“The college search and decision can be overwhelming for everyone involved, but it doesn’t have to be.”
At Arise Advising, Barbara Rifkind helps you find your best path through the college search, application, and admission processes while supporting both the student and the parent.
Your family will feel understood and valued, your student will gain self-knowledge and self-mastery, and together we will drive toward your student’s success.
College Orientation Planning
For families with students in Grades 9 and 10 who want to gain a clear view of your best strategies, focus early on what matters, and have the confidence to enjoy your student’s high school years
College Search and Admissions
For families with students in Grade 11 through Grade 12, the Arise Milestones follows a customized path that will increase their choice power and engagement through their college journey – and reduce everyone’s stress
Our Individual Services
Our individual services are for those students and parents who would like a helping hand with specific aspects of the college admissions process
Learning, Building, and Caring Through the College Journey
The college journey – an amazing time for students to have new experiences, ask new questions, make new friends, embrace new dreams, gain new skills, and set new goals.
How can families help students reflect on the changes they have made and want to make in themselves and in their world? What are they learning? What are they building? How are they caring for themselves and others?