NWC+ | College Corner


 

quote-icon-100pxI am thrilled to be working with the students and families of NWC+. I am dedicated to making the college preparation and application process enjoyable and accessible for all students, and exploring career paths and options for entering those fields. Through thoughtful planning, regular meetings and workshops, and individualized guidance, I work to create a successful path to college and career for all New West students. I look forward to working with your family and helping our students on the journey to reach their goals.
— Mrs. Favaro

 


More About Mrs. Favaro

Mrs. Laurie Favaro has been a college counselor for more than fifteen years, assisting students in all aspects of the college planning and admission process.

She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Career/Life Planning and a Certificate in College Admissions and Career Planning from U.C. Berkeley.

Professional memberships include the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the Western Association for College Admission Counseling, and the Higher Education Consultants Association.

 


 


 

Support For Juniors

Fall Semester

  • Review courses and grades and discuss educational and career goals.
  • Overview the college admissions process and discuss what colleges are seeking in their applicants, whether a student is planning to attend a 4-year college after graduation or as a community college transfer.
  • Discuss SAT/ACT, test dates, and test prep.
  • Review and advise on high school course selection and extracurricular activities, including community service, summer, and employment.
  • Advise on college visits/touring. Discuss strategies for athletes, visual and performing artists, and students with learning differences.

Spring Semester

  • Explore the factors that will make the student happy and successful in college.
  • Discuss strategies for effectively researching and touring colleges. Review and make recommendations for student’s college list.
  • Review career exploration tools.

 

Support For Sophomores and Freshmen

  • Review courses and grades and discuss educational and career goals.
  • Overview the college admissions process and discuss what colleges are seeking in their applicants, whether a student is planning to attend a 4-year college after graduation or as a community college transfer.
  • Review and advise on high school course selection and extracurricular activities, including community service, summer, and employment.
  • Advise on college visits/touring. Discuss strategies for athletes, visual and performing artists, and students with learning differences.

 

Support For Seniors (It’s Only A Year Away!)

  • Review and make recommendations for student’s college list.
  • Discuss fall SAT/ACT testing options, if needed.
  • Discuss college application process.
  • Review process for requesting counselor and teacher letters of recommendation.
  • Help brainstorm and critique college essays.