Helping students make the best choices
With so many options and so much to do—navigating high school, choosing which classes to take, how to spend your summers and finding the right colleges—it is easy for students to become overwhelmed or discouraged. Your Headed For College consultant will work with you at every step to help take the stress out of your high school experience. We believe that every student is unique, and understand the importance of creating a plan tailored to your specific needs. Our consultants can help you evaluate all of your options, decide which classes to take, how to explore your interests, explain when and how to prepare for the SAT or ACT, develop a list of schools and walk you through the application options available to you.
High School Curriculum
Which classes are weighted at your high school? What are the requirements for graduation? Should you take AP classes? Do you need summer school? Headed For College will work with you to develop a comprehensive four-year academic plan. We can help you determine the best classes to take in school, and also help you explore interests through special programs or at colleges. The opportunities to learn in your high school years are unparalleled to any others, and our consultants will help you understand what options are best.
Your activities outside the classroom say a lot about you. Your Headed For College consultant will help you explore your interests and find activities that you care about. We will provide suggestions on how to develop leadership skills and make a meaningful impact on your school or community. By senior year, we hope to have helped you construct a college résumé that outlines your initiative, interests, and achievements and distinguishes you from your peers.
While it can be easy to spend summers lazing at home there are a myriad of other exciting options awaiting. We can show you a wide array of programs and courses that will help you explore your interests, bolster your résumé, or add to your curriculum. Classes at universities, special programs, intensive language programs, camps, jobs, research and community service are just some of the many ways to spend your leisure time. How you spend your summers reflects a great deal on you, and colleges like to see active, involved students, even when they aren’t in school.
Should you take the SAT or ACT? Which colleges don’t require the SAT or ACT? Do you need SAT Subject Tests? Do you really need to take that AP exam? Your Headed For College counselor will answer all of your questions and help you create an ideal schedule for standardized testing—when to take the tests, and when and how to study for them—based on your interests and schedule.
Writing compelling essays is an essential part of the admissions process and often the most stressful. Your essays provide opportunities to express yourself and help the admissions committee understand you. Your consultant will help you choose a topic that shows your ability to communicate and create a dynamic self-portrait. With our help, your essay will provide personal insight and be something you will be proud of.
Letters of Recommendation
Obtaining supportive recommendations from teachers, guidance counselors, coaches or other authoritative figures is an important aspect of the application. To receive the best letters possible, Headed For College will help you identify supportive adults who really know you and who can talk about you and your contributions to the school and community. We will also assist you in drafting a summary of your accomplishments for your recommenders.
Many colleges include interviews as part of admissions. But the interview isn’t just for the interviewer to learn about the student; it’s also an opportunity for the student to learn about the institution. We will help you prepare for interviews by conducting mock interviews, as well as teach you valuable interview techniques to reduce stress and improve confidence. We will also provide you with interview questions to review and will make sure that you are well prepared.
Headed For College educational consultants are trained to work with male and female athletes in all sports. Your consultant will assist you to ensure that you have satisfied the NCAA Eligibility Center requirements for NCAA Division I and II schools, and are in the best position possible to be recruited at the NCAA Division I, II or III.
WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING:
Thank you so much for all of your help with my myriad of college applications… for never letting me lose hope in Michigan, and for showing me some of the great things Michigan had to offer me on campus. I truly would not have been able to do it without you, Jennifer. Go Blue!Attending the University of Michigan
Thank you so much for all your help and assistance through this stressful college process… You helped me stay on track and organized while still remaining positive the whole time. Every time I left your office, I felt stress-free and like a burden was lifted off my shoulders ... seriously.Attending Williams College
Thank you, Kim, from the bottom of my heart. You are sincerely one of the most incredible people I have ever had the pleasure of getting to know. Thank you for everything that you've done for us.Twins attending UCLA
Kimberly, As you remind us to thank our teachers and those who helped us in our journey, I was able to reflect on my own journey; I know I wouldn’t have enjoyed, been challenged, (sometimes) dreaded, but been as excited and confident throughout the process if it wasn’t for your compassionate help when I needed it most! I think today marks the end of Teacher Appreciation Week, and I certainly appreciate you. I’m happy to report I’ll be staying in Southern California pursuing a BFA at USC!!, something I know I wouldn’t be able to say if it wasn’t for your strong, supportive, and kind guidance.Attending USC
Thank you for all of your help getting me through this process. Although I had never heard of Lehigh before I met with you, I could not think of a more perfect school for me. I very much enjoyed working with you and appreciate all of your help!Attending Lehigh University
Thank you so much for helping me through the crazy college process. You taught me so much about how to organize my time and how I work best. I am so happy to be going to Georgetown! I don't think I could have done it without you.Attending Georgetown University
Thank you so much for your guidance and mentorship. Thank you for the last-minute one-on-one meetings, thank you for being understanding when I failed to meet early deadlines because of the stress that I was going through, thank you for everything that you put yourself through to make my application the best it could have possibly been! All of the success that I have experienced during this crazy application process would not have been possible had it not been for your expertise. Because of you, I can now pursue my passion in the best art school in the country!Attending RISD
Just a quick note to express our appreciation for your dedication to leading Shayan through the college application process. We all truly valued your input and expertise. He is ecstatic about Amherst!Mitrai, son attending Amherst College
Words cannot express our gratitude, Jennifer. Your advice gave us direction, confidence, and comfort during the crazy college process. We are very grateful for your patience with us - you always had an answer to our questions and concerns. Thank you for helping facilitate our daughter's Cornell dream!Donna, daughter graduated from Cornell University
Working with Chelsea was a wonderful experience! She was incredibly helpful throughout the whole application process, but beyond sound advice, she was really invested in my success and because of her help, I’m at the school that is actually perfect for me!Attending Tulane University in the Honors Program
I don't know what I would have done without your expert advice, Jennifer. I am going to Penn partly due to your unwavering support, and for that, I can never thank you enough.Attending the University of Pennsylvania
Jennifer, You guided me from the first step to the last step, with all the frantic emails in between, and still were willing to help me past the last step when I needed it. I sincerely feel that without your help, I would never have heard of Wash U, which is definitely the perfect school for me and at which I know I will thrive ...Attending Washington University in St. Louis
Thank you for always being there for me, Kim. I would probably have broken apart without your help. True story!Attending UCLA
I just wanted to say thank you for your guidance, expertise, and confidence in Ben and for finding him the college that is right for him… You have been an amazing force in his life and we are forever grateful.Attending Vanderbilt University
Chelsea’s experience and knowledge of colleges, her prompt advice at every step of the way, and the kind manner with which she was able to convey key messages to our son were more than we could have asked for.Attending UCLA
Thank you Jennifer for your invaluable insights into our son and for being so courageously forthright from the beginning. He needed that dose of reality. Your program, philosophy, and guidance are outstanding.Helen, Son attending USC
Thank you, Kim, for all of your help and support with Adrianna through this process. I believe at the beginning she did not think she was going to be able to get into college. Through your patience and coaching, she was able to identify a number of colleges to apply to and successfully get into a majority of those colleges. You gave her the confidence she needed during this process we are extremely grateful for all that you did.Mary, daughter attending St. Mary's College
What an amazing gift to have had you help each of our boys over-achieve in getting into the colleges of their choice! They could have never done it without your knowledge and guidance.Stan, sons graduated from Pepperdine, USC and Boston College
While trying to juggle the pressures of work, being a full-time college student, and all the extracurriculars I was involved in, I felt reassurance that my transfer applications would excellent because of Chelsea. Chelsea was very thorough and pushed me to open up about the story I had to tell. She gave me tons of information that I would never have known without her help.Transferred to UC Berkeley
While working with Chelsea I was able to get a complete understanding of the college application process and amazing help along the way. I would not have been able to go through this process without her consistent guidance and reassurance.Attending Northwestern University