FOR SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM
TLCS is a consulting service designed to assist students in their college and professional school application process in order to maximize their chance for admission and scholarship acquisition.
TLCS will help students and their families to:
• Develop student profile assessment to help identify colleges and professional schools to which to apply
• Develop and organize the students’ thoughts and profile for the application
• Develop the Personal Statement
• Development of supplemental essay(s)
• Prepare for the school interview
• Navigate the scholarship and loan programs to help underwrite the cost of their education
• Develop a student website to better showcase their talents (do not use Facebook)
In this computer dominated “high tech” age of information transfer and global cybercasting, more students are applying to college than ever before. In addition, previously employed workers who lost their jobs as a result of the crash of the banking industry on Wall Street three years ago have gone back to school “in droves” in search of a better future in the new and shrunken job market. This means more added competition for admission to colleges, as well as graduate and professional schools.
TLCS IS HERE TO HELP THE STUDENT THROUGH THE COLLEGE ADMISSION MAZE!
1. Student Profile Assessment
(Academic, Social, Community Service, Etc.) – TLCS will work with the student to develop a list of all activities of participation during their high school years, both in and out of school. These activities will be grouped and summarized into a detailed, objective assessment of the student.
2. Student Profile Development for College Application
TLCS will work with the student and their Student Profile Assessment to create an individualized Student College Application Profile that highlights the positive qualities, character and commitment of the student that will be the foundation for their college application entries.
3. Application Personal Statement Development
Thought Organization and Concept Creation (TOCC) – The college application Personal Statement is the most important and most challenging aspect of the college application. Most students applying to a given college look similar on paper when it comes to academic grades, SAT scores, and even extra-curricular activities. It is the student’s Personal Statement that gives them the opportunity to “separate themselves from the crowd”, highlighting for the admissions committees their goals, aspirations, passions, commitment, and character. The Personal Statement also gives the student a chance to express
what unique characteristics and contributions they will add to the college campus life.
As the college application requires the Personal Statement to be written by the student, TLCS will not write the personal statement for the student. However, it is here that TLCS will bring all of its creative insights, experience, idea development guidance, and understanding of what admissions committees are looking for to help the student develop their most “eye-opening” and engaging presentation. TLCS understands that it is the Personal Statement that most moves an admissions officer to champion an individual application and moves an admissions committee to say “We’ve got to have this student!"
4. Supplemental Essay/Statement Development
Thought Organization and Concepts Creation (TOCC) – The same process will be used for the Supplemental Essay development as was used for the Personal Statement development. As the college application requires the Supplemental Essays to be written by the student, TLCS will not write the essays for the student. However, it is here that TLCS will bring all of its creative insights, experience, idea development guidance, and understanding of what admissions committees are looking for to help the student develop their most “eye-opening” and engaging presentation. TLCS understands that it is the Personal Statement and Supplemental Essays that most moves an admissions officer to champion an individual application and moves an admissions committee to say “We’ve got to have this student!”
5. Admission Interview Preparation
Second only to the Personal Statement, the college interview is the next most important part of the college application and admission process. Once a college interview has been granted, it is here that the student gets to “WOW” the interviewer one-on-one. This is where the student has the final opportunity to “separate their application from the crowd” by displaying outstanding character, maturity, in-sight, passion and commitment for a desired goal. The interview is the time where the student has the opportunity to impress the admissions committee and be seen the way the student wants to be seen. Since most students are inexperienced and uncomfortable in the interview process, TLCS will help its student clients gain confidence, understanding and practice in interviewing techniques. “The King’s English” speaking drills, situational response drills, and role-playing are some of the interview tools that TLCS will employ. TLCS’ goal is to maximize the positive impact each student has on the admissions committee.
6. Scholarship Application Assistance
TLCS will assist the student in the development of the essay(s) and answers to the specific questions required in the scholarship application(s). As the scholarship application requires the essays and answers to be written by the student, TLCS will not write them for the student. However, it is here that TLCS will bring all of its creative insights, experience, idea development guidance, and understanding of what the scholarship committees are looking for to give the student their most “eye-opening” and engaging presentation. TLCS understands that it is the content and passion of the essays and answers that most move a scholarship application reviewer to champion an individual application and a scholarship committee to say
“This student deserves it!”
7. College/Professional School Review and Match to Student’s Profile
The student will be required to fill out the TLCS College Rank Profile, listing their college choices in preference order, as well as the TLCS College Characteristics Profile, which will enable the student to identify and list the characteristics of a college and college environment that most suits the personality, comfort level, and growth potential of the student. TLCS will then use these two documents to help the student identify the colleges that best suit the needs and desires of the student.
8. Student Official Website Development
In today's world, the student information has to be well orchestrated and presented in a fashion that leaves the viewer with the true essence of the student without any misconceptions. An official website of the student's academic, sports, leadership and/or artistic accomplishments can be organized and presented just like they would want. Although many people depend on Facebook for introductions, this can be risky because one never knows who may post an embarrassing comment, an inappropriate picture, or something that the applicant would not want an admissions officer to see. With the student's own official website, they are in control to put only their best face forward!