Why Should I Hire A College Consultant?

Whether you’re trying to decide if you need a college consultant, or just want to know more about what a college consultant actually does, you’re in the right place. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions I’ve encountered.

4.0 GPA Frequently Asked Questions

What do you do as a College Consultant?

As a college consultant, I serve as a guide, coach, and advocate for students. I not only guide them through the college admissions process, but provide assistance beyond merely getting them admitted. I teach my students how to make informed decisions about colleges and career possibilities, so that they can ultimately make the most of their college experience.

Why do we hire you?

With more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States alone, the college admissions process can become stressful and overwhelming. The tasks a single student must do, often on his/her own, are endless: researching institutions, planning and preparing for tests, writing personal essays, completing applications, and filling out financial aid forms; there is always something that must be done. My role is to eliminate the stress from that process and make the to-do list easier to manage. You and your student should not be stressed out during this time. Instead, you should be enjoying one of the most memorable experiences of your lives.

What kinds of students do you work with?

4.0 GPA does not discriminate; we will work with any student, regardless of his/her GPA and class rank. They can be athletes, part-time employees, or musicians; we will still be there for them. The student might have a flawless GPA and access to any college (s)he desires. Or, the student might consider himself “average” and have limited college options. Regardless of your circumstances, 4.0 GPA will provide accessible and affordable college counseling services that can accommodate any family from any background. Your student may not know what (s)he is TRULY capable of, but 4.0 GPA is committed to bringing out the best in them.

My student does not live in Texas. Does this mean you can't work with them?

Of course we can! The benefit of living in a technological age is that there are many ways to communicate conveniently – from Skype, to email, to video chat and more – that allow us to get the work done without meeting in person. I often use such “mobile methods” to communicate with local students as well, simply because it is most convenient for them.

My student’s high school counselor will work with us for free. Why do we need a college consultant?

For many students, a school counselor is an excellent resource to help them through the time-consuming steps of the college admissions process. But a school counselor’s door closes when school is out for the day. They are not readily available, for example, when there’s a concern or crisis after 5 pm or on weekends. Further, school counselors see numerous students over the course of a school year. Sometimes, you have to schedule an appointment. What happens if you’re unable to meet with a school counselor due to a scheduling conflict? What if the school counselor doesn’t have the time to help your student figure out what his/her strengths are? Without this knowledge, the counselor can’t help the student prepare for an interview. Further, can that school counselor walk the student through the editing process to ensure they submit an awesome personal essay? And most importantly, can they help you and your student better understand how to reduce college costs so that (s)he can graduate and start his/her life without the burden of excessive student loan debt? If you can confidently answer “yes” to all of these questions, your student will be fine. BUT, if you are even a little worried about your son or daughter getting the attention, support, and guidance they need, then you should contact me today for a free 30-minute consultation.

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