Who should do the Guided Self Assessment?
At The Core can assist any student needing help determining their strengths, a possible major, or a potential career. The process was built to serve high school students transitioning to college, but any student who needs direction can benefit. The timeframe for maximum usefulness for a high school student is during the sophomore or early in the junior year. This will allow the information to be used in scheduling classes and summer plans.
How much does Guided Self Assessment cost?
Good question! The pricing is best shared once you can see a sample of the final report. There is no one else that does this kind of work, and because it’s so unique, we prefer to have a chance to explain the process and show you what you’d receive so that the price makes sense. (It’s less than most people think, and families have said it’s a fantastic investment in their child.) If you’d really like to know pricing prior to scheduling an informational first family meeting, just call us at 614-404-0646.
Where do the interviews take place?
For Columbus, OH (local) students, meetings typically take place in a public location, like a Panera restaurant. The setting should reasonably accommodate the kind of conversation you would have with a friend over coffee. For our remote students, we use online video meeting technology for the interviews and final family meeting.
How long does it take to go through the process?
Five one-hour interviews (see Guided Self Assessment for more information) ideally take place over a two-week period. Interviews are scheduled based on the availability of the student and the interviewer. Given students’ dynamic schedules, there is flexibility in the two-week guideline. The final family meeting is scheduled when the report is complete, approximately two weeks after the final interview.
What does the final report look like?
Sample reports are available for you to look at during the first family evaluation meeting.
Do parents participate in the interviews? Isn’t parent input needed?
The interviews are conducted with the child only. The entire focus of this process is the child’s perception of their own traits. Occasionally, parents are asked to answer a few questions during the process, but parent input is minimal.