College Success Program
The College Success Program consists of coaching and preparatory workshops designed to maximize success for college-bound students.
Students who have been identified as having a learning disorder, ADHD, or anxiety may not be completely ready to handle the demands of college. Even though many colleges offer learning support resources, some students may lack the self-advocacy or executive functioning skills to effectively avail themselves of these services. Through our College Success Coaching Program, we position these students for success with strong self-advocacy and problem-solving skills.
Students enrolled in the program will benefit from ongoing coaching throughout the semester to support the development and implementation of organizational strategies, effective study skills and problem-solving once they are away at college. Communicating weekly for 45 minutes via Skype (or FaceTime), students and their Child Mind Institute coaches will review coursework, troubleshoot any challenges and maintain strong skills.
College Coaching Dates
Coaching is weekly via Skype or FaceTime and scheduled with students based on their availability
Prior to the start of each semester, families are also invited to attend a workshop to receive guidelines and tips to maximize college success. The student workshop topics include:
- How to set up an efficient studying and organizational system
- How to advocate for oneself with professors, learning center, accessibility office
- How to establish productive relationships with peers and faculty members
- How to prepare for long-term assignments, projects, exams
- How to spot and address roadblocks (course selection, social pressure, time allocation)
An evening workshop for parents will include a discussion about student independence and resiliency, tips on how best to monitor student performance and well-being, guidance on when and how to intervene and coaching on how parents can best handle roadblocks and setbacks.
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- $2500 per semester for the College Coaching Program (includes the student and parent workshops)
- $500 for College Success Student and Parent Workshops (only)
Space is limited. Payment must be received in full to reserve a place in the program. Enrollment is on a first-registered, first-served basis.
How to Apply
If a child cannot attend and we are notified at least 30 days prior to the start date of the program we will issue a refund, excluding a $100 non-refundable deposit for administrative fees. At the time of registration, full payment is required to reserve a space. If less than 30 days notification is given, no refund will be provided.