Lora Lewis Educational Consulting

College Counseling

College admissions counseling is an investment in your higher education that can help you craft stronger application packages, increasing your chances of acceptance at the schools of your choice and making you more competitive for financial aid. It can also be invaluable in reducing stress and providing peace of mind through an often challenging and anxiety-filled process.

Because every student has unique planning needs, I offer both full-service packages and a menu of individual services which enables you to build a package that works best for your family. Please inquire for rates.

Initial Consultation by Telephone ~ Twenty minutes, complimentary

Comprehensive Counseling Packages

College Explored Packages ~ 

Start-to-finish guidance through the various steps of the college application process. Packages are tailored to meet the individual needs of each client and may include:

Creating a College Admissions Plan ~ Recommendations for high school coursework and extracurricular activities; designing a testing timeline; creating and maintaining an application timeline. 

College Matching ~ After a brainstorming session in which I determine your unique student profile, I develop a personalized list of safety, target and dreams schools for you to consider. 

Admissions Essay Development and Revision Assistance ~ Discover how to tell your stories and compose compelling personal statements that will help you stand out from the competition. Personalized support through all phases of developing exceptional admissions essays and supplement essays for the UC, Common Application, and other college applications. Learn more about my essay coaching services

Application Support ~ College applications can be challenging to complete, and accuracy is essential. With my guidance and support in one-on-one work sessions, you can put together polished applications that are ready for submission. 

Interview Coaching ~ If you are offered or request an interview with a college, it's important to be prepared. Work with me to learn how to get ready for your interview, what types of questions will be asked, and what you should bring to the conversation. Includes mock interviewing and video-taping on request. 

Additional Support ~ Services may include wait-list strategies, rejection appeals, support in compiling application portfolios, etc. 

Pricing Options ~

Package hours are billed for research, client meetings and essay editing, and include unlimited service by text, email and phone calls of less than 30 minutes. 

  • Five service hours ~ ideal for essay coaching for 1-3 applications ~ $1250
  • Ten service hours ~ best for comprehensive counseling for 2-4 public or private colleges ~ $2250
  • Twenty service hours ~ best for comprehensive counseling for 4 - 8 public or private colleges ~ $4000
  • Thirty service hours  ~ best for comprehensive counseling for students applying to more than 8 colleges with complex application processes or who have unique needs such as learning differences; may also be good for artists, athletes and those who may need to complete supplemental applications ~ $5500

Packages of 20 hours and above can be billed in installments. A discount of $250 is offered for 20 and 30 hour clients who choose to settle in a single payment at the start of services.