College Counseling FAQs
Why do families hire a college counselor?
The college admissions process can be daunting. Every year brings new exams, applications, and forms to fill out. A college counselor is here to make the process not only easier but rewarding. We break down the complicated process into easy-to-follow steps, so students present the best version of themselves on their college application. We guide students through the different school applications and make a customized strategy for admissions, advise on financial aid and college funding options, and critique interviews and essays. By working with students and families, we make the transition from high school to college as seamless as possible.
Why work with Excel Academy’s counselors?
We want to do more than just help your child get into college. Working with our counselors, your students will craft an image of who they are, what they want, and where they are going, all of which they can carry with them throughout college and their career. We help students craft an in-person and online image that will not only make their applications stand out but provide a sense of identity and purpose as they apply to college.
Our counselors have extensive experience working with domestic and international students and thrive on the chance to inspire and motivate each student on their own unique path. Although we are new to the community, we are in no way new to college counseling and bring years of expertise and passion to our work.
What if my students don’t know what they want to study and where they want to go?
This is exactly why they should come to us! We believe that each student has many interests waiting to be explored, and we can help them find the perfect college in which to do so. Our services include one-on-one meetings with an experienced counselor who listens to students and parents so they can provide a personalized assessment that offer insights into each student’s unique traits and vision for their future.
My school has a college counselor that can help me for free. Why should we pay for a private counselor’s help?
High school college counselors are often overworked, with hundreds of students demanding their time in the chaotic college application period. Our counselors work with a limited number of students in order to offer personalized attention in a timely manner. We get to know our students and reach out to them by email, text, phone, and Skype as often as possible. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for your student, and we work closely with parents and students to make this a reality.