Our Philosophy

Thinking Outside the Box

Our approach is based on the idea that if you are willing to think outside the box, keep an open mind, and be a little flexible, you might be surprised at how many choices you have.

Exciting Opportunities

Colleges are looking for hard-working, talented students from diverse backgrounds. Many schools offer generous scholarships for academic success, athletic talent, and financial need.

Tailored Solutions

We understand families often have constraints (e.g., financial, geographical, or other) that may limit the universe of colleges they will consider. We work with you to find the best solution for your specific needs.

Keeping the Doors Open

The earlier we begin to collaborate with our clients the more doors we can open for them. We strive to keep the doors open until you are ready to make your choice.

Selecting the Best Fit

At the end of the day, our goal is for each student-athlete to be in the enviable position of getting to choose the college that fits them best.

Our Services

Navigate the College Recruiting Process

LA4College specializes in helping student-athletes and their families navigate the college recruiting process. Most of our clients choose to work with us on an ongoing basis, but we also offer single-session counseling and ancillary services.

Comprehensive Program

Our ongoing, Comprehensive Guidance Program is suitable for high school student-athletes who would benefit from ongoing support throughout their recruiting process. After an initial consultation with the student and parents, we will:

• Provide an overview of the recruiting process.

• Review and assess the student’s academic and athletic profiles.

• Develop a list of schools based on academic/ athletic/ financial/ geographic goals.

• Formulate a recruiting strategy.

• Create an athletic resume and other marketing materials to be sent to appropriate coaches.

• Assist with communication with coaches.

• Help plan recruiting trips.

• Give advice on scholarships and financial aid.

• Oversee the college application process (i.e., application, standardized testing, transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.) and help evaluate and choose among offers.

Assessment Consultation

An Introductory Assessment may be sufficient for some families to address their questions and concerns about the college recruiting process. While topics may vary depending on the needs of each student, in an introductory assessment we typically provide:

• An overview of the recruiting process.

• A review and assessment of the student’s academic and athletic profiles.

• Assistance in developing a preliminary college list, if appropriate.

Prior to our consultation, we will review the student’s transcript, standardized testing record, and responses to our questionnaires to prepare for our discussion. We provide a written summary of the discussion following the meeting.

Ancillary Services

For those students who seek assistance with specific parts of the college application process, we offer services in our particular areas of expertise:

Application essays – we give guidance on writing application essays and provide comments on drafts.

Interviews – we conduct mock interviews with individualized feedback and advice to help students prepare for admission interviews.

Financial aid – we help families understand and compare scholarship and financial aid offers and, when necessary, formulate an appeal.