FAQ

I have a busy schedule, how can Link work with me?

Link Advisors fit into your busy life. We offer scheduled visits, telephone calls, Internet video, and unlimited text/email exchanges.

What if I don’t live in El Paso, can Link help me?

Absolutely. Link works with students in the United States and around the world. We are able to meet with students remotely via Internet video, phone, or email depending on the student’s preference.

Do I need a certain SAT/ACT score to be a part of Link?

No, Link works with all students regardless of their SAT/ACT score. We also work with students who have not yet taken the exam.

Can Link still work with me if my grades are not high?

Yes, Link can help you determine the best colleges based on your grades and other criteria. Grades are not the only determining factor for a university.

Im not a US citizen, can Link still help me?

Yes, Link works with students from all over the world. We will created a personalized plan to mitigate admissions stress and anxiety.

Is there an age limit for Link?

No, Link works with all college bound students.

Why do I need an Educational Advisor?

Colleges and universities have become more selective. Strong GPA’s, high SAT, and ACT scores are not enough. Link will help you find the best fit college based on your strengths, field of study, personalty, and other factors.

I already have a high school counselor, why should I consider working with Link?

High school guidance counselors have a recommended ratio of 1 counselor to 300 students and receive an average of 38 minutes of personal advising on college admissions. Link educational consultants have a ratio of 1 to 25 and are members of IECA. IECA members attend conferences, regularly visit college campuses for latest trends and are in tune with the world of higher education.

Can my family afford Link?

Helping you achieve your vision is our top priority. We offer flexible payment options and customized plans to connect you to Link.

My student already has a guidance counselor in high school. Why should I consider working with Link?

High school guidance counselors have a recommended ratio of 1 counselor to 300 students while also satisfying their many administrative duties that prevent them from becoming experts in college admissions.

High school counselors receive an average of 38 minutes of personal advising on college admissions. (Source: U.S Department of Education). Link Educational Advisors have a ratio of 1 to 25 and are members of the Independent Educational Advisors Association (IECA). IECA members attend conferences, regularly visit college campuses for the latest trends, and are in tune with the world of higher education.

Why does my student need an educational consultant?

Colleges and universities have become more selective. Strong GPA’s, high SAT and ACT scores are simply not enough. Link Educational Advisors hold high ethical standards as members of IECA. They regularly visit college campuses throughout the year, attend conferences, network with colleagues, and are in tune with admission trends. In fact, 26% of high achieving high school seniors have a personal independent educational consultant because they understand the complexity of college admissions and the need for an advocate during the college admissions process.
(Source: Lipman Hearne/NRCCUA)

How do Link Educational Advisors work with students?

Link Educational Advisors take a team approach based on the student’s educational goals. We asses the student during our initial consultation, review critical information, and develop a course of action to help maximize their Link experience.

How do Link Advisiors keep students motivated?

Link Educational Advisors help students tap into their dream future.We believe that before students set off to college, it’s important for them to strengthen their intuition about who they are and how they see their place in the world. Often times, students feel discouraged, perhaps they didn’t get a high enough score on a test or aren’t excelling in Physics the way they had hoped. So they often have to reconcile their abilities with their dreams.

While this is a healthy and natural process of decision making, it’s not outcome determinative. We believe a student’s beliefs about themselves, their hopes and dreams are the biggest motivator that will help them blossom even through the most difficult times in grade school and beyond. So we help them imagine their ideal life and develop a solid plan to help them achieve those goals.

Ideals are ideals for a reason. They’re at times attainable and at other times, feel impossible to reach. But that’s what makes life enriching and our conviction is that those ideals will help students find their path as they become young professionals. Link keeps that goal prominently in the forefront and we help students realize how every decision can ultimately impact their vision.

How long will Link Advisors work with my student?

That’s up to you.

Link Educational Advisors can begin working with students as early as the summer of their 9th grade year to make certain their high school experience is maximized.

We can also work with students who are already in the trenches in high school. Some may be midway through their sophomore year while others are feeling lost about the financial aid process and personal statements and essays.

You may say that at times, Link engages in “damage control,” when students feel like they are in a bind, up against challenging deadlines all the while juggling heavy course loads in school. Or, we can be the sounding board throughout the entire high school experience, carefully crafting meaningful and happy summers for high schoolers, coupled with volunteer opportunities and helping them decide how best to structure their academic activities to help them shine for college admission counselors.

We customize a plan for your needs.

How do Link Advisors come up with a plan to help students?

Link assesses the student during their initial consultation on many areas. After the initial consultation, we meet with the student and family to discuss results and a proposed plan to help the student maximize their Link experience.

What are the pricing options for the different educational packages?

After the initial consultation and during the family meeting, Link Educational Advisors will determine a customized plan and will provide pricing options.

My student is busy with extracurricular activities and school work. Can Link Educational Advisors find time to meet with her/him?

Link Educational Advisors understand many students have hectic schedules. We offer scheduled visits, Internet video, phone, and unlimited text/emails to accommodate your student’s busy lifestyle.

Can I afford Link?

Helping your student realize their fullest potential and achieving their vision is our priority. We offer flexible payment options and customized plans to connect your student to Link.

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