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Frequently Asked Questions

Daniella provides her students with questionnaires and meets with them and their families to get to know their strengths, weaknesses, interests, talents, preferred majors, goals, personality, coursework, grades, standardized test scores, extracurricular and community service activities, work and internship experiences, and college preferences (e.g., academic rigor, available major, location, size, student life, sports, extracurricular activities, diversity, affordability, etc.). Daniella then researches and proposes a college list with a balance of reach, target, and likely schools that are a strong academic, social, personal, geographic, and financial fit for her students. Daniella’s spreadsheet of proposed colleges compares each college’s general information, location, campus, academics, student body, admission statistics, cost, ratings, and more. Daniella works with her students and their families to continue fine-tuning their college lists throughout the application process to maximize her students’ options on decision day.

Daniella meets with her students to explain the do’s and don’ts of writing a compelling personal college essay. She then gives them a brainstorming worksheet to complete. Afterward, Daniella meets with her students to identify their most promising personal stories based on their passions, challenges, and unique life experiences. Daniella then works with her students on outlining their essays so that they have a solid structure to begin the writing process. The students then write the first draft on a Google doc they share with Daniella. Daniella meets with her students and provides them with detailed feedback and collaborative live editing to hone their personal story, fine-tune organization, and correct word choice, sentence structure, and grammar. The process repeats until her students have written a solid draft. Then, Daniella sends the draft to the students’ parents for input from a fresh set of eyes. With this additional feedback, Daniella works with her students to polish their essays, including reviewing them with grammar software. The essays are not finished until they capture her student’s character, hold the reader’s interest, flow seamlessly from beginning to end, and demonstrate impeccable grammar usage.

Admission to selective private and state colleges has become extremely competitive. School counselors are overburdened and simply do not have the time to give students the one-on-one personal attention they need to optimize their college admission chances. A private college counselor provides insight into the college admissions process and strategic advice from an objective source while reducing the stress for students and their families during the rigorous college admissions process.

College Together counsels students ranging from those at the top of their class to average students. In each case, College Together highlights each student’s strengths and achievements and helps them fill in the missing pieces needed to make their applications shine.

College Together begins working with students as early as ninth grade and as late as the fall of their senior year. By starting early, College Together has more time to assist students with enhancing their college qualifications, including recommending curriculum and courses, a standardized testing schedule, extracurricular activities, work and internships, community service, and summer programs. Most students, however, begin working with College Together during the spring of their junior year of high school.

College Together’sservices are customized to meet each student’s individual needs. College Together offers comprehensive college counseling packages, essay packages, resume packages, and some limited services on an hourly basis. Multi-year packages are payable in installments.

Daniella provides her students with questionnaires and meets with them and their families to get to know their strengths, weaknesses, interests, talents, preferred majors, goals, personality, coursework, grades, standardized test scores, extracurricular and community service activities, work and internship experiences, and college preferences (e.g., academic rigor, available major, location, size, student life, sports, extracurricular activities, diversity, affordability, etc.). Daniella then researches and proposes a college list with a balance of reach, target, and likely schools that are a strong academic, social, personal, geographic, and financial fit for her students. Daniella’s spreadsheet of proposed colleges compares each college’s general information, location, campus, academics, student body, admission statistics, cost, ratings, and more. Daniella works with her students and their families to continue fine-tuning their college lists throughout the application process to maximize her students’ options on decision day.

Daniella meets with her students to explain the do’s and don’ts of writing a compelling personal college essay. She then gives them a brainstorming worksheet to complete. Afterward, Daniella meets with her students to identify their most promising personal stories based on their passions, challenges, and unique life experiences. Daniella then works with her students on outlining their essays so that they have a solid structure to begin the writing process. The students then write the first draft on a Google doc they share with Daniella. Daniella meets with her students and provides them with detailed feedback and collaborative live editing to hone their personal story, fine-tune organization, and correct word choice, sentence structure, and grammar. The process repeats until her students have written a solid draft. Then, Daniella sends the draft to the students’ parents for input from a fresh set of eyes. With this additional feedback, Daniella works with her students to polish their essays, including reviewing them with grammar software. The essays are not finished until they capture her student’s character, hold the reader’s interest, flow seamlessly from beginning to end, and demonstrate impeccable grammar usage.

Admission to selective private and state colleges has become extremely competitive. School counselors are overburdened and simply do not have the time to give students the one-on-one personal attention they need to optimize their college admission chances. A private college counselor provides insight into the college admissions process and strategic advice from an objective source while reducing the stress for students and their families during the rigorous college admissions process.

College Together counsels students ranging from those at the top of their class to average students. In each case, College Together highlights each student’s strengths and achievements and helps them fill in the missing pieces needed to make their applications shine.

College Together begins working with students as early as ninth grade and as late as the fall of their senior year. By starting early, College Together has more time to assist students with enhancing their college qualifications, including recommending curriculum and courses, a standardized testing schedule, extracurricular activities, work and internships, community service, and summer programs. Most students, however, begin working with College Together during the spring of their junior year of high school.

College Together’sservices are customized to meet each student’s individual needs. College Together offers comprehensive college counseling packages, essay packages, resume packages, and some limited services on an hourly basis. Multi-year packages are payable in installments.