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college1Choosing a college can be a daunting task for a teenager and family. Oftentimes adolescents and their parents do not agree on the timeliness of preparation, reasons for selecting certain schools or how to go about the process. Even for the most accomplished student, the navigational strategies can be overwhelming.

With colleges getting more expensive and competitive, families feel increased pressure to make the right college choice. Consultants serve as a student’s personal resource in identifying colleges that fit their individual preferences.

college2As an educational consultant and trained professional, Lindy Kahn provides individualized counseling to help identify colleges which are a good match for students, in terms of their academic, social, geographic and financial criteria. Each student’s strengths and weaknesses will be evaluated, as well as personal interests, in an attempt to heighten their awareness of possible options.

She can eliminate the anxiety; help organize personal data and materials, keep students on deadline, brainstorm essay ideas, as well as provide comprehensive editing advice. She will enhance their current resume to reflect them in the best possible light. It is her goal to involve students in the search process, thus allowing them the opportunity to make a well informed decision.

Lindy will interface with students through face to face meetings, email correspondence, faxing and telephone conferences. Although she will work primarily with the student, the best outcome is achieved when parents support her efforts and are fully involved.

Lindy provides ongoing consulting guidance throughout the duration of the application process. She spends 20% of her time on the road, meeting with admission officers, touring campuses, and exploring the campus environment. This personal insight provides a student with a much deeper understanding of a college than a catalog or web site can convey. Specialized knowledge of programs tailored for students in visual or performing arts and athletics is also offered.

penantsAdditionally, specific programs for students with learning disabilities are presented. For students with diagnosed learning disabilities, Learning Support Programs at colleges or universities typically serve a limited number of students, usually 80-100 each year. Students in the program attend regular college-level courses, are held to the same high standards and complete the same curriculum requirements as all other degree candidates. The faculty at these institutions is dedicated to helping students realize their full potential, utilizing resources they may need and helping them work with professors to obtain appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

Our services include:

  • Interviews with family to determine academic and behavioral goals, as well as social, geographic and financial comfort
  • An unbiased evaluation of the child’s needs and capabilities; evaluation of transcripts, test scores, psychological testing and activities
  • Referrals for tutoring, SAT/ACT coaching, or psychoeducational assessment
  • College list of safety, target and reach schools
  • Organizational help
  • Preparation of resumes of extracurricular activities
  • Help with application essays and editing
  • Advice regarding interviews and campus visits
  • Review of applications to enhance students’ position among scores of applicant
  • Ongoing consulting until final choice is made

Colleges to which Lindy’s clients have been accepted:

American University Amherst College Auburn University
Babson College Barnard College Baylor University
Boston University Brandeis University Brown University
Carnegie Mellon University Chapman University Colby College
College of Charleston College of William and Mary Colorado College
Connecticut College Cornell University Davidson College
Duke University Eckerd College Elon University
Emory University Fordham University Franklin and Marshall College
George Washington University Georgetown University Georgia Institute of Technology
Goucher College Hendrix College Hobart and William Smith
Hofstra University Indiana University Johns Hopkins University
Lehigh University Lewis & Clark College Loyola Marymount University
Louisiana State University Lynn University Marshall University
Middlebury College New York University Northeastern University
Northwestern University Oberlin College Occidental College
Pepperdine University Pitzer College Pratt Institute
Purdue University Reed College Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhodes College Rice University Roanoke College
Rollins College Salve Regina University Sam Houston State University
Samford University San Francisco Art Institute Santa Clara University
Sarah Lawrence College School of the Museum of Fine Arts School of Visual Arts
Skidmore College Smith College Southern Methodist University
Southwestern University Stanford University St. Edwards University
St. Louis University St. Mary’s University Stephen F. Austin University
Suffolk University Syracuse University Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University Texas Tech University Trinity College
Tufts University Tulane University University of Alabama
University of Arizona University of California (UCLA) University of California (Berkeley)
University of Chicago University of Colorado Boulder University of Delaware
University of Denver University of Georgia University of Hartford
University of Houston University of Maryland University of Miami
University of Michigan University of Missouri University of Mississippi
University of Oklahoma University of Pennsylvania University of San Diego
University of San Francisco University of South Carolina University of Southern California
University of Texas-Austin University of Tulsa University of Vermont
University of Virginia University of Wisconsin-Madison Vanderbilt University
Vassar College Villanova University Virginia Tech
Wake Forest University Washington University Willamette University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute    

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