The average caseload for School Counselors is 250-500 per counselor. According to the most recent data from ASCA the actual National ratio is 482:1. As a 20 year counseling veteran-the amount of time I could devote to college admissions for each child was extremely limited. Counselors are often pulled for meetings with administration, asked to serve on committees, counselors are often in charge of scheduling, implementing new programs and so on. Parents are often unaware of what to ask and when, and many times due to case load demands never even connect with the counselor. The King Advantage is available for you via email, phone, Skype, in-person, and on social media. With 20 years of school related experiences, student anxiety and stress, test strategies, and college admissions-we look forward to serving you.
Tuition continues to increase with the average NYS tuition at 24,020 for the 2015-16 school year. This includes indirect fees as well as room and board. According to USNEWS the average private school tuition was 31,381 for the 2014-15 school year. Most students and parents don’t spend adequate time researching, visiting, comparing, and asking the right questions. It’s not surprising that a college freshman returns home before semester 1 is completed. Families are often embarrassed, in debt, and the process may or may not begin all over again. We will provide the resources and assist with the research to make an informed decision.
Admission Rates Are Low
Some of the research involved includes looking at the rates of admissions. If you look at the Ivy Institutions all of them fall within single digits. This tells you the competition is fierce; with Harvard rejecting hundreds of students with perfect SAT and ACT scores, and Valedictorians, what is one to think. Competition is getting more intense, and as consumers we will provide you with the King Advantage.
THE KING ADVANTAGE will help you navigate the many aspects of the college admissions process that will ultimately get you where you want to be. This includes:
Identifying college admission milestones for the Junior and Senior years of high school
Academics & grades
Testing -what is right for you will not be right for someone else
Special talents (athletics theater, music etc…)
We will assist you in mapping out the directions you require. We will provide the following:
Individual and personalized attention
Research to help you find the best fit
Highlighting your strengths and unique talents
Provide organization and an efficient approach
Provide you with questions to ask on visits and tours
Offer interview strategies
Develop social media strategy including email
Alleviate stress and anxiety
Act as a mediator when tough discussions and decisions develop
We are available via in person—in our Albany/Troy, NY office—online, by Skype or telephone to guide, organize and encourage your student through the college preparation process.