College Admissions Advising
The Real Goal of the College Admissions Process….
…. should be to find a college where the student will thrive that aligns with his/her goals and the
financial and geographical needs. It really is all about fit. The key is to properly identify what the
term and long term goals should be, what the needs are, who the student is today, and who they might
For students, this process is a unique and essential opportunity for growth that will better prepare
for college. It is one of self-discovery that encourages students to think, explore, and learn new
about themselves. Foley College Prep will guide the student with a balance of support and push.
We want to give encouragement and instill confidence in our students. We want to offer the whole family
peace of mind.
College List Plan
This plan may be contracted as a stand-alone service. In order to provide a personalized and balanced list
of 10-20 colleges for the student to explore, we will establish student and familial priorities. We do this
through interviews, assessments, and review of academic records, testing, ECAs, financial needs, and the
like. In this plan, FCP will cover the fundamentals of financial and merit-based aid, and will teach the
student how to research colleges.
Purchased in blocks, these hours can be used for assistance or advice in a variety of areas of the student’s
or family’s choice, but may not be used for building a college list, applications, or strategy. The
following are examples of topics, and this list is not to be considered exhaustive:
- Activities review
- Academic planning
- Summer Planning
- Test planning
- College research
- Financial aid education
- Merit-based aid education
- Career/Major exploration
- Campus visits
- College admissions today
- Résumé writing
- Interview prep & mock interviews
- Supplemental essays
- Athletic videos
- Letters of recommendation
- Review of offers of admissions
This plan is designed to assist seniors with the organization and submission of applications. It
- Development of a timeline
- Strategies and spreadsheet(s) for 6-10 colleges which the student and family have already chosen
- Interview prep
- Application review
This plan does not include other parts of the college admissions process such as essay work, college list
development, financial aid/merit-based aid consideration, etc.
Special Assistance for Student Athletics, the Arts and
From the student-athlete to the student pursuing the arts, each applicant will need different amounts and
types of assistance and guidance. We will meet you where you are, and we are here to help.
As an example, the conversation between a recruit and a D1 university coach is unique, and the recruit will
benefit greatly from knowledgeable guidance. We will help you understand what it really means to be a
student-athlete, the difference in athletic divisions and what students and parents need to know before the
process begins. We can help you navigate the student-coach relationship, and we will provide useful insights
into the realities of collegiate athletics. The student-athletic pursuit should, still, always align with a
school that is a good fit!
Add-on plans may be contracted separately, as-needed, for services that extend beyond the college
comprehensive plan. In some cases, assistance from outside experts may be warranted. Examples may include
assistance with highly specialized athletic recruitment, fine arts, portfolios, auditions, military, etc.
The depth of these services can vary greatly from student to student; therefore, they will be priced
individually, but the cost will not exceed the hourly block rate.