Get Admitted to College
The college admissions process is complex, challenging and stressful. Most teens aren't equipped to navigate the intimidating admissions process alone.
In an ideal world, in-school counseling would do the job. But these programs are often severely limited due to funding constraints. What's needed is someone with up-to-date information, extensive experience and a proven approach in helping students and families navigate the college admisions prcess.
College Pathfinders Helps You Get Admitted to College
College Pathfinders is an academic counseling and coaching program with both the knowledge and experience to help you get into college. This program can begin as early as 8th grade and as late as 12th. We help students and families determine which colleges are best in terms of interests, abilities and accomplishments. Then we work one-on-one and in-person throughout high school to build winning applications.
Your chances of success in finding a college that challenges you intellectually, satisfies you personally and fits your budget depend more than anything on being prepared. We've been through these woods before and will keep you on the right path. We'll keep you focused while de-stressing the college admissions process.
College Pathfinders Reduces Stress
The College Pathfinders program takes the stress out of the intimidating admissions process by breaking it down into small, achievable tasks designed specifically for each student. It’s a proven approach based on the concepts and steps in Judy McNeely's new book, 25 Months Until College. We provide a detailed calendar and timetable for managing key tasks, and work with the student to get applications done completely and on-time. It's not just grades. It's not just acing the SATs. Admissions officers look at the applicant's essays, teacher recommendations and activities as well. Working together, we help you manage your time to accomplish your goals and reduce stress.
Among the topics we work on together:
- narrowing college choices
- application essays
- high school curriculum choices
- after-school and volunteer activities
- options for standardized tests
- SAT/ACT essay prep
- preparing for college visits and interviews
- teacher recommendations
- Early decision (ED) and early action (EA) strategies
- college survival skills
College Pathfinders Results
Judy does a great job of matching students with the full range of private and public colleges. This is reflected in how infrequently College Pathfinders students transfer from the college they attend initially. There is a "right" college for every student, and finding the best college fit possible is critical for achieving academic success.
College Pathfinders Program Options
College Pathfinders offers three program options to fit your expected graduation year and budget. Choose from the following.