Through the college admission and financial aid search and application process from start to finish.

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Our Services

BUNDLED SERVICES – Our comprehensive package of bundled services takes you through the college admission and financial aid search and application process from start to finish.

Bundled services include the following types of guidance, activities, and help:

  • Initial Conference re: student’s academic background, interests, life goals, and feelings about college; advice on early action/early decision
  • Develop your “Career Profile” - explore career interests, work values, and transferable skills
  • Develop a College List – We start by putting together a tentative list of six colleges, based on the strengths and preferences you express in the initial conference; then we point you towards the resources you’ll need to expand, modify, or deepen that list, with our ongoing help.
  • Help you stay on track – online timelines and trackers that organize your college and financial aid search results, then remind you of approaching deadlines.
  • Test prep – SAT or ACT: strategies and guided practice for either test
  • Help you build a portfolio of skills, activities, and accomplishments that grows as you assume more leadership roles in activities or polish skills and talents.
  • Help complete college applications – including a final proof for clarity, completeness, and spelling
  • Essay help – for both admission essays and SAT/ACT timed essays
  • Admission Interview coaching, using videotaped role playing exercises
  • Explain the basics of financial aid and help fill out forms
  • Help families to evaluate and compare financial aid packages
  • Act as advocates for our students, where unusual or changed circumstances need to be explained to admission officers

FEES for Bundled Services start at $4,000 for most seniors. For most juniors, the fee averages around $5,000.

GAIN EXTRA VALUE BY STARTING IN YOUR JUNIOR YEAR – Our price for students who begin as juniors is only $1,000 more than what we charge most students who start in the fall of their senior year. Starting a year early will give us significantly more time to help you find colleges and career options. This extra guidance lets you form a clearer picture of your professional goals and career preferences sooner in the college application process, which can help you make sounder, better informed college choices. We can also use that time to prepare you more thoroughly to take the SAT or ACT exams. More time to practice means higher test scores.

SEPARATE SERVICES – For those who need only a few, distinct types of assistance, we provide the services listed below at a rate of $80 per hour, with a three-hour minimum.

  • Essay help: we review your writing samples and practice essays to do more than just polish your organizational and grammar skills. We teach you to look into yourself and discover the key experiences that light up essay readers’ minds.
  • Career interest and career suitability testing: done both online and in person, including a conference to interpret the results.
  • Test preparation – intensive, one on one sessions focus on any of the SAT or ACT sub-tests (SAT Math, Critical Reading, Writing; ACT English, Math, etc.) or on the entire test. (At least twelve hours are recommended if preparing for all parts of either test.)
  • Admission interview tips, with videotaped practice sessions to let you see and correct distracting movements, tics, pauses, etc.
  • Arranging college visits – help with creating a productive, sensible travel schedule; setting up interview appointments with admissions officers, helping to prepare a list of the most important questions to ask, etc.
  • Explaining the basics of financial aid and assist with filling out forms
  • Evaluating and comparing financial aid packages

Denver-Boulder College Consultants provides a range of services for prospective student clients (and their parents) in Colorado. We package them in two different ways:

  • Bundled Services are a complete package of guidance, materials, and help that covers the entire college admissions process. The package covers you from the day you start with us through the day you enroll in college—for one fixed price.
  • Separate Services are services that can be provided à la carte, over any period of time. They are priced on an hourly basis. Any of the services listed in the “Bundled Services” group can be purchased as a separate service.

Many clients are looking for ongoing assistance with the whole multi-faceted process of choosing a college, building a portfolio, preparing for entrance exams, writing essays, filling out applications, tracking down and applying for scholarships, and sorting through financial aid packages. If this is what you need, then the Bundled Services package will give you the best value, dollar for dollar. But if all you are seeking is a few hours of help with SAT or ACT preparation, essay writing, or some other individual service, then choose from Boulder-Denver College Consultants Separate Services menu.

 

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