You want the best for your child. Particularly when your child is making the important decision as to which college to attend. And when you consider that a college education is the second most expensive purchase most people will make, finding the best college for your child is especially important. But how do you decide which college is best for your child?
Many people rely on high school counselors to help them with this important decision. Unfortunately, in the United States, the average high school counselor has 315 students to advise. Because of this heavy workload, very few of these over worked counselors have the time to help each of the many students they must work with everyday.
One way to help your child find the best college is to work with College Admission Partners. I am Todd Johnson and I am the principal college admissions counselor for College Admissions Partners. Why should you work with me? Here are some of the ways I will work with your family:
- Partner with you and your child to provide personalized advice on how to find the best college for your child.
- Help your child find the best college by evaluating their educational, personal and extracurricular background.
- Talk with you and your child without preconceived ideas of what the best college might be.
- Listen to what your child wants from their college experience. I then help your child find colleges that fit their needs best.
- Work with my students to prepare an application that best shows their interests and talents.
- Help suggest essay topics and edit their essays while ensuring that the student’s voice comes through.
- Take some of the stress out of the process by explaining each step of the way to you and your child.
- Help avoid conflicts between you and your child during the trying time of finding the best college for their needs
Some college admissions counselors focus their search on the “big name” colleges. We don’t prejudge you or your child. I recommend colleges based on what your family wants from a college and on which colleges can satisfy your needs. If a “big name” college is best for your child then I will make that recommendation. But I may also recommend a college you have never heard of before. I do this to make sure you find the best college for your child. I believe that fit is more important for a student than the name of the college they attend. What about the “ranking” of the college? Here is my view of rankings of colleges as well as links to some common college ranking sites.
For more information about my college admissions counseling service, email College Admissions Partners or give me a call at 888-970-BSMD(2763). I offer a free 1/2 hour consultation and will be happy to answer any questions you might have about how I can help your student find the best college for their needs.