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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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Comprehensive Package For High School Families*

*Because space is limited, freshman and sophomore families pay the same rate as juniors and receive up to two extra years in guidance.

It’s time to start the adventure. We begin the process with a self-assessment that helps to reveal where a student will be most happy and successful by examining these areas:

  • Career Orientation

  • Social Consciousness

  • Self-Understanding

  • Academic/Social Balance

  • Eagerness for College

  • Enthusiasm about School

  • Classroom Participation

  • Affection for Knowledge

  • Basic Academic Skills

  • Independence

After gathering data from the assessment and your input, research on your college list begins. Have a major in mind? If yes, great…if not, no problem. My unique 30 question approach may steer you in a direction if you're ready to decide. Next, LCS advises on course selection, summer, and extracurricular activities that fit your student best--never using a formula. A test-prep scheduling strategy, with LCS's recommendations for experienced, excellent tutors, follows. We discover the schools that your junior will be excited to see, then help you plan your visits--even virtual ones--and put you in touch with current students.  Watch your list grow.

Reducing stress is all about staying on the schedule. From guiding you through first conversations through sending in the deposit check, count on LCS to support your family. The Comprehensive Package is LCS's start-to-finish solution for high school families. Let us work with you through the entire process.


This customized offering includes the following:


  • Review of academic record

  • Advice on course selection

  • SAT/ACT recommendations and scheduling

  • Test preparation options

  • Recommendations on extracurricular activities

  • 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

  • Editing of Student/Parent “Brag Sheets” for school counselors

  • Preparation of a balanced college list of a maximum of twelve colleges

  • Action Plan with Interactive College Planner Pro Software Program

  • Common App Essay Brainstorming sessions

  • Essay support for non-Common App Colleges

  • Editing of all Essays and Supplements for up to twelve colleges

  • Editing of Activities and Resume

  • Application Review

  • Interview Recommendations and prep

  • Recommendations on college choice once decisions are received

  • Twenty-eight hour maximum

Additional Ways to Work with LCS


A Complete Essay Package

There is rarely “one” college essay! 50% of my students write 6-10 main/supplemental essays.


Colleges are going test-optional as SAT and ACT dates are being canceled.

Colleges need to learn about who you are in other ways.

Effective essays are your best option to gain--and hold--admission officers’ attention.​

The ESSAYS MATTER MORE THAN EVER PACKAGE gives us four hours to brainstorm ideas, compose thoughts, write and edit essays. I add two additional complimentary hours for my personal editing and refinement of your essays. You can read more about why I am so passionate about Essays here.

Four Hour Consultation Blocks

Four-hour blocks consultation blocks provide the bridge between a full package and hourly consultations that can be scheduled within one month.  Consider them for: help filling out any/all applications •  activities sections/resumes • figuring out a major or career interest • interview prep, including for medical school • assistance with transferring • or any combination of these that fits four hours. LCS helps you estimate how much time you’ll need.

Hourly Consultation

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, 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 • SAT Subject tests • review an application before sending • an explanation of need-based financial aid, merit awards, and scholarships • applying to graduate school 

"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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