Supporting Students with their Process

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How does Jane C. Hoffman, MBA, of College Advice 101 in Larchmont support students with their college search and application process and ensure their success?

  • By helping assess what is realistic from a competitive admissions perspective based on the student’s admissions profile, interests and goals.
  • Considering qualitative elements like fit, demonstrated interest and how a particular major may impact admission to a particular college.
  • Recommending a strategic approach.
  • Helping students develop application materials that are comprehensive, authentic and targeted.
  • Advising on how to secure non need based merit aid if that is important.
  • Her knowledge of the role of enrollment management, how hard colleges work to get the students they want, and that students are in control and will have choices.
  • Being highly committed, very accessible, networked with colleagues and on top of the latest trends and developments.
  • Listening, guiding, advising, teaching, supporting and working closely with students to make a potentially stressful process comfortable, educational and successful.

This article about Jane appeared in the January 21, 2011, Education section of The Scarsdale Inquirer. It highlights how her clients are gaining admission to colleges. Not to just any colleges but to the colleges of their choice.

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.