We LOVE working with our students, but we also need to charge for our services. We work with all our students on a package basis. Students can start with Collegeology as early as spring of sophomore year, but we typically start meeting some time during junior year.
Due to the nature of working with students and families, no college search process is identical. We think it’s easiest to explain our comprehensive package in two parts.
Part 1: Exploration
5-6 meetings* with student (and parents too, if okay with the student) to get to know them, explore a variety of colleges and build a list that excites them about life after high school. We also include topics like setting goals for junior and senior year in high school and high school class scheduling.
Part 2: Application
8-10 meetings* with student focused on the application process, including essay brainstorming and review, task lists and deadline management, application completion. We often offer the option of small group sessions for more general topics, like filling out the Common Application, if students prefer to work alongside peers for part of the process (we always have the one-on-one option too, but find some students have more fun when doing some of these tasks together).
*Some of these meetings can be shorter, via Skype or FaceTime and/or combined, as dictated by student’s schedule.
Our fee also includes a Do What You Are assessment, college resume assistance, access to our online research and application tracking system (CCP), mock interviews, bean bag lounging opportunities and unlimited Red Vines.
Here are few quick notes to share about payments, fees, etc. . .
We ask that you pay something after our first meeting together, but it's okay if you need to make multiple payments over the course of working with us (just please pay in full by the time your student graduates high school!).
We know some students' lives can be more complicated/interesting/exciting than others and we may be able to help at other points in his/her journey through high school and/or college. Please note any meetings PRIOR to spring of sophomore year or AFTER high school graduation (including senior summer!) will be billed at an hourly rate.
*Starting with the class of 2020, our fees will increase to $5,000.
Collegeology, LLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, citizenship, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, in providing its services.
Other Related Services
In addition to our packages, we offer the following services on an hourly basis
Please contact us for our current hourly rate
High school placement
Graduate school applications
Review cognitive assessments and reports (separate from the college application process)
Other individualized services
Any incidental meetings separate from the college search process
Do What You Are for students not signed up for the comprehensive Collegeology Advising Package
Gap Year opportunities
These services will be billed monthly. Payment is required in full before additional services are scheduled.
All rates are subject to change
Gap Year Consulting
Going to college right out of high school is not for everyone. Whether you need a year to do something different before continuing your education or you want to pursue other goals not requiring a college degree, there are many different options for students after high school.
If you're interested in exploring these options with us, we'd love to help! Our services are billed at our hourly rate, $200/hour.