We Walk Your Student Through College Admissions
Collegewise Counselors Become Your Personal College Consultants
Each family who joins our program is assigned to one Collegewise counselor who schedules regular meetings to help with the most important parts of the college admissions process. For freshmen and sophomores, that might be helping them plan courses and decide which standardized tests to take. For juniors and seniors, that might be helping them pick appropriate colleges or manage all of the applications and college essays. No matter where you are in the process or what you need help with, we’ll guide you towards the best choices for you, help you avoid mistakes, and do it all with just the right mix of advice, encouragement, and even a little cheerleading to make sure everything progresses smoothly and thoughtfully. You’ll never have to look back and regret that you made a mistake or missed something important.
Who can Collegewise help?
If you looked at our student roster, you’d see that our counselors work with “A” students, “C” students, and everyone in between. We work with freshmen just starting high school, sophomores and juniors who are getting prepared, and seniors who are in the throes of the college applications process. Not everyone is a good fit for our program, but if your student wants to go to college, wants our help to get there, and is willing to do the work required, we should be able to help your family.
You handle the curfews—we’ll handle the college admissions deadlines.
Collegewise students submit perfect applications, usually before Thanksgiving, without Mom or Dad having to nag or otherwise be the project manager for their teen. If you’d like us to do the same for you, we’re happy to take on that role. We’ll work closely with your student. We’ll set the deadlines and manage all the steps. And we’ll make sure everything is completed perfectly and submitted well before the deadlines. The most consistent praise we get from former clients is that our students loved being done with applications before all of their friends, and their parents loved never having to be the bad cops.
How much do college counseling programs cost?
Our programs range from $250 for one 1-hour meeting to $4,500-$8,000 (for the vast majority of our programs, depending upon counselor and location) for unlimited assistance for 11th and 12th graders. We also have a number of options in between those two price points. The program you select depends on the age of your student, what kind of help you need, the counselor you choose, and how much assistance you’d like from us.
What makes Collegewise better than the competition?
It’s a fair question, and hard to answer with the right balance of confidence and humility. So let’s start with the humility. We may not be the best choice for your family. We don’t know you or your student yet or what your family is hoping a counselor can do for you. And we won’t know those things until we have an honest exchange about it, which we’re always happy to do. If we don’t think we can turn you into a Collegewise fan who raves about how we changed the process for you, we’ll tell you so. And we’ll even refer you to a competitor who might be a better fit.
Now, here’s what else we can tell you about Collegewise.
Since 1999, over 8,000 families have entrusted us with their students’ college admissions process. Nobody in private counseling helps more kids get into college than we do. Hundreds of current and former customers refer their friends (or bring their younger kids) to us every year. Tens of thousands of people read our newsletters, blog, and our book. Even more have heard us speak at conferences, high schools, and community events. We’re not only growing every year, but also working like crazy to get even better at what we do. The counseling we’re doing today is even better than what we were doing six months ago, and it will be even better six months from now. We’re proud of our company, our team, and what we stand for. And we come to work every day excited about the work we’ll get to do.
If you meet us and we both agree that there’s a good chance we could be successful together, then Collegewise will have the best college counselor for you.
Don’t just take our word for it.
We became the nation’s largest college counseling company by doing our best work with one student at a time, then benefiting from the generous referrals from families who appreciated what we did for them. Talk to your friends and neighbors about their experiences with us. You’ll also see many testimonials throughout our site from customers who shared their generous praise.
Ready to take the first step?
Get started by scheduling a free introductory college consultation. We’re looking forward to meeting your family and discussing your child’s college goals.