Our Services

 

Each WCA service begins with a comprehensive discussion with the student and parent(s) and completion of the student/family profile. This session includes the review of the applicable academic and test records and a discussion of the family’s values and priorities, as well as the child’s strengths, learning style and aspirations. Working side-by-side with the family and the student, WCA will guide the process and design a holistic, personalized plan that reflects the student’s abilities and goals.

WCA offers the following packages:

College Orientation (students in grades 8 to 10)

  • Getting to know you
  • The college application process (overview)
  • Options for college
  • What colleges are looking for in an applicant.
  • Extracurricular and academic interest refinement
  • High School courses
  • Discussion on SAT and ACT
  • Paying for college
  • Q & A
College Orientation

College Admission Advising (students in grade 11 and 12)

  • Getting to know you
  • Overview of the entire admission process
  • College Admission schedule and oversight
  • SAT and ACT advising
  • College tour recommendations and planning
  • College selection
  • Essay advising and review of drafts.
  • Application support
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Interview preparation
  • Summer experiences that maximize opportunities
  • Exploration of financial aid and scholarships
  • Wait list/deferral
  • Comparison of financial aid packages
  • Meet deadlines and stay on schedule
  • Q & A
College Admissions Advising

College Trips (students in grades 9 to 12)

  • Pre-visit session: how to make the most of your college visit
  • Selection and grouping of colleges
  • Reservations for college tours and interviews (if applicable)
  • Reservation of plane tickets and accommodations
  • Recommendations in the area
College Trips

International Student Admission Advising

  • The College Admission Advising (see above), plus:
    • TOEFL examination (plan and establish schedule)
    • College list, and review of T.S.O. schools
    • Translation of transcripts and recommendation letters
    • Oversight and deadlines
    • Q & A
International Student Admission Advising

Tools to Succeed (high school and college students)

  • Getting to know you
  • Time management
  • Study skills
  • Campus life: do’s and don’ts
  • Self-advocacy
  • Tips for success
  • Q & A
Tools to Succeed

Career/Major Orientation

  • Getting to know you
  • Specialized testing
  • Identify strengths
  • Career exploration
  • Plan and schedule
  • Q & A
Career and major orientation

***A la carte services per consultation

“When I started applying to college I did what my friends were doing, without even knowing if that was the best choice for me. Bettina is all about “a good college fit” and making “informed decisions”. AnnMarie, S. 

FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION

We offer our prospective customers a FREE 20 minute initial consultation, to get to know you and determine which of our services is right for you.

At Weil College Advising we utilize a unique, holistic approach to counsel families. We pride ourselves of knowing each one of our students and provide a service tailored to their individual needs and aspirations. More...

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Past Events

  •  "Let's Talk About College" - Greenburgh Public Library. White Plains
  • "The Road to College" - New Castle Town Hall, Conference Room - Chappaqua (across the street from the Chappaqua Library) 
  • What Colleges are Really Looking for in Admissions - White Plains
  • Financial Aid for College - Greenburgh Public Library
  • The College Application Essay - JCC Mid Westchester

Upcoming Events

COLLEGE COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID OPTIONS - Tuesday, January 21, 7 to 8  Greenburgh Public Library. 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, NY. Learn about the financial aid “big picture” and how to maximize your student’s potential to receive scholarships, grants and merit aid.

THE FIVE COMPONENTS OF A WINNER COLLEGE APPLICATION - Tuesday, March 17 -  7 to 8  pm GPL, 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, NY. What are competitive colleges looking for in an applicant? Learn what you can do now to increase your chances of admission! 

FIVE TIPS TO BUILD A SOLID COLLEGE LIST - Tuesday, May 19 - 7 to 8 pm - GPL 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, NY. How do you pick from thousands of options? Where do you start? What are the main components of a good college list? Learn tips from a pro!

THE COMMON APP ESSAY: DO’S AND DON’TS                      Tuesday, August 11 - 7 to 8 pm - GPL 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, NY                                                                              Learn what colleges are looking for in the common app essay, and how to develop an essay that will “do the job.”