Families hire an independent college counselor for multiple reasons. For some families it is because they feel their student needs more direction than the school counselor can provide. Others have special circumstances such as learning differences, a special academic interest, or financial concerns that require additional expertise. Families that have worked with Prescott College Consulting have experienced reduced stress at home and have been able to enjoy the college search process with their child.
Most students join Prescott during their 10th grade year. It is ideal for Prescott to begin working with students prior to 11th grade, not only to build a positive relationship with the family, but to guide students in the development of their college list, to review curriculum choices, to assist students in researching summer options, and to create a blue print for the college testing and application process.
To ensure personalized attention, Prescott takes a limited number of students per graduating class. If space permits, we will accept upper classmen into the practice.
Absolutely! Independent college counselors do not replace students’ high school college consultants. Prescott recognizes that school based counselors play a vital role in the school setting and guiding students. Unfortunately, school based counselors sometimes have larger caseloads or other responsibilities other than just college counseling. Prescott consultants spend approximately 25% of their professional time traveling to visit colleges across the country to tour campuses, and to meet with admissions officers, faculty and existing students to gain an understanding the type of student that may be a good fit for the college. Prescott consultants also attend several professional conferences a year and are professional members of counseling organizations. School counselors rarely are able to commit that much time traveling the country.
We do not make admission guarantees. Ethical independent college counselors are unable to guarantee admission to any certain college or programs. Prescott guarantees that we will work to make the admissions process smooth. Since our consultants have years of experience and have visited many different colleges, we have the knowledge to create a solid college list that is fashioned for the student and guide them through the application process.
We do not write any student’s college essays. Prescott College Consultants will discuss ideas or review their work, but all writing is completed by the student. It is Prescott’s experience that students who own the process and produce their own work are more satisfied with their college decision.
Yes. Prescott consultants work with students of many levels of achievement. Our focus is to find a college environment where students can be successful academically, socially and financially.
No. We work with students all across the country. Prescott consultants utilize Skype, email, virtual meeting platforms and phone conferencing to communicate effectively with long-distant families. In fact, some local families prefer to work remotely as well.
Prescott offers hourly services as well as various levels of comprehensive packages. Please contact Prescott College Consulting to set up a 10-minute phone conference to discuss the possible options for your student and how a Prescott consultant would be able to assist your family.