When reviewing a student’s college application, the college admissions counselor will be reflecting on the courses the student chose to take during his/her entire high school career. Therefor, planning for college must start as early as 9th grade. Ms. Garzon will help the student and his/her parents determine the best course selection for high school to allow the student the most college options and to enhance the student’s chances of acceptance.
The college selection process has become complex, confusing, and competitive. By working in-depth with the student and the student’s parents, Ms. Garzon helps the student narrow the selection of college choices to a manageable, appropriate list. When helping a student create a list of fit colleges, Ms. Garzon takes into account not only the student’s academic pursuits, but also the student’s social, athletic, extra-curricular, and community based interests.
Standardized test scores are an import facet of college admissions. Ms. Garzon helps the student and parents understand the differences and similarities between the ACT and SAT, helps the student determine which test might be best, assists the student with deadlines and registration, and guides the student to better understanding necessary test scores. Ms. Garzon is able to recommend several resources to the student for practice to improve test scores.
The college admissions application process is becoming earlier each year. Most college admissions applications need to be submitted early Fall of the student’s senior year. By working with students in advance, Ms. Garzon is able to effectively and efficiently assist the senior students in completing their admissions applications well prior to deadlines.