Frequently Asked Questions
When is the right time to begin the College Admissions Process?
Most students meet with Performance Prep the summer before junior year. We begin an initial consultation with students and parents. We ask a lot of questions, and together, we map out a strategy and timeline that help parents and students understand the entire application process step-by-step.
How do I get started?
Contact us for a complimentary conversation to determine how we can best meet your needs. This meeting is the time to discuss expectations and identify priorities and goals. The next step will be to set up an initial one-hour consultation to assess your candidacy.
When is the best time to start working with a College Consultant?
We work with students as early as freshmen year and receive new clients as late as the fall of senior year. The best time is when the student understands his or her goals and is ready to take ownership of the process; this usually happens sometime during junior year of high school.
With respect to college, what do you mean by finding the "right fit"?
Through the college admissions process, students learn a lot about themselves. We assist them through this process of self-discovery, helping them determine what is important to them and what they want most from their college experience. Together we decide which type of learning environment will provide the best fit. Essential criteria for selection include affordability, size, location, major, personality, access to professors, study abroad, and internship opportunities.
How do you help with essays?
Colleges want to get to know you. They want to learn how you will impact their campuses, and they want insight into your beliefs, values, goals, and experiences. Your personal statement and supplemental essays give you an excellent opportunity to show them these things. We will assist you in developing all your essays by brainstorming topics and making editing suggestions. While we will not write the piece for you, we will strive to empower you to strengthen your voice and to take risks.
How much do your services cost?
We offer both comprehensive pricing packages and hourly rates. We want to make this process as easy and stress-free as possible for you. Our pricing plans are designed specifically to meet your personal needs.