Choosing the right college is one of the very first decisions your teen will make as an adult. As a parent, it’s important to ensure they can navigate this new world on their own. You’ve already done all you can to love, nurture, and educate them. But now it’s time to put the map in their hands. One of the biggest parts you can play in your teen’s college life is to help find a school experience that feels like home long before they are unpacking on campus. Ultimately, your goal is to collaborate with your teen to sketch as complete a roadmap as possible. This requires diligence in all three phases of the college entry process – planning, application, and admissions. Nothing can replace home. But we can come close.
College Planning, Admissions Assistance & Counseling – The Education Doctor Curriculum
Intake and Needs Assessment
We begin with getting to know the family first, then jump-starting the admissions process. Includes self-assessments, college/career inventories and test planning.
We coach and guide the student on developing a college list based on academic, social and financial fit. All students and parents have access to our online Student Portal to find out how ALL applicants got in, get inside scoop on campus social life, and stay organized with calendar and text reminders
Application and Aid
We coach for success on all the details of distinguishing the student’s portfolio and helping them submit a winning application. Includes our signature essay writing program.
Transition to College
We support the student as they launch into Freshman year with decision-making tools.
We stay connected with our students and parents during Freshman year to ensure a successful transition and offer career support. Students can connect to our global network for future success!
What Families Need to Know About . . .
- 9th grade – Self-awareness 25%
- 10th grade – Exploration 50%
- 11th grade – Discovery 75%
- 12th grade – Application and launch 100%
Dr. Pamela was always available if I had questions and she helped me brainstorm and critique my essays. My decision to apply ED was an important one, and Dr. Pamela’s support was very important during that time. Dr. Pamela is very invested in each of her studentsLauren H
Dr. Pamela helped us navigate the overwhelming variety of choices for our two children, finding schools that fit their individual ambitions and learning styles. The investment was small compared to the payback of having a motivated student in the right learning environment.Stasia and Chris S
When I first started the process I did not really know where to begin, but thankfully Dr. Pamela laid out a “roadmap” for me that had key due dates for apps and was my lifeline for getting all of my apps in on time. . . and improved my writing skills tremendously.Ben C
Frequently Asked Questions
We talk to students and parents everyday (and love it!). Here are three of our most frequently asked questions about our services and general college admissions. Please see more FAQs here.
What services do you offer?
When should we start thinking about college?
What matters for getting into college?
- Rigor of high school curriculum
- Test scores (if college is not ‘test-optional’)
- Well-written, authentic essays
- Strong teacher recommendations (must be from English, Foreign Language, Math, Science or Social Studies teachers)
Colleges do vary in terms of the factors they emphasize in the admissions decision. You may review their website for more details.