How long does it take and what is the cost?

To meet students’ varying needs, my fee structure is designed to be flexible. Rising seniors typically begin with a foundation week dedicated to college counseling. Following this, we devote up to three weeks to perfecting the Common App essay. Any supplemental topics typically take about a week. My weekly rate is $875. To keep costs down and to save students time, we work together to identify strong “super essay” topics from their lives that will stretch to fit multiple prompts.

While one week of college counseling is sufficient for many seniors, particularly those who have a clear vision of their path, I am happy to extend support when families prefer more in-depth guidance. My aim is to provide a tailored experience that adjusts to each student’s unique needs.

For juniors and younger students, who are typically engaged in the broader and more flexible process of college planning, I have an hourly rate of $150. This allows me to accommodate the needs of underclassmen without the more intensive weekly commitment required for seniors. These sessions are scheduled more flexibly, often on a monthly basis, to assist families as needed with activities such as list-building, planning college visits, or strategizing test schedules. While I strive to maintain a balance between seniors and underclassmen, please note that availability for hourly services may be limited during critical periods surrounding senior deadlines, particularly in October and December. My priority is to ensure that each student receives the dedicated attention they need, whether through comprehensive weekly support or targeted hourly advising.

Finally, to cover the cost of preparing a college research spreadsheet, there is a set-up fee of $300 for up to 12 schools — or $500 if you’d like me to research costs & merit aid availability. Additional schools are $50 (I'm sorry to nickel and dime families like this, but the data is a bit resource-intensive to compile, so I began billing for it).