College Counseling

30 Minute Free Telephone Consultation

Beck provides a free, scheduled 30-minute college admission consultation to both parents and students by telephone.

Through this Consultation a parent and/or student will learn:

  • Insightful information regarding the student’s case for admission to the schools of their choice
  • Learn the scope of Beck College Prep’s College Counseling Services
  • Proper procedures to increase student’s chances of attending the school of their choice

To prevent a stressful and time-consuming college application process, Beck offers comprehensive packages to ensure an efficient and effective college admission process.

1-Hour Consultations

Some students need support on an as needed basis or for certain areas of the college admission process.

Through our hourly consultations we provide:

  • Answers to all of the student/parent’s questions
  • Feedback on student’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Recommendations regarding inquiries

To provide the best college counseling advice, Beck College Prep asks that we are provided with the:

  • Student’s academic record (Unofficial Transcript)
  • Standardized Test Results (ACT, SAT, SAT II Subjects, AP Exams, etc.)
  • Description of extracurricular activities, volunteering, work experience & talents
  • List of awards, honors, and leadership roles
  • Preliminary List of Schools that student is considering

For students who need more assistance than an as needed basis or for certain scopes of the college admission process, Beck recommends the one-hour consultation to provide the student with:

Comprehensive Profile Analysis

Explain how schools of different calibers of competitiveness would assess student’s profile regarding a student’s:

  • Transcript
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Leadership & Awards
  • Extracurricular & Volunteer Activities

Preliminary College Recommendations

Provide a preliminary list of colleges, categorized by reaches, targets, and safeties based on student/parent’s choice of:

  • Student Population Size
  • College Location
  • Desired Majors & Minors of Study
  • College’s Student Life Characteristics
  • Tuition Cost
  • College’s Research Programs

Identify Profile Deficiencies

  • Provide feedback and recommendation regarding deficiencies
  • Create a plan to help correct deficiencies
  • Formulate a plan regarding:
    • Standardized Test
    • How many times & when to take the exams
    • Course Schedule
    • Recommendations for course selection
    • Summer Experiences, Community Service Project, and Internships

Individualized Feedback & Recommendations

  • Provide specific advice regarding any scope of the college admission process

5-7 Hour Package

Through the 5-7 hour package, Beck College Prep can accomplish the following tasks depending on the number and types of schools the student is applying to.

Comprehensive Profile Analysis

Explain how schools of different calibers of competitiveness would assess student’s profile regarding student’s

  • Transcript
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Leadership & Awards
  • Extracurricular & Volunteer Activities

Identify Profile Deficiencies

  • Provide feedback and recommendation regarding deficiencies
  • Create a plan to help correct deficiencies
  • Formulate a plan regarding:
    • Standardized Test
    • How many times & when to take the exams
    • Course Schedule
    • Recommendations for course selection
    • Summer Experiences, Community Service Project, and Internships

Preliminary College Recommendations

Provide a preliminary list of colleges, categorized by reaches, targets, and safeties based on student/parent’s choice of:

  • Student Population Size
  • College Location
  • Desired Majors & Minors of Study
  • College’s Student Life Characteristics
  • Tuition Cost
  • College’s Research Programs

College Essays, Personal Statements, and Activities Resume

  • Activities Resume
  • Provide concise and detailed resume of student’s activities and work experience
  • College Essays and Personal Statements
  • Explain objectives of the College Essay and/or Personal Statement
  • Brainstorm and finalize ideas for College Essay and/or Personal Statements
  • Formalize an outline of the College Essay and/or Personal Statement
  • Review, critique, and edit the student’s essays before submission date

Mock Interviews

Train students how to answer possible questions addressed during interview

  • Readiness regarding possible questions asked during an interview will help student:
  • Feel more comfortable and confident during real interview
  • Leave a positive and memorable impression on the interviewer

Application Review

Final application review to confirm error free application submission.

Complimentary Response Letter To Certain Admission Decisions

  • Free customized response letter written to address student’s deferral (Early Action or Early Decision) or waitlist decision
  • Free advice to obtain individualized letters, highlighting student’s accomplishments, from student’s teachers and/or guidance counselors

10-Hour Package

Through the 10-15 hour package, Beck College Prep broadens the scope of services provided depending on the number and types of schools the student is applying to.

Comprehensive Profile Analysis

Explain how schools of different calibers of competitiveness would assess student’s profile regarding student’s

  • Transcript
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Leadership & Awards
  • Extracurricular & Volunteer Activities

Identify Profile Deficiencies

  • Provide feedback and recommendation regarding deficiencies
  • Create a plan to help correct deficiencies
  • Formulate a plan regarding:
  • Standardized Test
    • How many times & when to take the exams
    • Course Schedule
    • Recommendations for course selection
    • Summer Experiences, Community Service Project, and Internships

Preliminary College Recommendations

Provide a preliminary list of colleges, categorized by reaches, targets, and safeties based on student/parent’s choice of:

  • Student Population Size
  • College Location
  • Desired Majors & Minors of Study
  • College’s Student Life Characteristics
  • Tuition Cost
  • College’s Research Programs

Deadline & Agenda Tracker

Create an efficient schedule to help student stay organized and have foresight on upcoming application deadlines & Beck College Prep’s deadlines to avoid procrastination of the college process.

College Essays, Personal Statements, and Activities Resume

  • Activities Resume
  • Provide concise and detailed resume of student’s activities and work experience
  • College Essays and Personal Statements
  • Explain objectives of the College Essay and/or Personal Statement
  • Brainstorm and finalize ideas for College Essay and/or Personal Statements
  • Formalize an outline of the College Essay and/or Personal Statement
  • Review, critique, and edit the student’s essays before submission date

Mock Interviews

Train students how to answer possible questions addressed during interview

  • Readiness regarding possible questions asked during an interview will help student:
  • Feel more comfortable and confident during real interview
  • Leave a positive and memorable impression on the interviewer

Supplemental Materials

For students applying to certain colleges that require supplements other than normal personal statements and/or essays:

  • Art Portfolio
  • Athletic Profiles
  • YouTube Videos
  • Analytical Research and/or Opinion Papers
  • CDs or DVDS
  • And other material instructed by the particular college

Application Review

  • Final application review to confirm error free application submission

Complimentary Response Letter to Certain Admission Decisions

  • Free customized response letter written to address student’s deferral (Early Action or Early Decision) or waitlist decision
  • Free advice to obtain individualized letters, highlighting student’s accomplishments, from student’s teachers and/or guidance counselors

Unlimited Package

Beck College Prep recommends this package to students that are applying to 10 to 14 colleges that require various personal statements and/or essays.

COMPREHENSIVE PROFILE ANALYSIS

Explain how schools of different calibers of competitiveness would assess student’s profile regarding student’s

  • Transcript
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Leadership & Awards
  • Extracurricular & Volunteer Activities

IDENTIFY PROFILE DEFICIENCIES

Provide feedback and recommendation regarding deficiencies

  • Create a plan to help correct deficiencies
  • Formulate a plan regarding:
    • Standardized Test
      • How many times & when to take the exams
    • Course Schedule
      • Recommendations for course selection
    • Summer Experiences, Community Service Project, and Internships

PERFORM A PERSONALITY AND CAREER EXPLORATION TEST

To help ensure student will choose a college compatible with their personal and professional interests

PRELIMINARY COLLEGE RECOMMENDATIONS

Provide a preliminary list of colleges, categorized by reaches, targets, and safetys based on student/parent’s choice of:

  • Student Population Size
  • College Location
  • Desired Majors & Minors of Study
  • College’s Student Life Characteristics
  • Tuition Cost
  • College’s Research Programs

DEADLINE AND AGENDA TRACKER

Create an efficient schedule to help student stay organized and have foresight on upcoming application deadlines & Beck College Prep’s deadlines to avoid procrastination of the college process.

COLLEGE ESSAYS, PERSONAL STATEMENTS, AND ACTIVITIES RESUME

Activities Resume

  • Provide concise and detailed resume of student’s activities and work experience

College Essays and Personal Statements

  • Explain objectives of the College Essay and/or Personal Statement
  • Brainstorm and finalize ideas for College Essay and/or Personal Statements
  • Formalize an outline of the College Essay and/or Personal Statement
  • Review, critique, and edit the student’s essays before submission date

MOCK INTERVIEWS

Train students how to answer possible questions addressed during interview

  • Readiness regarding possible questions asked during an interview will help student:
    • Feel more comfortable and confident during real interview
    • Leave a positive and memorable impression on the interviewer

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

For students applying to certain colleges that require supplements other than normal personal statements and/or essays:

  • Art Portfolio
  • Athletic Profiles
  • YouTube Videos
  • Analytical Research and/or Opinion Papers
  • CDs or DVDS
  • And other material instructed by the particular college

APPLICATION REVIEW

Final application review to confirm error free application submission

COLLEGE TOUR VISITS

  • Make arrangements for student’s to tour colleges of their choosing
  • Arrange for student’s to sit in certain classes
  • Strategize for student to make a last impression with an admissions officer or recruiter
  • Upon student’s return from college visit, we refine their college list

SCHOLARSHIP ANALYSIS

  • Conducting searches for viable scholarship applications
  • Guiding student through scholarship application
  • Create timeline of Scholarship Due Dates
  • Brainstorm and finalize ideas for Scholarship Essays and/or Personal Statements
  • Review, critique, and edit the student’s essays before submission date

PROVIDE CONSTANT SUPPORT

  • Available to provide expert opinions to both parents and students to address all concerns

COMPLIMENTARY RESPONSE LETTER TO CERTAIN ADMISSION DECISIONS

  • Free customized response letter written to address student’s deferral (Early Action or Early Decision) or waitlist decision
  • Free advice to obtain individualized letters, highlighting student’s accomplishments, from student’s teachers and/or guidance counselors

Admissions Preparation

Consultation Packages

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