Your JourneyYour Future

Guiding individual students along their journey of self-discovery to find the ideal college environment for future satisfaction and success.

Your StoryYour Dreams

Guiding individual students along their journey of self-discovery to find the ideal college environment for future satisfaction and success.

Your InvestmentYour Return

Guiding individual students along their journey of self-discovery to find the ideal college environment for future satisfaction and success.

Expertise

About

Individualized Planning

Scott-Prince-about-usScott Prince is the former Director of College Counseling at two prominent independent day schools, Louisville Collegiate (Kentucky) and Kent Denver (Colorado). He brings more than 25 years experience as an independent school teacher, coach, administrator, and college counselor to his private practice.

A graduate of Davidson College (B.A. in History) and the University of Pennsylvania (M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration), Scott began his independent school career as a history instructor, coach, and Assistant Athletic Director at The Culver Academies (Indiana). As a graduate student, he worked in admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, before accepting a teaching appointment at The Columbus Academy (Ohio), where he later served as Director of the Upper School and supervised the College Counseling office through its expansion from a single counselor to two counselors.

After serving as Director of the Upper School and Co-Director of College Counseling at Kent Denver, Scott joined Louisville Collegiate in 2005 as its Assistant Head of School and Director of College Counseling, before leading the school as its 12th Headmaster from 2007-2013. While Headmaster, he remained engaged with the college program by counseling students, writing recommendations, and supervising the expansion of the College Counseling program to accommodate enrollment growth.

Scott resides in the Highlands with his wife, Molly, a math instructor at Louisville Collegiate, and their three children.

 

 

“We need to remind ourselves that the media’s focus on a very small number of so-called elite colleges and the public’s obsession with seemingly objective college rankings dramatically distort the public’s understanding and appreciation of the many exceptional opportunities for higher education available in our country.”

Christoph Guttentag
Duke University Dean of Undergraduate Admission
BusinessWeek Op-Ed

Unique Journeys

PHILOSOPHY

Self-Discovery and Independence

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When students and their parents embrace an unfolding journey of self-discovery and self-confidence, a bright future reveals itself.


When properly framed and executed, the college search and application process need not be frustrating and onerous – either for students, or for parents. Instead, when students and their parents embrace an unfolding journey of self-discovery and self-confidence, a bright future reveals itself. Prince College Counseling assists students as they make that profound transition into adulthood, helping them to discover their voice through introspection, to gain the independence required to articulate the college environment they need, and to present a compelling profile for admission to selective colleges and universities.

Each journey is unique; there is no single path through the college search and application process. Each student defies generalization. Each student offers a unique story to tell. Each student reveals different needs to fulfill. Each student engages the process from a different perspective. And, each student moves through the process at a different pace.

While adults walk alongside a student on this journey, it is the student who must take ownership of the search and application process. Ultimately, the student decides where to apply, what to reveal in essays, whom to approach for recommendations, and when to apply. By building a relationship over time with students and their families, Prince College Counseling is able to guide and counsel each student appropriately.

When equipped with the tools needed to undergo an honest appraisal of themselves, when thoughtful introspection leads to thorough research, and when careful attention is given to the minute details of the application process, students emerge from Prince College Counseling’s thoughtful, tested, and well-designed process excited to matriculate to the college or university that best fits their articulated needs.

Finding the Right Fit

What We Do

Crafting the Strongest Application

Prince College Counseling assists students as they make a profound transition into adulthood, helping them to discover their voice through introspection, to gain the independence required to articulate the college environment they need, and to present a compelling profile for admission to selective colleges and universities.


Introspection

Guiding students through thoughtful introspection and self-discovery to better understand the aptitudes, interests, goals, and aspirations that will guide their individualized college search process

Research

Utilizing a proven system of research and exploration that provides exposure to a wide array of colleges and universities, ultimately focusing efforts upon institutions that best fit each student’s unique needs

Campus Visits

Increasing exposure to and understanding of different college environments through meaningful campus visits, summer programs, resume preparation, and interview training

Application

Crafting the strongest possible profile for admission offices via college essay brainstorming and editing, careful attention to the details of application preparation, management of merit scholarship and application deadlines, and communication strategies



The Prince Promise

Prince College Counseling offers an initial consultation that allows for an assessment of where the student is in the search and application process, what the student and parents hope to gain from a counseling relationship, the design of an individualized path forward, and the creation of a comprehensive fee structure. Families walk away from the session with the information they need to make an informed decision about engaging Prince College Counseling.

Prince College Counseling does not charge an hourly rate like many other counseling programs. A student (or parent) should not think twice about calling, emailing, texting, or making an appointment for fear that it will ‘count’ as an hour or a meeting towards some set total.

Prince College Counseling’s comprehensive retainer fee does not limit the number of counseling sessions or hours spent in support of a student. Families have full and unfettered access to our professional expertise.

Prince College Counseling’s comprehensive fee includes the cost of YouScience’s online aptitude and interest assessment ($250 value) and an ACT/SAT Diagnositc ($75 value), as well as consultations with content specialists who can lend expertise in focused areas such as portfolio creation, athletic recruitment, and audition preparations.

Prince College Counseling offers appointment hours in the evenings and on weekends in order to facilitate the busy schedules of high school students and their parents.

Prince College Counseling returns all calls, texts, and emails within 12 hours. If there is a question, it needs to be asked and answered promptly.

“Look for a college that wants you. Your financial aid package will be much more attractive at a school that’s trying to recruit you than at one where you’re fighting to get.”

Columnist Liz Pulliam Weston
Money Central article on MSN.com

Keep abreast of the latest research and news related to the college search and application process

China Program



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“The sea of learning is without end.”

学海无涯 


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“Learn to handle a writing-brush and you will never handle a begging bowl.”

学得一技之长可以安身


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“Teachers open the door but you must walk through it yourself.”

师父领进门,修行在个人

The Most Important Thing

TESTIMONIALS

Making People Smile

In their own words, what students and parents say about working with Scott Prince through the college search, application, and selection process.

Next Steps in the Journey

Matriculations

Exciting New Adventures

"He understands how to best present a student’s accomplishments and interests, to help the student craft applications that really stand out … his is no cookie cutter approach.”
Parent of a Brown University Student

Matriculation

“He helped me define what I wanted from a college experience.” – Emory University Student



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Students Counseled

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Applications Filed

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Different College Matriculations

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Building Relationships

Our Team

Fulfilling Dreams

“He took the time to understand who I am and where I could find success.” - Vanderbilt University Student

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President and Counselor

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Fine Arts Consultant

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Christine Wu Wade

China Consultant

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CONSORTIUM MEMBER

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Denise Parsons

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Established Best Practices

Professional Memberships

Continuing Education

Scott Prince maintains memberships in and abides by the standards and best practices established through the following professional counseling organizations

Across the Derby City

WHOM WE COUNSEL

Around the World

“His advice and accessibility helped me to not only understand such things as the difference between a liberal arts college and a research university, but also to navigate how different contexts fit with my own personal strengths, goals, and expectations about the college experience.”
Princeton University Student

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