College Advising

Plan early and stay ahead.

Our seniors from the Class of 2020 got accepted into

56 universities with over $880,000 in scholarships!

Our Observations

  • The earlier you start planning the better. Course planning in freshman and sophomore years helps make the best use of your time in high school. 


  • Summers are a great time to visit colleges, participate in career-oriented activities, and get ahead on college applications and essays.


  • Students typically apply to between 9 and 15 colleges. Some students submit over 15 applications.


Get Started

  1. Schedule a 30-min complimentary phone consultation to discuss your situation, timeline, and goals.

  2. Decide whether an Advising Package or À La Carte College Advising is best for you.

  3. Move forward based on your selection. 




Comprehensive College Application Package

  • Designed for juniors and seniors and their families who want calm, expert advising throughout the college search process and comprehensive assistance with applications to 12 U.S. universities

    • Students must add a college to their list at least two months prior to their chosen application cycle’s deadline (Early Decision, Early Action, or Regular Decision).

    • Colleges added within two months of a deadline will be considered “late additions,” and any related assistance from HPL will be subject to HPL availability.

  • Includes dedicated online student folder to organize and manage the college application process

  • Get to know yourself: personality, learning style, interests, and career self-assessments

  • Assess current coursework and four-year academic plan

  • Develop extracurricular & leadership resume

  • Discuss and/or plan standardized testing timeline for PSAT/NMSQT, SAT or ACT, and SAT Subject Tests

  • Understand the college admissions process and applications components

  • Research colleges, majors and potential career paths

  • Discuss college visits and demonstrated interest

  • Develop a balanced college list and realistic application timeline and strategy

  • Manage the completion and submission of applications by deadlines

  • Brainstorm and provide feedback on personal statements and supplemental essays

  • Build awareness of financial aid options 

  • Help assess options based on admission offers

Freshman and/or Sophomore Year Advising Package

  • Services begin July 1 prior to the "rising" academic year and end on June 30 of that academic year. 

  • Get to know yourself: personality, learning style, interests, and career self-assessments

  • Discuss how to make the most of high school and prepare for college

  • Assess current coursework and four-year academic plan

  • Discuss standardized testing

  • Research and identify extracurricular opportunities and develop extracurricular & leadership resume

  • Plan for summer

À La Carte College Advising

  • Best for families who would like advice on specific topics, such as college list development, application assistance, resume development, essay brainstorming and review, and standardized testing recommendations

Continue building your path to college.

Improve your grades and prepare to take the ACT or SAT.