Benefits of Partnering with Spiegel College Planning

Choosing a college is one of the most critical decisions your son or daughter will face.  Finding the “right match” is everyone’s goal. But how to get there?

The steps can seem overwhelming. Researching which colleges are a match for the student’s academic abilities and social needs. Exploring what programs and majors best fit his or her goals.  Navigating through the very confusing maze of testing, essays, application options, college resumes, campus interviews, scholarship programs, and athletic and artistic admissions.

It makes sense to consult with an expert who can guide your family through this process. Clients of Spiegel College Planning have noted the following benefits that you, too, will value in a partnership with Mary.

Benefits to Families
Reducing the parent-teen stress of college planning years, with a savvy and calm partner to navigate so many decisions: test prep, course selections, extracurricular options, college list development and so much more.
Planning for campus visits.  Teaching the student how to make the most of their visits – both the virtual and real visits – to maximize the impact of each experience. Learning about how to appropriately show the match with the college and demonstrate interest in their programs.
Support in crafting effective applications. Staying on top of multiple deadlines. Helping the student create compelling essays and supplemental essays. Dealing with unforeseen variables and inevitable bumps in the road.
The sense of confidence working with a Certified Educational Planner who is a member of IECA and NACAC.  Mary’s memberships and engagement in these associations offer your family a strong network of support as you navigate this complex process.
Having a trusted advisor – who isn’t mom or dad – is something all parties agree is healthy.
Having a calm, seasoned professional as your partner while you sort through the confusion over the many admission options: ED, EA, Single Choice EA, Rolling, deferrals, Wait Lists, January admits, etc.