College Myths & Realities
* Myth – it is difficult to get admitted to a “good” school.
To date no one has been able to define what “good” means. “Good” for one student may mean enrolling in a certificate program at technical or community college, “good” for another might mean enrolling at a school with an unusually friendly atmosphere, “good” may lead you to a college where a large majority of students participate in study abroad experiences, or “good” may mean you are attracted to schools with very rigorous academic standards.
* Reality – 80% of colleges accept the majority of those who apply.
True, some “brand name” colleges are hard to get into, but often a “good match” college is easy to get into and doesn’t need to come with a $60,000 price tag.
College Planning FAQ’s
1) What Are Your Rates?
I offer the flexibility to choose a package that fits your budget. Choose from stand alone to bundled to comprehensive planning options.
Contact me for a no obligation consultation or to discuss which options are right for you.
2) College is expensive enough, won’t hiring a college planner just add to my overall college costs?
Not if you consider these facts:
- The average time to degree completion is 4.7 years.
- Only 48.5% of students graduate from the first college they attend, if they persist to graduation at all.
- Nationally 33% of students will transfer.
- The average cost of tuition and fees for the 2015–2016 school year was $32,405 at private colleges, $9,410 for state residents at public colleges, and $23,893 for out-of-state residents attending public universities.
Consider this service an investment. Time is $$. I help you to avoid costly mistakes by guiding college bound students to good match colleges with a plan to graduate in four years.
If I save you the cost of one semester/year, identify good match colleges with merit aid potential, assist with your scholarship search, etc. your college planning investment more than pays for itself.
3) Do You Provide References?
Of course. I would be more than happy to provide you with the names and contact information of families I have worked with.