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Philosophy and Approach

  • Preparation for college admissions sometimes begins as early as pre-school, with parents spending countless hours and resources preparing their children for college. Myths and misinformation abound, and stress levels are understandably high as parents attempt to provide their children with the best possible advantages.While great effort is expended on academic preparation, extracurricular involvement, networking, and college selection, it's surprising how little time is sometimes ​spent assessing students' passions and career goals---and the manner in which particular institutions can best assist.

Colleges/universities may have you believing that you are working for them. The reality is: You are a highly valued customer!

The cost of a college education has skyrocketed relative to the rate of inflation, with many degrees having less economic value, as the economy has stagnated and competition has increased due to higher application rates, the use of the Common Application, etc. Don't become mired by thoughts of increased competition.

Fewer than 50% of all Americans who are accepted to college will complete a Bachelor's degree within 6 years!

The manner in which a particular degree connects to one's career goals is paramount.

While a degree from a prestigious institution may open doors, the value of a meaningful college experience and a practical degree, which is applied in the real world, cannot be overstated. Getting into college is simply the first step.

Staying enrolled, having a rewarding experience, and actually graduating is more paramount!

Finding the better fit by taking students' interests, social/cultural preferences, career aspirations, and financial concerns into consideration is crucial.

At College Admissions Coaching, LLC, we fully explore and identify a student's career aspirations and make connections to appropriate college majors and best-fit institutions.

We provide personalized, individually-tailored college admissions counseling to a smaller cohort, and highly encourage parental participation. 

Unlike tutoring chains offering college admissions consulting as an afterthought, high-priced agencies modeling themselves after law firms, or college admissions boot camps, stressing cut-throat competition, and marketing their business through a model of fear, College Admission Coaching, LLC  is owned and operated by a counseling professional.

Our emphasis is on quality of service, not on quantity of students served.

With over 25 years in academic/career counseling, and a deep commitment to providing exemplary services, College Admissions Coaching, LLC places the needs of students/families above all.

Ethical college admissions coaches cannot guarantee that students will gain entry into a particular institution. I DO promise to work with you in identifying exciting, multiple college/university matches and providing sustained, focused counseling every step of the way! 

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