APPLY NOW!™ Advantage Program

NOTE: The APPLY NOW! Advantage Program cohort for the class of 2025 is now closed. Class of 2025 students interested in college counseling services should check out the APPLY NOW! Essay Boot Camp or Pinnacle™ Sessions.

Welcome to KD’s premier college counseling solution! We’ve taken the expert guidance and success of our popular APPLY NOW! Boot Camps and blended it with the proven experience of our college counseling team for a program that offers more access to college-bound students nationwide at an affordable price.   

The APPLY NOW! Advantage Program guides 11th graders through the entire college application process in small-group sessions led by our college counseling team. Sixteen lessons, some of which parents are encouraged to attend, cover essential topics such as finalizing a college list, writing personal statements, financial aid, and so much more. (See a list of program lessons below.)  

The program also includes two Pinnacle Sessions, which are one-on-one, hour-long sessions with a member of the college counseling team. These individual sessions focus on specific areas of the college admissions process based on the student’s individual priorities and areas of need. APPLY NOW! Advantage students may also purchase additional Pinnacle Sessions at a reduced hourly rate. 

The APPLY NOW! Advantage Program will take place via Microsoft Teams, Zoom, or a similar online collaboration platform. Schedule a free consultation to find out more.  

PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Recommended for students and parents 
  • Families will see detailed descriptions of the classes, review the registration process for the sessions, go over the process for scheduling individual meetings, and review program expectations and how to get the very most out of the program. 
  • Students will also set up their profile in our college research and planning software and learn how to use the platform.
  • “Understanding the College Admissions Process” (students & parents) 
  • “Exploring Majors and Careers” (students, with parents optional) 
  • “Paying for College” (students & parents)
  • “Researching Colleges” (students & parents)
  • “Finalizing Your College List” (students & parents)
  • “Requesting Letters of Recommendation” (students) 
  • “Creating a Resume and Activity List” (students)
  • “Completing Applications” (students) 
  • “Telling Your Story” (students) 
  • “Writing Your Personal Statement” (students) 
  • “Writing Supplemental Essays” (students)
  • “Preparing for Interviews” (students) 
  • “Completing the FAFSA and CSS Profile” (students & parents) 
  • “Understanding Housing, Portals, and Other Details” (students & parents) 
  • “Comparing Financial Aid Packages” (students, with parents optional) 
  • “Making Your Final Decision” (students, with parents optional) 

See more details on the program classes.  

These small-group sessions (3 days, 2 hours/day) are offered in the summer and fall of each year. These events guide 12th grade students through the development of a college essay/personal statement, which can be used or adapted for college applications. Advantage students get the first-round pick on session dates.

  • Students will have two one-on-one, hour-long sessions with a member of the college counseling team. These individual sessions focus on a specific area of the admissions process based on the student’s priorities and/or areas of need.
  •  APPLY NOW! Advantage students may also purchase additional Pinnacle Sessions at a reduced hourly rate of $375, normally priced at $450/hour. 
  • Some of the program classes will feature interactive labs, in which students will work on and produce items such as a resume or personal statement. Please note that some of the items produced in labs will need more work or editing before being submitted as part of an application process.  
  • During specific “office hours”, members of the college counseling team will be available via online collaboration platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, or phone to answer questions or provide additional help.  

What payment options are available?

  • Pay in full: $2,399 $1,899
  • Pay in installments: $820 $654 down plus two monthly payments of $820 $654
    • Total cost: $2,460 $1,962

You may choose to pay online during registration, over the phone, or in person at one of our campuses. Payment must be received before attending orientation or any activity.

A $50 nonrefundable administrative fee is included in the cost of all programs.

APPLY NOW! Advantage Program students may also purchase additional one-on-one Pinnacle Sessions at a reduced hourly rate of $375/hour. 

We accept cash, check or credit card (Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover). 

Not sure if this program is right for you? Please call (469) 484-6060 and ask to speak with a member of our college counseling team. We’re happy to help! 

 Schedule your free consultation to get started. 

PROGRAM FEES

$2,399

(if paid in full)—Includes a nonrefundable $50 administrative fee

Installment plan option available at registration.

PROGRAM OPTIONS

APPLY NOW! Advantage™

Program for 11th Grade (Class of 2026) College Counseling
$ 1,899* One-Time Fee
  • (if paid in full)— Includes a nonrefundable $50 administrative fee

Complete + Advantage

11th Grade (Class of 2026) Test Prep & College Counseling
$ 3,448 One-Time Fee
  • Everything included in the 11th Grade Complete Program
  • Everything included in the APPLY NOW! Advantage Program
save $850

* The early registration discount is applicable only on the APPLY NOW! Advantage Program for activities that will start in winter of 2024. Discount is valid for new Class of 2026 high school student registrations only. Cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion, or discount. Offer valid for paid registrations (paid in full or via installment plan) received between May 21, 2024 – August 15, 2024.

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TESTIMONIALS

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“My wife and I wanted to thank you profusely for working with (our daughter). She picked Texas A&M, and we are all delighted with the decision. We have visited the college a couple of times and feel it was the right choice for us... We appreciate your patience with her. She could not have gotten here without your help.”
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Neha C. – Class of 2022

My feedback can only be positive, given how much you helped me get ahead with my application process. I really appreciated how much work both of you put into helping me write the best essay possible, especially reviewing my essays twice to polish them completely. In addition, I have noticed that writing my resume has released a lot of stress off my shoulder when it comes to making sure I have all the things necessary to apply to schools.
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Claudia A. – Class of 2020

“I shifted toward taking practice tests and going to workshops because I felt those were the best ways to apply the concepts (I was) learning in class. I started applying the tips and tricks that the teachers were showing me in class. In conjunction, those two things helped me raise my score a lot because I was not a math kid before KD or high school. The repetition and being able to practice in a non-stressful environment and simulating that testing experience is something that was very beneficial for me... “The college counseling team was super patient and honest about the work I was submitting. I know for a lot of kids, it’s hard to articulate who you are through 250-300 words. It was definitely... Read more...
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Blaine W. – Class of 2021

“Both of my sons have been guided by KD College Prep counselor Steve Peifer on their journey to finding the right college for them, and we could not have had a better experience and outcome. My oldest son is now a rising junior at the University of Miami, and my youngest son is an incoming freshman at Vanderbilt University. Steve’s help in navigating the complicated college landscape and finding the BEST FIT for my two sons is what has made this resource invaluable. “What made the biggest difference for my two sons was the depth and breadth of knowledge Steve has of the many universities and colleges in the U.S. First, by getting to know my kids on a one-on-one basis, he was able to... Read more...
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Julio M. – Parent

“Coming into this whole process, I had absolutely no idea what anything was, and your help was invaluable—your encouraging words, strategic advice, and wholesome stories and jokes really got me through a stressful time! I'm still on the waitlist at Harvard and other schools, but I've really started to immerse into the Emory culture, especially their debate team. Not having to pay for college and still attend a private institution is really a dream come true, and it wouldn't be possible if it were not for you.”
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Shreyas R. – Class of 2020

“The most beneficial guidance I received during my College Counseling experience was being taught that it's completely ok to not know what I want to do with the rest of my life at 17/18 years old. Steve told me that a good school will help me find my path. Also, Steve's knowledge about what colleges were wanting to see in potential admissions candidates was a huge help... “There was not one specific beneficial moment or turning point in my time working with Steve, there were many. He encouraged me during the entire application process and brought to my attention many colleges I wouldn't have considered or heard about without his help.”
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Jake W. – Class of 2020

"My initial goals when I first started working with the KD Counseling crew was to compile a list of colleges that I would be somewhat interested in attending and fit my career goals. I think that this step I was by far the most concerned about. I didn’t know how exactly I should go about choosing which places to apply to and if I were to be accepted, if they would fit me. The team did a wonderful job considering my likes and dislikes and helped me compile a list of colleges that suited my tastes and would further my academic career. "After this integral first step, my focus turned towards time management and writing quality essays that would stand out to colleges. I got... Read more...
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