With more students than ever entering college after high school and increasing applications from international students, admissions have become highly competitive and accept rates decline every year. Parents often wonder why selective institutions reject deserving students, while others get accepted to the college of their choice. The difference often lies in activities, leadership, motivation, character and the quality of the written application.
Our goal is to ensure that your student will thrive and succeed throughout their undergraduate education. Headed For College consultants will guide you and your child through high school and the college application process to make certain that your student has the best possible options. We’ll help you create an academic plan and set goals for activities and leadership, and help your student find and be accepted to a college that best matches his or her interests and abilities.
Headed For College students have been accepted to the most highly regarded schools in the country. No educational consultant can guarantee admissions, but we can assure you that your student will get 100% of our experience, support and attention. Headed For College educational consultants are highly experienced education advisors, having assisted thousands of student candidates in the U.S. and abroad with diverse academic backgrounds and goals.
College preparation and applications can create a lot of stress in the household and complicate family relationships. Headed For college provides individualized services based on your student’s specific needs. We recognize that each student is unique and important. Headed For College provides individual service, with consultants available nights, weekends and during the crucial summer months before senior year. We invest ourselves in getting to know your child’s strengths, ambitions, goals and special qualities.
In the initial consultation, you and your Headed For College educational consultant will discuss academic planning and goals, and help you define what is important to you and your child. Students and parents learn about academic planning, the basic steps in the college selection and the application process, admissions criteria, college choices that would be a good fit for the student, other colleges to investigate and how Headed For College can help.
For test preparation and academic subjects, Headed For College partners with Tier One Tutors to provide in home experienced, effective tutors for all tests and in all subjects. Tier One will meet with you to assess your student’s needs before deciding on the best tutor for you. We will help your student decide which tests to take—and when to take them. Tier One Tutors will teach your child techniques to maximize results on standardized tests.
The Educational Consulting Program is available for students in eighth grade through the high school years. We will meet with you and your child regularly to determine coursework, summer programs and leadership opportunities to optimize your child’s high school experience. Additionally, we will work with your child for the duration of the college selection and application process through college entrance. During senior year, we meet with your child extensively—from summer prior to the beginning of senior year all the way through college decisions—to ensure that your child remains focused, calm and engaged during the college application process. It’s all about making certain that your child’s individualized plan for college is realized.
Headed For College counselors work with needy students on a volunteer basis throughout the year, from one-on-one educational consulting sessions for students to group presentations for students and their parents. If you are interested in learning more about our pro bono services, please contact us.
Thank you Jennifer for your invaluable insights into our son and for being so courageously forthright from the beginning. He needed that dose of reality. Your program, philosophy, and guidance are outstanding.Helen, Son attending USC
Thank you, Kim, for all of your help and support with Adrianna through this process. I believe at the beginning she did not think she was going to be able to get into college. Through your patience and coaching, she was able to identify a number of colleges to apply to and successfully get into a majority of those colleges. You gave her the confidence she needed during this process we are extremely grateful for all that you did.Mary, daughter attending St. Mary's College
Jennifer, You guided me from the first step to the last step, with all the frantic emails in between, and still were willing to help me past the last step when I needed it. I sincerely feel that without your help, I would never have heard of Wash U, which is definitely the perfect school for me and at which I know I will thrive ...Attending Washington University in St. Louis
While trying to juggle the pressures of work, being a full-time college student, and all the extracurriculars I was involved in, I felt reassurance that my transfer applications would excellent because of Chelsea. Chelsea was very thorough and pushed me to open up about the story I had to tell. She gave me tons of information that I would never have known without her help.Transferred to UC Berkeley
Kim, Thank you so much for all your help and assistance through this stressful college process… You helped me stay on track and organized while still remaining positive the whole time. Every time I left your office, I felt stress-free and like a burden was lifted off my shoulders ... seriously.Attending Williams College
Marissa, We adore you and are so grateful for your kindness and generosity of time and spirit. You went way above and beyond and gave my daughter a feeling of buoyancy with your incredible personality, positivity and warmth. Thank you again for everything!!!Daughter attending Princeton University
Thank you so much for your guidance and mentorship Jennifer. Thank you for the last-minute one-on-one meetings, thank you for being understanding when I failed to meet early deadlines because of the stress that I was going through, thank you for everything that you put yourself through to make my application the best it could have possibly been! All of the success that I have experienced during this crazy application process would not have been possible had it not been for your expertise. Because of you, I can now pursue my passion in the best art school in the country!Attending RISD
Marissa carefully assessed our individual situation and then provided streamlined, easy to use information. She was patient, positive and supportive, but also held our son accountable to weekly tasks and milestones. She was knowledgeable, up to date, and asked the right kinds of questions to help us find the schools that would be a genuine fit for our son. Marissa’s calm, smart, confident style truly eased the anxiety we were feeling about the college application process. She helped turn what could have been a daunting task into a manageable, exciting challenge that we were eager to master.Attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Jennifer, I just wanted to say thank you for your guidance, expertise, and confidence in Ben and for finding him the college that is right for him… You have been an amazing force in his life and we are forever grateful.Attending Vanderbilt University
I don't know what I would have done without your expert advice, Jennifer. I am going to Penn partly due to your unwavering support, and for that, I can never thank you enough.Attending the University of Pennsylvania
Thank you, Kim, from the bottom of my heart. You are sincerely one of the most incredible people I have ever had the pleasure of getting to know. Thank you for everything that you've done for us.Twins attending UCLA
Marissa, I can’t thank you enough for all of the help throughout this crazy process! I truly could not have done it without you. You are so kind and wise, and I have greatly enjoyed getting to know you….Once again, you are absolutely amazing.Attending Dartmouth College
Chelsea’s experience and knowledge of colleges, her prompt advice at every step of the way, and the kind manner with which she was able to convey key messages to our son were more than we could have asked for.Attending UCLA
Chelsea, Words cannot express my gratitude. Thank you for your time, patience, and for keeping me on track and focused, and organized. I have said it to my parents but I also want to be sure that I make it clear to you - The best gift they gave me was the time and help I received from you. I truly appreciate your coaching, advice, and availability at all hours of the day. I will think of you fondly as I walk onto the Emory campus in August! You're the best.Attending Emory
Kimberly, As you remind us to thank our teachers and those who helped us in our journey, I was able to reflect on my own journey; I know I wouldn’t have enjoyed, been challenged, (sometimes) dreaded, but been as excited and confident throughout the process if it wasn’t for your compassionate help when I needed it most! I think today marks the end of Teacher Appreciation Week, and I certainly appreciate you. I’m happy to report I’ll be staying in Southern California pursuing a BFA at USC!!, something I know I wouldn’t be able to say if it wasn’t for your strong, supportive, and kind guidance.Attending USC
Thank you for always being there for me, Kim. I would probably have broken apart without your help. True story!Attending UCLA
Lisa, I honestly wish I could thank you in person. I don't know where I would be right now had I not met you and had your guidance throughout this admissions process. As a first-generation Latina coming from a low-income immigrant background, higher education was something that felt unattainable for a long time. But with your guidance and support, I will be attending an institution I would have never imagined even applying to had it not been for you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. (Pro Bono Client)Attending Dartmouth College
What an amazing gift to have had you help each of our boys over-achieve in getting into the colleges of their choice! They could have never done it without your knowledge and guidance.Stan, sons graduated from Pepperdine, USC and Boston College
Thank you so much for all of your help with my myriad of college applications… for never letting me lose hope in Michigan, and for showing me some of the great things Michigan had to offer me on campus. I truly would not have been able to do it without you, Jennifer. Go Blue!Attending the University of Michigan
Kim, I wanted to say thank you for all of the support and encouragement you've given me over the last 12 months. I know it definitely wasn't easy, but Michigan Ross is an amazing place and I'm really happy to be attending the Ross School of Business. Thank you so much! I don't think I could have done it without you!Attending the Ross School of Business at Michigan
Working with Chelsea was a wonderful experience! She was incredibly helpful throughout the whole application process, but beyond sound advice, she was really invested in my success and because of her help, I’m at the school that is actually perfect for me!Attending Tulane University in the Honors Program
Hi Kim: I wanted to let you know that I've made my choice and am officially enrolled at the University of Notre Dame. After visiting, I know that Notre Dame really does fit all of my criteria. Thank you for all the help and guidance you've given me throughout the college process. I couldn't have done it without you. All those long nights toiling over essays definitely paid off. Once again thank you for everything Kim.Attending Notre Dame
Kim - I just committed to UT!! Thank you so much for everything. The journey would not have been possible without you. I'm so thankful for your guidance.Attending the University of Texas, Austin
Lisa, I am happy to say that Sarah has found her home for the next four years and potentially beyond. She has committed to the University of Utah Honors College. She is so excited to be a Ute! Thank you for all of your efforts in helping her get to this wonderful place. We truly could not have done it without you!Allison, daughter attending the University of Utah Honors College
While working with Chelsea I was able to get a complete understanding of the college application process and amazing help along the way. I would not have been able to go through this process without her consistent guidance and reassurance.Attending Northwestern University
Words cannot express our gratitude, Jennifer. Your advice gave us direction, confidence, and comfort during the crazy college process. We are very grateful for your patience with us - you always had an answer to our questions and concerns. Thank you for helping facilitate our daughter's Cornell dream!Donna, daughter attending Cornell University
Chelsea,Attending Cornell University
The words "thank you" feel utterly inadequate to convey our appreciation for all of the support, guidance, and wisdom you have shared so generously with our family over the past two years. As two college professors, it has been truly humbling to learn how complex, labor intensive, and emotionally charged the college application process has become. Beyond your incredible knowledge, we have been truly in awe of your ability to connect in a meaningful way with both our kids and to guide them not just in "getting in" to college but finding their voices and learning who they are. We are so grateful and will truly miss working with you.