We have assisted students from many private high schools as well. These include Morristown Beard, Oak Knoll and St Joseph's, Immaculate Heart, Bergen Catholic, The Frisch School, Ramaz and Rockland County, NY. Even the most qualified guidance staffs may not provide the necessary time and personal support to help students compare the quality undergraduate programs, and prepare powerful applications.
Top students often have the most impressive credentials yet seem under greatest stress. Analyzing the latest admissions trends, identifying appropriate application strategies and helping students prepare applications that enhance their chance for admissions contribute to reducing that stress and increasing their chance of success. These accomplished students often have many school and extra curricular commitments; they need a professional who can devote time and genuine personal support to their application process, and is available during the summer, evenings and weekends.
Many fine students underestimate their opportunities. Clear Directions is familiar with an array of wonderful college programs and can help students find the right “fit.” Many “ less famous” colleges offer amazing opportunities to students. Some offer excellent program opportunities for the student whose high school record is uneven, or does not reflect the student's true abilities.
Students in special situations, such as those with learning disabilities, single parent families or stepfamilies, often need additional information and support. We have had experience working with students in all of these situations. We identify programs and resources, and help keep communications positive and productive.
Our approach to college admissions helps reduce stress and anxiety. These factors are too often negative and counterproductive aspects of the college admissions experience for students and families. Expert advice and personal support help our students succeed in the face of increased competition, while maintaining healthy perspectives.