College Prep Summer Program

On The Road To College

Presented by Debra I. Schaffer
Preparing for college is both exciting and stressful,
for parents and teens alike. 

From determining possible colleges of interest and submitting applications and portfolios, to financial aid and mental health, information and guidance can help once the steps along the road begin.

If you’re the parent/s of a 9th-11th grader in public or private school and need support as the process begins, this one-week, interactive summer intensive program may be right for your teen.

Some of the topics will be

covering include:

  • Defining goals and dreams

  • Evaluating college options (i.e. reach, target and safety schools)

  • PSATs, SATs, ACTs, CLEP, & test optional schools

  • The application process

  • College essays (yes, there will be writing)

  • The transition process

  • FERPA & accommodations

  • “Adulting skills” – finances, food, safety

  • Cover letters, resumes & interviews…and more

We’ll have a few guest speakers, videos, and plenty of handouts and material.


Monday, July 22, 2019 -  Friday, July 26, 2019


9:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. 

West Chester Recreation Borough Office, 401 E. Gay Street, Main Conference Room (1st Floor), West Chester, PA

Cost: $495 (includes snacks to keep energy high)


Debra Isaacs Schafer, College Coach and Education Consultant in private practice, working with high school to prepare for college and college students to successfully navigate through to graduation.


“I feel much better prepared for my college application process."

“I really enjoyed this program – it taught me a lot and you’re an excellent teacher.  I wish it was longer."

“Perfect amount of homework to prepare after each class."

“I learned more than my expectations.  Before this class, I never realized the importance of addressing my mental health and wellness."

To Register please submit the registration form
You will also receive a student intake form with additional program details that will need to be completed no later than May 1, 2019.  Also, if your teen has special learning needs, please contact before registering to determine if this program will meet his/her needs.

Thanks for submitting!

Questions or More Information:
Please contact Debra Isaacs Schafer at or 484.887.8373.