The college application process can be confusing and overwhelming for many junior and seniors, as well as for parents for whom 30 years or more may have passed since they graduated from college.
Consider hiring an expert service such as Perfect Fit College in Charlotte, NC or The Ivy Coach in New York to help guide you and your child through the process. These independent consultants can advise your child and your family on a number of different topics, including laying out a timeline to ensure no critical step is overlooked, as well as offering advice with regards to the uber-important college essay. Some even provide interview techniques along with mock interview practice.
These counseling services generally cost anywhere from $100-$150 per hour, and many offer discounted package rates.