"Show them the big picture so that they understand how taking rigorous courses affects their path through high school. When students see challenging courses as opportunities rather than requirements, they become more engaged in school."
- Stephen M. Smith
Step 1 – Give career styled college counseling questionnaires and career assessments to the students.
Step 2 – Gather the response and evaluate the result; interview the students to go through and interpret the questionnaire and assessment result; get to know the students and their families’ expectations better.
Step 3 – Summarize the case and propose a college admission strategy to clients including a college list and an action plan.
Step 4 – Guide students to do occupational research according to their career assessment result; find out their potentially interested occupation and education required in order to make the selection of major.
Step 5 – Guide students to do college search and focus on improving their research and communication skill which are crucial to their future success in school and in workplace.
Step 6 – Finalize five to seven schools with desired major to prepare for application; clarify the application requirements; prepare for documents; start working on essay and letters of recommendation; fill out the common application; focus on improving the skills in time management and emotional control.
Step 7 – Finalize the common application and submit it within the EA deadline; train students for competency-based interview skills.
Step 8 – Follow up the application; focus on improving students’ knowledge on information management and decision-making.