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Every student is unique and the level of guidance each family desires varies.  Less College Stress Consulting offers flexible packages to assist you through the entire college process as well as consulting time blocks dedicated to your specific needs.


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LESS Procrastination = LESS Stress

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Reducing stress is all about staying on schedule. From guiding you through first conversations to sending in the deposit check, you can count on LCS to guide your family through the college process.

The Comprehensive Package is LCS's start-to-finish solution for high school families. Whether you opt for the Standard Package, the Plus Package, or the Limited Package, we will support you through the entire process. 


We begin the process with a self-assessment that helps reveal where a student is likely to be most happy and successful. Together we examine ten key areas: Career Orientation, Social Consciousness, Self-Understanding, Academic/Social Balance, Eagerness for College, Enthusiasm about School, Classroom Participation, Affection for Knowledge, Basic Academic Skills, and Independence. From there we guide you through college exploration, applications and essays, and help you with final decisions. 

LCS is your partner from start to finish.

De-Stress the process by completing each step ahead of schedule.  

College List
Self -Assessment
College List Research
College Updates
Acceptances and Decisions
Comprehensive Packages For High School Families

All comprehensive packages include the following customized components: 


  • Academic record review

  • Course selection advice

  • SAT/ACT/AP recommendations for test prep and scheduling

  • Recommendations on extracurricular activities

  • Provide summer program options

  • In-depth interview on college preferences of both student and parents

  • Refinement of choices of school type and major using interest surveys

  • College visit advice (including virtual)

  • Contact with current students at colleges of interest

  • Editing of Student/Parent Surveys aka “Brag Sheets” for school counselors' letters

  • Preparation of a balanced college list 

  • Interactive College Planner Pro Software Program for family research and college process management

  • Common App Essay brainstorming sessions

  • Essay support for non-Common App member colleges

  • Editing of all essays and supplements 

  • Editing of Activity List and Resume

  • Support with SRAR and Common App grade additions

  • Application Review

  • Interview Prep and Recommendations

  • Recommendations on college choice once decisions are received

The LCS Standard Comprehensive Plan: support for students applying to up to 12* colleges and provides for up to 30 hours of guidance.

The LCS Comprehensive PLUS Plan: support for students applying to up to 16* colleges and provides for up to 45 hours of guidance.

The LCS LIMITED Comprehensive Plan: support for students applying to up to 8* colleges and provides for up to 20 hours of guidance.
*Adding extra colleges to any plan incurs an extra charge.


Additional Ways to Work with LCS


The EFFECTIVE ESSAYS MATTER SUMMER AND FALL PACKAGES give us four hours to brainstorm ideas, compose thoughts, write and edit essays. I add one additional complimentary hour for my personal editing and refinement of your essays. You can read more about why I am so passionate about Essays here.


Maybe you have a few general questions about the college process. Maybe your daughter’s essay needs a read-through. LCS answers your questions, makes suggestions, and gives ideas - for one hour.*

Meet for one hour to discuss: an overview of the college process • course selection for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors • test prep strategy/schedule • how to choose extracurricular activities • options for LD students •  Early Decision/Early Action/Regular Decision timelines •  the value of a gap year • summer programs • ACT or SAT • review an application before sending • an explanation of need-based financial aid, merit awards, and scholarships • applying to private high school or graduate school  • "40 Questions to a Major or Career"

"My son was thrilled when he got accepted to his top college…Pamela's assistance enabled my son to write a wonderful and unique essay which was instrumental in his success during the application process. It took the pressure off and made the entire process less stressful."

Choose LCS today!


"Just like Madison’s, Steven's college process was a huge success! He applied to nine schools and was accepted into all but one along with great scholarships."

“Pamela is absolutely the best at the essays.”

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