THE BEST YOU
Finding the right college fit involves revealing the best you.
Identify your goals, interests, and strengths.
Explore your college options.
Build a college list that supports your goals and aligns with your strengths and what excites you.
Develop a college application strategy that leads to success.
Write essays that reflect your distinct strengths in your unique voice.
Strategize your lift-off.
PROCESS TO FIT YOU
So much of the college search process is about self-reflection and educating yourself about the college landscape as you determine your path beyond high school. For some, this comes naturally, and for others, more support is needed to not only map out their path, but to successfully share who they are when applying to college. Tailoring the college process to support your goals and highlight your unique qualities is central to the college.u approach.
C.I. & M.K. Parents –
"Having Dane as the project manager and the coach for our son meant that we could relax and be supportive. A knowledgeable supportive adult - not one of his parents - provided a positive dynamic. She brought objectivity to the process as well as cheerful expertise. Dane was able to coax the best efforts out of our son, and he enjoyed working with Dane throughout the process."
IDENTIFY YOUR INTERESTS
The college search process is a two-way street. Identifying your priorities for academic majors and environment, social and cultural qualities, athletics, and school location is part of determining which schools will align with your needs and goals. College.u incorporates multiple ways to help students define what is important to them.
THE COLLEGE LIST
Flipping the question from "Will I get in?" to "Which colleges will support my goals?" is an essential piece of building a strong college list. College.u helps develop a list of schools aligned with your interests, strengths, and goals, and focused on your success.
EDUCATE AND SUPPORT
Each student brings their unique personality and circumstances to their college search. My work helps to support your needs and to dispel myths about the college search process. College.u helps you fine-tune what you need and want in your college experience to support your interests and aspirations.
Students need to have the right tools in hand to navigate their college search, stay organized and be empowered to manage their college search successfully. In addition to one-on-one meetings college.u provides resources and tools that help clarify and prioritize key criteria aimed for an efficient college search and application process.
WRITE YOUR BEST ESSAYS
Every student has their own story to tell. Providing individual support to help students write well-crafted essays in their authentic voice is an essential aspect of the college application and central to how college.u helps students reveal their best self.
TIMELINE and BALANCE
Each student and family has unique circumstances that shape how early they can or want to begin their college search process. Working together, we develop a timeline and strategy that will work best for you, balancing your goals and existing commitments.