How to Pick the Perfect College
Applying to college can be hard and overwhelming, but if you know the right steps to take, the process is actually straightforward.
I can help you search & select the right college & major for your child that will lead to their brightest future.
All The Tools You Need To Find the Perfect College!
You want what's best for your child and are willing to invest in their education but, when it comes to searching for colleges, picking a major, or even writing application essays, you don't know what to do.
There is now a way to search for colleges using data to influence decisions but allowing your heart to pick the perfect college.
The key is to know what to look for and what to ignore.
Design Your Child's Academic Future
If you don't have the time, energy, or expertise to research colleges, help your child plan their academic future, and write application essays, then let me help.Get Started ➤
The College Admissions Game Has Changed
I have been designing the futures of college-bound students for over 30 years. The college admissions game has changed dramatically over the past 3 decades, and the changes in the past few years have been dizzying.
But there are a few basic "rules" that never change, no matter how much the college admissions "game" changes.
And that's what I'm good at – deciphering the changes and helping you find your best strategy to help your child find the perfect college fit that leads them to a different future!
At the end of the College & Future Planning Course, your child will be able to:
- find colleges that Match their skillset & Fit their needs.
- find colleges & majors that produce a positive Return on Investment.
- write one (1) Common Application essay & four (4) UC application essays that showcase their uniqueness & reveal their Emotional Intelligence.
Possibly the best part of this course is my ability to help you avoid family drama and save your relationship with your child!
I went through this process with both of my boys and I can tell you that this is a bumpy ride and not for the faint of heart. Having a structured approach based on decades of research makes this process go very smoothly.
This is a 16-hour course that includes:
- 12 class hours (valued at $1,200)
- 4 private sessions (valued at $1,000)
*Group hours will be online, but there may be circumstances where it can be in person.
Course cost = $1,500. Bought as a package is a $700 savings over a la carte services.
I will meet with all students and parents for one of the private sessions in late June or early July to establish the path and set expectations. Classes will begin the week of July 30th and go until the Early Action deadline of November 1st.
Here's What Others Have Said About Our Course:
“Thank you, thank you, thank you! We were a mess and the stress was tearing our family apart. Mike made this so easy and helped my daughter find a place she can call home." Liz (mother of a student going to USC)
"I was overwhelmed the whole application process, but Mike made this really simple and even enjoyable. I found my dream school thanks to his guidance and support." - Sarah (student going to UCLA)
"This course was a game-changer for me. I knew where I wanted to apply but my essays were all over the place. They were so much better after Mike taught me his essay formula." - Jake (student going to the University of Pennsylvania)
Will this get me into Ivy League Colleges?
Will you guarantee I get into college if I take this course?
Will this help me with my application essays?
Do I have to work with the group or can I do this individually?
Free Academic Guidebooks
Let Data Influence, Not Drive College Decisions
The solution is to focus on student outcomes after college. The best way to do this is to apply Engenius Learning's 5 | 10 | 20 rule.
Is College Worth the Cost?
College costs rise every year, yet graduation rates continue to drop. Worse than slow grad rates, drop outs rates are climbing.
So is college worth the cost?
Check out the calculator to see if it is.
Should Students Take AP Classes
There seems to be a lot of confusion about whether high school students should take AP and Honors classes or not.
Maybe the better question to ask is if your child is ready for these classes?