Great College Advice® provides private college counseling services to high school students and their families as they prepare for elite and selective college admission. From comprehensive college planning to more targeted services, Great College Advice offers everything you need to be successful.

We specialize in YOU.

Let us help you develop and execute your educational plan.

We offer a variety of services tailored to the needs of different students. Generally most of our families work with us on a package or retainer basis. Most start with us in the 10th or 11th grade, but some will start as early as the 8th grade. Others may start as they enter 12th grade. It’s never too early–or too late–to get Great College Advice.

Start Here: The Roadmap to College

An Introductory Service

For most of our families, we start out with our introductory “Roadmap to College” service. This initial consultation provides a 360-degree analysis of the student’s strengths, weaknesses, proclivities, and preferences. In the end, you’ll receive a solid set of recommendations for future planning.

One call does it all!

We efficiently and effectively gather the most pertinent information from students and families.  Our team will then analyze this information and present our ideas and strategies in a personalized meeting.  A counselor will give you thoughtful, personalized advice to help you get the most of your high school experience–and achieve success in the college admissions process.

This introductory service costs $450. For some families, this will be sufficient to set off for college on the right foot. Others may elect to continue with one of our packages.

For more information about the Roadmap to College, please click here.

Parenting Essentials: The Great College Roadmap

Affordable Advice for Parents

Let’s face it: not every family needs or wants full-service, concierge-level advising through the college admissions process

However, nearly every family could use some Great College Advice. at key moments of the process.

We have identified these three key moments, and have devised a service that will help you Get Ready, Get Set, and GO! in the direction of your college aspirations.

With three structured meetings, a comprehensive video library, and more, we help parents remain calm, cool, and collected throughout the process, and help them guide their students in an informed, measured, and organized way.

For more information about our essential Great College Roadmap program, please click here.

On the Road: Comprehensive Advising

Full-Service Packages

We offer three different comprehensive college planning packages for high school students. These packages are designed to provide everything a student needs to be successful in this process.

These all-inclusive packages are available to students in 7th through 12th grades. Generally speaking, the earlier the start, the less stressful and more successful the planning process can be. But we also can make a huge impact on the outcome for students who come to us later–even as seniors! It’s never too late to get some Great College Advice.

For more information about our Comprehensive Advising Packages, please click here.

To learn more about our Comprehensive Counseling Packages, please contact us right away for more information (we offer a limited number of these full-service college planning packages).

Or if you are ready to get started with private college counseling, you can complete our initial meeting questionnaire.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Focused Guidance

For families who feel they do not need the comprehensive approach to college planning, we offer private college counseling services tailored to the varied needs of families and students.

Among the focused services we can provide include:

  • Personalized College List
  • Essay Writing Assistance
  • Senior Application Review
  • Hourly Advising

For more information on getting some focused Great College Advice, please click here.


Frequently Asked Questions About Our College Planning Services

When is the best time to begin private college counseling?

Generally speaking, it’s good to begin making plans earlier rather than later.  Because of the competitive nature of admissions at many selective universities, as well as the more complex application...

How are your college planning packages priced?

We offer services for every budget. By far our most popular and lowest cost option is the Roadmap to College : one meeting does it all. For our comprehensive counseling, prices may be...

What is your process?

We have a strong set of materials that we deliver to students and families over the course of our relationship. These materials cover each and every aspect of the college...

How often do you meet with a student?

It depends on the service you order. Sometimes we meet with families and students only once. For our Elite one-on-one advising packages, we meet as often as necessary to ensure that...

Do you meet with parents, too?

Absolutely.  We take a team approach to college planning, and parents are primary members of the team.  No one knows a child better than her parents.  So we meet with...

If I don’t live near your offices, how do you communicate with students?

While our counselors can’t claim to be “digital natives” like our kids, we have been catching up fast.  We use the latest in distance technology to communicate with and instruct...

What is your success rate?

Perfect.  But as we explain, everything depends on your definition of “success.”  We do not guarantee entry to any particular school, university, or program.  But we do guarantee that we...

How often do work with students bound for the Ivy League?

All the time.  We have had students accepted to every one of the Ivy League schools (Harvard , Yale, Princeton, Brown, Columbia ,Dartmouth , Cornell, University of Pennsylvania), as well as the other most...

Do you give presentations at schools or civic groups?

Absolutely.  Please click here for more information about our college planning presentations and seminars.