What We Do
College Consulting Services
We meet students wherever they are on their paths to college or other postsecondary destinations. Our services cover the following areas:
Making the most of high school years, from a college admissions perspective
Cultivating a list of good-match colleges, balanced in academic, social, emotional, and financial fit and in likelihood of admission and financial aid
Discovering best-fit careers through aptitude and interest assessments via YouScience
Completing applications that best reflect the student's identity, including guidance through the college essay writing process*
Navigating financial aid
Planning for creative postsecondary experiences (gap year, planned transfers, wherever a student's personal path may lead)
*All written application work is the student's own. We're not applying to college; the student is. Layman College Consulting abides by IECA's Principles of Good Practice.
FRESHMEN & SOPHOMORES
Accepting students who will begin services in January 2020. Contact us to be added to our interest list.
These years are all about college planning and awareness. We help early high school students make decisions that will serve them well at application time, balancing the need to be aware of college impacts and to enjoy the transition to high school.
Accepting students who will begin services in November 2019. Contact us to be added to our interest list.
In junior year, college identification starts. There are over 3,000 four-year colleges in the US (plus thousands more internationally). We work closely with our juniors to develop a list of colleges where they will be pushed but not shoved; where they will be happy; where they will thrive.
Currently accepting students. Contact us to get started.
$125 per hour
Applications, essays, recommendations, resumes--the to-do list items for seniors can sometimes feel overwhelming. We provide our seniors with accountability, application advice, essay guidance, and--most importantly--a calming presence.