Welcome to ACCESS SUCCESS LLC

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.

​​​College Admissions Boot Camp
This workshop will be offered August through early October. We limit these sessions to just 4 students. This allows for 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 (if necessary)
• establishing free accounts with scholarship search engine Fastweb!

The fee for this program is $600 and includes our Essay Writing Package and proofreads of all student essays through completion. You may register by using the provided PayPal button, or you can Venmo $600 to @Francesca-Morrissey, or mail a check to Access Success, 143 West St., Box 20, New Milford, CT 06776


Please note: All registrations are confirmed via email. 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. At the time of confirmation, we will ask for your session preference.
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Seminars, Workshops, Information Sessions & Other Services

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.


Dates: Sunday, October 23rd
Time: 
6:30-8 PM
Location: ​
The Bleachery, 143 West St., New Milford, CT
Cost: 
$50/person

​​​​College Essay Writing Package
This package includes a seat in any of our College Essay Writing Workshops (see above for a description). Additionally, our counselor will work with you on ALL your essays through to completion. Assistance includes 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. Last year, one of our students had a total of 30 essays to complete! This package includes assistance with all of those and more.


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


Dates: Saturdays

Sept. 17

Sept. 24

Oct. 1*
Time: 
10 AM-noon
Location: ​
The Bleachery, 143 West St., New Milford, CT
Cost: 
$300

*Once we receive notification of your payment for this package, you will receive a confirmation email that asks you to choose the Saturday you would like to attend. Spaces are limited. ​




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.


 

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.

Dates: Sunday, November 13th
Time: 
6:30-8 PM
Location: ​
The Bleachery, 143 West St., New Milford, CT
Cost: 
$50/person

​​​​​​College Essay Writing Workshop
Join us for this 2 hour program in which students will learn the do's and don'ts of writing a great Common App Essay. We do this by reviewing past student essays that did and didn't work and learning why. Students should walk away from this workshop with ideas on what to write about and how to start. Additionally, this workshop focuses on how to write a response for the Additional Information section of the Common App, the Community Disruption section of the Common App, and how to tackle individual schools' supplemental essays.  This workshop does NOT include proofreads of student essays. If that is of interest, please see the College Essay Writing Package below.


NOTE: This workshop is INCLUDED with the College Admissions Boot Camp & the College Essay Writing Package.


Dates: Saturdays
Sept. 17
Sept. 24
Oct. 1*

Time: 10 AM-noon

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

Cost: $100


*Once we receive notification of your payment for this workshop, you will receive a confirmation email that asks you to choose the Saturday you would like to attend. Spaces are limited. ​