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Starting Early on the Path to College

At EDvantage College Consulting , we believe in a comprehensive college counseling process that begins as early as possible. This is not to cause anxiety or promote unnecessary mania about college admissions. Rather, it is important for parents to understand that the academic coursework students take in middle school will ultimately impact the high school 4 year academic plan. And, the coursework students take in high school is ultimately the most important factor in college admissions. We meet on an hourly basis with middle school students, in the 8th grade, to help draft the high school four year plan, including helping students to identify extra-curricular activities in which they might be involved.

In the EDvantage Middle School Meeting, the student and parent(s):
  • Discuss client’s current stage in educational process
  • Begin discussing needs, desires, concerns, and questions of student
  • Begin discussing needs, desires, concerns, and questions of parent(s)/guardian(s)
  • Review academic history (grade transcripts, records, current course placement)
  • Plan and evaluate academic and personal goals
  • Discuss how to access most rigorous courses in middle school
  • Discuss extracurricular activities including, but not limited to: athletics, volunteer service, the arts, & unique personal involvement outside of the classroom
  • Design the middle and high school course sequence required for college admissions

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