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Taking the Stress out of College Applications

College applications can be stressful. Our counselors make it easy. Let us help you find your perfect college match (and have some fun in the meantime).

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Students helped

$54 million

Total merit aid for class of 2018 seniors


of Collegewise students get into one of their top three college choices.


higher than average admission rates.

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95% of Collegewise students are admitted to one of their top three college choices.

The Collegewise Difference

Collegewise is out to change the world of college admissions. Since we opened our doors in 1999, our expert counselors have guided more than 10,000 students to successful admissions outcomes. We believe that applying to college should be an exciting time for students and parents, not a stressful, anxiety-ridden rite of passage.

Every year, our counselors work with a small caseload of students, creating customized plans and setting deadlines to ensure that students complete their applications and essays thoughtfully, effectively, early, and without mom and dad having to step in to take the reins.

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    Kathleen, Parent of Riley

    "Collegewise made the whole college application process painlessly achievable, and unbelievably, all of my kids had fun. "

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    "When I refer to my counselor at home, I call her my "college angel." Seriously...she kept me sane in times of pressure and always had the answers to my college questions."

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    Jim, Parent of Jack

    "My son was so nervous about college because he didn’t feel he could get accepted anywhere. The most important thing our counselor did was help Jack believe in himself."

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    "While my friends complained about pulling all-nighters to finish applications and essays, I got to enjoy the last year of high school because my applications were already in!"

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    "My counselor has inspired me beyond the scope of high school and college. Not only did he help me find the perfect place to spend the next four years of my life, but he also taught me so many lessons and skills that I will continue to use in building my future."

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    "Without the help from my counselor, I would not be attending my dream school in the fall. Collegewise has given me a gift I can never repay: the freedom of choice and happiness."


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