College Placement // A Letter to Parents
July 17, 2008
As an Independent Educational Consultant, my goal is to help place your child at a college that is the right fit for his/her individual interests, skills and aspirations. I work with average students, with students who have exceptional academic, athletic or artistic talents, and with students who are applying for a Post Graduate year.
At EducationFirst!, I provide the knowledge, strategy, organization and scheduling for applicants and their families to consider all possibilities, select appropriate schools, and make sound decisions. I focus on helping to place each student in a college where the student will be challenged in and out of the classroom, will find a series of personal successes and will mature and reach his/her potential.
I begin with a meeting or telephone discussion with parents and with the student. Prior to this meeting, please send me our completed Parent and Student Questionnaires, copies of all testing, the latest school transcript, a list of athletic and extracurricular activities and achievements, both at school and away from school, and all prizes and awards.
After reviewing this material, analyzing past performance in and out of the classroom and comparing it with individual ability, I develop a profile of each applicant. If a student has exceptional athletic, artistic or extracurricular talents, I provide a realistic evaluation of these skills and suggest options for the next level of participation. I recommend initiatives, if necessary, to maximize strengths and improve weaknesses. I develop a personal admissions plan with a strategy, theme and schedule for each student, a list of colleges which meet the ability, skills and dreams of each student, advise students on how to prepare for SAT or ACT tests, college visits and interviews, and help students with their applications and essays.
The fee or annual retainer is payable in advance, and covers up to eight one-on-one meetings, and unlimited communications by email and telephone. Travel time is charged by the hour. Expenses such as overnight delivery, telephone, fax, and travel are billed monthly. As an independent educational consultant, I have no financial relationships with any colleges and fees are paid by parents. I naturally do not guarantee admission to any specific institutions.
Please contact me for additional information.
Eric Rosenberger, M. Ed.