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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 Brown, University of Pennsylvania, Skidmore, Villanova, Rochester Institute of Technology, Brandeis, Purdue, Colgate, Marist, St. Lawrence, Northeastern, and WestConn and have diverse areas of interest including engineering, physics, art, history, theater/dance, and preprofessional programs, to name a few. Several of them are student-athletes and/or receive significant scholarships. 

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

Date: Saturday, December 30

Time: 2-4 PM

Location: 66 Railroad St., New Milford

Cost: ** FREE **

Seating is limited. Register 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.


Common Application Review & Proofreading

Better to be safe than sorry before hitting SUBMIT. Why not have an objective, professional, fresh set of eyes take a look at that application one last time before turning it in? This is particularly wise if the student applicant does not feel comfortable having mom or dad proofread his/her application and doesn't have access to a guidance counselor with the time or interest in performing a complete and final review. And now that the Common App has made it possible to assign review access to an Advisor, this service can be performed remotely, as well as in person. The fee for the remote proofreading service is $60. For an in-office Common App review, the consulting rate of $60/hr applies. To inquire about this service or to schedule a proofreading,email Francescadirectly. Once this service is scheduled, payment can be made online using PayPal here.

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 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.

*Often student essays and resumes require extensive edits resulting in more of the counselor's time and an additional fee.


Independent College Counseling Services

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 (as of 2018). For additional information regarding any of these services and/or to schedule an appointment, contact us.

Seminars, Workshops, Information Sessions & Other Services