FAQsQuestions and Answers
In our world students are busy, really busy. Over the years we have noticed that student schedules are becoming more and more hectic. Between different time zones, school, sports, extra-curricular activities, and family commitments they are stretched thin. It just made sense to structure our program in such a way as to alleviate some of the overwhelm.
Everyone has different schedules and different pockets of time available for study. By making our program available on demand we gave students the flexability to study when it was reasonable for them. This is something we have seen frequently, students trying to make it to a class at a pre-appointed time, coming late, leaving early and not really getting the full benefit of a lesson. With an on demand platform, they decide when to start.
What is the Timeline?
Conquering the College Process is broken down into three steps. The first step Comprehensive College Prep consists of twenty lessons designed to be taken over the course of twenty weeks. Each week we introduce a new topic regarding the college application process or work through a requirement for applying. Ideally the first step ends with submitting applications directly before school starts for a student’s senior year.
The second step Show Me the Money begins directly after applications are submitted and has an additional twenty lessons designed to be taken over the first semester senior year. This is a crucial time for financial aid and scholarships and we want the students to be able to focus on this step. Each week we introduce a new topic regarding how financial aid works or what items they need to be focusing on at that time. The course is designed to finish at the same time as their first semester Sr. Year.
The third step Succeeding at College is a series of lessons that is much more self-paced and designed to be taken in the months leading up to their departure for college. The timeline is not nearly as rigid as the first two steps and instead is an informational journey for the students to learn about what to expect. It explains how to use the tools they have learned up to this point and how to navigate the transition into college.
The course opens for new enrollments on January 1st and closes on October 1st of each year. We feel the best time for enrollment for a student to get the most benefit from the course is between the months of February and July.
This is a course that strives to teach students not only what to do but more importantly how to do it. We want students to learn how to approach a problem or situation and have the confidence and tools to work through it. We want this course to teach them lifelong lessons they can apply at any point in their life. The more time they have to develop these skills the more they will ultimately take away.
As is with anything, you get out of it what you put into it. This program is no exception. We can’t do the work for the student; they have to be committed to the process.
If you have any questions after reading the FAQ’s please contact us and our team will answer any questions you may have.
What is The Program?
The Program is the framework used to achieve college success for students. It is made up of courses, resources and 15+ years of expertise in college admission and financial aid knowledge.
When Should My Student Start?
It is never too early to start planning for college. However, this course has always been set up to start in the second semester of a student’s Jr. Year.
We feel to get the absolute most out of the system starting between February and April is the most beneficial. This allows for weeks off for prom, finals, and summer vacation.
The purpose of starting early is to take this process one small bite at a time and give the students time to learn and absorb the material.
With that being said starting late is better than not starting at all. It is not uncommon for students to start as late as August and still have excellent results. The big differences being they have twice as much work to do.
Depending on when students start, they may need to finish several lessons a week to stay on track with the timeline. We don’t prevent students from joining the course late as we feel any direction is better than none, we do, however, want you to be aware that the course is not set up to be worked in two or three months.
How much does the course cost?
Please visit our PRICING page to see the cost of the course and products.
What do I need to get started?
A dedication to completing the process! A computer with access to the internet is the bare minimum required to get started.
Can you help me get into X school?
We cannot gurantee college admission to a specific school but our students often get accepted into their top choice schools.
What will I learn in the Conquering the College Process course?
For full details about the course click here to see everything you will learn.
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“I highly recommend her class”
” I’m Makenzi Sanders, I took Deanna’s class my second-semester junior year and first-semester senior year of high school in ‘16-‘17. Deanna was extremely helpful in preparing me for the college scholarship and college application process. There are many grants and scholarships beyond FAFSA that we aren’t unaware of, and Deanna’s class is a great guide in finding them. She pushes you to do your best and reach beyond what you think you qualify for and what is available for you. Deanna is really good at explaining this process in a way that isn’t stressful or confusing, she is truly someone that knows what she is doing. I highly recommend her class for anyone who is considering education beyond high school. “
– Makenzi Sanders