College Success Program

The College Success Program consists of preparatory workshops and ongoing coaching designed to maximize success for college-bound students.

In a full day workshop, students receive guidance specific to the college or university they will attend including a review of course syllabi and campus resources. Students will receive customized guidelines and tips to take to school with them. Workshop topics include the following:

  • 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
  • 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.

Workshop participants are encouraged to work with a coach throughout the year. In the Child Mind Institute College Coaching Program, coaches help students maintain and enhance their organization, self-advocacy, and problem-solving skills. Students and their coaches will communicate via Skype (or FaceTime) weekly to review coursework concerns, troubleshoot any problems and help students to maintain strong skills. Coaches give their students feedback on the use of these skills and will also provide constructive ways for improving these them.


Saturday, August 11, 2018
Students Only

Monday, August 13, 2018
Parents Only

Child Mind Institute
101 East 56th Street
New York, NY 1002


  • $750 for the student and parent workshops
  • $2500 per semester for the College Coaching Program

Space is limited. Payment must be received in full to reserve a place in each workshop. Enrollment is on a first-registered, first-served basis.

How to Apply

Please call us at (212) 308-3118 or request an appointment online and specify that you are interested in our College Success Program

Cancellation Policy

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 $300 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.

Our Team

Matthew M. Cruger, PhD
Matthew M. Cruger, PhD

Senior Director, Learning and Development Center

Child Mind Institute

Adam Zamora, PsyD

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Learning and Development Center

Child Mind Institute

Alex Bellantuono, EdM
Alex Bellantuono, PhD

Associate Neuropsychologist

Child Mind Institute

Amira Hanna

Clinical Extern, Learning and Development Center

Child Mind Institute

Christine Vuolo, MS

Clinical Extern, Learning and Development Center

Child Mind Institute

Brittney Fallucca, PhD

Associate Neuropsychologist

Child Mind Institute