What does an Independent Educational Consultant do?

Starting as early as 8th grade


  • Early College Admissions Guidance
  • Early Curriculum Choices
  • Summer Planning
  • Leadership & Activities that Stand Out
  • Planning for the SAT, ACT, AP, PSAT and SUBJECT exams

And if applicable

  • Athletic Recruitment
  • Applying to Military Academies and Colleges
  • ROTC Scholarships
  • Scholarship Applications
  • College Planning for American Students currently living overseas
  • Guidance for International Students applying to college in the U.S.
  • Exchange Program Applications

Starting as early as the end of 10th grade

  • Appropriate & Balanced College Lists
  • College Visits and Research
  • Demonstrated Interest
  • Financial Aid and College Affordability
  • College support for Learning Differences
  • Strengths & Interests Surveys for Career Development
  • Career Exploration

Starting as early as the end of 11th grade

  • Completing the Applications
  • Essays, from Topic Brainstorming to Review
  • Early Review of Supplemental Essay Topics
  • Resumes
  • Social Media
  • Application Videos
  • Interview Preparation​
  • Gap Year Planning
  • Transfer Planning



  • Hourly "pay as you go," $200
  • Three prepaid hours, $540
  • Packages start at $795 
SJC College Counseling does not accept fees for referring students. Instead, families employ our services to receive unbiased college admissions consulting. Personal information is held in the strictest confidence. 




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