How to get ready to meet with a college admissions consultant

May 25, 2022 at 7:00 AM
A girl preparing to meet her consultant by doing some preliminary research online.

Hiring a college admissions consultant in Los Angeles is an excellent way to alleviate the stress of applying for college while maximizing the likelihood of acceptance. However, meeting with a consultant can be intimidating, especially if you don’t know how to prepare for it. Fortunately, at Educational Attainment Services, we are the premier educational consultants in California, and we have a proven track record of helping students get into their dream schools. With EAS, preparing for a meeting is easy: just be ready to achieve your dreams.

Here’s how to get ready for your first meeting with a college admissions consultant:

Do some self-reflection

Before meeting with a college admissions consultant, do some self-reflection. If you don’t know what you want to achieve, your consultant is limited in what they can help you accomplish.

Enter your first meeting with at least a vague idea of your targets. For example, what career and majors are you interested in pursuing? What are your interests and passions? What are you nervous about, and what are you confident in?

These considerations will impact the guidance you receive and be critical to writing effective personal essays and crafting competitive applications. However, don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Your consultant will guide you through this process, but it’s helpful to have a general idea of where you would like to end up so they can devise an effective, personalized strategy to deliver you there.

Fortunately, at EAS, we are the premier consultants and can transform your insights into actionable goals and a roadmap to achieving your dreams.

Research schools

Before meeting with your college admissions consultant, research schools. Your consultant will help find the right schools for you and set up college tours.

However, independently researching schools helps get an idea of what is important for you at a school and what programs you are interested in. Moreover, researching schools helps understand the admissions requirements you have to fulfill and what to start prioritizing.

For example, if the school you’re interested in requires a higher GPA than you have, your consultant will start devising strategies to help you write the perfect college essay that highlights your potential and strengths while focusing on maximizing test scores to compensate.

Alternatively, if the schools you are interested in value community service, your consultant will help find volunteer work to demonstrate this shared value. Researching schools also helps your consultant and you understand what kind of financing you need to secure.

Researching schools gives your consultant an excellent idea of what schools are an ideal match for you. If finding the right schools is daunting, at EAS, we can find the perfect school for you.

Research the applications process

Research the application process before meeting a college admissions consultant. While they will help navigate this process, it’s still important to know what to anticipate.

While researching the applications process, write down specific questions about the universities, applications, programs, and more. Even if it’s just for your peace of mind, your consultant is an invaluable resource.

Researching the application processes helps you understand what to expect, gives your consultant an idea of where your head is at, and helps your consultant relieve your stress throughout the process.

Also, look into financial aid and scholarship applications, and consider your background. Only you know if you qualify for scholarships or financial aid, especially ones with rigid requirements.

Contact us now to get started!

If you need a college admissions consultant to help successfully navigate the application process, at EAS, we are California’s leading educational consulting solution. We boast a proven track record of a decade spent helping kids reach their dreams. More importantly, for more support, our CEO’s book Affording and Surviving College is an unparalleled resource. Contact us now to get started!