or over a decade, Arbor Strategy Consulting has had the delight of helping turn high school students’ university application aspirations into reality. There can be no greater honor than to witness the joy and pride in a student’s countenance upon reading the first sentence of an acceptance letter to their dream university. It is this indescribable sensation that powers Arbor Strategy Consulting and propels it forward.
Arbor Strategy Consulting is firmly grounded in the belief that discovering “good matches” between students and post-secondary institutions is the primary purpose of the college admission process. Furthermore, it understands the principle that the process requires close communication and cooperation among the three major “players”; student, parents and counselor. The process unfolds most successfully when all parties involved approach their various roles and responsibilities with the intended spirit; open-mindedness, intelligence, honesty, a sense of adventure and even a sense of humor.
While the final outcome is important, it is on the process of self-discovery and college-discovery that Arbor Strategy Consulting focuses. The moment of college choice and admissions arrives when students are in the developmental process of late adolescence and emerging young adulthood. The selection of a college provides an important educational opportunity to develop skills and understandings that will serve that function as well as many of life’s major adult challenges.
Arbor Strategy Consulting does not approach any two students the same way. Its pedagogy is grounded in the belief that each student possesses singular ambitions, faces specific challenges, imbues distinct personal attributes and presents unique opportunities. Given Arbor Strategy Consulting’ philosophy, it follows that its approach will be as personalized and differentiated as the students under its care.
That being said, the underlying process remains the same regardless of the student. The success of the process highlighted above is predicated on the successful adherence to four phases
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