College Selection

Kerry, Founder
Students and parents aren't trained to understand the best ways to choose a group of schools to apply to from among roughly 2,400 four-year colleges and universities in the United States. You have to think in terms of return on investment, because college is the 3rd biggest investment a parent will make, after their mortgage and retirement funds. You need to help your students think deeply about the key criteria in choosing a list of schools, centered around OUTCOMES, such as four-year graduation rates and employment statistics, as well as key INPUTS such as student:faculty ratios, class sizes, and faculty qualifications. 
This Service Includes
Student and Family Interviews
  • How do I pick an appropriate group of colleges and universities to apply to?

  • Of the 100+ defining characteristics of colleges and universities, what are the most important in selecting a college?

  • How can we get parents and students to agree on what is most important?

Research Strategies

How can I find:

  • Important "return on investment" stats about individual schools?

  • Which school rankings are best?

  • Objective descriptions of schools' academic residential, and social lives?

  • Objective reviews of schools' strengths and weaknesses?

  • Schools'strongest majors?

  • Schools' essays questions?

Long-Range Planning Tasks

How do I handle the following:

  • Teacher and other recommendations?

  • FERPAs and brag packets?

  • Portfolios and auditions? 

  • Other visual media submissions?

  • Resumes and social media profiles?

  • Ways to signal my interest in a college?

  • Figuring out merit aid possibilities?

Want our services for free?

 

We often give discounted rates to one deserving high school junior a year for our College Strategy Expert admissions services.

Make sure to ask how to apply!

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Let's talk!
 
858.413.7062

 

Kerry@CollegeStrategyExperts.com​

 

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Contact us to find an upcoming FREE admissions and financial aid workshop conducted by CEO Kerry Traylor in your area. These are generally offered on a semi-annual basis at Canyon Crest Academy and Torrey Pines High School in North County, San Diego.

If you are interested in scheduling a free workshop as a fundraiser for YOUR high school, please contact us at 858-413-7062

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