College Counseling

Each International College Counselors service begins with a comprehensive discussion with the parent(s) and child, a review of applicable academic information and test scores, and completion of the Student/Family Profile. With this, the consultant will better understand your child’s and your family’s values, priorities, and preferences, as well as your child’s strengths, needs, and learning style.

Comprehensive College Plan

With the Comprehensive College Plan, students in the 7th-12th grades will receive a personal advisor from International College Counselors taking them through the entire admission process including some of the following:

High School Planning and Guidance

  • Create a detailed plan for high school coursework
  • Ensure that students are taking full advantage of course offerings at their high school

Extracurricular and Academic Interest Refinement

  • Help students apply their extracurricular and academic interests in novel ways, so as to deepen or broaden their experience in these pursuits
  • Create specific opportunities for the student based on extracurricular pursuits

College Selection

  • Develop, evaluate and finalize a list of colleges to which the student will apply
  • Identify colleges to visit
  • Learn about what to look for on college visits and schedule college visits

Essay Advising

  • Brainstorm ideas
  • Assess common application and school specific essay requirements
  • Review essay drafts

Application review

  • Help the student highlight strengths
  • Review applications

Letters of Recommendation

  • Decide which teachers / professors to ask for recommendations
  • Learn how to approach teachers for the best results

Interview Preparation

  • Prepare students for on campus and off campus interviews and meetings with admissions officers
  • Practice interview questions and expert responses

Test Scheduling

  • Establish a standardized testing schedule
  • Explore test preparation strategies/classes

Summer Experiences

  • Provide opportunities to maximize summer plans

Exploration of Financial Aid and Scholarships

  • Discuss financial aid goals and how to achieve them
  • Review key financial aid strategies and options
  • Provide comprehensive scholarship listings

Wait List / Deferral

  • Develop strategies for acceptance if placed on the wait list or deferred


  • Meet deadlines and stay on schedule
  • Reduce stress

This plan also includes communication with colleges on the student’s behalf. Students will receive in-person meetings (where available), unlimited phone, Skype and email correspondences.