Proactive support for serious college applicants. $11,000+
Ideal for seniors who are serious about submitting awesome college applications.
Personalized attention. Determined effort. Comprehensive guidance. Wise counsel. These are the hallmarks of Simply Meticulous. Advance an aggressive application strategy that leaves nothing to chance. Build your extracurricular résumé to place your unique passions, interests, talents, and accomplishments front and center. Conceptualize and create college application essays that are as eloquent as they are idiomatic. Demonstrate interest at just the right time and in just the right way. Engage in alumni and on-campus interviews only after learning how to confidently verbalize what makes you an ideal candidate for acceptance. Fasten your seat belt and get ready to collaborate with a dedicated expert intent on helping you achieve your distinctive objectives. If you are ready and willing to submit applications that are Simply Meticulous, reserve your preferred Simply Meticulous experience as soon as possible.
Simply Meticulous: First Four $11,000 → Book Now for 2024
Designed for students seeking comprehensive support for four college applications.
Simply Meticulous: Five Star $13,000 → Book Now for 2024
Designed for students seeking comprehensive support for five college applications.
Simply Meticulous: Six Pack $15,000 → Book Now for 2024
Designed for students seeking comprehensive support for six college applications.
Note: Space is limited due to the time and attention to detail required to pull off these extraordinary coaching experiences.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where does Simply Meticulous take place?
My support is delivered via video conferences, in emails, on shared documents, and through occasional phone calls.
How early or late can I start Simply Meticulous?
A student is able to begin his or her Simply Meticulous experience as early as spring of eleventh grade and as late as (based on availability) fall of twelfth grade (or, if taking a gap year, as late as the fall of the student’s gap year).
What if I want to start working with Craig earlier than second semester of eleventh grade?
The typical student who knows he or she ultimately wants to become a Simply Meticulous student will engage in a Strategy Session with me once or twice each semester leading up to the start of his or her Simply Meticulous experience. As a result, whether a student begins working with me in ninth grade or eleventh grade, the typical progression of a student who works with me for the duration of his or her admissions process is The Game Plan → Strategy Session(s) → Simply Meticulous.
After I register for Simply Meticulous, when do things get started?
Within 48 hours of reserving your Simply Meticulous spot, I will send the student and parent(s) in-depth questionnaires to complete. These questionnaires must be completed before I can develop and we can begin tactically implementing your personalized college application completion strategy. Once these questionnaires are completed, I’m usually able to schedule our first Simply Meticulous virtual meeting within three days depending on our shared availability.
Will Simply Meticulous participants work only with Craig?
Yes! I do not outsource.
What will a Simply Meticulous student accomplish?
By the end of the Simply Meticulous experience the student will complete his or her extracurricular resume, Common App essay, Common App, four (Simply Meticulous: First Four), five (Simply Meticulous: Five Star), or six (Simply Meticulous: Six Pack) Common App supplements (or the equivalent for students applying to non-Common App colleges like Georgetown, MIT, or the UCs), and interview prep and mock interviews (if necessary).
What if I want your support on more than six college applications?
I strongly recommend that the student engages in the research and self-reflection (both of which are built into the Simply Meticulous experience) necessary to ensure development of a college list of no more than six institutions. By doing so, the student won’t spread himself or herself too thin during the application process, thus increasing the chances the student will get into his or her top choice colleges. For the vast majority of students, a well-balanced, well-considered, and well-vetted college list never needs to include more than six colleges. After all, at the end of the process, the student only goes to one college; there’s no added benefit to getting into seven or nine colleges if in the process of earning admission to them the student is unable to earn admission into the several colleges that he or she is most eager to attend. Therefore, only for students in exceptional circumstances am I willing to offer Simply Meticulous: Eight is Enough (eight applications for $20,000) or Simply Meticulous: All-In (ten applications for $25,000); yet, before purchasing one of these coaching experiences, families should first share their situation with me here.
What if I want your support on just one, two, or three college applications?
As most selective American colleges have early application deadlines with considerably higher acceptance rates than these same colleges’ later regular application deadlines, I recommend rising high school seniors do everything in their power to craft and complete the application(s) to their first choice college(s) early. This is why I offer the distinct Early Bird August experience to students who are ready and willing to complete one, two, or three impressive and differentiated college application(s) in the month of August. Click here to learn more about Early Bird August.
I really want to work with Craig but my application deadline is just days away. Am I too late?
Probably, but ironically, I often have a lot of free time the week before November 1 and the week before January 1 because I do everything in my power to ensure my Simply Meticulous students complete and submit their college applications at least seven days before their deadlines. As a result, I usually enjoy relaxing, resting, and spending time with family during the last week of October and the last week of December. With that said, I can occasionally be roused during these time periods to take on a procrastinating senior to help with one last-minute application. If I’m available and willing to support one additional student during the last week of October or last week of December, a hyperlink to purchase an intensive “Late But Great” package will appear below:
Late But Great October | Late But Great December
Spending thousands of dollars for anything – let alone several months of comprehensive college application completion support – is a big deal! Yet, for the right students and right families, Simply Meticulous is a very wise strategic investment. I only want right-fit students to take part in Simply Meticulous; therefore, I am happy to answer your questions about this experience in order to ensure that you make the right choice related to taking part. If you have questions about this experience or to inquire about remaining availability for 2023 or advanced booking for 2024, please contact me here or call +1 410-526-2558 in order to engage in a conversation with me before deciding whether signing up for Simply Meticulous makes sense for you (or your student). I look forward to connecting with you soon.