For Parents

An independent college counselor is a valuable resource for students and families, guiding them every step of the way as they navigate the college search and application process.

Why Hire an Independent College Counselor?

High on the list of reasons from parents are:

Individualized Attention. An independent college counselor is able to give more individualized attention and insight than a high school guidance counselor has time to provide.

Objective Advice. Independent college counselors can be incredibly beneficial in providing objective advice from an outside party. They work for you; they have no affiliation with any college or university.

Knowledge and Expertise. Independent college counselors have extensive, first-hand knowledge of colleges, big and small, around the country. They can present students with a much wider selection of possibilities and provide vital help in weighing factors such as cost, location, and curriculum. They also know the intricacies of the college admissions process, such as applications, essays, interviews, and financial aid.

To Alleviate Stress. For many families, the college search puts a strain on relationships. Independent college counselors can take much of the stress out of the process by providing guidance and direction, establishing timelines, and keeping things organized.

To Save Money. In the long run, the decision to hire an independent college counselor may be one of the best investments you can make. They are knowledgeable in the area of financial aid and scholarships, and can help navigate the cost of higher education. Moreover, the cost of hiring an independent college counselor represents a fraction of a four-year education.