and (c) preparing for and undertaking college visits.

(Note: If you’d like a professional judgment or in-depth assistance with your specific situation, we recommend that you sign up for Customized Consultation #2, “Finding the Right College,” or, in some cases, Customized Consultation #1, “Getting Started.”)

 

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Sophomores and Freshmen:  What You Need to Know Now About College Planning
2/12, 3/6, 3/26, 4/17, 5/7, 5/29, 6/18
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location to be announced
Fee:  $25

This seminar is designed for freshmen and sophomores who are starting to think about college planning, and want to make the right choices now to prepare themselves for the process. During this seminar, we’ll (1) provide you and/or your parents with an overview of the current college admissions climate, (2) highlight key areas on which to focus as you begin your college preparation, (3) discuss the importance of selecting courses that will give you the best admissions options once you arrive at your senior year, (4) tell you what colleges look for in terms of summer, volunteer, and/or work experiences, and (5) help you evaluate the college choices in front of you as you move through the next three or four years.

(Note: If you’d like a professional judgment or in-depth assistance with your specific situation, we recommend that you sign up for Customized Consultation #1, “Getting Started.”)

 

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