According to Cynthia Rodriquez, an incoming freshman at the University of Redlands in California, InsideTrack Senior Coach Kristin Gurrola, M.Ed.,“really saved my life and helped me out enormously during the summer. I appreciate everything she did for me.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2010
InsideTrack, Inc. announced today the launch of College Admissions Coaching — an affordable, premium-quality program focused on helping high school students understand and build on their strengths, maximize their high school experience, and discover and be accepted into the best college for them. Based on InsideTrack’s proven, research-based student coaching methodology, InsideTrack College Admissions Coaching provides parents with an important gold-standard program at an affordable price.
“InsideTrack Coaches engage students in critical thinking and self-reflection to help them develop a long- term plan for success,” said Arlene Wesley Cash, Vice President for Enrollment Management at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. “What a fantastic idea to use the same proven principles to helping high school students make the right choices when they are preparing for and applying to college.”
According to the Independent Educational Consultants Association, as many as 58,000 private college students have worked with an admissions consultant (Bloomberg, Business Week) — including high-achieving students. While college admissions coaching has become a growth industry over the past decade — with fees ranging from $100.00 per hour to tens of thousands of dollars — InsideTrack is the first company to provide a gold-standard college admissions coaching service at an affordable price.
InsideTrack’s proven methodology, which incorporates executive coaching concepts, has been refined by over ten years’ work with more than 250,000 college students from among the nation’s most prestigious public and private institutions, including Columbia University, Florida State University, Stanford University, and the University of California, Berkeley. In 55 formal evaluations with more than 22,000 students, InsideTrack Coaching has significantly improved student success and educational outcomes.
According to Kai Drekmeier, InsideTrack Founder and President, “Coaching provides students with the motivation, support, and skills necessary to develop long-term goals and take the right steps to achieve them. This approach is critical to the student’s ability to identify the college that best fits his or her needs and navigate the admissions process successfully.” Since an average of 30% of students attending top colleges transfer schools (US News & World Report), ensuring a good fit from the outset is key to long-term student success.
During the freshmen and sophomore years of high school, InsideTrack Coaches help students identify their strengths and motivations and what they want from their college experience. This process lays the foundation for selecting the “right fit” school. These early coaching sessions importantly help students acquire the skills they need to be successful students — including time management and sound study habits. Other tactics for success include finding meaningful extracurricular activities or internships and forging relationships with key teachers.
While InsideTrack Coaches continue working with students during their junior and senior years to reinforce these core skills, the focus shifts to managing the application process, writing a powerful essay, acquiring letters of recommendation, identifying scholarships or applying for financial aid, preparing for college visits, and selecting the “right fit” school.
InsideTrack’s new program incorporates the company’s experience working with high school seniors who have been accepted into college. According to Cynthia Rodriquez, an incoming freshman at the University of Redlands in California, InsideTrack Senior Coach Kristin Gurrola, M.Ed. “really saved my life and helped me out enormously during the summer. I appreciate everything she did for me. I thank her so much for her assistance and guidance helping me prepare for this new world that is called college life.”
The new program also leverages the company’s many partnerships with a broad range of universities that have enlisted InsideTrack to help them refine their admissions process — focusing on improving the student experience and helping them identify students who are the right match for their school. This deep understanding of the college admissions process will enable InsideTrack Coaches to support students in identifying and applying to the schools that are right for them.
For additional information about InsideTrack’s College Admissions Coaching program, please visit http://collegeadmissions.insidetrack.com. For information on how the company prepares college freshman for success, please visit http://insidetrackstudents.com.
About InsideTrack, Inc.
InsideTrack is the nation’s premier provider of student coaching services. Our mission is to improve student engagement, persistence, and success. InsideTrack has coached more than 250,000 students at more than 50 campuses nationally. Our clients include Chapman University, Florida State University, Franklin University, and Northern Arizona University. To learn about InsideTrack, please visit: http://www.insidetrack.com.