With thousands of colleges in the US alone, knowing which colleges would be a great fit for your student is a daunting process. Any good college prep plan begins with developing a strong and balanced college list. We use an extensive assessment process to get to know your student. We then build a list of schools that could be a great fit. Many of our students decided to attend schools that they originally knew little to nothing about but fell in love with during this discovery process!
We believe that when it comes to ACT prep, one size does not fit all! We will work with your student to get a baseline score using actual ACT tests. Then, we assign practice drills and instruction that is specific to your student's needs.
Most colleges require the personal statement essay as a way to hear from the student directly and to get a sense of who they are. Many colleges require multiple essays and most scholarship applications also require essays. The essays your student writes can make a BIG difference in admission and scholarship decisions. This step in the application process tends to be one of the most stressful for students, but we are there every step of the way! Our process includes brainstorming multiple topics, organizing the essay into a format that colleges want to see, and assisting the student with multiple writing and editing sessions.
Along with great grades and test scores, a resume full of strong, relevant extracurricular activities is considered a necessity for any student applying to top colleges. An added bonus of extracurricular activities is that participating in a variety of activities can help your student find a new passion that could lead to an unexpected college major or career choice! We work with your student to ensure they are participating in the right kind and right number of activities to enhance their resume.
If you find the prospect of filling out the financial aid forms for college daunting, you are definitely not alone! We will let you know exactly what documents you need to have ready to complete the applications and we will work with you to ensure all documents are completed correctly and submitted in a timely manner!
Should you apply Early Action, Early Decision, Regular Decision or Priority? What are the differences between each of these? Should I use the school's application, the Common Application or the Coalition Application? No worries! We will work with your student to sort through each option and decide which is best. Oh yes, and we will do this all without missing a single deadline!
Lauren and I have made a lot of investments over the years. However, I can say without a doubt that our investment in the guidance and expertise of Jane Crickard and Next Level U has by far been one of the best! Her knowledge and assistance through the college selection and application process has made Claire’s experience so much better and less stressful. If you have ever considered hiring a college coach to assist in the process I highly recommend Jane! If you haven’t considered it you absolutely should!Zachery Moore: Daughter, Frankfort High School
Can’t thank Jane and Next Level U enough for all they did for me throughout this process. Ole Miss was my dream school and she played a big part in getting me to where i want to be. I highly recommend her and her program for upcoming juniors and seniors. In the meantime, i can’t wait to get down to Oxford in August and Hotty Toddy!!Layne Lilly, Anderson Co High School, Lawrenceburg, KY
"Jane, I just had to thank you again for all your work you did with Ben. His result on the ACT has just transformed his college opportunities. As soon as they heard what he got, lots of things started happening, so I just wanted to say thank you. We’re so grateful and I really appreciate the expertise and the gentle touch you had with him over the summer."Lisa: Son, Lafayette High School, Lexington KY
When my son started the college application process last year, it was extremely confusing for both him and myself. Jane provided us with the assistance and the support we needed throughout the year. She went above and beyond in helping throughout the entire process!Rand Mahmwd: Son, Franklin County High School, Frankfort KY
We greatly enjoyed working with Jane. She was very patient and supportive with our son. Jane focused on need areas and we were delighted with his ACT score improvement. Highly recommend!Mary Pat: Son, Eastern High School, Louisville KY
We have been so thankful for all of Jane’s help preparing our son for the next phase of his academic career. Her advice has been pricelessJenny Gilbert: Son, Frankfort High School, Frankfort KY
Thank you Jane!! We would have not known about Lipscomb University if it was not for you. We are so grateful for all of the colleges you helped us apply to. My husband was saying the other night, ”I don’t think we could’ve navigated all of this without Jane". Thank you, again!!!Denice Ciaburri: Son, Trinity High School, Louisville KY