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College & Educational Consulting Services


We Are Experts In College Search, Selection and Support.


Are you ready to submit strong applications?

Have you decided where to apply, what your college essay topics will be, or need help staying organized?

College Connections will help with every step, provide a plan to maximize your chances of admission and give you the competitive edge!



Student Evaluation

Preliminary Assessment:


  • A thorough review and evaluation of the student’s academic and extracurricular background including transcripts, projected courses, and talents is accomplished
  • Successes, endeavors, achievements and methods to emphasize the student’s strengths
  • Students learn how to effectively utilize the knowledge and experiences gained in high school 
  • Students explore and learn about various college programs
  • Preliminary college lists are drafted

College Search:


  • College and Educational ConsultingCollege Connections provides assessment questionnaires that focus on the different variables that students need to consider when searching universities
  • Interests, achievements and selection factors are carefully matched with appropriate universities until a final college list is formulated
  • Guidance and instruction is provided with regard to researching colleges on the internet
  • Individualized work plans and specific apply timelines are created to ensure that all applications and supporting materials are completed ahead of college application deadlines

The College Application


College Essays and Personal Statements:


  • Assist in writing college essays that stand out
  • Provide personal statement examples and writing assistance
  • BBrainstorm college essay topics, develop college essay ideas and make revisions
  • Provide detailed suggestions for content, vocabulary and correct structure
  • Emphasize the student’s own voice and reveal the strength of character
  • Discuss intent of essay prompts and how to best answer questions
"From guiding me through my college search and preparing my college list, to giving me all the necessary advice and helping me with my essays, I got into all my first choice schools. I couldn’t have asked for more! Thanks!"
Derek, Boston University

Activity Resume:


  • The completed list of extracurricular activities will show a commitment, continuity of participation and contribution in all activities
  • Methods of how the different colleges like this information conveyed will be addressed

Letters of Recommendation:


  • Work with student on who to ask, how to best approach their teachers and counselors and what to provide each writer
  • Assist students in providing personal information, which helps the teachers and counselors write more effective letters of recommendation
  • Help obtain letters from people outside the school environment as potential supplementary recommendation letters

College Application Portfolio:


  • Provide guidance for completing supplementary materials for students that have specialized talents, such as musicians, dancers, actors, math/science students, writers, artists or photographers. Often these applications require that additional materials be sent to prospective colleges
  • Detailed requirements for auditions and/or additional applications are examined

"Thanks for your help on advising me about my summer plans. I’ve been accepted at the British Academy of Dramatic Arts in London this summer as a result of your guidance. Thank you so much!"

Laurel, Sarah Lawrence


Submitting College Applications:


  • Up to date admission requirements are researched and explained
  • Trouble spots are identified and improved
  • All of the student’s applications are reviewed thoroughly. The college application review consists of polishing essays, the activity resume as well as additional supplementary materials

Final College Selection:


  • After the applications are submitted, college counselors provide strategic tips on proper ways to show expressed interest as this can be a crucial component in the college admissions process
  • Once acceptances are received, students and parents are guided in making their final decision

College Visits and Interviews


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Campus Tours:


  • College Connections Consultants visit institutions and attend conferences around the country to relay the most current information to our students and families
  • College visits are encouraged and planned
  • We provide a list of suggested questions and tips to use while touring schools

College Interviews:


  • Receive relevant tips boosting confidence and improving technique
  • A thorough list of possible interview questions is provided, so that the student knows approximately what questions to expect and how to best answer them
  • A list of questions to ask the interviewer is provided
  • Students feel more comfortable during college interviews and make an excellent impression on college admission representatives

Transfer Admission Services


If you are currently enrolled in a university or have previous college credit, our team will help you find the right college match. Different universities have individual admission requirements for transfer students. In addition to the services listed above, College Connections conducts thorough research on required curriculum, application deadlines and programs. We will use our knowledge and resources on your behalf to maximize your chances for acceptance to top choices.



Graduate School Admission Services


“I was a long shot candidate applying to a Masters Program. College Connections helped me with my application and I got accepted. Things are going really well! Thank you so much.”
Aliyah, USC, MPA Candidate

Whether you are thinking about applying to law, business, medical schools or other programs, we have consultants that are experienced and can assist. Many of our experts have gone through this process themselves! College Connections will develop a road map that includes portraying our student’s previous accomplishments and identifying specific programs. Our comprehensive graduate school program includes:

  • Conducting a thorough search for appropriate matches and creating a school list
  • Preparing an accurate timeline with regard to testing and application due dates
  • Review and polish of any necessary resumes
  • Assistance in preparing recommendation letters
  • Presentation of college essay examples and development of college essay topics & ideas
  • Personal statement examples and development work to reflect the best in each student
  • Suggestions for any additional curriculum (if needed)
  • Guidance on campus visits and interviews
  • Compiling portfolios
  • Professional application review prior to submission




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