College Planning Summer 2020

Squeeze all you can out of this summer, and make it count!

Squeeze in college planning and ACT Test Prep before summer slips away!

Squeeze all you can out of a summer that’s not what you’d planned.  Get ahead of the game with ACT Test Prep, College Search, College Applications & Essays, and guidance for prospective student athletes.

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ACT Test Prep

Boosting your ACT score can help you get in and earn merit aid. One-on-one ACT Test Prep helps our students gain 4 points on average

College Search

Zero in on your University of You. We help you focus your search on your best-fit schools. Get clear about what you want. Make informed, confident college decisions.

College App Guidance

Fast-track your progress, hit those deadlines and get organized! We’re your co-pilot for college applications. Write that brilliant essay. Know just what to do, when and how.

Comprehensive College Planning

We’re your partner every step of the way from wherever you are now to a confident college choice. Get to college with less mess, less stress and way more confidence with the right experts on your team.

COLLEGE PLANNING EXPERTISE FOR BETTER SCORES. BETTER OPTIONS, A BETTER PROCESS.

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 regular, live online college coaching from Tom. We’ll clear your path to the college of your dreams. You’ll gain exclusive access to our very best tools, insights and methods for college planning success.

Our Blog

5 Actions to Jump Start Your Sports Recruiting During Covid

5 Actions to Jump Start Your Sports Recruiting During Covid

Thinking about playing a sport in college? High-school athletes everywhere are feeling anxious about their college athletics recruiting paths. We're now six months into Covid, and it’s the beginning of another school year. The start of school usually brings the start...

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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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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