College Admissions Counseling: Our Approach

Our unique and individualized approach to college counseling will ensure students and families feel confident and prepared during the entire admissions process. We provide support throughout all stages of high school, from a ninth grader who needs assistance with academic course selection to a rising senior seeking direction on college essay writing.


Our expertise and personalized guidance demystifies the admissions process and encourages students and their families to make informed, strategic decisions.

At Next Generation Consulting, we guide students and families through the admissions process by identifying their unique and individualized goals, talents, strengths and accomplishments. We understand that college selection is personal, so we work with students and families to explore and recommend options that meet their needs.

Through our approach, we will help you discover what you want from a higher education environment and ensure that you stand out among other applicants in today’s competitive college landscape.

Services Include:

  • College Exploration: Guiding students toward the wide array of post-secondary institutions including private, public, research and liberal arts colleges
  • Application Packaging: Assist high school students through the college search and application process, including the Common Application, individual college applications and the new Coalition Application
  • Application Deadlines: Determine which is the most appropriate fit for you (Early Action, Early Decision, Restrictive Early Action, Regular Decision, Rolling Admission)
  • Testing: Awareness of college admission testing options and the use of standardized testing (SAT, SAT II, ACT, Test Optional, Test Flexible)
  • Essay Writing: Brainstorm topics for both the Common Application and supplemental essays and assist in crafting a compelling, distinctive narrative response
  • Activities Resume: Highlight individuality, strengths, skills and areas of talent
  • Interviews: Prepare students for both Informative and Evaluative interviews
  • Demonstrated Interest: Understand how demonstrated interest plays an integral role in the admissions process and how you can stand out in today’s competitive college landscape by communicating with college admissions representatives
  • Financial Aid: Assist families in completing the FAFSA, CSS Profile and other required financial aid forms, including scholarship opportunities
  • Athletic Recruiting: Leverage athletic ability in college admissions and understand how to navigate NCAA Eligibility, NAIA
  • Learning Differences: Guide students with learning differences to ensure they build a college list that will support their individual needs.
  • Transfer students: Advise current college students who are considering transferring to a different institution.

When To Begin

  • Eighth Grade: Private high school school applications
  • Freshmen and Sophomores: Course selection, academic enrichment, extracurricular activities, work experience, internship exploration, community service
  • Juniors: College exploration, demonstrated interest, college visits, test prep, college fly-in programs, summer enrichment
  • Rising Seniors: Application packaging, essay writing, financial aid, communicating with college admissions representative