With our combined backgrounds, we will guide you through the college selection and admissions process from start to finish, so you don’t have to feel stressed.

What you can expect

  • Your child will stay organized and on track throughout the admissions process.

  • You will be able to enjoy your child during their last few years in high school, instead of nagging them!

  • You will know what you can afford at the beginning of the process, so time is not spent looking at colleges that are not a good financial fit.

  • Your child will not graduate with an insurmountable amount of student loan debt.

  • Your child will end up at a college where they will be successful and thrive!

The Stryve package is designed for families who would like us to coordinate and oversee the entire process and includes:

Paying For College

  • Help families to identify colleges that are affordable, early in the process

  • Assist families with determining the best strategy to pay for college and minimize loan debt

  • Determine estimated Financial Aid and the student’s potential for institutional scholarships, before he/she applies

  • Assist families with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and guide them through the Financial Aid process

Exploring College Majors

  • Help students discover their strengths and interests and identify good match fields of study (college majors)

  • Assist students with researching college majors of interest

  • Assist students with exploring potential careers of interest and identifying opportunities to learn more through job shadowing, interviewing professionals, part time employment, etc.

College Research and Selection

  • Help students to identify their key college criteria

  • Assist students with determining if their colleges of interest are a good match for them

  • Together with the student, build a customized college list that consists of 6-8 best fit colleges

  • Plan for campus visits and prepare for admission interviews

College Admissions and Applications

  • Help students develop a timeline and plan for submitting college applications

  • Help students present their best self in their applications

  • Assist students with identifying their essay topic and creating their draft

  • Check in with students frequently, during application season and send deadline and task reminders

Evaluation of Offers

  • Once admission offers are received, we will help to evaluate which school is the best fit

  • We look at the financial feasibility of each offer, while considering the impact on the family in terms of long term financial goals  

  • We help students determine a reasonable amount of loan debt, based on their expected career path

  • When appropriate, we assist families with Financial Aid appeals

Transition Planning Workshops (Offered at no cost to families who purchase our “Stryve” package.)

In this workshop, we will address concerns that students may have about making the transition from high school to college. Students will leave the workshop with a plan for their freshman year that addresses questions such as:

  • What will I do with my free time?

  • What will I do if I get homesick?

  • What resources are available to me on campus and when should I utilize them?

  • How will I deal with issues that come up with my roommate?

  • What do I want out of my college experience?

For families who would like targeted support with any part of the process, we offer a 10 hour package. We can also offer a discounted rate for groups of at least 4 participants, so if you know of any other students or families that have the same needs, bring them along!