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I have to do it myself, but I can’t do it alone.Larry Wilson, founder of Wilson Learning Corporation
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We start by identifying a student’s strengths and weaknesses and then tailor our recommendations to meet a family’s summer activities and timetables. During the initial evaluation, we determine the young person’s level of interest in outdoor activities, travel, and other summer pursuits. We also find out from both parents and child whether there are any specific goals they would like to achieve. You will receive a written report with our evaluation results and a list of recommended programs that correspond to your student’s stated goals.
College decisions are frequently made with insufficient information and forethought. This is usually due to inadequate data on available programs, a lack of awareness of the student’s true potential, or both. An investment made in assessing a young person’s interests and aptitudes at this stage can yield results long after graduation.
Our educational strategist provides detailed information about academic programs, requirements for admission, and application procedures. Most families who bring their student to us for help with secondary school placement return when the time comes to select a college.
In our Student-Centered Process, we look for what’s right with your child, identifying hidden strengths as well as special needs. Our comprehensive testing enables us to refine diagnoses and our skilled consultants offer insights that can open up new possibilities for growth.
By approaching the selection process as a neutral third party, we are often able to communicate with students who are resistant to their parents’ input. Together the student and educational planner select a group of target colleges ranging from “probable,” “possible,” to “reach,” categories based on the following factors:
- Preparation for a career
- Specialized programs versus a liberal arts curriculum
- Coeducational colleges versus single-sex institutions
- The importance of specific locations, climates, or population sizes
- The strengths of various departments or majors
- The availability of clubs, activities, and sports
- Internships or work cooperative plans
- Opportunities for study abroad
- Religious affiliations
- Costs and financial aid packages