It's time to stop wondering what's next and start using a practical framework for the college application process.
YOU'RE HERE BECAUSE:
You're looking for someone to explain the important terms, so you can do all the things. (Hint: Stick with me. I've got the answers.)
While you're most certainly a parenting-wizard, but no one expects you to be a college-counselor-wizard, too. Let me take this one off of your plate.
where you failed your kid in helping with the college details. REST ASSURED. You haven't. I know that because you're here taking action.
BY THE END OF THIS PROGRAM, YOU AND YOUR STUDENT WILL HAVE...
☑️ Grasped a clear picture of the college application timeline using a step-by-step roadmap of what to do and when to do it.
Never wonder if you missed an important deadline again.
☑️ Searched and created a list of colleges to apply to based on fit: major, size, cost, and more.
Getting started is the hardest part. But then you also want them to actually enjoy the destination once this is all over, so let's make sure we get it right.
☑️ Planned your standardized test taking game plan.
You'll know how/when/where (or if you even need to) take these tests because they can be a major factor in college acceptance or scholarship money.
☑️ Demystified the actual college application by understanding all of its key parts.
... like what portals to use to fill out applications, how to address that intimidating essay, how to read a transcript, and more. There are so many parts! So many acronyms! Let's go through what it all means together.
☑️ Assessed your financial aid situation.
Discover how to find money for college and have realistic conversations with your kid about it. College is a huge investment. Imagine feeling confident about your finances when your student heads to college.
☑️ Practiced positive mental health routines & identified negative habits to throw out.
This process is stressful enough as it is. Let's make maintaining a heathy relationship with your son or daughter a priority!
"I can say with 100% confidence that I was assigned one of the world's preeminent counselors. Applying and getting prepared for college was definitely something I couldn't have done without her. She was an integral part of my successful scholarship application process with her guidance and insight on the process as a whole. Any student would be lucky to have her in their corner."
- HUDA FALOUS, FORMER STUDENT
TAKING A DEEP BREATH
Move out of that "clueless" phase you're starting in; we don't need to be stuck here anymore. Maybe you're starting with some base knowledge of this whole thing, or maybe you have no idea where to start. We'll immediately dive in and cast a vision for what's to come over the next 7 weeks.
You'll walk away with a conversation guide to set up real expectations between you and your student. We'll also get into some practicalities of this process using roadmaps and timelines.
☑️ 3 Video Lessons: Introduction, Promise and Program Goals, Practicalities
☑️ PDF Pages: Course Outline Roadmap (1 page), Grade Level Timelines (6 pages), Parent/Student Conversation Topics (1 page)
Here, we'll get clear on what you're looking for in a college! We'll use a wide variety of search engines to narrow down schools and find some good fits. By the time we finish, you'll have taken actionable steps to create a concrete college list of schools you're interested in applying to.
From beginning to end, we will search for colleges together. All of your questions will be answered from "What tools do I use to search?" to "Is there a major that is more likely to get me into a college?" or "How do I visit colleges if I can't get to the college's campus right now?"
☑️ 6 Video Lessons: Search Tools, Fit, Majors, Visits, Special Niches, The College List
☑️ Phase 2 Workbook: 12 page printable PDF
You get mixed messages about testing everywhere you turn. Ultimately, you need to know what tests to take and when to take them. You'll be the new resident expert with your knowledge of college tests when this section is through. Read on for the highlights you'll take away from Phase 3.
In this phase, you'll gain a fuller understanding of all of the test types: PSAT, ACT, SAT, SAT II, and even the ASVAB. (Deep breath if all of those acronyms just gave you heart palpitations; remember- you are in the RIGHT place.) You'll be knowledgeable about the practicalities of test-taking and how that landscape is currently changing. By the time we finish, you'll have an action plan for what tests to take and when you'll take them.
☑️ 4 Video Lessons: Overviews of Test Types, Testing Terms to Know, Accommodations, Practicalities
☑️ Phase 3 Workbook: 5 page printable PDF
It's where the rubber meets the road: conquering that college application. You'll have your own timeline laid out, making sure you know exactly what to do and when to do it based on the different types of application deadlines. We'll talk specifics on everything that makes up the application and how to sell yourself to admissions committees. We'll finish this phase with direct action steps for starting, working on, and finishing your applications. You'll have a firm and confident understanding of what to highlight in your application; if you're a senior, you'll confidently hit SEND after this module.
This phase is dense with information, but we'll break it down into bite-sized pieces... so it's understandable and actionable. You'll take TONS of notes in this phase, but you'll be totally application savvy by the end.
☑️ 8 Video Lessons: Timeline and Terms to Know, Transcripts, Letters of Recommendation, Essays, Demonstrated Interest, Interviews, Gap Year, Portals and Websites
☑️ Phase 4 Workbook: 8 page printable PDF
☑️ Questions for Admissions Counselors Handout (2 pages)
☑️ Practice College Interview Questions (student activity)
GETTING FINANCIAL AID
Pull yourselves up by your bootstraps, because here is where some hard W-O-R-K happens. First, you'll understand all of the types of financial aid, then you'll set some goals on putting that money in your pocket! So much scholarship money goes unclaimed- let's make sure it's going in your family's money bucket.
At your school, a presentation like this may be packed into one, overwhelming workshop or lecture. Here, you can come back and view these videos as many times as you need in order to feel comfortable with this important topic. You'll also have a strong lead into navigating those tricky (and sometimes awkward) family conversations around money. Get ready to take away some new strategies for financial planning for college once you've completed Phase 5.
☑️ 8 Video Lessons: Financial Aid 101, Types of Financial Aid, Scholarships, Grants, Loans, FAFSA, Net Price Calculator, Realistic Parent/Student Conversations
☑️ Phase 5 Workbook: 9 page printable PDF
STAYING MENTALLY HEALTHY
Mental health is just as important as physical health. We have to keep that idea at the forefront of this journey if we want to make it through with any energy at the end.
In Phase 6, we'll recognize and work on alleviating the negative habits that we become so well-versed at, for example: stress, perfectionism, overwhelm, and procrastination. Instead, we'll focus on positive mental health habits like organization, time management, and self-care. Lastly, we'll finish with boundary setting within the family sphere and outside of that with friends.
☑️ 3 Video Lessons: The Good, The Bad, The Boundaries
☑️ Phase 6 Workbook: 9 page printable PDF
PREPARING FOR WHAT'S NEXT
We'll wrap up this course with confidence in Phase 7 by discussing WHAT'S NEXT!
Hear some personal experiences I've had with students who have fallen "ill" to senioritis. Figure out how to finalize your decisions and what to expect for your last semester of high school. Reflect on your time on this journey, and celebrate your growth!
☑️ 3 Video Lessons: Senioritis, Decisions, Wins
☑️ Phase 7 Workbook: 4 page printable PDF
When you enroll during this special, limited time period, you’ll get:
COLLEGE PREP 101:
CLUELESS TO CONFIDENT
(A $1,400 Value)
🌟 7 Implementation Modules with 36 lessons that will walk you step-by-step from the beginning of the college application process to the end with EVERYTHING you need to be successful and breathe easier.
🌟 Clear, Actionable Steps with specific next moves in an otherwise very complicated process of searching, testing, applying, getting financial aid, and staying mentally healthy
🌟 Ease of Access from Home so that you can digest this digital content from anywhere, anytime. Don't wait to get your questions answered from an in-person meeting. Instant and immediate access whenever you're ready to dive in!
🌟 PDF Workbooks with over 50 pages of timelines, conversation guides, reflection questions, and doodle notes
🌟 Access to Lauren via text and phone call as your college counselor expert throughout the process
🌟 Re-watch the Content OVER and OVER because it's yours to do just that. This course is accessible for you to watch again and again. Invest in this course once for your only child OR once for your multiple children... consider the exponential value this provides over the course of many years with your program's lifetime access!
Each phase and bonus is immediately unlocked inside allowing you to complete in any order you prefer!
PLUS YOU'LL GET THESE BONUSES TO HELP YOU BECOME HIGHLY PROFICIENT IN THE COLLEGE PREP PROCESS:
WITH EACH OF THESE, YOU'LL GET...
✨ Video presentation
✨ Downloadable slides and audio to ensure lifetime access
✨ Downloadable PDF workbook
TRANSITION TO COLLEGE WORKSHOP
Once you've finished all of your college application phases, you'll kick back and enjoy the rest of senior year. Your NEXT transition will be the move off to college and an entirely new setting. These perfect next steps in the "Transition to College" Workshop will guide you through things like "adulting" skills, resources on college campuses, time management in college, roommate navigation, and more.
(A $49 Value)
STUDENT BUDGETING WORKSHOP
Lay the foundations for a successful financial future using this stand-alone budgeting workshop. Use these financial techniques that have proven success in paying off student loan debt. (And set up some practices to avoid debt altogether!)
(A $49 Value) ➡️ Includes a spreadsheet with pre-populated formulas to set up a personalized budget and savings plan
COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING TOOLKIT
Use these actionable steps to write a stand-out college essay that will help distinguish you from the other applicants. All of the tips you need to write a stellar essay to submit to the college of your dreams!
(A $99 Value)
Kevin and Lisa T.
"Lauren provided amazing, personalized support that was tailored to our child's chosen path. Her knowledge helped ensure he met the academic requirements for some of the nation's top colleges while also giving him the flexibility to pursue extracurricular activities at the highest level. Her understanding of balance helped our son obtain a full scholarship to his first-choice school, a top-tier private university."
"Going through the application process, the financial aid process, and even the emotional process that college entails is not one any student or parent should have to face alone. Having Mrs. Tingle in my corner advocating for my future success has shaped me into the student I am today."
"With almost a decade of experience helping her students plan for life after high school, Lauren has mastered the art of the college application process. She meets students and families where they are and uses unmatched creativity and drive to guide them towards their goals. A relatable and caring expert in her field!"
HERE'S WHAT YOU'RE GETTING WHEN YOU ENROLL TODAY:
College Prep 101: Clueless to Confident
➡️ Bonus #1: Transition to College Workshop- $49 Value
➡️ Bonus #2: Student Budgeting Workshop- $49 Value
➡️ Bonus #3: College Essay Writing Toolkit- $99 Value
Total Value: $1,597
When you enroll today, you'll get access to everything for just...
I believe in what your student can achieve with direction and guidance. I believe in this process down deep to my core. I have no doubt we will succeed together on this journey with confidence.
In the first 14 days, you'll have the opportunity to see where the roadmaps are taking us, understand how we'll get there, and complete the in-depth college search process.
The course is self-paced, and each unit is released after you've finished the previous one, so you will have time to work through several units.
You'll be required to provide evidence that you really have given it your best go and worked through the content as recommended to maximize the benefits of the course. Read full refund details here.
We want more one-on-one help. Is this program a good fit for us?
We're super busy people. Will we have time for this?
When is the best time to start looking into this?
Can't I just talk to my student's school counselor at their high school?
Can't I just do the research myself and tell my student to apply to college?
Why should I invest in College Prep 101 when I could pay to have 24/7 access to a private, independent college counselor?
What if we want part of this course and not the entire thing?
Can you remind me of everything I’m getting when I sign up today?
STILL THINKING ABOUT IT?
COLLEGE PREP 101 IS PERFECT FOR YOU IF...
You already have enough on your plate between work and family, making Target runs, and that "self-care thing" everyone's talking about (that you don't have time for) ... without mentioning the added stress of another parent meeting or the fear of missing another deadline.
Maybe this is your only child. You don't have time to hope you get this college process right. You've got one shot to put the right resources in their hands (and they better do something with those resources, am I right?).
Perhaps you've got multiple kids who definitely have different needs in terms of how you parent them. Let ME be the squeaky wheel that reminds them of what they need to do in the college application process, so you can just go back to being the parent (and probably the chauffeur, secretary, chef, and housekeeper, too). I'm asking you to let me take one thing off of your full plate.
You feel disconnected from your student's school community right now. It's not your fault; it's not the school's fault. Everybody's just trying to keep their head above water. Times are weird. Access this resource that your family needs from right inside your home, and you won't miss a beat.
Empower your student to drive this journey. Give them this tool to be successful, and then watch them flourish because they have the structure they need to make their own progress and meet their own goals.
A QUICK NOTE...
Each time a student walks across the graduation stage with a clearer picture of where they're going after high school, my heart beats with pride. They take their diploma in one hand. I look them in the eyes, and my memory immediately flashes through snapshots of what it took for them to get to this point. I feel this so deeply, and these students aren't even my OWN kids.
I KNOW you will feel the same way on their graduation day when you can confidently say you did everything in your power to best prepare them for their life after high school.
I've trekked this path with thousands of students and families, and it's extremely rewarding to me every single time. I want to give you back that precious time you have left together with your high school student, and I hope to bring joy and excitement to this otherwise stressful process.
Mom and Dad: you want the best for your high school student. If the overwhelm creeps in... take a deep breath. You are in the right place.
Cheering you on,
Lauren Tingle | Counselor Clique