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College Admissions Counseling

In general, the effectiveness of a personal consultant increases the earlier the student starts his or her work.

The ideal consulting starting point is 9th grade, as students are encouraged to take the key required classes that will later on provide them with the opportunity to take AP classes.

Individualized College Plan

In a single meeting, as well as phone, email, or other in-person consultations throughout the year, I will research and develop a personalized plan based on the students' interests, personality, grades and test scores, as well as the financial needs and geographic location.

This will include and is not limited to:
  • Empowering and supporting you during the application process, ensuring that the application and resume best show the students' interests and talents.
  • Creating a standardized testing schedule and recommendations.
  • Brainstorming essay topics and editing the essays while ensuring that the students' voice comes through.
  • Providing information and advice to help demystify the college admission and financial aid process.
  • Preparing the student for college interviews.
  • Review of acceptance offers to determine the best college for the student.
  • Developing a scholarship list targeted for each individual student.
  • Developing interests into future extra-curricular opportunities
  • PSAT and PLAN test planning

11th grade is the last full year of a student's academic record that colleges will see before most applications are submitted. At this time, it is important to have an overview of the current admissions process, and guidance for choosing colleges which best match a student's interests and profile.

Consulting consists of regular family and/or student meetings, "best fit" college research, and phone and email contacts throughout the year.

Second semester 11th graders and fall semester 12th graders are working toward the same goals, but juniors have the advantage of time. Consulting consists of regular family and/or student meetings, "best fit" college research, and phone and email contacts throughout the year.

For juniors, I will provide:
Advice on academic course selection for grade 12
Recommendations for furthering extra-curricular activities
SAT and/or ACT test planning and advice for test preparation
An in-depth assessment of a student's overall profile for college selection
Conversation and interview strategies for best interactions with teachers, counselors, and college admission representatives
Advice for college visits, college fairs and college representative visits to high schools
Preparation of a carefully researched "Target List" of colleges
Organization of an application plan so as not to overwhelm the applicant
Self-reflection exercises to prepare for essay writing
Guidance on financial aid, scholarships and for the student athlete
During the summer to fall application season, I will provide:
Final SAT and ACT advice
An in-depth assessment of a student's overall profile for college selection
SAT and/or ACT test planning and advice for test preparation
Strategies for obtaining a student's best letters of recommendation
Conversation and interview strategies for best interactions with teachers, counselors, and college admission representatives
Advice for college visits, college fairs and college representative visits to high schools
Preparation of a carefully researched "Target List" of colleges
Organization of an application plan so as not to overwhelm the applicant
Essay topic selection, and professional writing guidance throughout the essay process
Detailed application review
Post-application support and acceptance guidance

For more information about the college admissions counseling service I offer, email Frosh College Consulting at kirsten@froshcollegeconsulting.com or give me a call at 714.299.2016.

I will be happy to answer any questions you might have about my philosophy or the advantages of hiring my firm.

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Kirsten Frosh
Kirsten works with each student providing guidance and individual attention and personally overseeing application content.
Testimonial

Kirsten was fantastic to work with through every step of the daunting task of searching for a college for our son. Her combination of expertise, positivity, and integrity was exactly what was needed. My son felt very comfortable working with her, and he believed that she genuinely cared about what he wanted in a college and what his goals were for the future. She seemed to work tirelessly to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information necessary to navigate the labyrinth of the college application process. Even after applications were finished and acceptances and decision were made, she continued to provide useful information and insight. This has been especially valuable while dealing with the uncertainty during the Coronavirus pandemic. We wouldn't hesitate to work with her again, and we would whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a thorough, honest, and supportive college specialist. We can't imagine having done this without her!

- James and Toija Fitzgerald