Academics, College Counseling & Educational SUCCESS Services

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Our consultant regularly holds seminars, workshops and information sessions on a variety of topics related to college search, application and financing processes. Below, you will find details of our current and upcoming programs and services. Additionally, our counselor provides individual appointments to aid students and their parents with setting realistic college admissions goals and expectations. Click here for a complete list of services and fees. For additional information regarding any of these services and/or to schedule an appointment, contact us.

Summer Small Group SAT Prep for the August 24th Exam

Each 4 hour session will include test taking strategies, sample exam questions, practice tests, and answer review. English prep will run from 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM and will focus on the Reading Test and the Writing & Language Test. Math prep will run from 1-3 PM. Both the no calculator and calculator sections of the exam will be addressed. There will be a 30 minute break for lunch. Our students typically increase their scores by 100-200 points overall. Registration and full payment are required in advance by either using PayPal below or by mailing a check payable to Access Success. Enrollment in this program is limited to 8 students. We confirm all registrations, so if you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact us. 

Cost for Math & English Prep: $432/student 


Seminars, Workshops, Information Sessions & Other Services

Prep Dates:

Mon.-Thurs., Aug, 19-22

Time: 10:30 AM-3 PM

Access Success

6 East St., Unit B

New Milford, CT

College Boot Camp
This workshop will be offered in 3 separate sessions. Enrollment is limited to 4 students per session so as to provide individualized attention. By workshop's end, students can expect to have 75%-90% of their applications completed. In this two-day program, rising high school seniors will finalize their college lists and receive coaching for:
• filling out each page of the Common App and/or Coalition App
• writing their essays, supplements, and resumes
• updating their Naviance accounts
• establishing free accounts with scholarship search engines like Fastweb

Session 1: Thurs.& Fri., 8/1 & 8/2, 10 AM-3 PM (1 SPACE LEFT)
Session 2: Mon., & Tues., 8/5 & 8/6, 10 AM-3 PM (1 SPACE LEFT)
Session 3: Sat. & Sun., 8/10 & 8/11, 10 AM-3 PM (SOLD OUT)

Cost: $300/session

To register, please contact us with your session of choice and we will follow up with an invoice.

If you are interested in sponsoring a specific seminar at your place of business, school, civic organization's monthly meeting, local public library or are interested in hosting a session in your home or at our New Milford location for a specific group of students and/or their families (e.g. - homeschoolers, students-athletes, student groups with a particular area of interest like STEM fields or theater arts, etc.), please contact us for details and to schedule your program.


College Essay Writing Workshop
In this workshop we examine what makes an outstanding college application essay by reading and discussing samples of those that have met with success and with failure. Included in the cost of this 2-hour seminar is one online proofreading session when requested by the student. Please note that additional fees may apply if the essay is considered to need extensive revisions.
Session 1: July 7, 10 AM-noon 

Session 2: August 4, 10 AM-noon
Cost: $50/student

Payment in full is required at time of registration, either by mailing a check payable to:

Access Success

6 East St., Unit B

New Milford, CT 06776

or by making a PayPal payment

College Admissions Orientation

If you're waiting until fall of senior year to begin planning your admission and application strategies, you're putting yourself at a serious disadvantage in the college admissions process. With more and more colleges offering Early Decision and Early Action deadlines of November 1 or 15, waiting until the start of senior year to get all your application materials together is a seriously bad idea. There are plenty of checklist items you can and should be addressing in the summer prior to senior year. In this seminar for current juniors and their parents, you'll learn exactly what to expect in the college admissions and application process, and you'll be provided with a timeline/checklist to help you ensure that you're doing all the right things at the right times. This program is limited to 20 participants. Registration is required. Payment either by PayPal or by check must be received in advance to secure registration.

​Date: Monday, June 17

Time: 6:30-8 PM

Location: Access Success, 6 East St., New Milford

Cost: $30/person