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​​​Scholarship Information Session

This workshop provides parents and students with the most current information on where to find all sorts of scholarships for college-bound students, as well as for current undergrads and graduate students.
Date: Sunday, October 24th

Time: 5-6:30 PM

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

Cost: $40/person

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, September and October. 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 engine 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 check your spam and then call 203-788-5971 if necessary.

Session 10: Sat. & Sun., 10/9 & 10/10, 10 AM-3 PM (Columbus Day Weekend)

Session 11: Sat. & Sun., 10/16 & 10/17, 10 AM-3 PM - 3 spaces left

Session 12: Sat. & Sun., 10/23 & 10/24, 10 AM-3 PM 

​​​​Small Group SAT Prep
Th aim of this small group class is to prepare high school juniors for the in-school March and April SATs. Each 4 hour session will include test taking strategies, 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. Registration and full payment are required in advance
. We confirm all registrations, so if you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, please contact us. This program is limited to 8 students.
Sundays, February 27, March 6, 13, & 20

Time: 10:30 AM - 3 PM

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

Cost: $576/student

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​​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. We provide 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. THIS PROGRAM IS FULL.

Date: Sunday, September 26th

Time: 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 includes 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 and may incur an additional charge.

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

Cost: $250/student 

​​​College Student Panel
Join a group of current college undergrads as they share their college admissions experiences and answer all your college questions . Also on tap: how best to transition to college and what to expect as a college freshman. 

Our panelists hail from a variety of schools including Bryant, Clarkson, Rochester Institute of Technology, Sarah Lawrence, Skidmore, University of Miami, and University of South Carolina and have diverse areas of interest. 

Come find out what they know now that they wished they'd known in high school! 

​This program is FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited. Registration is required.

Saturday, January 2nd

Time: 1-3 PM

Location: Phys-Ed Health & Performance, 10 Still River Dr., New Milford

​​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. 

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

Date: Saturday, September 18th

Times: 10 AM-noon

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

Cost: $100/student 

​Common Application Review

Remote/online Common Application reviews are done by our consultant, who sees the student's application the same way an admissions officer would, as a pdf. In this way, our counselor can make suggestions on how best to enhance your application or simply just proofread for grammar and punctuation. The fee for this service is $100.

Once your payment/registration is received, you will receive a confirmation email asking for a phone number so that we can arrange for your student to provide us with Common App Advisor privileges allowing us to see their application. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of registering, please check your spam and then call 203-788-5971 if necessary.

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