THE COLLEGE LIST – for Juniors

UCEazy Union

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Description

Selecting where to apply is one of the most important steps in successfully progressing from high school to college.  Developing a sensible list that speaks to the individual strengths, goals and interests of a student can be a daunting task.  The expert college advisors at UCEazy Union offer a comprehensive approach to creating a college list that’s tailored to each student (and family’s) unique scenario.

Approximate time to complete The College List: Three to six hours of online support. After the initial one-hour session, additional hour sessions may be scheduled as needed to reach targeted outcomes.

Process

Student Personal Inventory Student completes prior to first session

  • Our counselors understand the importance of self-reflection in the process of creating the college list.
  • Before the first online session, students will complete a personal inventory including relevant, school related data such as coursework, GPA, and transcripts, as well as existing test results, interests, goals, and personal strengths.
  • This information will be used in future online sessions to develop a rich and targeted college list.

Creating the List

  • Counselor and student review the student’s personal inventory.
  • Counselor supports the student in effectively researching colleges by identifying college characteristics that fit with the student’s interests, academic and personal achievements, test scores (if available) and goals.
  • Counselor and student work to create a system for collecting and organizing college data.
  • Counselor and student explore UCEazy and other online resources for college and university research.
  • Counselor and student develop a balanced list of colleges including reach, target and likely/safety schools.
  • Application requirements and deadlines, including early decision and early action, are noted.
  • As needed, counselor and student schedule a final session to review a finalized list, summarize pertinent fees and deadlines, and discuss any other questions or concerns.

Outcomes

At the end of the “Creating the College List” process, the student have researched and compiled a balanced list of approximately 6 to 15 schools that include student driven reach, target, and likely/safety options specific to the individual student’s transcripts, target test scores, and goals, and interests. Application deadlines and requirements will be outlined and noted.