Frequently Asked Questions
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I am not in the Los Angeles area. Can I still use your services?
SCFS works with students all over the US. We are able to work with students in person or remotely via Google Hangouts, Skype, phone or email, depending on your preference. Our SCFS portal makes it easy for families to keep track of notes, session times, scheduling, and more, no matter where they are. Our Client Relations Team, which supports your SCFS experience to ensure a seamless process, makes it easy to maintain a line of communication throughout your program. All of our students, regardless of location, benefit from our unique methodology and approach. We have found that our students who work with us remotely have proven to be equally as successful as students who meet with in person.
How many hours will my student need?
It varies for each student and depends greatly on several factors, including your student's academic and personal history and his or her college admissions goals. The first step is setting up an Initial Consultation. Following the Initial Consultation, we will suggest the best program for your student based on his or her grades, goals, and the amount of guidance he or she will need. We are happy to customize a program to fit your needs and your budget.
Can you give me the names and phone numbers of past clients that I can call and talk to?
Unfortunately we cannot accommodate this request. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us and our families and we do not release identifying information about our families unless expressly granted. We understand that you may want to hear from former families first-hand and we have provided student and parent testimonials on our website for this purpose. We are proud to say that 90% of our students are referrals from current or former families.
What is the role of an Independent College Advisor?
An independent Advisor can supplement your school counselor's efforts by providing additional personalized guidance throughout the college admissions and financial aid process. This can include working with you to develop a balanced college list, helping you create your activity list, preparing you for interviews and college visits, explaining the admissions process to you, and helping you with brainstorming and editing your essays, supplements and application. At SCFS, we guide students and their families through every step of the school admissions and financial aid process so that they can identify the schools that will be the best academic, social and financial fit for them, and then we work with each student to help him or her portray the best and most comprehensive representation of who they are to the admissions committees of their chosen schools.
When should my child begin working with Savvy College Funding Solutions, Inc?
SCFS programs for college-bound students typically begin in 10th grade. Our comprehensive counseling programs will allow your student to receive guidance prior to the start of the application process, which generally begins in the spring of junior year. We encourage students to start the college preparation process as soon as possible, but we are happy to work with students at any point throughout the process. In addition to our comprehensive counseling programs for high school students, we also offer short-term programs for high school seniors and transfer students.
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