The Best College For your Son Or Daughter - And How To Get There!
EstherScheuer, Director, College Counseling Services
Esther Scheuer's decision to establish College Counseling Services followed nine years as a school counselor at an independent high school in Montgomery, Alabama, and after researching colleges for four daughters, during which time she became acutely aware of the struggles teens and their parents face trying to make the best possible match with a college. She realized there was a need for assisting familes through this often stressful time. Her resumé includes:
Certified Educational Planner (CEP) Member of the Higher Education Counselors Association (HECA) Member of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) Member of the Southern Association of College Admissions Counselors (SACAC) Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Huntingdon College, Montgomery, Alabama Masters in Science in Counseling and Human Development, Troy State University High School Counselor, Saint James School, Montgomery, Alabama - 9 years PTA President of Dannelly Elementary School, Cloverdale Junior High School, Baldwin Academic and Arts Magnet School and Jeff Davis High School, all of Montgomery
In addition, Ms. Scheuer has been an active member of many state and local education committees, and her professional experiences have helped her develop, among her many personal skills, a sure, steady hand in the guidance of young people. Her 10-step formula for successful college application and selection is as follows:
1. Counsel the student to match his or her unique qualities with the appropriate college 2. Supply financial aid and scholarship information 3. Provide individual attention confidentially and professionally 4. Meet application deadlines 5. Assist with the large amount of paperwork 6. Critique application essays to showcase the student's talents, abilities and uniqueness 7. Share knowledge and first-hand information about colleges 8. Assess specific programs based on the student's personal learning style 9. Prepare the student for the college interview 10. Help with the pre-college resumé
What is a CEP?
CEP -- American Institute of Certified Educational Planners
Certified Educational Planner: The Mark of Distinction
A Certified Educational Planner has acheived the profession's most rigorous educational standards and adheres to a strict code of ethics.
Consultants and Counselors must:
Pass a Board Certified Examination Hold a Master's Degree or Equivalent Visit and evaluate a prescribed number of educational institutions Be evaluated every 5 years on the basis of: - Earned continuing education credits - Participation in consistent professional development - Ongoing in-depth visits to enhance knowledge of colleges, schools and educational programs
A CEP is an experienced professional who is committed to providing the highest quality of service to students and familes.
For more information go to: www.aicep.org
College Counseling Services, L.L.C., Esther Scheuer