Where you go to college can have a major impact on your life. What you learn, the experiences you have and the friends you make will form the background of much of the rest of your life. You want to make the best choice you can in finding the right college for you. So how do you find your college?
- You talk to your friends but what do they really know. They have never been through this process before and besides, the best college for your friends isn’t necessarily the best college for you.
- You talk to your school counselor. They want to help but they just don’t have the time.
- You buy a book about college admissions but there is so much to consider. What college has what I want, what will it cost my family, when do I apply, what should I write my essay about.
- Getting into the right college is also getting more difficult as more and more students apply each year and the acceptance rate at many colleges is heading lower and lower.
At College Admission Partners we partner with you and your parents to provide personalized advice to find the best college for you. We talk to you to help you evaluate who you are and where your strengths lie. We listen to you to discover what factors are important to you in finding a great college. We then help you find colleges that fit your needs best.
Some college counselors focus their search on the “big name” colleges. We don’t prejudge you. We recommend colleges based on what you want from a college and on which colleges can satisfy your needs. If that is a “big name” college, we will make that recommendation. But we may also recommend a college you have never heard of before. We do this to make sure you find the best college for you. We believe that fit is more important for a student than the name of the college they attend. Some people still believe that the various college rankings are important in finding the right college. For our take on this controversy check out our rankings page.
For more information about our college admissions counseling service, email College Admissions Partners or give us a call at 952-449-5245. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have about us, our philosophy or the advantages of hiring our firm.