Comprehensive College Package (10th,11th,12th grade)

Education Edge Consulting provides a comprehensive set of services to guide and advise students through entire college admissions process.

  • Review of academic record to date.
  • Standardized testing recommendations and test calendar.
  • Preparation of application friendly resume included with and/or used with college applications.
  • In servicing students and families on internet based college program, GuidedPath.
  • In-depth questionnaires/surveys/interview on college preferences (student and parents).
  • Assessment of college preferences.
  • Refinement of choices using specialized college guidance tools.
  • Preparation of a selected list of colleges uniquely fit to the student (including options for foundation, target and reach or dream colleges).
  • Explanation and determination of Early Action/Restricted Early Action/Early Decision options.
  • Guidance on maximizing college visits and college fairs. Understanding importance of demonstrated interest.
  • Guidance on teacher and counselor recommendation.
  • Oversight and guidance of all applications including deadlines and requirements.
  • Review and advice on student-prepared applications.
  • Assistance with application submission.
  • Extensive essay preparation support:
    • Required College Essay Writing Workshop for all rising seniors
    • Individual brainstorming sessions to help student select topics.
    • Refine topic; provide direction; continual essay conferencing and support for personal essays, school specific essay.
    • Edit to ensure essay meets the application goals but retains student's voice and perspective.
  • To Do Follow Up with students after meetings.
  • Meeting reminders texted to student and parent phones.
  • Recommend tutors and additional support depending on student needs.
  • College admissions interview and alumni interview preparation and practice.
  • Provide scholarship and financial information.
  • Advice on making a final choice once acceptances are received. (College comparison worksheets provided and office meetings scheduled.)

Personal Statement and College Essay Writing Package

This package provides extensive essay support including:

  • Required College Essay Writing Workshop for all rising seniors
  • Individual brainstorming sessions to help student select topics
  • Refining topic; providing direction; reviewing all essays
  • Editing to ensure essay meets the application goals but retains student’s voice and perspective
  • Ensuring that the student’s voice and writing style are consistent in all essays
  • Reviewing student writing samples (Student writing samples must be brought to first meeting.)
  • Providing resume template to be used with college applications

Description of College Essay/Personal Statement Writing Workshop

This three hour interactive workshop is offered in late May or early June at the end of junior year and is scheduled just as students become rising seniors. As part of the workshop students view a power point presentation entitled Writing the College Essay. They receive materials about college essays to take home.  A private essay brainstorming session with each student is scheduled for days immediately following the workshop.

This workshop teaches the student the following:

  • The goal of the college essay
  • How to write a college essay
  • How to distinguish yourself in the college essay
  • What admissions officers look for in the college essay

This package includes:

  • All essays for 10 applications including the common application and its supplements, coalition application, private colleges not on the common application, Florida state universities and colleges, out-of-state public and private universities and colleges.
  • This package does not include scholarship essays.
  • Scholarship essays would fall under Consulting By The Hour services.