College Search


By mid-high school, most students are ready to start exploring college choices, but rarely know how to begin. Our college planning process guides students through every facet of their college search and application strategy, tailored for their unique requirements.

Our College Search Process

Discovery Meetings

We believe starting with the student’s unique needs and desires is the best approach to the college admissions process. Why try to fit into a particular college mold when there are so many colleges that can fit your student? Our college consultants will work one-on-one with your student to help them reflect on their academic achievement, learning styles, academic passions and challenges, and extracurricular interests and hobbies. We believe that educating students about college characteristics and developing a list of criteria will help the student feel confident in knowing about who they are and what they need to thrive in a college setting.

College Exploration

This is where it all comes together and more fun starts to happen! After learning about your student, we develop a Preliminary Report with a curated list of colleges for your student to explore. Nothing is better than starting a college research review meeting with a beaming student ready to tell us all about what he has learned about a college he has never heard of before. We high-five and ring the Celebration Bell in our office! We give students the tools and guidance to help them find schools that are strong fits — those that make them beam — those that make them want to take the next steps.

The Application List

A back-up school? No way, not here. It is not part of our philosophy. If a student is not excited about the thought of attending a particular college, it does not belong on their Application List. Families appreciate the mature decision making and reflective nature of our college search process. It means that we end the College Search with a student who can articulate exactly why each college belongs on his list and why he would thrive.

Celebration Bell

College Connectors guides students to take ownership of their college search process. Our students are empowered to make decisions based on their needs for academic, social and financial fit. We are excited for the small and large accomplishments of our students. Our students ring the Celebration Bell when they’ve completed an application or even just had a great day!

To learn more about our professional college educational services, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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