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Independent College Counseling 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 the following:

  • competitive and appropriate high school course selection based on college goals
  • review of student transcripts, extracurricular activities, community service involvement, etc. (strongly recommended for students in grades 9 & 10)
  • culling a "colleges-of-interest" list
  • writing and formatting resumes
  • test prep tutoring for the SSAT, PSAT, SAT and ACT
  • writing, proofreading and editing of college and scholarship essays
  • scholarship searches
  • setting realistic goals and expectations regarding college admissions

For additional information regarding any of these services and/or to schedule an appointment, contact us.

Seminars, Workshops, Information Sessions & Other Services

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. Registration is required and can be made by providing payment here or by emailing.

Date:  Tuesday, October 24

Time: 6:30-8 PM

Place: 66 Railroad St., New Milford, CT

Cost: $15/person​ (cash or check only, at the door or pre-register via PayPal payment here)

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 directly for further details and to schedule your program.


 

Online Essay & Resume Editing

This is a popular service for students with strong writing skills who need concentrated help with the editing and wordsmithing of their primary college essay, personal statements, supplemental essays, scholarship application essays and/or resumes, but who do not have much free time for in-person meetings. Using Google docs, I work one-on-one with the student to proofread, punctuate and polish his/her document drafts. On average, this typically takes about 30 mins to an hour per draft. All edits and comments are provided as suggestions so that the student has the final say in accepting or rejecting recommendations directly within the document. The fee for this service is $30/draft and requires instructor confirmation prior to making payment. To inquire about this service or to schedule a proofreading, email Francesca directly. Once this service is scheduled, payment can be made online using PayPal here.