Finally - EXACTLY What You Need to "10X" Your Children's Odds of Admission To Their Dream Colleges...and Qualify for Boatloads of Fat, Juicy Scholarships

This works especially if your kiddo is headed to college in a year or two - yes, it's really happening! - and you have NO CLUE where to look, whether he can get in anywhere decent...or how on earth you'll afford to send him and your other children

Join the Lockwood Inner Circle  and discover EVERYTHING you need be doing, when...Never blow a deadline or key opportunity - or again wonder, "Am I missing something?  It feels like other parents are doing more, but my guidance counselor isn't helping at all!!!"

From The Desk of Andrew Lockwood, JD. - College Advisor

Tuesday, 4:06pm

RE:  How To Create a Balanced, Strategic List of Colleges That Roll Out the Red Carpet To Admit Your Kid...With Fat, Juicy Scholarships Offers!

Dear Fellow Parent

If you would love to figure out how to send your kid(s) to a terrific, “best fit” college that expands their minds, forges new life-long friends and relationships and changes their lives…

...AND get your hands on thousands in scholarships and financial aid, so you avoid CRUSHING them -- or yourself-- with high rate, high fee college loans…

...AND find colleges that actually prepare them to earn a living in a satisfying career AFTER college…

...then I promise you that it’s worth five minutes of your time to read this letter.

I’ve created a brand new program to help stressed out parents of college-bound teens, but it’s not right for everybody.  I call our new membership:

The Lockwood Inner Circle

Here’s a little backstory:  many of my colleagues, and my CPA, have told me that what I’m going to describe to you is too cheap, and that I’m giving too much value away.

They could be right, but I actually don’t care.  Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate their advice!

It’s just that I’m dead-certain that this membership is going to change you and your family’s life…

...by helping your kids get into their life-altering “Dream Schools,” and win fat, juicy scholarships so you don’t have to mortgage your retirement or home up to the eyeballs :)

Let's face it - things are tough out there for college grads:

  • The cost to attend a decent college is officially at insane levels, with zero regard to the value of that college education
  • Student debt is at 1.6 Trillion, with defaults rising
  • 50% of college graduates don't have a job that requires a college degree...TWO YEARS after graduating!
  • It's harder than ever to get into a competitive college - admissions rates drop every year
  • The average ratio of student to high school guidance counselor is more than 400:1

Things were MUCH different when we applied to college, back in ancient times!

I thought I had it bad - I racked up 100K in student loans, between college and law school.  

But today's kids regularly borrow double, even triple that amount!

Not to mention saddling mom and dad with deadly, high rate, high fee Parent Loans, which you hardly ever read about in the news.

For all of these reasons, I’m bending over backwards to make our membership so reasonably priced, and so irresistible, that you see clearly and naturally that it would be a huge mistake not to give it the old “College Try!”

Let’s get right to it…

As an Inner Circle Member, we’ll take you by the hand and lead you through the clutter, half-truths and confusion created by relentless college marketing and other “expert” parents eager to share their opinions and humble-bragging.

Instead, I have no agenda other than to ERADICATE  your stress and uncertainty, by laying out each and every step you need to take to maximize your chances of admission, scholarships and financial aid...

...ALL THE WAY THROUGH  high school, so you always know WHAT you should be doing and WHEN you should be doing it…

...so you NEVER BLOW A DEADLINE OR OPPORTUNITY to optimize your child’s odds of getting into the most competitive, elite colleges, and qualify for staggering tuition discounts along the way!  

Isn’t That What My Guidance Counselor is Supposed to Do?

Can we talk?

The short answer, is “Yes.”

That’s what parents EXPECT them to do.

If I had a nickel for every time a parent of a high school Junior or Senior lamented to me, “Why didn’t my guidance counselor tell me THAT Freshman year?” I’d be writing you from my private, exotic island somewhere.

See, 99% of guidance counselors don’t have 1-on-1 meetings with high school students until Junior year.  

Many counselors wait until Senior year!

What’s the problem, you ask?

When your child submits his application Senior year, Admissions officers will judge the body of work your child will have created since 9th grade, or earlier!  

Not to mention that guidance counselors are flat-out clueless about how financial aid works, how to “shelter” assets...

...or how to negotiate with a college for more scholarship money...

...and how to market and promote applicants so that they stand out like a diamond at a coal convention!

Look, I’m not trying to hate on guidance counselors.  I actually like a lot of them, personally, including the one assigned to three of our kids.  

Truthfully, I understand that their shortcoming have less to do with their attitudes and work ethic, and more to do with their training and 400-to-1 student to counselor ratio. 

No wonder why parent expectations never match up with guidance counselor realities!

Which brings me back to why Pearl and I created our  Inner Circle Memberships. Think of them as a low cost “insurance policy” that middle school and high school parents can use to make sure that their kids NEVER miss out on anything that could have repercussions a few short years later!

Because, from 9th grade on:

  • every class you CHOOSE to take
  • the hours you spend volunteering,
  • the clubs you join
  • how you spend your summers;  and
  • the special outside-of-school projects you undertake

...all have DIRECT repercussions on how your child will be JUDGED, and, thus, their odds of getting into their Dream School!

When you say “Yes” to this special membership offer, you’ll receive the following valuable benefits:

Monthly Workshop/Q&A,  “What you should be doing, NOW.”

You will NEVER blow a deadline or miss an opportunity that you’ll regret later on, months or years later.

Pearl and I constantly hear how parents and kids missed out on registering for the ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, college tours, and on and on and on.

When you join our Inner Circle, this won't happen to you. Ever.

Each month. (more frequently over the summer) you’ll get REALISTIC, REAL-LIFE, PRACTICAL advice on what specifically you and your college-bound child should be doing.  

I say “Real Life” because it’s based on our almost two-decade experience of advising kids to gain admission to the most elite colleges in the country - Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford - community colleges and everything in between!

And, these workshops are interactive, which is a fancy way of saying you can get your personal questions answered each month. Topics include:

  • Financial aid strategies
  • Financial aid deadlines
  • Coursework
  • Extracurricular activities
  • “Best fit” colleges
  • College essay writing
  • Visiting colleges
  • Choosing majors
  • Interview tips
  • Scholarships
  • Motivating teens
  • Study skills
  • Test prep strategies
  • Recruiting
  • Tips for business owners
  • Tips for divorced/separated families
  • And a LOT more - this list is merely the tip of the iceberg!

This monthly event is the CORE of the Inner Circle membership. You will look forward to this valuable workshop each month, because, each and every month, you’ll discover what you should be doing NOW, what’s WORKING now, and you’ll be able to get extra personal coaching!

The point of each workshop is to give you at least ONE thing you can do immediately to give your and your family a leg up on the college admissions and financial aid/scholarships process, based on our case studies and in-the-trenches experience.

PLUS, you will also receive…

The College Planning Edge Newsletter

Each month, we''ll send you our client newsletter, The College Planning Edge, which is short(ish), easy-to-read, and chock full of valuable information, in depth, timely features and, occasionally, a joke (OK, more than just occasionally), designed to help you and your family successfully navigate the college admissions and scholarships/financial aid journey, with the least amount of stress and confusion possible!

This hard copy newsletter will not only reinforce the previous live Q&A call, but also serve to remind you about upcoming dates and deadlines to register for the ACT or SAT, file your financial aid forms and other key milestones that, if you blow them, could have severe repercussions.

In case you missed it, this is a paper and ink newsletter, delivered to your door each month...

...NOT another email that will sit, gathering dust in your inbox for months, along with the other 3,000 college emails you’ve been meaning to read.

Secret Tool That Predicts Chances of Admission with 90% Accuracy

Here’s a dirty little secret guidance counselors will never tell you - they have NO friggin' idea where your kid will get in.

That’s because they use Naviance and other antiquated tools that give a false sense of your true odds of admission.

Inner Circle members will receive a one-year subscription to proprietary “College Guru” software, designed by a 30-year veteran of the admissions committee of Princeton University, and back-tested to be 90% accurate.  

This privately available software helps our clients avoid “Admissions Armageddon,” by creating strategic and balanced lists.  

It compares your child against EVERY other admitted student at each college, world-wide across 20-25 categories, whereas Naviance considers kids from your high school only, and just two factors. 

Oh, and our "secret" software also helps predict chances of financial aid and scholarships.

This tool alone is worth thousands,  but it’s free when you become an Inner Circle member before deadline!

 

OK, OK - I Get It! What Small Fortune Will it Cost Me to Join?

So when I looked back at what I put together, I admit that I thought, “Jiminy Cricket!  I bet I could get $497 per month for something like this, look at the value!”

But I’m not going to ask for anything close to that, even though I'm basically giving out the EXACT SAME strategies, tips and tactics that my private advising clients pay $5,000-$20,000 for.

But I have a "scale" problem.  I'm not talking about my body fat;  rather, the problem has to do with scaling my business.  

I can take on only 24 students from each class, per year, which is limiting.

However, thanks to modern technology, it's super-easy to deliver the same advice to you, at a fraction of the cost!

That's why, if you enroll today, you can get in for as little as $97 per month, which is almost a joke -- at my expense!

Seriously, you can “steal” the same exact advice I give my private coaching clients, who happily fork over four and five-figure retainers, for a fraction of the price.

Wondering about THE REAL REASON the cost is so low? It’s simple: 

Pearl and I know that our private consulting services are out of reach for many families, we wanted to offer something for less.

Plus, unlike those annoying phone and gym contracts, you can cancel anytime, without penalty or weird termination clauses!

In other words, I can’t sweeten this deal any more for you - it’s the ultimate no-brainer.

Double-seriously, you probably spend more at Starbs each month!  I know that half-caffe-no-whip 700 calorie mocha-choka dessert drink tastes great, but, once it’s gone, it’s gone, baby.

Compare to...

...if you were to get just ONE actionable tip the the entire year from the Lockwood Inner Circle, it would pay the investment many times over. 

Of course our goal is to give you several such gems each month, but you get the point - Starbucks is an expense, but our Membership is an investment - that pays - over and over, for years to come.

You won't find more insightful  - and cost-effective - advice to help your family find the best colleges at even better prices

Alright, I’ve made my case. If you can’t see enough value to dip your toe in the water by now, I don’t want to waste any more of either of our time.  

But, naturally, if you see how valuable this membership is, don’t delay. Jump in today! 

Choose the Option Best for You

Here's how we can help you achieve College Success...Without the Stress!

Inner Circle

97

PER MONTH

Monthly Client-Only "Here's what you need to do NOW" workshops so you never miss a deadline or blow an opportunity 

Access to our private, client-only Facebook group where all workshops are posted for your convenience, and where you can post your questions for Pearl/Andy to answer

College Planning Edge Newsletter mailed to your door each month

College Guru software to create a strategic, balanced college list and identify merit aid requirements and opportunities

 

YES! SIGN ME UP!

Inner Circle "Gold"

$297

PER MONTH

Monthly Client-Only "Here's what you need to do NOW" workshops so you never miss a deadline or blow an opportunity 

Access to our private, client-only Facebook group where all workshops are posted for your convenience, and where you can post your questions for Pearl/Andy to answer

College Planning Edge Newsletter mailed to your door each month

College Guru software to create a strategic, balanced college list and identify merit aid requirements and opportunities

Free admission to one (1) "Incomparable Applicant essays and applications boot camp (Summer)

"Deep Dive" fast-start meeting to discuss college application strategy, list, financial aid/merit aid opportunities

Two (2) rounds of edits of your college essay

Monthly accountability calls to ensure your child stays on track (and you don't have to be the one screaming at them!)

25% off "Scholarship" for FAFSA/CSS Profile preparation and consulting (our biggest discount)

10% off SAT & ACT tutoring and classes

 

ENROLLMENT CLOSED

PRIVATE COLLEGE ADVISING

BY APPLICATION ONLY

Application and preliminary interview mandatory

Limited availability

For motivated students who want personal attention and FAST results

Personal college advising to multiply odds of admission to Ivy, Ivy Plus and other competitive colleges

Careers/majors advice

Personal brainstorming/editing of all essays

College Applications

Recommendations

Interviews

Identification of merit aid opportunities

College advising fees start at $5,000

APPLY

A Little More Info: Sneak Preview of Our "Secret" Software

At last! Available to the public - our proprietary, "double secret weapon" to help our clients skyrocket their college admissions, financial aid eligibility and merit scholarships...better than any guidance counselor, book or website...like Naviance, but on steroids! (This is a key feature of your Inner Circle Memberships.)

 

Get this software and give your child an unfair advantage in college admissions!

GET THIS AMAZING TOOL TODAY! GET STARTED TODAY!

Questions?

Is Inner Circle Membership guaranteed?

No, we don't guarantee anything, because, frankly, that would be unethical and violate the canons of every reputable college advisors professional  association, including NCAC and the National Collegiate Advocacy Group, which Pearl and Andy are members of.

Is Inner Circle Membership refundable?

No, but you can cancel your membership at any time, without weird fees or hidden clauses.

What's the difference between the Inner Circle and Inner Circle Gold?

The Inner Circle is perfect for do-it-yourselfer parents who just need a little guidance, including access to proprietary, 90% -ish accurate, "College Guru" software, to give their children an edge over their competition.

GOLD membership offers a limited amount of "Done With You" assistance, which is great for non-do-it-yourselfers, but still far less of an investment than our full-blown, personal, one-on-one college advising.

If  I start off in the Inner Circle or Inner Circle Gold, but want to upgrade to one-on-one college advising later, is that permitted?

The short answer is "Yes."  But we're a small shop and may not have capacity if and when you decide.  Andy takes on 24 students per high school class (e.g. 24 Class of 2021 students, 24 Class of 2022 students, etc.).  

How is inner Circle / Inner Circle Gold different than your private college consulting services?

In a nutshell, our private one-on-one college advisory services involve much more hands on, one-on-one time with your child.  Inner Circle is self-directed, and Inner Circle Gold is an intermediate level between Inner Circle and premium college advisory services.

Is Your Financial Aid Forms Prep service included in Inner Circle or Inner Circle Gold?

No, that is a separate service, but you will receive a 25% discount if you are an Inner Circle Gold member.

What's Included in your Financial Aid Forms Prep service?

The full description is here, but the gist of it is ANYTHING that has to do with advice to get MORE financial aid, including completing the FAFSA and other financial aid applications, negotiating with colleges, help with loan paperwork, more.

How do I claim my discounts on financial aid forms prep and tutoring/?

After you enroll as an Inner Circle Gold member, imply email us at "[email protected]" and we will send you a coupon code to use.

Enroll Today

Inner Circle

97

PER MONTH

Monthly Client-Only "Here's what you need to do NOW" workshops

College Planning Edge Newsletter mailed to your door each month

College Guru software to create a strategic, balanced college list

 

YES! SIGN ME UP!

Inner Circle "Gold"

$297

PER MONTH

Monthly Client-Only "Here's what you need to do NOW" workshops

College Planning Edge Newsletter mailed to your door each month

College Guru software to create a strategic, balanced college list

Free admission to one (1) "Incomparable Applicant essays and applications boot camp (Summer)

"Deep Dive" fast-start meeting to discuss college application strategy, list, financial aid/merit aid opportunities

Two (2) rounds of edits of your college essay

Monthly accountability calls to ensure your child stays on track (and you don't have to be the one screaming at them!)

25% off "Scholarship" for FAFSA/CSS Profile preparation and consulting (our biggest discount)

10% off SAT & ACT tutoring and classes

 

ENROLLMENT CLOSED

PRIVATE COLLEGE ADVISING

BY APPLICATION ONLY

Application and preliminary interview mandatory

Limited availability

For motivated students who want personal attention and FAST results

Personal college advising to multiply odds of admission to Ivy, Ivy Plus and other competitive colleges

Careers/majors advice

Personal brainstorming/editing of all essays

College Applications

Recommendations

Interviews

Identification of merit aid opportunities

College advising fees start at $5,000

APPLY

What others are saying

 

Long Beach Man Wonders, "Is it all a scam?"

Andy is so disarming and nonchalant about his capabilities that one has to wonder if it's all a scam!

My son is going to a top school (GW) on monies he received totally from Andrew's involvement.  He looked me in the eye when I asked him what his success rate was and replied without hesitation, "I get my clients 5 times the amount of their investment with me.

HE WASN'T KIDDING!!!  Best money I ever spent.

-Scott Sanders, Long Beach, NY

 

Superintendent Lauds "Real Results" From Working with Lockwood

I know a lot of college planners who promise results but don't deliver.  In your case, I got real results. Other parents thank me for recommending you.

- Dr. Dennis O'Hara

Superintendent, Hauppauge NY School District

 

Twins Admitted to Cornell, Admissions Officer Praises Applications

Just spoke to the Cornell Admissions officer to thank her. She said that this was an incredibly competitive year for Cornell ED and that we had exceptional applications and that we should be particularly proud.  Guess who made all this possible? We are so grateful to you. 

So much of the application was based on your sound advice. 

Thanks again,

Julie Pareles, Long Island

 

College Advisor Feels Weight Lifted From Shoulders

From the moment I walked into your office, I felt an enormous weight lifted off my shoulders.

Thank you for all that you have done for my precious girls.

Beth Sova, Houston, Texas

 

Mom of Two Student-Athletes Gets More Than She Expected from Lockwood

I saw Andy's ad..I was impressed with his knowledge of the whole financial aid process and very happy with the service he provides.

Initially, I thought I was just going to get financial aid advice but Andy helped us with a lot more than that.  He spoke about camps Alexis should attend to showcase her talents, the sports resume to send out to colleges, sports dvd, the essays she should be writing, internships and just so many other little details that I just didn't think about.  His rolodex is filled with the right connections that Lexi needed for the college process. He helped us market our daughter.

I think it would be worth your time to meet with Andy.

Thank you,

Karen Greene

Glen Head, New York

 

Duke Admit Told "Application Was Best One She Read All Year" By Admissions Officer

My guidance counselor told me that the Duke admissions officer said my application was "the best one she read all year!"

-Sophie Riegel, Long Island NY

 

Houston Mom/Entrepreneur Gets Max FAFSA

Andy Lockwood saved us a lot of money.  Both my sons got large scholarships and max FAFSA. Hire him!  He is an expert!

-Melanie Johnson, Houston, TX

 

Girl Gets Presidential Scholarships from "Dream School"

Nicole is at her dream school, got her Presidential Scholarship - $25K! 

Thank you for all your help.  I always recommend you to my friends. You and your team played a great role during that painful process.  

Thank god it's over lol!

- Elina Kazakevich, Staten Island NY

 

Yale Admit Says She Couldn't Have Done It Without Lockwood

Thank you so much!  I am so excited about my acceptance to Yale and I couldn't have done it without your help on my application.  I appreciate all of your help during the application process.

-Greta Browne, Long Island, NY

 

Lockwood Helps Mom Fix FAFSA Problems, Appeal to UAlbany

Dear Andy,

I wanted to thank you for all the help you have given me regarding my son Robert's financial planning for college.

You were an enormous help when I had problems with the FAFSA and eventually the appeal to SUNY Albany.

Your professionalism and patience is what makes you and your business so successful.

I am going to recommend you to all my friends so they can put their mind at ease and not have to worry about undertaking this daunting process alone!

Sincerely,

Sabrina Ferrara, Hauppauge, NY

 

Former Mayor Recommends Lockwood

Dear Mr. Lockwood

I am writing this letter to recommend your services to any parent that has a son or daughter approaching college. We received guidance for career choices, college selection and obtained financial aid advice.

The financial aid award we received was much greater than we had envisioned.

Mr. Lockwood is knowledgeable, professional and very accommodating to work with.

Please consult with him

Very truly yours,

Douglas P. Johnson, Esq, Davie, Florida

Former Mayor, Oakland Park. Florida

 

Businessman Saves $10K Per Year

I used to literally get chills and practically hyperventilate when I thought about sending my daughter to college.

Pearl and Andy saved me $10,000 per year and took away all of my stress!

Michael Levy

Owner, Minuteman Press - Levittown, NY

 

Garden City Attorney Gets $20,000 Windfall from Providence College

Andy wrote one letter that got us an extra $20,000 from my daughter's college. We were expecting nothing!

-Paul McDougal, Esq.

Garden City, NY

 

Port Washington Business Owner Gets $30,058 from U.S.C....After its So-Called "Final" Offer

Andy and Pearl helped me negotiate a ton of money (Editor’s note: $30,058 for one year - but why split hairs?) for my daughter at U.S.C.

Rick Ritacco - Owner of Wings Plus, Port Washington

 

Mom Worries When Her Friends Get No Financial Aid - Then, THIS Happened...

When my friends started telling me that they received nothing in financial assistance, I once again began to worry. But then our packages started coming from Ithaca, University of Albany, Syracuse and the best yet Boston University.

My friend said "I can't understand how you received so much in assistance, while I got NOTHING, and I even had the FAFSA people fill out the forms.

Is she crazy? Why would the people who are giving you the money want to help you fill out the forms?

So all I can say is "Thank you Andy!" You made this whole process so easy, less stressful, and dare I say downright fun.  Thank goodness you know all the loopholes. You are the best! Guess we'll be seeing each other for the next 4 years.

Very truly yours,

Stephanie and Rob Salzbank

Port Washington, New York

 

Jericho Dad Sends Son, Daughter to Notre Dame, Villanova for "Wholesale" Prices

Thank you Pearl and Andy for helping my kids get into Villanova and Notre Dame - for “wholesale” prices!

-John Gallagher, Jericho NY

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