Coffman Consulting offers a variety of ala carte services to assist you with your college planning. We also contract for long-term services customized to your needs.
We can start with your family anytime but encourage you to start early (spring of sophomore year or early junior year) to ensure you have time to take the right classes, participate in summer activities that build your admissibility and to visit a wide list of schools to find the best fit for your child.
Range from $1000-$2000 depending on length of contract (can begin anytime between sophomore and senior year)
Sophomore and Junior Year
Kate will assist students exploring career interests and how they relate to a major. They will begin to explore schools and what is required for admission. They will create a high school plan that incorporates courses and activities (summer programs/camps/clubs) to be competitive for admission. Kate will help families understand what schools to visit, how to make the most of visits and how to finalize their application schools.
Spring of Junior Year and Senior Year
Kate will help your student finalize the schools where they plan to apply. They will then begin developing their application materials including personal statement and school specific essays, activities and honors. They will strategize on how to display demonstrated interest and which application programs to pursue at each school. Kate will assist parents understanding financial aid process and help compare aid packages. Kate will coach student through interview preparation. She will help parents with any financial aid negotiations. Kate will continue working with student until a final decision is made.
Ala carte services
$50 an hour, billed at the end of each month
Essay Support and/or Application Development
Kate will assist students starting in the spring of junior year and anytime through their senior year to brainstorm essay direction, lists of activities, honors, review outlines and drafts, provide feedback and revision suggestions. Kate will not edit or write content, but help provide the student the feedback needed to standout, impress and strengthen their application.
For students applying to schools or scholarship programs that require an interview, Kate will assist the students developing their answers to a variety of questions. Kate will have them practice eye contact and appropriate body language. The student will feel equipped and confident to approach their interviews.
College Search/List Development
Kate will meet with both the parent and student to understand any perimeters to the search (in-state/out-of state, size, costs, religious affiliation), students interests and academic background. Kate will compile a list of schools for the family to explore online. Kate will then meet with the family again to fine tune the list and help the family prepare for visits to those schools.
Kate can assist students with course selection; selecting activities that align with their college and career goals and enhance their admissibility; understanding the admission and/or financial aid process; conducting a scholarship search; maximizing campus visit opportunities and other issues that might strength their application to colleges.
We want to help you go from frustrated to celebratory
Having a conversation with a counselor in your freshmen or sophomore year can make sure you are taking the right classes, building activities and experiences that are worthwhile, maximizing the opportunities at your high school and in your community. Whether you know what you want to do and need to ensure you get there, or you have no idea and want help finding a direction–we can help.
Its never too late
We prefer to start assisting students in their sophomore or junior year, we understand everyone has their own timeline. We also understand this is a complicated process and you may not have known to get started sooner. We won’t judge. We will meet you where you are at, and get you started doing all you need to do to have options.