Services on an Hourly Basis

For those wanting targeted assistance and consultation, I provide Services on an Hourly Basis in a 4 hour Block. Some examples of services I provide include:

While Being a High School Student and Becoming a College Applicant

  • Review the Student’s Academic Profile and Discuss the Implications for Admissions
  • Advice on Course Selection in High School
  • Explain How Colleges Interpret and Evaluate Applications
  • Discuss the Importance of Self-Assessment, Research and “Demonstrating Interest”
  • Recommendations on Standardized Tests – Which, When, Tutors

The College Search

  • Review of Your College List and Assessing Likelihood of Admissions
  • Resumé Development
  • Preparation for Interviews and College Visits
  • Education about Financial Aid and Merit Scholarships and Their Impact on Admissions

Application Development

  • Advice on How to Secure Strong Letters of Recommendation
  • Essay Development and Review (Personal Essay, Writing Supplements, Additional Information, Additional Written and Other Responses)
  • Delineation of Application Deadlines
  • Guidance with Completion of Applications
  • Advice on Maintaining Communication with Admissions Officers During the Search and in Response to Notification of Deferral or Waitlist Decisions
  • Assistance with the Evaluation of Financial Aid and Merit Scholarship Awards and Comparisons by School
  • Assistance as You Make Your Final Enrollment Decision
The CEP is the Certified Educational Planner which Jane holds, and is the mark of distinction for independent educational consultants and high school counselors.

Jane Hoffman is a Certified Educational Planner (CEP). The CEP is the mark of distinction for independent educational consultants and high school counselors. It reflects the highest level of professional achievement and signifies extensive knowledge and commitment to the profession and to providing the highest quality of service to students and families. It is conferred only after demonstration of expanded institutional and professional knowledge.

CEPIECANACACJane Hoffman is an active member of a number of professional associations in college admissions and counseling, including the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners (AICEP), the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). Jane is a graduate of IECA’s Practices and Principles Training Institute and adheres to IECA’s Principles of Good Practice. Since it is important to remain current, Jane frequently attends national conferences and participate in professional exchanges that provide the latest information on admission policies, practices, trends and developments. Jane regularly visit colleges and meets with admissions officers to learn about each school’s culture, educational programs, institutional priorities and admissions practices. Ongoing professional development activities also include taking courses online, completing webinars and consulting with colleagues.