With Forbes Educational Consulting, you are investing in a strategic process based on years of research, education and experience.  Give us a call for more details regarding price structure and services.

"Alison helped our son get scholarships that make it possible to attend the private school he wanted at half the cost of the public university."

- A.W., Maine father of Gettysburg student

Initial Consultation:


A minute working session that covers:

• Current admission trends and how colleges evaluate applicants
• Review of high school transcript and upcoming coursework
• Review of family priorities and college goals
• College admission testing results and differences between SAT/ACT
• Discussion of extracurricular activities and summer priorities
• Resources on how to evaluate colleges

Families receive many useful handouts and a map showing U.S. colleges.

$250 - Fee can be applied to either the Partial or Comprehensive Plans

Partial Plan


• 4 additional meetings after initial consult will include:

• Preparation of college lists of schools uniquely suited to the student
• Effectively evaluating schools and how to strategically “demonstrate interest”
• Guidance on 2-3 additional aspects of the admission process (interview, etc)

• Planning, email and phone correspondence between meetings.

• Families initiate the timing of meetings and manage admission deadlines

• Sessions may be used toward Essay and/or Common Application workshops


Comprehensive Plan Includes:


• Support in all aspects of the admission process from initial consultation to enrollment
• Analysis of student’s interests, strengths, skills and academic/extracurricular goals
• Evaluation of the majors offered at different colleges and universities
• Research and development of multiple drafts of a personalized college list
• Guidance on high school course selection and use of summer months
• Coaching for college visits and interviews
• Recommendations for SAT / ACT preparation, timing and score submission
• “Demonstrated interest” advice, direction and strategy
• Advice on securing letters of recommendations – who, when and how
• General Essay Workshop (offered during summers)
• Common Application Workshop (offered during summers), includes supplemental essays
• Follow up essay writing and Common Application editing by three editors
• Strategy for deferral and/or waitlist decisions
• The Comprehensive Plan includes extensive strategizing to maximize admission chances.


Our Plans do NOT include:


• ACT & SAT testing prep or tutoring (referrals available)
• Writing essays for clients
• Completing FAFSA or scholarship forms (we specialize in merit scholarships)
• Writing recommendation- this is done by the high school teachers and guidance counselor
• Contacting admissions officers to promote admission
• Guaranteed admission to any specific college