This limited program is for families who want help generating a preliminary list of colleges in junior or senior year and are prepared to handle the rest of the college admissions and application process on their own. Families who choose this option will complete two questionnaires and provide a copy of a high school transcript before meeting with a Vinik EPS counselor. This information will serve as the basis for the 90-minute List meeting. This meeting is an opportunity to have a broad ranging discussion so that the counselor can generate a tailored list of appropriate colleges based on grades, standardized test scores, academic and extracurricular interests and other factors (size, location, campus culture, etc.) that students consider important.
After the List meeting, the counselor will consult with the Vinik EPS team and create a list of between twenty and thirty colleges for the family to consider. This list will include colleges that are high reaches, reaches, middles and likelies based on the Vinik team's assessment. While this will be a fluid list that will change as students learn more about their options over the course of the admissions process, it will provide a solid foundation for a successful college search.
College List Plus
This program is designed for families who need limited assistance and are primarily interested in making sure that their children apply to appropriate colleges. Families who choose this option have three meetings with a Vinik EPS consultant but handle much of the admissions and application process on their own. The List Plus Plan provides the following services:
One 90-minute meeting in 11th grade to generate a preliminary list of colleges and to discuss 12th grade classes, standardized testing, teacher recommendations and basic admissions concerns.
One 60-minute meeting toward the end of 11th grade to review and update the college list and to provide basic guidance about summer planning for admissions and applications.
One 60-minute meeting in the fall of 12th grade to help make a final college list and to discuss admissions strategy.
A two-meeting modified version of the List Plus Plan is available to seniors.