College consulting services should be affordable.

Our consulting process begins with a 30-minute complimentary phone call, to answer your preliminary questions and ensure that our services are a good fit for you.

We offer a variety of options to serve the needs of all students. Students needing more limited help can opt for Hourly Services or a stand-alone Consult, while students needing more in-depth guidance can select one of our Programs. Please contact us for rates.


Using our Menu of Services, consultants can be hired by the hour to help with any aspect of the college application and financial aid process. This is a great option for families who need limited help in targeted areas.


Available to students in grades 9-12, this meeting introduces the student and family to college planning and applications. Your consultant will review academic records, extracurricular activities and other qualifications in the context of college admissions. We will also provide advice on testing, college visits, and the ideal timeline for college applications. Juniors and Seniors also receive a list of suggested “good-fit” colleges. Students leave feeling clear and confident about the college application process and their path in high school. If the family signs up for a Program listed below, the price of the consult will be deducted from the price of the Program.


Programs are a wonderful option for families that would like to pay a flat fee for specific services.

 All Programs Include:

• Email, phone and text support
• Review of academic records
• Guidance on SAT and ACT
• Advice for Early Action/Early Decision
• Strategies for teacher recommendations
• Advice for college visits
• Wait list advice
• Tips to stay organized and reduce stress

Programs for Juniors and Seniors:


An ideal program for families who would like expert guidance throughout the entire process of selecting and applying to colleges. In the Comprehensive Program, the consultant will take the lead, so the student knows exactly what to do each step of the way. Designed to keep the student organized, minimize stress and ensure that applications are strong. This program is great for busy families who want to be confident that a professional is overseeing the whole process (and doing the nagging!)

• Up to 20 sessions + email and phone support
• A list of suggested colleges, targeted to your budget and student needs
• Advising with selecting a major
• Scored, full-length practice SAT and ACT
• Coaching, review and feedback for all essays
• Guidance in filling out applications + a final proofread
• Assessment of financial aid eligibility + guidance in applying for aid and scholarships
• Interview coaching
• Personalized account on Custom College Plan, our online software for managing applications
• A verified list of all requirements and deadlines
• An ongoing To-Do list, calendar and interim deadlines to keep the student on track


Designed for the more independent student, this program provides expert guidance while targeting areas you need the most help with. The consultant will provide structure and expertise to support a student who is organized and deadline-oriented, but benefits from regular check-ins. Students receive approximately 15 hours of consultant time, plus lots of helpful materials. Additional time can be added at an hourly rate of $150.

• 6 sessions + email and phone support
• A list of suggested colleges + guidance in researching
• Recommended timeline, application calendar + To-Do’s after each meeting
• Initial essay coaching + one review of each essay and application

Programs for Freshmen and Sophomores:


Designed for students who would like complete support in early college exploration and guidance in becoming a strong college applicant. Continues through the end of 10th grade.

• 4 in-person meetings, plus email and phone support.

•  Academic course planning for all 4 years of high school.
• Guidance in selection of extracurricular activities
• Customized list of potential summer and spring break options
• Collaborative planning for early college visits
• Exploration of possible careers and majors
• Guidance in understand cost of college and your potential for financial aid


A wonderful option for students who would like basic support in early college exploration and guidance in becoming a strong college applicant. Continues through the end of 10th grade.

• 2 in-person meetings, plus email and phone support
• Academic course planning for all 4 years of high school
• Guidance in selection of extracurricular activities
• Tips for early college exploration and visits

Contact us for rates or to schedule your free 30 minute consultation. 

Don’t see a program that suits your needs and budget? We are happy to create a custom college consulting program that does. We don’t believe that cost should be a barrier to college guidance, and we work with a few students each year pro-bono or at a reduced rate. Please contact us if you would like to know more about reduced rate services.