As A College Admissions Coach...
I have had the pleasure of supporting high school sophomores and their parents for more than 30 years. The focus of the sophomore year is continued academic success, trying out new extracurricular activities and/or volunteer experiences, and learning more about college.
Most families who hire me to work with their child in 10th grade are looking for the support necessary to make the high school experience as well as the transition to college as stress-free and smooth as possible.
For families with students with accommodations, financial challenges or other barriers to getting into college, starting this work in 10th grade assures you the greatest amount of time to create workable solutions for getting into college. I have found that parents and students who engage at this time have the lowest anxiety rates and the calmest transition. If this is of interest to you, then we should talk sooner rather than later.
The truth is, the pressure only rises. If we can work together when there’s less pressure, the entire experience is easier on everyone.
I only work with 15 students per grade per year to insure that your child has the one-on-one support needed. Below you’ll find how I approach the sophomore year so we have the most comprehensive plan possible for getting into college.