First Stage

stacks of booksOver the phone and/or by email, or regular mail, with students and parents, we will, working together, develop a list of ten (10) schools to which the student will apply.

College/universities such as:

  • Brown University
  • Stanford University
  • Columbia University
  • Harvard
  • Amherst
  • Mt. Holyoke
  • Swarthmore
  • Grinnell
  • Lawrence
  • and 100-200 “elite” universities/colleges

It should be noted that for students/families who have followed our advice and timely applied to all ten schools on the generated list, no one has ever failed to gain admission to at least one of the selective schools to which they have applied.


US $1500 (payable in advance) for developing the list

If you wish for us to visit you and/or your family, the client pays out of pocket travel expenses. However, the vast majority of our clients are provided excellent service without in-person meetings.

If the client wishes to cease utilizing my services, after the list of ten (10) institutions is generated, our professional relationship will be deemed complete. I also provide an optional second stage of consultation and support during the entire course of the college application/admission process.

If fees quoted for either or both of the two stages of counseling are too high for the family’s budget, please contact Richard directly to arrange for a scaled back fee schedule.