College Planning

Developing a family plan for college

Planning for college is one of the most significant projects that a family will undertake together. There will be many important aspects to consider—and developing a comprehensive plan and strategy is just the first step.

For over 15 years, CAP of PA has been helping our clients reduce the stress associated with planning and paying for college. Let our team of experienced professionals create an individualized plan for your family—and we will help manage it every step along the way.

Researching schools to find the right fit

  • Personal interview to outline the process and review college preferences
  • Review of student’s academic record – this includes grades, college entrance exams, course selections, extra-curricular activities and community service
  • Review of educational objectives and career goals
  • Analyze the college list of prospective schools and provide recommendations
  • Guidance and education on researching colleges specific to each student

Major/Career assessment and guidance

  • Identification and review of student’s significant qualities, strengths, and interests
  • Holding in depth conversation(s) of the results and implications of such pertaining to current employment trends and opportunities
  • Utilizing the conversation points to build a solid college curriculum strategy of majors/concentrations

Essay review

  • Review of essay prompts and review how to answer each question
  • Brainstorming ideas on essay topics including essay review and revisions
  • Merit scholarship essay topic review and revision available

Admissions application(s) assistance

  • Targeting and implementing the necessary applications for completion, relevant to the college list
  • Conducting a full review and recommendation of modifications needed of the college admissions application(s) prior to submission
  • Executing best marketing strategies to optimize full acceptance and merit consideration

Interview preparation

  • Mock interview preparation including review of relevant tips and possible questions
  • List of interview questions provided and practiced
  • Mock interview practice sessions

College financial review and forms assistance

  • Analysis and review of family’s financial educational goals and objectives
  • Recommendations of enhancing financial eligibility
  • Education and assistance on completion of federal and institutional financial forms (FAFSA, CSS Profile and institutional-specific financial forms.)
  • Financial review of final college choices and recommendations

Scholarship opportunities

  • Assist with creation and navigation of scholarship database account in order to identify and apply for scholarship opportunities
  • Review of application procedures regarding relevant scholarship opportunities
  • Educate student on marketing strategies to be considered for significant local scholarships
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