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My Step-By-Step Process Produces Amazing Results!
I will guide you every step of the way to make these once overwhelming tasks into simple, easy to follow steps.
Personal Coaching: College Planning
Save Thousands of Dollars, Hundreds of Hours, & Reduce Your Stress!
I have the gratification of working with a small number of families each year. I get to know each student and customize a college entrance game plan. I realize your time is valuable, so I maximize our effectiveness by using phone, email, Zoom, and personal meetings.
College Planning for Students in grades 8-12
Time is not on your side when it comes to college planning, and many families wait until the last minute to begin planning for life after high school. By committing to the educational planning process early, a student can increase the likelihood of being accepted into a college, increase their chances of receiving a scholarship, and reduce the stress on everyone in the family. As an Amazon best-selling author and Certified College Planning Specialist, Ryan Clark serves as a coach, mentor, advisor, and friend as he guides families in finding the "right school, at the most affordable price."
To find out more details regarding our college planning services, parents may schedule a free 30-minute strategy session. If you want a more personalized approach, families may attend an initial consultation that serves as an introduction to the college planning process. We prefer for parents to attend all the meetings for college planning in order for everyone to get the most out of the process.
Starting as early as eighth grade through the end of junior year, we help students in five areas: maintaining good grades in a difficult degree of curriculum, planning and preparing for standardized tests, designating and understanding their college major, developing a college list, and keeping track of extra-curricular activities for resume building.
As for the senior year, there is a lot more to do. Ryan and his staff will provide guidance as follows:
In addition to creating crucial timelines, we offer personalized coaching and discuss important issues regarding college, such as establishing realistic expectations and much more.
Student Services Include:
- High school course selection
- Advice on SAT/ACT testing
- Maintaining a good GPA
- Selecting a major
- Compiling a list of colleges
- Keeping a resume
- Admission applications
- Scholarship searches and applications
- Interview tips
- Essay Strategies
Parent Services Include:
- Developing personalized strategies to reduce the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
- Completing state financial aid forms
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form completion
- CSS Profile form completion
- Checking the accuracy of your Student Aid Report (SAR)
- Evaluating financial aid award letters
- Negotiating a better financial aid package
Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the most critical step if you want to receive need-based aid. Sometimes colleges require you to complete it to receive merit-based aid money. The majority of families who fill out the FAFSA are eligible for some federal financial aid. Completing the FAFSA can be complicated.
Don't let your frustration with the form deter you from applying. Instead, lower your stress level by allowing us to help you fill out your FAFSA!
CSS Profile Assistance:
You are probably aware of the need to complete a FAFSA form to receive financial aid. However, an additional form may be required. The College Board’s CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® is an online application that collects information used by almost 400 colleges and scholarship programs to award financial aid from sources outside of the federal government.
This form is much more complicated than the FAFSA form. If the thought of completing the Profile form keeps you up at night, let us help you keep your sanity!
While the majority of scholarship money comes directly from the universities themselves, students should also consider private scholarships to help reduce the cost of college. Most students face the same common problems:
- No single source for scholarship listings
- Missed Deadlines
- Incomplete Information
Let us help you with your outside scholarship search and reduce your frustration!
"With the help of Clark College Consulting,
our daughter got a full ride scholarship!"
Join My College Admissions Club!
We offer one-to-one private sessions with students and their parents for college planning and financial aid services with the purchase of a College Admissions Club membership. We offer 4 levels of membership to suit the needs of every college-bound family with students in grades 8 through 12.
I will help you find the right school at the most affordable price.
Membership Fee Options for Students (Grade 8-12)
Each family is at a different spot in the college planning process and has individualized needs. The hours you purchase will be customized to fit your unique situation and wants (i.e., If you need more help with your essays, interview coaching, or polishing your applications, we can spend most of our time together working on these tasks).
Each Plans Includes:
- College Planning: in-house or virtual
- Financial Aid Assistance
- An online organizational tool to coordinate college information and applications.
- Private one to one consultation (we recommend at least one consultation per semester).
- Online career assessment with personalized reports and student/parent component.
- Email communications to parents and students.
- Personalized schedules/calendars.
- Reminders of upcoming dates for testing, appointments, & application deadlines.
- Online student portal to be used by student, parent, and counselor.
- FREE Client-only workshops & webinars throughout the year (Scholarships, Completing FAFSA, Comparing Award Letters, Essay Writing).
Additionals Details about our Graduation Admissions Club Memberships:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Which Plan Should I Choose?
Can I Upgrade If I Use Up All My Hours?
What If I Don't Use All of My Hours?
I Have More Than One Child. Is there a Discount?
What If I Can't Decide Which Plan to Choose?
"We saved over $150,000 in college costs.
A huge return on the cost of Ryan's services!"