College Planning

A message from Alicia:

I absolutely love the college planning process! This was my favorite part of my job as a school counselor. School counselors are amazing resources, and I encourage students to get to know theirs. Unfortunately due to massive caseloads at most high schools, they are stretched far too thin. I have many years of experience in helping students & parents navigate the process of researching, preparing for, and applying to college. Switching majors & transferring schools can cost families thousands of extra dollars! Make an educated decision based on thorough research & planning. This service isn’t just for juniors and seniors! Get expert advice on what your teen needs to be doing during each year of high school in order to have as many opportunities as possible following graduation AND to find academic motivation throughout . 


College planning services are completely virtual (think of it like having giving your teen a personalized pocket counselor!) and can include the following:

  • Narrowing career direction and college major choice
  • Researching colleges of interest and comparing admission requirements as well as pros and cons
  • Creating a resume for scholarships, college applications and jobs
  • Preparing for and evaluating a college visit
  • Brainstorming and proofreading college applications and essays
  • Preparing for and practicing interviews for scholarships or jobs
  • Understanding college entrance exams (SAT, ACT, AP)
  • Understanding the financial aid process and applying for scholarships
  • Navigating dual-enrollment (college courses while in high school)
  • Creating a roadmap for the high school years (what to do when!)


Initial Session (with teen and at least one parent): $100 One-time Registration Fee + $95 Session Fee = $195 Registration fee covers:

  • A personalized college planning notebook students will use to organize documents and research. The notebook contains tips sheets on several key parts of the college planning process, including a year-to-year checklist to help guide students
  • Advice on current and future courses
  • Unlimited access to text or email with quick questions anytime
  • The personalized research time for each family to ensure individualized guidance and concrete steps
  • Benchmark updates as requested to ensure parents are informed of progress

Additional 50-minute sessions: $95 (can be with teen only, parents always invited)

Because every student is different, Alicia likes to remain flexible and charge per session instead of a package. Frequency of sessions are completely up to the student and family, with respect to budget and need. Some families take the initial session and notebook and run with it, only checking back periodically when they feel stuck. Others prefer their student (especially seniors) to meet more frequently to ensure progress.

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