Comprehensive Counseling Package:$5400 (current); $5800 (effective May 2020) Our most popular package and the best value!
The goal of comprehensive counseling is to help high school students identify, apply and gain admission and financial aid at colleges that are the right fit for the student. Students may begin this process with a College Admission Coach as early as 9th grade and select from a menu of services that include pre-college planning, selection of colleges that are appropriate targets for the student, guidance through the admissions process, scholarship and financial aid assistance, and help with decision-making related to choosing the college to attend. Students receive 40-60 hours of coaching, based on their needs and desires, plus a week of common application camp in August is included. Coaching may be performed face-to-face, by phone, by Skype or via email. Most coaching uses a mix of all of these communication methods. This package is available to US Domestic students.
Please note: The comprehensive price covers application help for up to 12 schools. We do this because we strongly discourage students from applying to more schools than that. Help for more schools is charged additionally at the rate of $250 per school.
Application Camp Class of 2021: $1995 Jumpstart Your College Applications (August 2020) SW and SE Portland locations wks of 8/3, 8/10 or 8/17
The Common Application for undergraduate admissions is accepted by over 500 private and public colleges and universities. The elements created for the common app are also useful for scholarship applications. Spend a week with College Admission Coach team members, and start your senior year with a jumpstart on your college applications. Reduce your stress and learn strategies for staying organized throughout the college admissions process.
During this one week Common App Camp you will:
Complete the common application or some state school applications (without supplements)
Finish two essays
one "Why this college?" supplemental essay
Complete an academic and activity resume
Compose recommender requests
Prepare and practice interviewing
Have fun, while getting important tasks done!
Limited spots available
M-F 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (bring your lunch and a wireless enabled laptop)
Some pre-work required (approx. three hours)
SW location 8/3, 8/10 or 8/17: St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 3228 SW Sunset Blvd, Portland, OR 97239
SE location 8/10 or 8/17: 601 SE Manchester Place, Portland, OR 97202
What we won't do: standardized test preparation, interest/career testing, exploration of college majors, appropriate college list creation, supplemental applications and essays, scholarship searches, college visit planning
College-RelatedHourly Assistance: $200 per hour, or $550 for 3-hour pre-paid time blocks
Pick and choose the type of help you want related to pre-college planning, college selection, applications, essays, interviews and scholarships.
"Surge Pricing" $250 per hour from Dec 15-Jan 1 for any application, and Nov 15-30 for University of California applications (We do not think it is good idea to write apps last minute or over winter break and want to discorage this behavior.)
High School WritingHourly Assistance: $75 per hour College Writing Hourly Assistance: $100 per hour
Writing coaching for school essays and research projects. Learn life-long skills that will help you be a better writer! Available via Skype.