My passion is helping students find, apply, and get accepted to colleges that are a good fit for their interests and abilities. As an Independent Educational Consultant, I use an individualized approach to helping students navigate every aspect of the college search and selection process.
Our goal for each student is to help him or her find schools where he/she can be happy and thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. The college search and application process can be both time-consuming and overwhelming unless you have a plan and resources. I reduce the anxiety involved in this process by walking students step-by-step along their path to college.
Does your child need more assistance than what he’s receiving from the high school counselor? Want more one-on-one attention or simply want someone to answer all of your questions in a timely manner?
Contact Jolyn Brand to set up your FREE 30 minute consultation in person, over the phone or on Skype, to discuss your specific situation and needs
|College Search and Selection||After reviewing the student’s transcripts, interest inventory, and speaking with the family, I present a detailed report of colleges and universities for the best fit.|
|‘Rounding Out’ the Application||After reviewing the student’s records and getting to know the family’s goals, I can make recommendation regarding the student’s high school courses and schedule, his school involvement and leadership options, his community service record, his testing schedule and preparation, his summer camps and conferences, and any other “gapes” that may negatively impact admissions to colleges.|
|College Application Assistance||After the college list is selected and finalized, I enter the student’s profile and selected colleges into their personalized website access. This assists with management of tasks and deadlines.|
|Financial Aid and Scholarship Assistance||I familiarize parents about the complicated financial aid process. Also, I manage financial aid deadlines and supply a calendar for personal records. A report will be presented with several scholarship opportunities selected personally for the student.|
|Continued Service||Unlike some college consultants, I continue working with the family and student even after college acceptances arrive and after high school graduation. Enrolling in freshmen courses at the new college; selecting dorms, meal plans, and new school clubs; and scheduling transfer credits are all new challenges that I can assist with.|