Private Counselor


College Selection is the most important part of the college process. We call it Student Positioning, selection of the right college for each individual student.

All colleges use a relatively new management position in the development of the incoming freshmen class called an Enrollment Manager. We have reversed engineered the Enrollment Manager goals into a college selection program exclusive to our college-bound student. Along with a consult by a professional counselor, families utilize our proprietary Student Positioning program to properly and effectively complete their college search.

College “Fit” is the goal of any fee-based college counselor. The norm is to select a college that fits the student academically and socially. In light of enrollment management, we have added a third criterion to the process of selecting a college: financial. Our goal, simply stated, is to find a college that fits the student academically and socially, as well as fitting the family financially. When you do all three, you will find a college which creates the best fit for everyone in the family. This process creates the best return on your investment for higher education goals of the entire family.

Student Positioning

Student Positioning is a comprehensive “College Fit” program that has helped thousands of clients for over two decades. Our proprietary system is designed to help students thrive at college and set them up for lifelong success. We help families identify colleges that fit their children academically, socially and financially.

Academic: We help you understand your student’s potential for obtaining admission into a college based upon the student’s academic background and the school’s historical admissions data. We also provide where your student will rank historically in the university class.

Social: We want students to have a wonderful college experience in which they explore, learn and grow and create lifelong friendships. Therefore, we provide you with a wide array of information to help you assess the social environment: campus location, size, athletic programs, extracurricular activities, number of student organizations, on-campus living and student diversity.

Financial: We help you choose the best university for your student and potentially save you thousands annually. The amount of financial support varies significantly by college. Therefore, some schools with higher tuition fees may actually be more affordable. We help you identify “best fit” schools that also provide strong financial support.

Services include:

  • Career assessment

  • Guidance on selection of major

  • Guidance on selection of colleges

  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculation