Dear Fellow Parent
We spoke recently to explore working together, but it appears that the time wasn’t right, or maybe that you’re looking for another -- possibly requiring less of an investment -- way to help your kiddo get into a bunch of great colleges…
...at “wholesale” prices!”
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m assuming that you reached out to us in the first place because you realized that you need expert advice on how to pick colleges, get into colleges and PAY for college -- without selling a kidney or mortgaging your home or retirement up to the eyeballs -- in today’s, ahem, “challenging” environment!
Ask any high school senior (Class of 2021): this year has been a flat-out BLOODBATH: deferrals, wait lists and REJECTIONS from even “Safety Schools” where they would have gotten into easily -- even if they wrote their essays in crayon -- in years past!
There seems to be no rhyme or reason to who gets in and who doesn’t. At least to guidance counselors, who were 100% blindsided by this year’s results, mostly because they rely on outdated tools and information, which they pass along to unsuspecting, hapless students.
That’s why I wanted to tell you about a program that we used to offer before we discontinued it some years ago. I’ve decided to take it out of the proverbial vault and dust it off for a limited time because I have a hunch that it could be the right program -- and right price -- for you.
But first, let me give you a quick lay of the land. I won’t sugar coat it, our kids are facing HUGE challenges today...
In a nutshell, that’s the heart of the Incomparable Applicant Signature Program©. If you are one of the first 12 to say “Yes! to this special offer, you will discover...
...AND have an expert hold your child accountable and have him execute exactly what he needs to do to get into the colleges he deserves to attend?
Let’s talk turkey.
You already know that private consulting clients pay more than $12,000-25,000 for my advice on how to get into a top college at “wholesale” prices. Admittedly, that’s a borderline, unconscionable amount and not right for everybody, even when you consider the return on investment.
But I’ve closed the doors on taking on private clients for the time being (and have a growing waitlist, thanks in no small part to recent media attention).
The good news is that you won’t have to pay anywhere near that to get our specialized, expert advice!
But before I spill the beans on this special offer, permit me to throw in a few more items I believe you’ll find extremely valuable.
All Incomparable Applicant Signature Program families will receive...
I’m not done yet! To sweeten the pot, I’ve got a few more items up my sleeve...
If you respond to this letter in seven (7) days, AND you are one of the first 12 to enroll in the Incomparable Applicant Signature Program©, you will earn these “Early Action” (see what I did there?) bonuses:
Bonus 1: Personalized Merit Scholarship Search. You’ll work directly with my colleague, author and speaker Jean O’Toole, scholarship search expert. I hired Jean last year for my own daughter and was EXTREMELY pleased with the results. Since then I’ve given Jean’s name to at three dozen-odd families and heard nothing but high praise. - Value $150.
Bonus 2: Proprietary, “Naviance on ‘Roids” personal college planning software that ensures a balanced, strategic list of colleges (we use this behind-the-scenes with our elite, private clients. I’ve used this “secret” program for seven-odd years, created by one of my mentors, Don Betterton, who served on Princeton University’s Admissions Committee for 30 years and its director of financial aid for the same period.
Unlike Naviance and Score, which are both extremely limited in the factors they consider when used to handicap odds of admission - this College Guru Software accounts for 20 plus factors -- beyond GPA and SAT or ACT scores, such as race, ethnicity, if you’re a legacy, to name a few -- and compares each student against EVERY other child admitted by that particular college, worldwide. Naviance and Score do neither, which is a BIG reason why hundreds of thousands of Class of 2021 students were stunned by rejections or deferrals by colleges they -- and their guidance counselors -- perceived to be “sure things.” - Value: $497
Bonus 3 : “Inner Circle” membership: Monthly client-only online meetings, checklists, college planning calendar, deadline reminders and a printed, “snail mail” newsletter delivered to your door each month (not buried in your emails) - so that you never miss an opportunity, BLOW a key date or wonder, “What should we be doing, now?”- Value: $563
Bonus 4: 25% off -- our biggest discount -- our financial aid consulting and forms preparation service -- currently $2,500, so your price is only $1,875 -- if you enroll, completely at your option, now or by August 1 2021. We prepare your FAFSA and CSS Profile, identify any strategies to get more money, help negotiate your offers, more! - Value: $625
Recent Incomparable Applicant Bootcamp session (not posed)
The above bonuses tally up to a nice, tidy sum but, candidly, the value of the Incomparable Applicant Signature Program© is much, much more:
Alrighty, here’s the deal…
The Incomparable Applicant Signature Program is a combination of
The investment to enroll is $7,995, which we'll honor until we hit our maximum of 12 students.
However, please note carefully...
You’re hiring us for advice, it’s up to you to implement it.
In other words, do NOT force your child into doing this, you can’t want it more than they do! Here’s where to go, while we still have room for you...
One final note: you may be wondering how this program is different than our comprehensive college advisory service.
Remember how I said earlier that we “retired” this program a few years ago? We did so because I wanted to offer a more comprehensive service, that includes 1. career counseling, 2. Financial aid consulting and preparation of financial aid forms and 3. My 1:1 attention.
This special program is a “lite” version of our comprehensive program, so those items are not part of it. But that’s why tuition for the Incomparable Applicant Signature Program© is almost 50% less. Just thought I should ‘splain it :)
As of today, there are 12 spots available, but I expect them to get snapped up in a couple of weeks, if not sooner. Please get back to me within seven (7) days if you’re interested. If we don’t hear back, we’ll cancel your spot and release it for another family.
Hope to hear back soon. If you have any questions, feel free to email me directly, [email protected]
CEO, Lockwood College Prep
P.S. Here a few comments from clients who received the same advice, that is currently available to you:
“You made the process a lot more relaxing and fun...that’s what I needed!”
Shreya Suneja, admitted to The University of Pennsylvania
“The biggest reason I needed your help was because there were were so many aspects of the college application process that I didn’t understand…”
Olivia Zhang, admitted to Yale University
“The whole process of working with you has been fantastic! Thank you for helping our daughter get accepted by her dream school, UCLA!” - Lena Sakayan, Huntington, NY
I needed someone to bounce ideas off of for the essays, it was great to have you. I knew my English teachers could not help me. Thank you!- Julia Petrini, Brown University