We welcome high school clients as early as freshman and sophomore years to help them establish a strong high school foundation both academically and personally. At this early stage, our emphasis is not on college planning, but on helping students gain the most from their high school experiences. This may mean helping students find summer and extracurricular activities or identify factors that will optimize their academic success. We also offer an aptitudes assessment that helps students think about their strengths and interests, which later plays into college advising as students think about majors and possible future careers.
The formal college advising process begins from August to October of junior year and continues until students make the decision of where to matriculate on May 1 of their senior year.
Our overall objective is to guide the family in finding options where the student will not only get admitted, but thrive and find success once on campus. We do this through a series of sessions that provide advice and counsel about college admissions practices, colleges programs and offerings and step-by-step assistance through the application process.
If students are struggling with any step of the process, we devote the time necessary to help them find solutions and strategies that will facilitate the plan we have developed for them.
At Educational Advocates College Consulting, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of practice and are committed to a strict set of ethical guidelines that govern our actions and our relationships with clients, colleges and other professional colleagues. We are members of four professional organizations: the National Association of College Admission Counseling, the Independent Educational Consultants Association, the Higher Education Consultants Association, and the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners, all of which have professional standards related to knowledge, experience, level of education, professional development, and each require adherence to a Principles of Good Practice.