Each year the college admissions process becomes more complicated. With the huge shift in the nation’s college-age population, students need every advantage when it comes to the applications to their chosen schools. Students need to start early and to make careful college choices to ensure that they are finding schools where they will be not only happy and successful, but also where they will be admitted in today’s extremely competitive market. Many high school students are unsure of their goals and aspirations, and that is to be expected! It is all too easy to be swayed by peers or the lure of the college with the best football team or U.S. News & World Report Ranking. With personalized One-on-one assistance from a professional, students will be better equipped to examine their strengths and weaknesses and determine what type of college will provide the best fit for them.
The Investment of a Lifetime
Your child’s college education will be one of the biggest investments you will ever make. The high price tag of many colleges and universities often overshadows the application process. Making the wrong college choice can prove costly in that it can add years to the time necessary to complete an undergraduate degree, not to mention the emotional strain on the student and family. The advice of a college consultant generally increases the likelihood that you child will select the school that is right for them.
Choose an Expert Who Will Take the Time
Today’s school guidance counselors wear many hats, and it is difficult if not impossible for them to give substantial time or individual attention to your child’s college search. At AIE, helping students build up their strong college profile and finding the right college for the student are our highest priority. We spend enough time with each student to be able to design a program best suited to their individual needs and work out a balanced college list that fits each student and family academically, socially as well as financially. We will collaborate with student and family every step of the way from our beginning Get-to-Know-You session till our last session of counseling--transitioning from high school to college. This process takes years depending on at what point a student participates in our holistic program. The benefit from working out through this process for students themselves will make life-long influence!