Don't just apply to college… Position yourself.

Services & Rates

If you have a high school junior graduating in 2020 and would like to engage our services to develop a college list, please email Deborah Ernst  ( spring 2019 to schedule a free telephone consultation.

This conversation will help us clarify what your needs are and discuss how to best serve your individual situation. Before the phone call, PLEASE REVIEW our services and rates below, as well as our Mutual Expectations statement to fully understand the responsibilities of Position U 4 College Consulting LLC, the responsibilities of the client family, and important disclaimers.

Services and Rates

(as of March 1, 2019)

College List with BCP Evaluator *$350 flat rate, 3 hour session
Resume Development$150 first hour, $100 per additional hour in same session
College Essay Brainstorming$150 first hour, $100 per additional hour in same session
College Essay Development$150 first hour, $100 per additional hour in same session
Remote College Essay Editing (GoogleDocs)$100 per hour
Common Application or Coalition for College Access Assistance$100 flat fee for one, $150 for both
 Interview Prep $150 first hour, $100 per additional hour in same session

We have an on-going affiliate relationship with Don Betterton of Betterton College Planning. Don spent over thirty years at Princeton University, as Admissions Committee Member and Financial Aid Director. As an independent college consultant, Don developed the powerful BCP Evaluator™ system for organizing a college list that realistically projects a student’s chances of admission at competitive colleges. Our affiliation gives us licensed access to this unique planning tool.

Mutual Expectations

The statement below clarifies the services we provide, what we expect from the person receiving the consulting services, and certain limitations and disclaimers. Please review it before our initial telephone consultation to understand how we work.

Be aware that our services are strictly advisory. We will not contact the student’s current school or any other party to discuss the student’s application process or academic record, nor will we contact any school on behalf of the student for any purpose whatsoever.

It shall be the responsibility of the parent and/or student to secure academic and personal recommendations; register and pay for necessary standardized tests; arrange for the transmission of test scores to colleges; complete, finalize, pay for and submit all applications for admission and financial aid; monitor the status of all applications, college visits, interviews and financial aid materials; and notify colleges of the student’s enrollment decisions. Position U 4 College Consulting LLC will not be responsible for any of these items.

The student and parent also need to understand that the application process is complex and uncertain, and that the decision to accept or reject an applicant is in the control of the school and not within our control. Position U 4 College Consulting LLC does not guarantee acceptance into any institution.

In-person sessions are conducted at our office in New Jersey. Skype sessions can be used selectively, at the same rate as in-person sessions, after a face-to-face relationship has been established.