Comprehensive College Planning Packages

We will start working with students as early as 8th grade and stay with them through graduation. The earlier we engage, the greater impact we can have on achievement, happiness, and college admissions. We work with 8th, 9th, and 10th graders to develop educational plans including course selection, activities, and summer enrichment. During 11th and 12th grades we will develop a college list, write essays, and complete college applications.

ThriveAdmission’s roster is full for the high school classes of 2024 and 2025. We still have capacity for new clients in 8th, 9th, and 10th grades.

Your package can include the following components and we will help you develop a plan on how best to allocate your hours:


Choice of 10/15/20 hours

  • Create a customized college preparation plan
  • Standardized testing plan
  • Quarterly transcript review
  • Assessments of student needs, academic profile, and preferences for college placement (including majors) & careers
  • Course review
  • Study skills
  • Activities review
  • Internships
  • Community involvement
  • Summer activities

College Applications

Choice of 30/40/55 hours

  • Up to 10 applications
  • Student resume (draft/edit)
  • LinkedIn profile
  • Develop college list
  • College tour advice
  • Interview prep
  • Advice on letters of recommendation
  • Application strategy (Early Action/Early Decision/Regular Decision/etc.)

  • Custom application timeline management
  • Prepare college applications
  • Application tracking and follow-up
  • Advice on financial aid and scholarships
  • Guidance on acceptance letters
  • Answer questions on any aspect of college admissions process

All Packages:
Common App Essay plus Supplemental Essays for up to 10 Applications

  • Review Common Application and Supplemental essay prompts

  • Brainstorm to evaluate unique qualities & experiences

  • Discuss potential topics & writing strategy

  • Review sample essays

  • Structure

  • Outline

  • Draft

  • Edit & proofread –- often 5+ rounds of edits

We offer three Comprehensive College Planning Packages: 40 hours ($9,000), 55 hours ($11,000), or 75 hours ($15,000). The packages with more hours are best-suited to students applying to highly selective schools, recruited student athletes, or students who often need additional guidance with any large project. We typically bill in two installments — half due around the initial time of signing and half the summer before senior year.

A La Carte Services

You also have the ability to pay an hourly rate ($250/hour) to get specific help on any part of the college application process. If you purchase a package and need additional hours, you will receive a 10% discount ($225/hour).

We are so glad we found ThriveAdmission and really don’t know how people do this on their own.
— Boston Area Parent

Next Steps…

If you would like to learn more and set up a free consultation, please contact us.