Every Student Needs a College Admissions Plan
It may be a year or more away. It may be closer than that. But college is coming, and every high school student needs a plan for getting in. At Collegiate Prep, Barbara Aueron and Elissa Caterfino Mandel assess your child's high school career afresh. Whether your student is all A's or all C's, we are here to advise and guide. We can help turn the C student around and suggest how to maximize the talents of A and B students. We take pride in our ability to make the process less stressful while putting our students first. Each year our students receive acceptances to the Ivy League as well as liberal arts schools and state universities. Our students are as different as the colleges they attend. Click here to see our results.
From College Choice to Test Guidance to Application Help
What can your child gain from outside advisors? Barbara Aueron and Elissa Caterfino Mandel offer workable suggestions with an eye to finding a college or university that will bring out the best in your child. In the end, your student will be in the most competitive position possible and ready to make outstanding college submissions. Testimonials from our clients bear this out.
We Simplify the Process
Universities and colleges have varying deadlines. Not all schools use the same application form. Every guidance department has its own rules. There are decisions students need to make before senior year about what kinds of courses to take; what kinds of tests to sit for; and which applications to file: early decision, early action, rolling, regular, or some mix of the above. We address these issues early enough in the process to make a positive difference.
Helping Your Student Set and Manage Goals
It is not as simple as filling out a single form. In this competitive college admissions market, students often file ten or more applications, which can require as many as 30 essays. We help students accomplish this tremendous task, while they take classes, keep up with activities, and hold down jobs.
The Notion of Quality Has to Begin Well Before the Application
We take pride in helping our students discover and express who they are on paper so that they can find the right college home. We will get to know your student so that we find schools where your child can be both successful and happy. Students may get into a range of prestigious schools, but we have done our job when a student steps on a campus and says, “this feels right.”
What we do
- We work as a team to develop an individualized plan for each student
- We help with course selection, extracurriculars and summer activities
- We offer testing guidance, top tutor referrals and interview prep
- We advise on college selection so students find a college "fit"
- We reduce the stress between parents and students
- We assist your child with applications and make suggestions on essays to achieve the best submissions possible
Testimonials from our clients
"My experience in working with Barbara and Elissa was flawless. As soon as I met them in person I felt as if they had my daughter's best interests at heart. They helped her research colleges, narrow down her choices and then helped her look closely at what each of the colleges had to offer in her area of interest. Once it came time to write her personal essay and short answer essays, they were right there for her; helping her come up with ideas and then getting these ideas on paper. AND, this was all done in time for Early Action!! The best thing was that there was little conflict between my daughter and myself during this process!! I feel as if the colleges that we chose to submit her applications to were perfect for HER. While we are still waiting to hear from a few more colleges, she has been accepted to all her choices and all with generous merit scholarships! Thank you to Barbara and Elissa!"