12th Grade: Comprehensive College Counseling Package

College Application

12th Grade: Comprehensive College Counseling Package

A comprehensive approach. This is soup-to-nuts college application assistance. A dedicated college admission consultant will support your student through strategic planning, expert school fit and profile assessment, essays, and more! Includes:

Initial 1 hour Zoom session (1 hour)
It’s important for our counselor to get to know your student well. You’ll start off with a one hour session to build a rapport. Our advisor will ask questions about the student’s interests, school choices, and goals.

Profile Assessment, Customized College List, Application Strategy, Standardized Test Guidance (20-40 hours)
A smart application strategy means applying to the right schools and having an appropriate range of schools. It also means having a strategic plan for all aspects of the college application process.

There are many questions that arise through the process:
•What are the right schools to apply to?
•Should I apply early, binding, non-binding, regular decision?
•Should I take ACT or SAT? What about SAT 2s? Should I retake my tests? How many times?
•What if I get deferred? Then what?

Your student’s counselor will assess all aspects of your student’s profile just as a college admissions committee would and create a customized college application strategy and college list based on that assessment. The counselor will also advise on application strategy, standardized test strategy, post-decision support, and many other questions as they arise through the process. This is where having a dedicated college consultant assigned personally to your student really pays off! The counselor will also advise the student on scheduling school visit and communicating with school staff or admission officers. This is an optional service item upon request by student or parents.

Application Project Plan (10-20 hours)
So many deadlines, so little time! Your student’s dedicate counselor will help your student stay on track, organize a timeline, decide where to apply and when, complete essays, interview, and other requirements on time!

Personal Statement Support (10-30 hours)
Once the topic has been decided, then the writing process begins! Your student will write a first draft and submit to his/her counselor by the assigned deadline. The counselor will provide online feedback, editing and directing the student in his/her writing, and send back to the student for updates. This process will repeat several times until the essay is final.

Supplemental Essays & Short Answer Prompts (30-40 hours)
In addition to the personal statement, many colleges will also require additional essays and/or short answer questions. Your student’s dedicated counselor will support the student through this process, helping the student understand what the questions are asking, brainstorming ideas, and editing content. As above, student will be assigned deadlines to submit drafts to the counselor who will then send back edits. Process will repeat until content is finalized.

Resume (3-6 hours)
A resume detailing your student’s achievements, activities, and memberships from 9th-12th grade is very important. Our counselor will provide strategic advice as well as editing to ensure proper format and content.

One Mock Interview/Prep/Feedback (4 hours)
The college interview is an important piece of the process, giving the admissions committee a chance to learn more about the applicant. Your student’s college counselor will provide one thorough mock interview to practice the skills of interviewing as well as what kind of questions to expect. Your student will also receive advanced preparation before the mock interview and feedback on performance after the interview.

Support with Final Enrollment Decision (2 hours)
In many cases your student will receive offers from multiple universities. Your student’s college counselor will provide insights and suggestions on final enrollment decision to assist student in enrolling the best-fit school.

Contact Populus for pricing and program details.
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Email: info@populusacademy.com; katherine.c.yang@gmail.com