Welcome High School Students
There are a number of reasons why high school students seek out college planning advice
- Students require more personalized attention and guidance than they typically get during school hours.
- Students may not have a clear understanding about the college admission's process.
- Some students need more one-on-one counseling and work better with an objective third party consultant rather than with people who are close to them
- There are so many college options that they have no idea where to start and
how to narrow their college list.
- Some students need help with the entire application process which involves choosing appropriate college options, writing strong essays, organizing their
extracurricular activities, and the application process itself.
- Sometimes family members, friends, and school counselors recommend colleges which may not be the best fit for the student.
Services for High School Juniors & Seniors:
- Review of academic transcript (courses taken, grades, class rank, GPA)
- Advice on course selection for junior or senior year
- Discuss test registration deadlines, testing options (SAT / ACT, SAT’s)
- Self-assessment and in-depth interview of both student and parent(s)
- Preparation of Activities Resume to be included with college applications:
- Discuss/organize your academic accomplishments, extracurricular activities, and leadership experiences
- College major/career exploration with interest inventory assessment
- Extensive College Search including a list of 10-15 “best-fit” school recommendations
- Prepare for College Visits and Interviews as needed
- Review application deadlines and requirements for selected colleges
- Essay Assistance: Get help with choosing good essay topics and receive honest critiques and editing suggestions to improve your essays
- Application Review: Each application is carefully checked before submission
- Wait-List Assistance as needed
Services for High School Freshmen & Sophomores:
- Review of freshman year accomplishments and academic record
- Advice on course selection for high school years
- Review current extracurricular activities and discuss leadership opportunities
- Discuss testing options (SAT/ACT and SATIIs), when to schedule, and test prep ideas
- Explore career interests and think about summer activities/summer programs
- Learn what admission counselors look for in a college applicant and how to strengthen your chances for acceptance to college
Thanks for visiting Pollack Educational Consulting Services!
Contact Connie Pollack at (412) 422-4194 for more information or to set up an appointment.