College Search Solution offers two levels depending on what is appropriate for your student’s college planning needs.

Complimentary Meeting

If you want to learn more about the available services and overall process we can arrange a complimentary session to review your family’s needs and discuss the general plan that we would follow for a successful journey. No specific guidance regarding the college admission process will be provided during this meeting.

Comprehensive Package – (Full for Class of 2024)

If you would like your student’s academic profile, goals, interests, and character to be the criteria for developing a selection of best-fit colleges, then committing to the comprehensive package is an appropriate choice.

This option is appropriate for juniors as well as seniors.  Freshmen and sophomores can contract to begin work the summer prior to the junior year.  Hourly appointments for academic and activity planning are available.

The comprehensive package includes up to ten face-to-face appointments and unlimited phone and email communication. Because each student is unique, so is the process that we will experience together.  You can expect that some appointments will wrap up within an hour while others will be lengthier. Details of the comprehensive package include but are not limited to:

  • Review of the overall application process including financial aid
  • Assessment of the student’s high school academic and extra-curricular portfolio
  • Discussion of types of colleges to target based on my student evaluation
  • Presentation of a recommended list of colleges
  • Deadline management for essays, applications, financial aid
  • Application assistance and guidance (CSS does not complete the applications)
  • Essay guidance and editing (CSS does not write the essay)
  • School visit and interview preparation
  • Evaluation of schools after the visits and narrowing the college list

Contact Me for the current fee schedule.

List Only Package – (Full for Class of 2024)

Students and families who are looking for guidance and recommendations on appropriate colleges to consider, but who want to manage the essay and application completion process on their own, can opt for having the List Only Package  With this option, CSS will complete the regular intake process for gathering information on the student’s profile as is done in the Comprehensive Package and will then provide the recommended list of colleges. An hour of follow-up consultation is included with the List Only option. If essay and application support is eventually needed, then the List Only package may be converted to the Comprehensive Package.