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Services

What We Do

Independent Educational Consultants guide families through the college selection process, which can include assistance with building a search list, applying to colleges, essay writing, interview preparation, applying for scholarships, understanding the financial aid process, and ultimately making a final decision. 

 

The Collegiate Group offers five distinct service packages.  The most common package is our comprehensive Collegiate Consultation, which will ensure guidance from the beginning of a student’s college search through their final decision. For families wishing for more targeted services, the College Fit Consultation, Application & Scholarship Consultation, and Financial Aid Consultation are also available. 

 

In addition to our college search packages, The College Preparation Consultation is designed for high school freshmen and sophomores and will facilitate introductory discussions about high school class selection, resume building, and financing college.

For pricing, please reach out (brian.nigg@thecollegiategroup.com | 319.389.3919) for a free consultation to discuss which of our service packages may be the right fit for you and your family.

Collegiate Consultation
  • Face-to-Face College Fit Consultation

    • Analyze Important Factors in the College Search

    • Identify Safety, Target, and Aspirant Institutions using Portico

    • Build a Personalized Search Plan

    • Recommendation for Senior Classes and Standardized Testing

  • Application and Scholarship Consultation

    • Develop List of Deadlines and Requirements for Application and Scholarship Deadlines for Priority Schools

    • Discuss Essay Formats, Styles and Topics

    • Review and Workshop Essays & Resumes Prior to Submission

    • Conduct Mock Interviews

  • Financial Aid Consultation​​

    • Discuss Components of Financial Aid Package

    • Review Financial Aid Offerings

    • Develop Comparison Document

    • Discuss Appeal Strategies​

    • Facilitate Conversation for Final Decision

College Fit Consultation
  • Face-to-Face College Fit Consultation

    • Analyze Important Factors in the College Search

    • Identify Safety, Target, and Aspirant Institutions using Portico

    • Build a Personalized Search Plan

    • Recommendation for Senior Classes and Standardized Testing

Application & Scholarship Consultation
  • Preparation and Review for Applications, Scholarships, Resumes, Essays, and Interviews

    • Develop List of Application & Scholarship Deadlines and Requirements for Priority Schools

    • Discuss Essay Formats, Styles, and Topics

    • Review and Workshop Essays and Resumes Prior to Submission

    • Conduct Mock Interviews

Financial Aid Consultation
  • Financial Review and Appeal Strategies

    • Review Financial Aid Offerings

    • Discuss Components of Financial Aid Package

    • Develop Comparison Document

    • Discuss Appeal Strategies​

    • Facilitate Conversation for Final Decision

College Preparation Consultation
  • Introduce Important Factors of College Fit

  • Discuss Components of the College Admission Process
    • Class Selection​
    • Standardized Tests
    • Resume
    • Essays
    • Interview
  • ​Discuss Key Components of Financial Aid Package

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