College application season is an exciting time, but it can be very intimidating. The vision of “The Next Chapter” in a young person’s life is shared by the whole family. However, uncertainty about the right fit, fluctuating deadlines and varying acceptance criteria can be quite daunting without the right guidance.
My name is Doreen Moore. I have been an active and credentialed High School and College Counselor at a Southern California Private College Prep High School for over 26 years.
During my tenure, I have had the opportunity to assist hundreds of students and their families successfully navigate the high school journey and the college prep and application process.
One of the greatest joys is when one of my students and his parents come in to share the exciting news and thank me for helping them realize their dream… they were accepted!
I truly believe what I do is more ministry than a career.
Over the years, I have had parents outside my High School ask for assistance. They are unsure and a bit anxious about how to effectively direct or assist their child through this process. Many of them feel alone, as many public school counselors just have too large a student population to provide dedicated assistance.
These parents are left with a decision:
1) Let their child go it alone and do their best – Hardly the best option.
2) Ask other parents for advice – A survey of over 5,000 counselors ranks this as the worst option.
3) Scour the internet for resources – This is like going back to college themselves! Too much information and no guidance.
4) Pay for a Private High School/College Counselor – Prices range from $4,000 to $10,000 per year.
These parents need help. They have lots of questions. Many times the solutions are too expensive or the answers are too insufficient to give them the help they need… and worse yet, they feel like they are too late in the game to do anything to help their child pursue their dream.
I believe that any student that applies his or her self in High School and wants to go to college deserves expert guidance regardless of financial position.
For the last 5 years, I have been helping students and their families navigate the college application process through my program called the Application to Acceptance.
Our initial program was a four step process that began at the end of Junior Year and continued through Senior Year where we worked with students on preparation, application to acceptance and included the final selection that fit the student’s career goals and academic profile as well as the parent’s financial resources.
I am proud to report that every student I have worked with has been accepted to the 4-year college of their choice. Moreover, these students were accepted to the vast majority of all the schools to which they applied.
This has been tremendously rewarding and beneficial for all involved, but families with younger students started asking for guidance in the lower grade levels.
In 2016, we have expanded this program to assist even more families all the way through all levels high school. Now, with our online program called College Prep Roadmap, we offer a program that guides students and their parents through all four years of the High School and College Prep journey so they can expand their options, improve their chances of acceptance to the college of their dreams while still enjoying the High School experience.
The online program guides students through the College Prep Process using the same frameworks, content and guidance I use with my $3,000.00 per year 1 on 1 clients, but at a fraction of the cost.
The new College Prep Roadmap program includes monthly “Check Point” lists that keep you on track and on purpose. Each month through the year, we conduct a live Student and Parent Progress Meeting online where we review the progress “Check Points” and answer all your questions… and probably answer a few questions you might not know to ask.
All of the content, frameworks and “Check Points” are available in your member’s section… even the recordings of the monthly Progress Meetings.
There is so much more… including an exclusive private Facebook community for each grade level... Where you can interact with our counselors as well as learn through other families questions and experiences.
So go ahead and check out our grade level programs or if you would like to inquire about our Exclusive 1 on 1 programs, or our 90 minute Navigation Sessions, shoot me an e-mail and give me your phone number so we can connect and discuss further.
I look forward to serving and guiding you through this exciting time.