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ACT Test Prep

Effective college planning includes the right ACT Test Prep to earn your best score. One-on-one ACT Test Prep helps our students gain 4 points on average

College Search

Smart college search begins with self-understanding. ID your unique style, interests & abilities. Zero in on your “University of You”. Focus your search on your best-fit schools. Make informed, confident college decisions

College App Guidance

Avoid missteps, missed deadlines and missed opportunities during the college applications process. Write that brilliant essay. Know just what to do, when and how.

Comprehensive College Planning

Get to college with less mess, less stress and way more confidence with help every step of the way, from freshman, sophomore or junior year (when you start working with us) through graduation day.

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Take the worry and stress out of planning for college. You’ll even have fun. Get the right help from an experienced, expert college planner. Gain peace of mind and confidence. Cover all your bases at exactly the right time.

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Learn exactly what to do and when to make a confident college choice. Avoid costly missteps and missed deadlines. Get the inside-scoop on college savings. Avoid headaches and save time. Join our online community of college-bound students and parents for WEEKLY online college coaching from plus LIVE College Q&As. We’ll clear your path to the college of your dreams. Gain exclusive access to our very best tools, insights and methods for college planning success.

Students Squeeze this Summer for All It’s Worth

Students Squeeze this Summer for All It’s Worth

Holy cow, it's the middle of June already! With COVID-related impacts, this summer isn't quite what most high-school students and parents planned. Most of the students and families we know have been handed more than a few lemons. Sports, camps, summer jobs and travel...

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UW System ACT Announcement and Impact for Classes of 2021 and 2022

UW System ACT Announcement and Impact for Classes of 2021 and 2022

The UW System Board of Regents announced that 12 of its 13 schools will waive the ACT or SAT score requirement as part of its college application for the class of 2021 and 2022. The University of Wisconsin-Madison will still require ACT or SAT scores as part of college applications for incoming freshmen.

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Game Plan for Prospective Student Athletes Stuck at Home

Game Plan for Prospective Student Athletes Stuck at Home

On April 1, 2020, the NCAA announced it will extend the current recruiting dead period through May 31, a move that was also taken in Division I. Institutional staff members are permitted to communicate with prospective student-athletes by phone or email during this...

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10 Movies to Watch Now with Quaranteens

10 Movies to Watch Now with Quaranteens

Looking for at-home activities with quaranteens? Here are 10 movies to watch now that we're all spending more time at home together. Hilary here. My husband Tom predicted it, and here it is. I am sharing a quote from the movie we watched last night.  "Success is not...

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Visit Colleges in Your Bathrobe

Visit Colleges in Your Bathrobe

What do dogs in their pajamas have to do with college search? Not much probably. But we could all use a little levity, and we're pretty sure you'd rather see dogs in their pajamas as opposed to seeing US in pajamas. So enjoy these cute pictures, and check out these...

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How do I find the right college for me?

How do I find the right college for me?

Finding the best college for you requires asking really good questions. That's why we offer free consultations for families to get your key questions answered. Schedule your free consultation here. When I hear a high school student ask, “How do I find the best college...

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Reviews

“Not only did both of my twins score significantly higher on the ACT, thanks to Tom’s guidance and coaching, but the process for them was enjoyable and inspiring. Both of my kids connected with Tom and responded to his coaching in a way I hadn’t expected. And when they each received their ACT scores online the first person they thought to tell was Tom. This said a lot, to me, about the role he played and how effective he was in their test preparation.”

Nicole S.

Parent

“My wife and I would not be in the situation we are in without Tom’s help. Our graduated senior will attend Aurora University in the fall of 2017. Prior to working with Tom, we didn’t know Aurora existed. His hands-on approach allowed our son to engage and participate, define his interests, narrow his search, and ultimately find the perfect fit. Tom was equally dedicated to the ACT test prep process.

Tim P.

Parent

“Your ACT help was tailored to my exact strengths and weaknesses. It wasn’t just going over strategies and ways to better my score but actually breaking down each section of the test and pinpointing what areas and types of questions I needed to work harder on. The more personalized tutoring made me feel a lot more confident and helped bump my score up!”

Talia

High School Senior