Launch College Counseling provides both comprehensive and select services and consultation in support of high school and transfer students’ college search, application, and admission process. We also provide expert counseling advice for graduate school. We serve the Chicago area and surrounding suburbs, as well as out-of-state students using virtual online consulting. Launch College Counseling follows the HECA and IECA ethical guidelines to provide all our clients with sound advice, integrity, respect, and confidentiality. Please explore our list of services below. We can also design a custom package for your needs, upon request

Comprehensive Package

  • Initial Consultation/Intake Meeting 1-2 hours
  • Transcript Review/Course Selection/Standardized Test Advising
  • Extracurricular/Activities Review Guidance
  • Evaluate student’s academic, social, artistic, and athletic interests
  • Offer Strengths Assessment Inventory and Career Suggestions
  • Development of College List to Fit Student’s Needs, Interests and Strengths
  • College Visit Strategies
  • Admission Interview Preparation
  • Guidance and Support for Application and Essay Organization and Timelines
  • Essay Brainstorming and Editing
  • Application Assistance and Review
  • Facilitation of Decision Making Process Following Acceptances
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Consultation
  • Gap year options
  • Advice for parents on developing their role to positively contribute to the college search and decision making process

Special Packages – 4 and 16 hour packages

  • Customized and Balanced College List creation
  • College Essay Brainstorming and Editing to make your essay stand out.
  • Application Only for those students who have identified the schools they are applying to.
  • Suggest College Visits Strategies to make the most of your college visits.
  • High School Course Selection choose the best courses to strengthen your application.
  • Testing Advice and Recommendations for ACT, SAT, and SAT Subject Tests.
  • Application Review to check for completion and accuracy.
  • Final Decision Making after acceptance letters are received assistance choosing the best-fit college.
  • Graduate School Advising for those college students applying to graduate school.
  • Graduate School Personal Statement Brainstorming and Editing.