College Prep & College

Programs tailored for college prep and college students include:

  • SAT/ACT Prep
  • Just Write: College Applications
  • Next Stop College
  • Just Write: The College Level

Due to the individualized nature of our programs, time slots are scheduled in the order in which registration forms are received.

Registration links are included below the program descriptions.


Thinking Organized’s new SAT/ACT Prep program is designed to help our students study effectively for the SAT/ACT exams.

Why is this program different?

Our approach is designed specifically with students in mind that struggle with ADHD and executive function weaknesses. Our children learn differently and thrive with specific structures; so, we developed our SAT/ACT program to meet those needs.

We look at the student’s strengths and weaknesses, and how they best learn information. Then, we tailor a program that is specific to the individual and show students how to use their stronger skills to bolster the weaker ones.

Students will be taught how to:

  • manage their time on the exam
  • plan for studying effectively over an extended period of time
  • read critically and think analytically
  • learn math strategies for completing all types of questions

This program meets once or twice weekly for one hour, Monday – Thursday at the Thinking Organized office.


Just Write: College Applications

Writing is a core part of the college application process, and submitting strong essays can increase a student’s chance of getting into a school. This summer, join Thinking Organized’s Just Write: College Applications program, where students will learn how to craft an effective Common App essay. Additionally, students will have support in creating schedules to complete writing supplements.

Sample Schedule for Program:

  • Day 1: Review sample Common App essays, choose writing prompt
  • Day 2: Pre-writing strategies
  • Day 3: First Drafts, introductions, conclusions
  • Day 4: Revisions, edits

This program meets once or twice weekly for one hour, Monday – Thursday at the Thinking Organized office.


Next Stop: College

The Parent/Student Guide to Everything the Orientation Won’t Tell You and How You Need to Prepare NOW! 

Summer One-on-One Series: Students Grades 11-12 & Parents

Congratulations, you’ve been accepted! Going to college is an exciting new chapter, one that is fast-paced and requires a new level of independence. The strategies and skills you will need to organize your class schedule, extracurricular activities, and dorm life will be very different than what you used in high school. Understanding how to plan and manage the next four years will be critical to your success. Don’t panic! You can hit the ground running in college by beginning to prepare NOW!

Join Thinking Organized in our Next Stop: College program, which is a week-long, one-on-one summer series that focuses on the key areas that tend to get overlooked while preparing to head off to college. This series would also benefit high school juniors beginning the college application process, transfer students beginning the year in a new school, and current college students who would like to start their year strong with better organizational and study skills.

This week-long program meets daily for 90-minute sessions Monday – Thursday at the Thinking Organized office.


Just Write: The College Level

Just Write: The College Level is an individualized approach to preparing students to write at the college level. In this week-long, one-on-one series, students will learn strategies to assist them in every step of the writing process, including pre-writing, researching, drafting, revising, and editing. Skills such as fluency, organization, transitions, coherency, and analysis will be targeted in each meeting so that students have hands-on practice utilizing these tools. 

Sample Schedule for Program:

  • Day 1: Pre-Writing strategies, transition Words
  • Day 2: Researching, outlining, S.E.E. method
  • Day 3: First drafts, introductions, conclusions
  • Day 4: Revisions, edits, writing schedules

This program meets daily for one hour, Monday – Thursday at the Thinking Organized office.


Erica MechlinskiCollege Prep & College