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Our services guide students and parents through the following areas: College Exploration and Selection, Application Management and Financial Planning and First-Year Support. But our passion is to help students get to the school in which they will find success – and then make sure that they have the professional support needed in order to not just survive, but thrive during their first year of college.

With our guidance and support, the student gains insight into their values, skills and talents that result in their ability to make good decisions while increasing self-confidence. Creating a resume, filling out college applications, learning how to interview, and writing college-specific personal statements are important skills that we can help your student develop!

You want your student to be successful in life, but most of all you want them to be happy. Choosing a college that will be the perfect fit is perhaps the biggest decision you and your child will ever have to make. When a school has been identified, we continue to work with you and your student to identify appropriate scholarship and financial aid opportunities both at the institution and within your own community. Throughout the process we are available to you and your child and have the expertise to help with ALL of your concerns, every step of the way.

Being a parent of a college bound student can be challenging enough, so let RCS Enrollment Consulting assist you during this difficult transition. We can assist you during this stressful time. We make sure that your concerns are being met and that your college bound student is working to their fullest potential and completing the admissions process in a timely manner.

Here are some things to think about...

 

According to the National Association of College Admissions Counseling, the national average case load of public high school students to their in-school counselors is approximately 490:1.

Concerning your high school college counseling experience, ask yourself the following questions:

  • How often is one-on-one college planning guidance provided?
  • How well does your high school counselor know you?
  • How much staff time, training and travel is spent on college counseling?

 

Because of the lack of personal attention provided by high schools in the college selection and planning process, students sometimes tend to "choose" the college that they want to attend for the wrong reasons - it's where their friends are going or they are a fan of the football team - not because it is a good "fit" for them – academically or socially. The importance of the initial phases of college selection is a key to determining if your student is a good fit for the school that they have chosen. "Successfully researching schools and deciding upon the right match can actually help ensure the timely completion of a degree". (Report of the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, December, 2007).

 

Consider this...

“Students’ satisfaction with the institution of their choice has a greater impact on academic performance than academic performance has on student satisfaction.”
-Bean & Bradley

But it's not done when they make a decision...

 

It’s a fact... approximately 50% of students who start a college degree program do not make it to their second year.

 

Although there is not one clear metric that determines success in college for students, many researchers have found that poor college selection and planning leads to an "increased risk of choosing the wrong institution to attend, becoming dissatisfied with the institution, and withdrawing before graduation". (Report of the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative, December, 2007).

 

Our services include working with you and your student during the critical first year.  We engage with our clients, both parents and students on a weekly basis and you will have access to various tools and resources through our website during the critical first year.

 

Contact us by clicking on the link below or you can call us at (512) 784-3361 for a free initial consultation.