College Applicant Coaching—the college coaching service includes: scheduled conferences over the entire planning and application process, advice, research, assistance with applications and college choices, assistance with high school course selection and activities, assistance with summer activities planning, advice about college essays and college visits, coach or portfolio advice, and application management during the senior year. This service may begin as early as 8th or 9th grade and runs until collage acceptance.
“Spring Tune-Up”—Academic, Extracurricular and Test Review with the creation of a personal action plan to be sure you are on-track to be ready to apply to the colleges you are targeting—recommended for freshman and sophomores who are not “college coaching” clients.
College List—building the college list involves the evaluation of grades, scores, interests, school preferences, and information obtained during a 1 to 2 hour meeting with parents and students. A list of 12 to 20 potential schools is formed with discussion of some specific strategies to use during the application process.
Personal Essay Writing Package—Jan Rooker is expert at getting students to write a difference making personal essay as required by the commonapp colleges and many other colleges—5 hour package.
Supplemental Essay Writing Package—Understanding yourself and your college choices. Learning what the colleges would like to have you consider and write about. -–10 hour package
Application Management—for seniors who are not “college coaching” clients, in combination with the College List and a Essay Writing Package—support to assemble and create the student’s college applications
College Visit Guidance—how to prepare and what to look for and do
Interview Prep—what to expect, prepare answers, mock interview practice, resume creation
Test Anxiety Workshop—Understanding it and Ways to Overcome it
Summer Planning—review of possible alternatives and establish criterion for evaluation, help in applying to programs
Graduate School, Law School, Business School Application Management and Essay Writing
Consultation on educational /academic planning on issues outside the college process