SERVICES FOR HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS
For those students looking for application strategy advising over a longer time period, we offer extensive application support beginning in the sophomore or junior year (depending on the student’s needs). Extensive application support includes essay support plus the services listed below.
School Selection: We share our expertise and assist students with exploring a wide range of public and private colleges and universities. We help students identify and apply to colleges that fit them personally. Some students would like to attend a liberal arts school in the wilderness, others would like a combined undergraduate/MD program, while other students may prefer a smaller school where professors teach undergraduate seminars. Savvy Prep guides students in selecting the school that is most compatible with their objectives.
Resume/Extracurricular List: Building a solid resume/extracurricular list is crucial in the admissions process as it is a concise summary that outlines the student’s background and achievements. We advise students on how to make a significant impact in their school, local and global community, and maintain the confidence to meet these goals. We support students by helping them decide which activities to highlight, which to perhaps omit, and ultimately how to present themselves as an outstanding, qualified applicant.
Test Scores: Together with our students we consider a comprehensive standardized testing plan, if applicable. We analyze which test scores to send to schools and perhaps which tests (if any) to re-take.
Teacher Recommendations: We work with students on how to facilitate or improve teacher relationships and we help students select teachers who will provide the strongest recommendations on their behalf.
High School Courses, Summer Programs and Internships: We will strategize on high school courses, AP options, internships, and summer programs to consider that best demonstrate the applicant’s aspirations.
Financial Aid Consultation: For many students, financial aid is one of the most important considerations when applying and ultimately selecting a school. The FAFSA form can be complicated for some families. At Savvy Prep we assist students with navigating this process and provide insight on financial aid package options. Furthermore, we can suggest additional scholarships available at certain schools which may be an excellent fit for our students.
Applicant Narrative: Packaging the applicant is what we do best. We incorporate all of the components above along with the student’s family background, culture and community to effectively tell the student’s story. Together with our applicants, we work to portray their academic, extracurricular, intellectual, and professional potential as well as their personal character and values to share a memorable narrative with the admissions committee.