April Paris-Joseph
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April Paris-Joseph

About

April Paris-Joseph earned her BA from Middlebury College completing a double major in Political Science and Spanish with a double minor in Latin American Studies and French. She subsequently earned her MA in Latin American Studies from Stanford University. April's pre-mom career included teaching middle and high school Spanish. While raising her family April found herself studying college admissions starting over fifteen years ago when her oldest son was in high school thinking about college. She stayed connected to the process and grew a soft spot for student athletes, as she assisted her own four children through the recruiting process. When it came time to join the paid work force again April found college counseling brought together both her passion for education and love of teenagers.

Over the years, April has helped countless of her children's teammates and friends navigate, recruiting, essay writing, merit and financial aid and other aspects of college admissions. April earn...

April helped students get into:
Northwestern UniversityFlorida Memorial University
University of MiamiBates College
University of ArizonaIndiana Institute of Technology
University of California, DavisDePaul University
Northwestern University
Florida Memorial University
University of Miami
Bates College
University of Arizona
Indiana Institute of Technology
University of California, Davis
DePaul University
April helps with…
Admissions Timeline
School-Specific Supplemental Essays
Highly Selective College Admissions
Common App
Building a School List
College Applications & Essays
UC Schools
Athletic Recruiting
Waitlist & Deferral Assistance
FAFSA
College Interviews
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Pacific Northwest
2 years of experience
Stanford University – MA
Middlebury College – BA
University of California, Los Angeles – Cert | College Counseling with Distinction
IECA | HECA | NACAC | PNACAC
Athletics

My process

First and foremost, I want every parent and student to understand that getting to college is not about pursuing entrance into a specific short list of schools with single digit acceptance rates. Helping a student get to a best fit college is less about the application per se and more about helping the student know themselves. In short, I walk students through a 4 step process starting as early as spring of 8th grade.
1. Building a profile
2. Building the college list
3. Building the application
4. Building a transition plan
The goal is to launch each student as independent and self-aware developing adults to a college that is a good fit academically, social and financial for them and their family. For our student-athletes the recruiting process works along side these steps. During your consultation we will dig deeper into how each step builds on the last and how my unique approach serves students.

Packages

UC Application and Essays

5 hours

Review of University of California Application: Activities List, Course List and PIQs
$1,000($200/hr)
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Athletic Recruiting Guidance -Basic

5 hours

Guidance and assistance with athletic recruiting.
$1,000($200/hr)
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Application and Essay Help (Common Application)

10 hours

Review of Common Application Activities List, Personal Statement and Supplemental Essays
$2,000($200/hr)
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Comprehensive College Counseling

30 hours

Application list building, college interest assessments for parents and student, financial and merit aid primer for parents and student, drafting and finalizing unique and best fit college list, application action planning and guidance, essay review, interview prep, review and guidance for final college selection and transition.
$5,750($192/hr)
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Comprehensive Counseling and Athletic Recruiting

35 hours

Application list building, college interest assessments for parents and student, financial and merit aid primer for parents and student, drafting and finalizing unique and best fit college list, application action planning and guidance, essay review, interview prep, review and guidance for final college selection and transition.
$6,500($186/hr)
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Advising hours

College admissions advising

$220.00 / 60 min

Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process.


General Consultation

$225.00 / 45 min

General guidance and application review

One-on-one advising
Personalized college counseling
Building a school list. Getting into an Ivy League school. Writing amazing college essays. I can help!
One-on-one advising
Personalized college counseling
Building a school list. Getting into an Ivy League school. Writing amazing college essays. I can help!
Pacific Northwest
2 years of experience
Stanford University – MA
Middlebury College – BA
University of California, Los Angeles – Cert | College Counseling with Distinction
IECA | HECA | NACAC | PNACAC
Athletics
Tips for success
1. Prepare for your first session
Plan out the questions and topics you'd like to discuss. If you'd like to work together in the long term, discuss expectations for each other.