Individual Advising

Class of 2023 is full. Now enrolling class of 2024 sophomores.

College Advising and Personal Statement Consultations Services

Peninsula College Advising Core Values:

• Listening actively and respectfully
• Empowering students to set and achieve their own goals
• Fostering self-awareness through discussion and reflective writing
• Assisting students in evaluating their strengths and values
• Helping students to develop critical life skills: resilience, responsibility, self-advocacy, and confidence.

All consultation packages are with Beth Harrison, and feature these services:

• Begin in sophomore or junior year: assess interests, strengths, and preferences.
• Orientation session: application process, expectations, timelines
• Enrollment in Custom College Plan, a college search and application management software program
• Evaluation of academic interests, potential majors and careers
• Standardized testing recommendations
• Development of a balanced and manageable college list based on aptitudes, preferences, performance, and extra-curricular activities • Individualized research to find best-fit colleges
• Plan for standardized tests and teacher recommendations
• Guidance with drafting, revise and completing essays and supplements for college applications (target of 10)
• Email summaries to student and parents after each advising session.

Comprehensive Individual Consultation Package

• Good for students applying to public universities and selective private schools
• Up to 30 one-hour individual consultations with Beth to draft, revise, edit and finish all personal statements and supplemental essays required for up to 15 college applications (typically 15-25 meetings)
• Unlimited email editing consultations
• Summer college essay workshop included (a $750 value)
• Scheduled phone calls with parents to review student's progress
• College visit and interview preparations
• College acceptance decision conference with student and parents

Public Schools Individual Consultation Package

• Good for students applying to CA public universities and up to 2 out-of-state public universities
• Up to eight one-hour individual consultations with Beth to develop, revise, edit and four UC personal insight responses and supplemental essays for 2 out-of-state public universities.
• Eight email editing consultations included.

A la Carte Individual Consultation

• Scheduled at student's convenience pending availability of appointments
• Good for college list consultation, as a supplement to a personal statement workshop, or for assistance with personal statements in progress
• Fees: $250 per hour
• Bundled hours at a discount rate are available.