COLLEGE ADMISSIONS COUNSELING

Pre-Roadmap to College

Set yourself up for success.

FULL COLLEGE APPLICATION PLAN
FULL COLLEGE APPLICATION PLAN
MAXIMIZE JUNIOR YEAR
MAXIMIZE JUNIOR YEAR
EXPERT GUIDANCE
EXPERT GUIDANCE
RESUME BOOST
RESUME BOOST
STRESS-FREE ADMISSIONS
STRESS-FREE ADMISSIONS

PACKAGES

Pre-Roadmap to College

Pre-Roadmap to College

Pre-Roadmap
to College

Prep for Incoming 9th,
10th and 11th-Graders

Pre-Road Map to College

Our Pre-Road Map to College program is for incoming 9th, 10th, or 11th grade students seeking a clear and successful high school and college application strategy. Aligned with MEK’s School Support Tutoring and Exam Prep Programs, Pre-RMC is carefully designed for students to have periodic meetings throughout the academic year with the MEK Academic Counseling team to discuss their academics and design a custom plan around admissions tests, activities, and internships.

Our team of expert teachers help to demystify the college application process and develop a strong application portfolio, starting from the moment students start high school. With a strong understanding of what is necessary for impressing admissions officers, this program ensures that students are set up for success throughout their entire high school career and are well-prepared for getting into their dream college.

TOOLS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

For students to make the most of their junior year and be ready for college applications, they need the right set of tools. MEK equips students with expert guidance, a set plan, timeline, research assignments, and clear goals.

Academic Management & Planning

Counselors, parents, and students design a thoughtful and strategic course plan that best facilitates admission to top schools.

Expert Guidance

Our experienced counselors provide seasoned guidance every step of the way, knowing the exact ingredients in a strong application for competitive schools.

Test Prep Timeline

Based on students’ ambitions and college choices, we identify key college admission exams, ideal target scores, and an effective timeline for test prep, working in conjunction with the Exam Prep Program.

Internship Planning & Networking

Students apply to internships that best illustrate their academic interests using MEK’s extensive parent network and resume building tools.

Preliminary College List

Students are guided in the research of prospective colleges and plan campus visits, setting academic and future career goals to reach during their high school career.

Meaningful Extracurricular Activities

Students learn how to best focus their activities, leadership positions, and summer plans to convey a common thread of interest and communicate their strengths.

Schedule

By appointment only.
Take advantage of our flexible scheduling!

  • PRE-ROADMAP TO COLLEGE
  • Tuesday – Friday
    3:30pm – 8:30pm

     

    Saturday
    9:00am – 5:30pm

Process

All meetings will take place before 12th grade.

Pre-RMC 9

Enrollment in Pre-RMC 9 includes enrollment in
Pre-RMC 10 and 11.

  • MEETING 1
  • FRESHMAN STRATEGY MEETING

    JULY / AUGUST
    • Get to know the student.
    • Set freshman year courses and goals.
    • Review academic interests and extracurricular activities.

  • MEETING 2
  • ACADEMIC CHECK-IN

    NOVEMBER
    • Review interim grades and address academic concerns.
    • Prescribe School Support Tutoring for areas of particular academic concern.
    • Discuss short-term goals and teacher relationships.
    • Strategize SAT Subject Test Prep in terms of school performance.

  • MEETING 3
  • EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES MEETING

    DECEMBER
    • Make summer and extracurricular plans to explore academic interest and preliminary college goals.
    • Additional meetings for resume building or application completion are available at an extra cost.

  • MEETING 4
  • LONG-TERM GOALS MEETING

    FEBRUARY / MARCH
    • Review first term grades and second term interim grades. Address academic concerns.
    • Map test-taking plans in coordination with 10th through 12th grade courses.
    • Discuss long-term goals: academic interests, college goals, etc.

  • MEETING 5
  • END-OF-YEAR CHECK-IN

    MAY / JUNE
    • Review end-of-year grades.
    • Revisit sophomore year courses and plan tutoring and MEK summer classes to address academic concerns.

Pre-RMC 10

Enrollment in Pre-RMC 10 includes enrollment in
Pre-RMC 11.

  • MEETING 1
  • SOPHOMORE STRATEGY MEETING

    JULY / AUGUST
    • Discuss SAT / ACT plans.
    • Set sophomore year courses and goals.
    • Determine which extracurricular activities to continue or join.

  • MEETING 2
  • ACADEMIC CHECK-IN

    NOVEMBER
    • Review interim grades and address academic concerns.
    • Prescribe School Support Tutoring for areas of particular academic concern.
    • Discuss short-term goals and teacher relationships.
    • Strategize SAT Subject Test Prep in terms of school performance.

  • MEETING 3
  • EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES MEETING

    DECEMBER
    • Make summer and extracurricular plans to explore academic interest and preliminary college goals.
    • Additional meetings for resume building or application completion are available at an extra cost.

  • MEETING 4
  • COURSE PLANNING MEETING

    FEBRUARY / MARCH
    • Review first term grades and second term interim grades. Address academic concerns.
    • Map test-taking plans in coordination with 10th through 12th grade courses.
    • Discuss long-term goals: academic interests, college goals, etc.
    *only for students who have not completed Pre-RMC 9.

  • MEETING 5
  • END-OF-YEAR CHECK-IN

    MAY / JUNE
    • Review end-of-year grades.
    • Revisit junior year courses and plan tutoring and MEK summer classes to address academic concerns.

Pre-RMC 11

  • MEETING 1
  • JUNIOR STRATEGY MEETING

    JULY / AUGUST
    • Design full timeline of junior and senior year.
    • Review academic interests, extracurricular activities, and community service with a focus on leadership highlights and opportunities.
    • Determine academic interests and long term goals.

  • MEETING 2
  • ACADEMIC CHECK-IN

    NOVEMBER
    • Review 1st marking period grades and address academic concerns.
    • Follow up on test prep progress.
    • Discuss strategies for 2nd marking period.

  • MEETING 3
  • FUTURE PLANNING MEETING

    DECEMBER
    • Discuss summer plans.
    • Develop preliminary college list and provide college research guidelines.

  • MEETING 4
  • SUMMER PLANNING MEETING

    FEBRUARY
    • Create resume for summer/school year internship applications.
    • Explore internship opportunities in MEK’s extensive internship hosting program.
    • Solidify summer plans and strategize any remaining test prep in conjunction with summer plans.
    • Discuss relationships with guidance counselors and teachers.
    • Plan senior year courses.

  • MEETING 2
  • NAVIANCE BRAG SHEET MEETING

    MARCH
    • Review, brainstorm, and polish parent responses to the Naviance Brag Sheet according to the student’s long-term goals.

  • MEETING 6
  • FINAL STRATEGY MEETING

    MAY
    • Review academic transcripts from grades 9-11 and results of standardized tests.
    • Compile preliminary activities list and discuss college list and application strategy.
    • Designate appropriate RMC package.
    * Pre-RMC students are pre-enrolled in RMC Early package; students will be able to change their RMC package during this meeting.

INCLUDED IN ALL PRE-RMC PACKAGES:

MONTHLY ACADEMIC UPDATE & TROUBLESHOOTING

The ACS Team performs monthly checks in PowerSchool or other grade management portals, determining whether the student is in need of any School Support Tutoring or extra help. Any concerns are communicated through phone meetings or emails.

STRATEGY & PLANNING

Included in all Pre-RMC packages is preparation and strategy planning, completed beyond meeting times.

REGISTRATION FOR RMC EARLY

All Pre-RMC students are automatically registered for the RMC early package, our most basic Road Map to College package. Students can opt to change their package during the Final Strategy Meeting of Pre-RMC 11.

SCHOOL SUPPORT TUTORING PROGRAM PRIORITY

Pre-RMC students are given registration priority for MEK’s esteemed School Support Tutoring Program, while non Pre-RMC students are placed on a waiting list.

DISCOUNTED COLLEGE TEST PREP COURSES

All Pre-RMC students receive an extra discount on all MEK College Test Prep courses: SAT, ACT, (P)SAT Core, SAT Subject, and AP.

Get into the college
of your dreams.

Contact us today to get started. Our counselors can’t
wait to guide you on your journey to success.

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