Pinnacle™ Sessions

Focus on specific areas of the college admissions process and pay by the hour for just the help you need with Pinnacle Sessions—KD’s one-on-one college counseling solution providing expert guidance with members of our college counseling team. 

Although meetings can focus on many different areas, Pinnacle Sessions are customized for each student’s individual needs.  Below are some common ways that students in each grade level could use their time in Pinnacle Sessions. (Please ask a college counseling team member for their best estimate of time needed to complete the below activities. Time may vary greatly by student, application, essay, and/or activity.)   

Pinnacle Sessions will be conducted via Microsoft Teams, Zoom, or a similar online collaboration platform.  

Schedule your  free consultation to get started. 

plans can include:

  • Aptitude assessment with review   ($300)
  • High school course selection 
  • Identifying personal priorities and finding possible college matches  
  • Extracurriculars, summer activities, and leadership opportunities 
  • Aptitude assessment with review   ($300)
  • Resume and activity list development  
  • College admissions essay topic brainstorming and/or editing 
  • Building and finalizing an ideal college list 
  • Recommendation letters  
  • Interview preparation and mock interview  

If you’re looking for guidance through the entire college application process, find out more about our new APPLY NOW! Advantage Program for 11th graders. 

  • Finalizing a college list  
  • Exploring majors and programs  
  • Guidance on early decision  
  • Guidance for completing applications  
  • Interview preparation and mock interview  
  • Resume and activity list development  
  • Expert application review  
  • College admissions essay topic brainstorming and/or editing 
  • Guidance on waitlist and deferral  
  • Evaluating admissions offers and making a final decision  
  • Guidance on pursuing financial aid and scholarship opportunities  

Pinnacle Sessions are scheduled in one-hour increments and billed in either one-hour or five-hour increments (see below). Fees must be prepaid before any session is scheduled.  

  • Students may choose to focus single sessions on their highest priorities. Single Pinnacle Session Rate: $450/hour*  
  • Families needing help with multiple topics or guidance throughout the entire college admissions journey may choose to purchase bundles of (5) Pinnacle Sessions, as needed, for comprehensive guidance. Pinnacle Session Bundles: $1875 (5 hours at $375/hour)*   

Not sure what program is right for you? Please call (469) 484-6060 and ask to speak with a member of our college counseling team.  

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

 Schedule your free consultation to get started. 

PROGRAM FEES

Single Pinnacle Session Rate:

$450/hour*

Five Hour Pinnacle Session Bundle:

$375/hour*- $1875

*Important note for planning purposes: The average student requires 15-20 hours of counseling and editing to produce 8-10 quality college applications. The same student will also typically spend 10+ hours of their own time per application. 

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