Academics, College Counseling & Educational SUCCESS Services

HELP 203-788-5971

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.

College Admissions Boot Camp
This workshop will be offered throughout August. In order to remain COVID-19 compliant, we are limiting this year's sessions to just 4 students. This allows for individualized attention as well as social distancing. 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!

The fee for this program is $525 and includes proofreads of all student essays through completion. 

Please note: Once your payment/registration is received, you will receive a confirmation email asking what session you'd like to enroll in. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of registering, please call 203-788-5971.

Session 1: Tues. & Wed., 8/3 & 8/4, 10 AM-3 PM - 1 space left
Session 2: Thurs. & Fri., 8/5 & 8/6, 10 AM-3 PM ​- 1 space left
Session 3: Tues. & Wed., 8/10 & 8/11, 10 AM-3 PM 
Session 4: Thurs. & Fri., 8/12 & 8/13, 10 AM-3 PM

Session 5: Tues. & Wed., 8/17 & 8/18, 10 AM-3 PM - FULL
Session 6: Thurs. & Fri., 8/19 & 8/20, 10 AM-3 PM - ​FULL

Session 7: Sat. & Sun., 8/28 & 8/29, 10 AM-3 PM - 2 spaces left

Session 8: Sat. & Sun., 9/4 & 9/5, 10 AM-3 PM (Labor Day Weekend)

​​Financial Aid Fundamentals

Both the FAFSA and the CSS Profile go live on October 1st. This program is a must for any parent of a high school senior preparing to apply for financial aid. This program is also well-suited to parents of younger high schoolers looking to get a head start on the financial aid process. This workshop provides an in-depth look at the financial aid process helping to demystify it and set realistic expectations for financing college. We address both the FAFSA and the CSS Profile by defining the purpose of each, and explaining why they're necessary, how they work, and what's required of each. The differences between loans, grants, scholarships and work studies will also be explained. Loan information, both federal and private, will also be discussed. 

Dates: Sunday, August 22

Times: 5-6:30 PM

Location: The Bleachery, 143 West St., New Milford

Cost: $40/person

Seminars, Workshops, Information Sessions & Other Services

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 Package

This package includes a seat in any of our College Essay Writing Workshops typically offered once a month June-Sept., as well as essay writing assistance with all three of the Common App essays - the Common App essay, the Additional Information essay, and the Covid prompt.  Additionally, our counselor will work with you on any and all supplemental essays required of individual schools. Last year, one of our students had a total of 18 essays to complete! This package would include assistance with all of those and more. Assistance includes helping generate ideas of what to write and multiple proofreads of each essay draft using google docs. In-person meetings will be provided on an as needed basis.

NOTE: This package is INCLUDED with College Admissions Boot Camp.

Cost: $250/student 

​​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. The fee for this program includes working with our counselor through to completion of the student's Common App essay. This program is limited to 4 students in order to maintain 3 feet distance between students. Masks are optional.

NOTE: This workshop is INCLUDED with College Admissions Boot Camp.

Dates: Sunday, June 6 or Sunday, July 18 or Saturday, August 7*

Times: 1 PM-3 PM

Location: The Bleachery, 143 West St., New Milford

Cost: $100/student 

*upon receipt of payment/registration you will receive an email confirmation asking you to indicate which date you would like to attend

​​Small Group SAT Prep

​Each 4 hour session will include test taking strategies, sample exam questions, practice tests, and answer review. English prep will cover both the Reading Comprehension and Writing & Language sections and will run from 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM. 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. To register, please use the PayPal button. A confirmation will be sent to you via email upon receipt of your payment. This program is limited to 4 students in order to maintain 3 feet distance between students. Masks are optional.

​2 spaces left

Dates: Sundays, August 1, 8, 15, & 22

Times: 10:30 AM-3 PM

Location: The Bleachery, 143 West St., New Milford

Cost: $650/student