The CollegeAppRoadMap is a six-module online training program designed for soon-to-be high school seniors AND parents as you gear up for college applications this fall. There are 3 main objectives:
Let’s face it: high school college counseling departments are often so overburdened and understaffed that the guidance they can provide is minimal…at best.
Private college counseling can be tremendously expensive.
And with all the chatter, anxiety, and information overload, where do you turn for help?
The CollegeAppRoadMap is the only program designed for both parents and students that provides one place for families to learn about colleges and build your best applications — at the pace that best fits your busy schedule.
Because of its format, the CollegeAppRoadMap is the perfect way for you to take this process at your own pace, no matter what else is going on in your life this summer and fall.
Students: you’ll watch short training videos and complete companion exercises, building your applications piece by piece.
Parents: you follow along with guidelines on how to support your kid at each stage of the process.
You can then turn to the college counseling Facebook group for professional advising and expert support from Nick Soper (that’s me!).
I’m an independent college counselor and the founder of Creative College Prep. I graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Creative Writing, and I’ve been a writing coach since my Northwestern days and an SAT/ACT tutor for 10+ years.
When I decided to get into this work, I took the UCLA Extension College Counseling Certificate course and completed my practicum in the College & Career Center at Santa Monica High School.
If you’d like to get a better feel for me, check out my bio here, some of the college-prep videos I’ve created here or here, or check out my TEDx talk from March 2016 about the heroic journeys in your own life.
YES: there are bonuses!
On top of the videos, companion worksheets, and Facebook group, families will receive how-to guides, resource lists, & done-for-you templates.
Whether you are just getting started on your college journey or are looking for ways to dive even deeper into making the perfect future for yourself after high school, the CollegeAppRoadMap is for you.
LEARN ALL THE STEPS TO TAKE IN THESE 6 MODULES
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Are you wondering what to look for during a campus visit? About the questions you should be asking to your hosts? This handy guide breaks down every part of the process, so that you can return home knowing you’ve taken every necessary step during your visits.
The Guerilla Guide highlights the top tools available and how to make the best use of them. I’ve put dozens of hours into examining the options, and now you can learn from both my successes and failures — without all the trial and error.
Students will get a series of downloadable, ready-to-use templates for creating the following:
As an alumnus of Northwestern University, I’ve interviewed many prospective students for my alma mater. Here you’ll get my go-to list of questions I love to ask in these interviews, as well as some tips on how to prepare to make the right impression.
Find out what other students are writing — and how their essays have gone from good to great.
Listen to real students talk to an expert about tips for writing the Common Application Personal Statement.
Find out more about answering the Personal Insight questions on the University of California application in this recorded Q+A session.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
FAQs: COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAM
While I hope to expand the program in the future, there is currently no in-depth instruction tailored to specific talent-based programs (e.g., violin performance, ceramics, etc.). I’m hoping it’s something I can expand upon next year!
For any student to benefit, there has to be buy in. Students have to want to stay on top of their college applications by working ahead; they need the attitude of “I’ll get it done as long as someone tells me what I need to be doing, and how I can get it done.”
That said, many of us (not just teenagers) have a tendency to procrastinate…to some degree or other. I have timed this course to culminate at the end of August so that students will have a full two months between the time all modules have been released and the earliest application deadlines.
That’s great news, and here’s why:
Absolutely! One of my favorite things about this course format is that we have the gift of time. Module 1 kicks off with writing and reflection exercises that span the entire twelve weeks. Each week, students are asked to set aside a one hour of time (in three 20-minute windows) to do some stream-of-consciousness writing according to a weekly theme.
Students get into the habit of writing a little bit more frequently, over a much longer period of time. As we all know, when left to their own devices, the opposite is usually the case. Weekly themes have been carefully chosen so that by the time we’re wrapping up in August, there is plenty of relevant material to draw from for college applications. MUCH easier than starting from scratch!
While private coaching is not included in the cost of the program, during “office hours” on the Facebook group, students are welcome to upload any writing they’ve been developing for on-the-spot feedback.
RoadMap students receive special discounts for one-on-one work with me. For private coaching, families are welcome to reach out to me separately to book videoconference meetings on an hourly basis.
Once you purchase, you’ll receive a unique username and password for your family to access the course. All modules are digital and the companion worksheets and bonuses are downloadable.
This course includes 30+ videos, direct access to a college admissions expert, helpful guides, and loads of bonuses to ensure that you submit your most outstanding applications to the right schools during senior year.
The coaching, materials, and information contained in this course would ordinarily cost $4,000 – 6,500 for a basic college advisory package.
But one year’s access to the CollegeAppRoadMap membership is just $297!
I am here to help you navigate through your college applications and into the college that’s right for your student. If you change your mind about your investment anytime within the first 10 days, you get a full refund – no questions asked.
But I’m going to take that even further by inviting you to fully participate in CollegeAppRoadMap for 30 days. If your family has completed every assignment and you don’t feel like I have delivered on my promise, I’ll happily refund 100% of your money.
Why? Because I know that if you do the work outlined in the CollegeAppRoadMap, you will absolutely get results. It’s really that simple. If you do the work and don’t get value, then I don’t deserve your money. Period.
Please send all completed homework via email before 11:59 pm PST on the 30th day of membership to qualify for your refund.
I’m only here to help the families I’m well suited for.
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What They’re Saying About Nick
Attending a seminar that Nick presented was the best decision I made in helping my son navigate the college application process with a talent based emphasis. Having successfully ushered my 2 older children into college and graduate school, one with the use of an educational consultant and one without, I approached Nick’s seminar somewhat skeptically. After one hour, my skepticism was cast aside and my enthusiasm mounted as I realized Nick had something very special to offer: credibility and competence!
Nick’s writing expertise and background were of particular interest to me especially knowing that Brendan would have to write more than 15 essays during the process.
Nick proved to be the most valuable asset. Nick is calm, rational, professional, caring, supportive and extremely good at what he does. My best advice is to give yourself and your child the gift of working with Nick. I’ve worked with other consultants and Nick far surpassed them in every way.
PARENT OF BRENDAN, LACHSA ’16
I started working with Nick the summer before my senior year, and he has helped me step by step with everything from college research to essay writing. Prior to our work, researching colleges was overwhelming and boring, but he helped me navigate the college websites so I could easily rule out colleges I wasn’t interested in and quickly discover colleges that seemed like the perfect fit.
While working on my personal statement and supplemental essays, Nick asked me precise questions that pinpointed exactly what I was trying to say, so that next thing I knew I had my entire outline set and ready to go! Nick puts 100% of his effort into all every student, even at the end of a full day. If I had felt overwhelmed and stressed just hours before, a meeting with Nick would make me feel prepared and excited to continue my college process.
STUDENT, OAKS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL ’16
I met Nick Soper when I first came to Malibu High School. It didn’t take long to realize that Nick would soon become a valuable asset to our school. As the only College Counselor for the entire high school, I rely on trusted counselors to volunteer their time and assist my students in workshops and evening presentations. For the past few years, Nick has been one of my go-to experts.
Nick has provided everything from small workshops to leading a large group parent information session. He creative, resourceful, extremely knowledgeable, and is constantly looking of ways to improve access to information for students and families and always reaching out to make impactful connections. I am grateful for his work and it is clear the students and parents are as well.
COLLEGE AND CAREER COUNSELOR, MALIBU HIGH SCHOOL
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