On The Road To College
Preparing for college -- a time of excitement, anticipation, and yes...stress, for students and parents alike.
Evaluating college options, writing solid and compelling essays, addressing executive function skills, securing on-campus resources and supports... this interactive program prepares high school students for the transition to college while addressing the issues and needed skills to successfully navigate through college as well.
Our topics will include:
☑ Exploring and defining goals
☑ PSATs, SATs, ACTs, CLEP & test optional schools
☑ Evaluating reach, target and safety schools
☑ The application process & admissions interviews
☑ College essays (yes... there will be plenty of writing)
☑ Financial aid and scholarships
☑ FERPA & accommodations
☑ Executive function skills
☑ College readiness & transition
☑ Cover letters, resumes & interviews
☑ Mental health/mental wellness
Debra Isaacs Schafer, Education Consultant
15+ years of college coaching, transition planning, and working with parents and high school students to help them navigate the college process from admission to graduation.
Member, Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling
Undergraduate degree - Journalism
Technical editing certification
Writing, editing, proofreading, research, storytelling
Spelling wonk including homophones
Specialize in college application & supplemental essays,
executive function & self-advocacy skills,
securing on & off-campus resources, and
virtual coaching sessions.
“I feel much better prepared to start on my college essays."
- 10th grader, Philadelphia
“I really enjoyed this program – it taught me a lot and you’re an excellent teacher. I wish it was longer."
- 11th grader, New York
“Glad we worked on college essays because I really
need to work on my writing."
- 10th grader, Chicago
“I learned more than I expected and never thought about
my mental health and wellness."