Step One: I get to know you in an Initial Consultation which includes:
1. A pre-evaluation. I evaluate these academic and extracurricular materials:
Transcript(s) from high school
All exam scores (if available); forthcoming exam schedule
College list when available
List of extracurriculars in order of importance to you
List of summer activities over past two years and current summer plans
Resume or list of any paid/unpaid jobs or internships
Writing sample: an academic, creative or reflective paper
Any writing you have prepared for the admissions application
Athletic profile for colleges (if applicable)
Creative resume in music or art (formal and informal training counts)
Parent description of student's strengths, character and important life experiences.
2. An in person two hour meeting. Then you join me in a two-hour meeting – in person or online – to discuss my evaluation and thoughts, your questions and concerns, and to discuss a strategy for moving forward.
3. A follow up report and task list. Within 72 hours following our meeting, I spend two hours putting together these items: a letter in overview of my recommendations to your daughter or son, a summary of important points and a set of individualized recommendations tailored to the your specific needs. Items in this follow up document include a list of next steps, a suggested college list, tips for visiting colleges, travel suggestions, possible essay topics, an application strategy, a task list, and a timeline.
Step Two: In the sophomore and junior years, we meet twice In the Initial Consultation, Felicia helps you to develop a strategy for exploring and developing your academic and extracurricular interests. We then check twice a year to make sure that you are on track to take your next steps. Preparation takes a big step forward in the junior year of high school when students build a college list, prepare exams, and advance their extracurricular focus on outreach, research and internship endeavors.
Step Three: In June, prior to the senior year, the college application process begins In June, prior to the senior year, Felicia leads students through the application process. The first phase consists of undertaking the primary tasks of the college application. Over the summer, students work individually with one of Felicia's writing advisors to draft and develop the college application essays. In August once applications go live, students continue working with their writing advisor to complete the writing of 30-45 supplement essays. At this point, Felicia oversees and manages each students' application process, stepping in on a regular basis to see how students are progressing, to review their essays, and to make sure they are taking every opportunity to meet with admissions representatives and improve their chances of being admitted to the colleges on their list.