Comprehensive College Planning Package

College Search – To build a strong list of college options, we help families consider their academic, lifestyle and financial goals to better understand criteria they are looking for in a college experience. We will help you and your student develop a comprehensive list of schools that meet their criteria and will enable your student to achieve their academic and career goals. they can see themselves attending based on academics, location, cost, extracurriculars, and so many other important aspects of post-high school life!

Standardized Test Review – Is taking a standardized test right for your student? We can help you weigh the pros and cons, and develop a test plan that is right for you.

Academic Advising – Figuring out how to fit everything your student needs into an already packed schedule can be a challenge! CBCG can help alleviate that stress by helping you and your student plan and schedule a high school course load that will set them up for application and collegiate success.

Extracurricular Activities and Summer Enrichment Programs – Knowing how to spend summer can be a challenge on its own, but CBCG will provide you and your student advice an options for making the most out of your extracurricular and summer activities!

College Visit Prep – We will help guide you and your student through one of the most important aspects of the college search process: actually experiencing a college campus! Believe it or not, not all campus tours are the same, and we can help you get the most out of your time on campuses.

Essay Development – This portion of the college application can definitely seem daunting, but CBCG’s editing team will guide your student through this process from brainstorming to final edits. You can rest assured that they are receiving the attention, expertise, and encouragement they need to dig deep and deliver a final Personal Statement that shows Admissions how unique and outstanding they can be! While the majority of our Essay Development process is focused on developing your student’s Personal Statement, we take Supplemental Writing just as seriously

Financial Aid and Scholarship Process Review – Understanding how to finance a college education is key to developing a list of affordable college options. We will provide information on the FAFSA and CSS Profile financial aid applications as well as resources for finding private scholarship options.

Application Review – Once all the pieces of your student’s application are put together, we will go through your student’s applications with a fine tooth comb, ensuring accuracy and providing you and your child peace of mind and confidence in their applications.

Evaluation of College Offers – Perhaps the most exciting piece of the Application process: the end! Once you and your student have received good news, we will help your family evaluate your acceptance letters and any athletic or financial aid offers you may have received to ensure your student attends the school that is best suited to their, and your family’s needs.

Interview Prep – Jill creates a simulated interview scenario to support students preparing for admissions interviews.


Online Custom College Plan Student Account – A custom account set up for you and your student to view helpful materials, complete assignments, and view pertinent college information.

CBCG Custom College Planning Virtual Binder – Your virtual binder will contain information ranging from tips about summer programs to general application information to writing aid and assignments!

Student Aptitude Assessment – CBCG has partnered with the Highlands Company to perform the Highlands Ability Battery aptitude assessment. Widely regarded as the gold standard in human assessments, the HAB package helps your student discover what they have natural aptitudes for and can help steer them in a direction that will provide them with the confidence they need to lead a fulfilling life. Each HAB Assessment includes a Debrief session with our in-house Certified Consultant.

Student and Parent Goal Setting – We will work with you and your student to evaluate what you are looking for in a college experience, and what you hope to get out of our time together.