Meeting Prep Guide

Pre-Meeting Prep Notes

Thank you for choosing to use my services for your college planning and scholarship search efforts. My hope and expectation is that you will find our time together informative and empowering. Below you will find a list of items that you can bring to our meeting that will help us make the most of our time together. At the end of this document you will also find directions to my office in Lake Wylie, SC (just outside of Charlotte, NC).

Materials to Bring

Please bring as much as possible of the following information to our meeting:

-Current SAT, PSAT and/or ACT scores, whichever are available

-Thoughts on intended major(s)

– A list of Interests, hobbies and community service activities

-GPA (weighted) and class rank, if known

-List of schools currently considering (and ones ruled out for some reason)

-Thoughts on career plans (We can explore some ideas together, if needed.)

– *Homeschoolers- Please bring a copy of your transcript as well if you have one ready.

What you will receive

Consultation: This comprehensive and interactive meeting, lasting 2-3 hours will provide clients with a thorough foundation for the college prep process for only $195. (Concierge students who have selected a more comprehensive level of support receive this meeting as part of their package.) Because of the volume of information we cover, it’s helpful if the parents or student come prepared to take notes. I will provide a large workbook with many resources in it for you to keep (notepages are provided). In the meeting we will typically cover as many of the following as the student needs:

• Current strengths/weaknesses and how to address them

• Standardized test scores and prep methods to bring them up

• Review and profile all colleges in which the student is interested

Discuss other suitable schools the student may not have considered

• Essay topics for the application process (if student is a senior)

• How to get great letters of recommendation

• Interviewing basics, if needed

• How to fill gaps in leadership, community service and athletics

• Identify scholarships for which the student might be uniquely qualified

• Helpful resources for career planning, college and scholarship searches and financial aid

• I will also provide the student with a large resource and planning binder for ongoing use.

Follow up appointments to check progress or to train for interviews are available at an hourly rate of $75.

Payment is appreciated at the time of service. (cash or check)
Checks can be made to Scholarship Gold Consulting

 

More comprehensive “concierge” services are available to those students who would benefit from an ongoing support relationship.Feel free to ask for those details if you are interested in knowing more.

Driving Directions

If you’re coming from Rock Hil, SCl via hwy 160…

-When you get to Hwy 49 (South Tryon) at the Rivergate shopping center, turn left onto 49

-Go 7-9 minutes until you cross over Lake Wylie on the big bridge

-Go a little over 2 miles and look for a BB&T bank on the right

-Turn right at the BB&T, onto Latitude Lane. (before you get to the stoplight at BiLo)

-Go straight back and you’ll see 4 identical brick buildings. The Chamber of Commerce is in front of you in the first building. Turn right into the office park and I am in the 2nd building, #244, in the front corner office (Suite 106)

If you’re coming from Gastonia, NC or Clover or York, SC

-Come into Lake Wylie as you normally would, via 274, 49 or 557, until you get to the large intersection with a BiLo, Walgreens and Clover Community Bank.

-At that intersection, take Hwy 49 heading towards Charlotte (towards Buster Boyd bridge)

– Within a few hundred yards, turn left onto Latitude Lane (at the BB&T bank).

-Go straight back and you’ll see 4 identical brick buildings. The Chamber of Commerce is in front of you in the first building. Turn right into the office park and I am in the 2nd building, #244, in the front corner office (Suite 106)

If you’re coming from Charlotte:

– You can take 485 to Exit 1 for hwy 49 (also called South Tryon). If you’re coming from the Pineville area, turn left off of the exit onto Hwy 49. (Or, you can take 77South. Exit at Carowinds Blvd. Turn rt at bottom of exit ramp. Go 2 miles & turn left onto Hwy 49.)

-Stay on 49. You’ll pass Rivergate Shopping Center, then the Palisades neighborhood and will then cross over Lake Wylie on the big bridge.

-From the bridge, go a little over 2 miles and look for a BB&T bank on the right

-Turn right at the BB&T, onto Latitude Lane. (before you get to the stoplight at the previous BiLo location)

-Go straight back and you’ll see 4 identical brick buildings. The Chamber of Commerce is in front of you in the first building. Turn right into the office park and I am in the 2nd building, #244, in the front corner office (suite 106)

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