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How We Work

Why KS College Success?

KS College Success offers boutique-style educational consulting. My practice is intentionally small, with no more than 15 students per application cycle. I offer individualized, highly personalized services, meeting each student where they are because I know that the process is different for everyone. The focus is on student success, taking into account the entire college application journey.

Four Phases to College Admission Success

Getting From Here to Yes!

Knowing Yourself: Student Self-Assessment

Through assessments, journaling and prompted conversations students discover who they are and who they want to be.

Finding Your Fit: The College List

Going beyond the numbers, we select colleges and universities that match students to the right programs and places, focusing not just on majors and school size or location, but also values and priorities. We make sure students are excited about where they are going to college.

Telling Your Story: College Essays

Now that students are being themselves and applying to the right colleges, they tell their stories in engaging and authentic personal statements and supplemental essays.

Putting It All Together: The Application

Going through every page of every application, and with a lawyerly eye for detail, we ensure that each application has the best materials possible.

Basic Package

Basic Package Includes

For students starting after May 1st of their junior year.

Ten (10) hours for targeted support in the college admissions process. Consulting hours may be used for college list building, application strategy, essay coaching, or application preparation. Additional hours may be purchased if needed/available.

Comprehensive Package

Comprehensive Package Includes

This package covers all aspects of the college application process for up to twelve (12) applications, including student assessments, essay writing, college list building, application preparation and all the “extras.”

 

Typically, thirty (30) + consulting hours.

Premium Package

Premium Package Includes

This package covers all aspects of the college application process for up to twenty (20) applications (the maximum allowed by the Common App), including student assessments, essay writing, college list building, application preparation and all the “extras.”

 

Typically, fifty (50) + consulting hours.

Early Years Package

Early Years Package

While formal college planning does not begin until the fall of junior year, many families start working with KS College Success earlier in high school. For families who choose the Comprehensive or Premium Package, students receive, at no extra cost, academic course planning for all of high school, extracurricular and summer activities counseling, and standardized test planning.

The Extras!

The Extras!

Standardized test planning | Advice selecting teachers for letters of recommendation | Assistance with brag sheets | College road trip planning | Tips for visiting colleges | Resume writing & review | Interview preparation | Referral network for tutors | Parent curriculum

“You know, Kate, I really don’t know what it means to major in something.” I smiled, and thought to myself, why should you know what that means. So we stopped what we were doing and had a great conversation about general education requirements (sometimes called distribution requirements), the different policies colleges have for declaring a major and what it means to really delve deeply into a subject area. When I read college applications for Princeton I loved the undecided student - because college should be a time to discover new intellectual passions. Colleges want students with intellectual curiosity, and being open to a previously unknown major is a sure sign of that.

Student Success Story

Are you ready to get started?

At KS College Success, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of who we are. We welcome all families and students to our practice and do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, political affiliation, national origin, or disability. In our consulting, we subscribe to the IECA’s Principles of Good Practice and honor all students strengths, values and needs.