Please contact us for a more detailed description of the services we provide.

Comprehensive College Counseling

THE COMPREHENSIVE PACKAGE:

Our most thorough service offered.  Includes all milestone meetings and in-person availability throughout the process.  All discussions, contacts, and essay work are covered in this package.

PHASE ONE:

Introductory Meeting

  • This is an opportunity for Tony, the student, and family to get to know each other.  This begins the counseling process: our first goal is to establish a trusting, open relationship.
  • Personalized academic assessment to date
  • Discuss extracurricular activities and summer plans/experiences

Working List Meeting 

  • Create a customized working list of schools (categorize based on academics/student & parent input)
  • Review of final sophomore year grades, create a testing plan, discuss summer experiences/plans
  • Explore ways to build depth and leadership in current activities/areas of interest
  • Address the possibility of athletic recruitment (there may exist different timelines for different sports)

PHASE TWO:

Further Focus Meeting 

  • Provide up-to-date status of grades and testing
  • Discuss school visits and research (i.e. likes, dislikes, the “feeling”) and plan for spring/summer college visits
  • Further dialogue on academic/cultural offerings at schools of interest
  • Review of senior year schedule (e.g. is there a need for increased rigor, upward trend)
  • Begin moving from a working list toward a balanced final list of schools
  •  Arrange summer plans (e.g. community service, work, other experiences)

PHASE THREE:

Final List Meeting 

  • Finalize college list based on full academic profile through junior year
  • Thorough explanation of application process (who requires what)
  • Work through discussion of admissions plans (ED, EA, Regular, etc.) with relation to schools on your list
  •  Determine if further testing is necessary (SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests)

Essays/Apps Meeting

  • Brainstorm through final draft of personal statement (main essay) and supplemental essays for up to 10 colleges
  • Support student as they complete Common Application and school specific applications
  • Create timeline for submission of applications based on admission plans
  • Conduct mock interview with student if required for his/her school
  • Final review of all applications before submission
  • Discuss possible submission of financial aid forms (CSS Profile/FAFSA) 

Final Decision/Financial Aid/Celebration Meeting (winter/spring of senior year)

  • Decision time: discuss options, financial aid awards, and plan for depositing to the school of choice

Important Information

  • These are milestone meetings but as part of THE Comprehensive Package , you will have access to Tony as needed 

Cost

  • Please contact us for a detailed explanation of the Comprehensive Package as well as pricing and payment options.

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Senior College Counseling Package

Senior Summer Meetings (2 in-person meetings, summer before/fall of senior year)

  • Created for students/families who feel like they’ve fallen behind in the process or who are looking to make some final decisions and need further input
  • Finalize college list based on full academic profile through junior year 
  • Personalized academic assessment to date
  • Review of senior year schedule
  • Summer plans
  • Create a summer/fall college visit game plan
  • Thorough explanation of application process
  • Work through discussion of admissions plans
  • Plan for further testing if necessary 

Important Information

  • This is a two-session package to help students/families finalize college list plans
  • Many students use this package in conjunction with the essays and applications package

Cost

  • Total cost for the Senior Summer Package is $1650 due prior to the initial meeting

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Personal Statement and Application Package 

Essays/Apps Meetings (2 in-person meetings during summer/fall of senior year)

  • Work with each student from brainstorming through final draft of personal statement (main essay)
  • Support each student as they complete Common Application and school specific applications (must take place after August 1st for most schools)
  • Create timeline for submission of applications based on admission plans
  • Conduct mock interview with students if admissions interviews are required for their schools
  • Final review of all applications before submission

Cost 

  • Total cost for the Personal Statement and Application Package is $1450
  • There is an additional hourly cost for supplemental essays if student/parents feel that further support is needed ($120/hour)

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Student-Athlete Recruitment Package 

Recruitment Meetings (3 in-person meetings, continued contact throughout process via phone, email, Skype.  Ideal meeting times vary by sport.)

  • Provides Tony and the family the opportunity to discuss goals of the recruitment and search process (level of competition, role of continuing as an athlete in the college search and selection process, where do you “fit” in the recruitment process, what are your academic and athletic goals)
  • During our first meeting we will discuss all aspects of the recruitment process (including NCAA eligibility, the roles of those involved, the recruitment timeline specific to your sport, and how to make initial contact with college coaches)
  • Full explanation of Divisions within the NCAA and the levels within these divisions
  • Personalized academic assessment (evaluation focused on core courses [GPA], rigor [how to build where to focus], test scores), how this will play a role in the recruitment process (better student better options), and what you need to do now
  • Honest athletic self-assessment and discussion of outside athletic assessments (high school coach, club coach, college coach when possible)
  • Follow-up meetings will be focused on the continuation of the recruitment process (proactive vs. reactive recruiting) and college selection
  • Thorough explanation of application process (what role will athletics play)
  • Work through discussion of admissions plans (ED, EA, Regular, etc.) and implications of each

Important Information

  •  This is a three-session package to help students/families better understand the search and selection process, the role athletics can/will play in creating a list of colleges and the creation of a recruitment game-plan

Cost

  • Total cost for the Student-Athlete Recruitment Package is $1950 due prior to the initial meeting

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Transfer Applicant counseling package

This package is for students who are planning to either move from community college to a four-year college or for students who are planning to transfer from one four-year school to another.

  • Transfer counseling meetings (2 in-person or Skype meetings)
  • Discuss reasons for transferring and goals moving forward
  • Create a list of potential options based on academic performance and goals
  • Fully explain transfer requirements (college credits, high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores)
  • Assistance with completion of applications and review of personal statement
  • Review financial aid process and submission of necessary forms

Cost

  • Total cost for the Transfer Counseling Package is $950 due prior to the initial meeting

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ACT/SAT TUTORING PREP PACKAGE

Created for (but not limited to) those students with little to no experience in either the ACT/SAT that need to begin general testing preparation.

General Information:

  • Coastal’s curriculum is tailored to aid in filling a student’s gaps of knowledge as they present themselves
  • Coastal believes in student-directed learning: while we point the way, it’s the student that takes the test
  • Our ACT/SAT prep package covers each section of both tests in detail
  • As each session continues, the curriculum is edited to minister to the unique needs of each student

Cost:

  • $550/5-Hour Block due at first meeting (Additional cost of $50 per block for in home meetings)

Required materials:

·      Collegeboard Official SAT Prep Book (It’s big, it’s blue, you can’t miss it)

ACT/SAT TUTORING PREP HOURS

Created for (but not limited to) those students with some knowledge of the test they are focusing on

General Information:

  • Instead of starting from square one, our tutoring begins with an in-depth look at the strengths and weaknesses of students that have a background in prep
  • A schedule of priority is created to ensure each hour of prep is tailored directly to a student’s needs
  • Once a test is taken, its results will be scrutinized to determine on what subjects prep time is best spent

Cost:

  • $120/hour due at each meeting

Required materials:

  • Collegeboard Official SAT Prep Book (It’s big, it’s blue, you can’t miss it)

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ADDITIONAL SERVICES OFFERED (Contact us for pricing information)

  • Essay writing and editing
  • Mock-interviewing
  • Academic/Athletic Resume drafting