What Students Should Know
In the planning process for school-aged children, students follow the guidance of both the parents and the school consultant. We will explain to each student the steps and calendar involved in the school search process, and also detail what to expect during school tours and visits. We know the school admissions officers very well, and when they see our students, we will have already provided them information about your interests. And before the visit, we will practice an interview and explain how the tour and visit are organized. After your interview, we will set up a Google doc and coach you through the applications and essays.
College-bound students gradually take ownership of the process as parents understand that adolescents need independence to successfully engage with their consultants directly and openly. Our college candidates frequently text us between meetings/Skypes and candidly share hopes and concerns. We will supply our students with state-of-the art technology to facilitate the process, including comprehensive data on your colleges through our College Planner. And we’ll set up Google docs and give you thorough feedback on your essay drafts. Ultimately, our goal is to empower students to take ownership with the process, so when they make a final decision they refer to “my college."
By graduate school planning, students have gained even greater independence having completed college and, frequently, having spent time in the professional world. Students therefore lead the graduate program search process. Frequent calls, texts, meetings and Skype/FaceTime meetings allow MH&S consultants provide direct guidance and counseling. And as with all our types of service, the student can expect comprehensive feedback on all applications and essays.
Whether it be school, college or graduate school planning, students can expect highly personalized, step-by-step guidance from their consultant. As well as the backing of the experienced McMillan Education team and our cutting edge OWL Portal.