College Search Solution can help you at whichever level is appropriate for your college planning needs.  Services range from all inclusive to hourly package options when assistance with developing a college list is not needed.

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

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

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.  If additional assistance is needed down the road, then an hourly package can be added to this option.

5-hour Package

For students who have control of the search process but want assistance with pieces such as writing essays and application completion, I offer a 5-hour package. The availability of this service is limited.  Please contact me for openings and the current rates. Examples of services provided within the 5-hour package include but are not limited to:

  • Discussion of the application process and review of timelines
  • Activities resume preparation
  • Essay brainstorming
  • Essay preparation, editing and critiquing (I do not write the essay)
  • Application review (I do not complete the applications)
  • School visit and interview preparation