Whether your student is an athlete, musician or academically focused, Capstone’s college consulting services are designed to organize the journey to college, reducing stress along the way for the entire family!
We suggest families begin thinking about college in the 10th and 11th grades, but some families prefer to start as early as the 9th grade. Waiting until the 12th grade is getting a late start, but we enjoy working hard to get you back on track!
It is, by far, more complex and more competitive than ever before. And while the counselors at your high school are great at what they do, unfortunately, their time is limited and shared among hundreds of other students making it difficult to dedicate enough time, attention and advice to your student. This is one of many reasons families choose to use independent educational consultants.
The college visit is one of the most important steps in the college search process. Knowing what to look for, questions to ask, or even where to visit are important to the process.
Student athletes must coordinate their journey to college on two separate timelines: Athletic Timeline and Admissions Timeline. A student athlete should know about these timelines early to avoid neglecting critical checkpoints.
Every college website is different and information is difficult to locate. We introduce research tools and provide support to make this painstaking step more productive.
After the college essay is complete students who apply for external scholarships may find it necessary to draft a brand new essay for a scholarship competition. These essays are read differently than those sent to admissions offices and should be constructed as such.
Preparing a brag sheet or compiling information for a resume takes careful construction. It looks easier than it really is and your choice of descriptions and headings can make the difference between boring and popping.
Anybody can throw together a college list, but we put together a list that makes sense! More importantly, our customized college list is designed with the individual student in mind. Best fit means this list reflects the interests and goals of the student.
Through the use of interest inventories and priority assessments, students are able to learn more about who they are and make better decisions regarding their future college, college major, and careers.
Sometimes it’s tough to know what you want to major in or do for the rest of your life. Truth is, you don’t need to have those answers absolutely. But, we help students identify likely areas of study and career genres to guide them in the right direction.
Deadlines, homework, and late assignments are often met with procrastination or the old adage, “I forgot.” We help students develop new strategies for accomplishing more and getting it done on time!
Ever wonder what a student should do over the summer, during a break, or even during the school year that goes above and beyond? Building a deep, rather than wide, extra-curricular profile brings strength to a student’s resume.
The number one challenge for students is starting the college essay. In customized, one-on-one college essay workshops, we work with students to brainstorm ideas, determine an essay structure, and create momentum for completing the essay.
Everyone learns different and often those differences have much to do about the environment around them. We help students identify the learning environments best suited for them.
When there’s a list of six or more colleges, keeping the details together is hair-raising. Timelines, deadlines, requirements, and essay prompts are all critical to getting the application submitted on-time and complete.
Need help staying on task? We’ve got your back! Every student at Capstone, working on college applications, is provided a task-list to ensure timely completion of applications.
Not every college requires an interview, but when one does, it can make a huge difference for admission.
Financial aid is separate from college admissions, but it alone can make or break the opportunity to attend college. Missing these deadlines or not understanding the process can jeopardize the process. That’s why we keep you in the loop with what, when, where, and why about financial aid.
With the college application process over and the waiting game complete, making a decision between several different colleges where you’ve been accepted can be difficult. You don’t want to make the wrong decision. We help break it all down and make sense of this important decision.
Every student is different and every college is equally different. We create a customized college profile for every student to identify what college characteristics are a must and which ones to avoid.
You’re absolutely right! There is much to consider before hiring a consultant. So, we invite you to take advantage of our complimentary initial consultation! It’s 30, no-pressure minutes where we listen and then share where we can partner in the process.
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