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Personalized and Effective College Advising. Whether your goal is maximizing chances of admission to Ivy League and Top-50 colleges, or simply finding the best-fit school for you or your child, our team of former Admissions Officers and Expert Advisors is here to help.

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91% of clients are accepted to at least 3 of their top 8 choices
9.3 /10 average customer rating by past clients
234,830 students have signed up for CollegeAdvisor.com

How It Works

Connect with your personal advising team. We help each student maximize their potential with personalized guidance, on-demand customer support, and a wide scope of expertise.
1-on-1 guidance over video chat. Connect with your advisor to ask questions and get personalized help on every aspect of your college application journey.
Personalized technology. The CollegeAdvisor.com platform allows you to track your application deadlines and essays in one place so you never miss a deadline again.
Excellent Support. Our advisors are perfectly positioned and prepared to support students and families throughout the admissions process. You will always have an ally in your corner.

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Meet Our Advisors

Our 300+ advisors and admissions officers graduated from or worked at the nation’s best universities, so they know first-hand what it takes to stand out in the admissions process. CollegeAdvisor.com’s admissions experts include Marshall Scholars, Fulbright recipients, first-generation college students, professional actors and musicians, startup founders, doctors, teachers and more – all rigorously screened and trained to support students and families on their college journeys.

Samantha Cachila
University of Southern California
My name is Sam and I have been an Admissions Advisor, for both undergraduate and graduate students, for one year. Throughout my career, I have specialized in Education/Teaching and Nursing. My degrees in Social Work (BSW, Loyola University Chicago ’19) and Postsecondary Administration & Student Affairs (M.Ed., University of Southern California ’20) has served me well in building meaningful relationships with students, as well finding what their passion is. Besides my academic and professional backgrounds, I am located in Chicago, IL and have an adorable merle goldendoodle named, Raja.

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Phillip Hu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
I am currently an urban planner and designer based in Boston. I studied architecture and planning at MIT and graduated with both an undergraduate degree and Master in City Planning. At MIT, I taught as a Teaching Assistant for a course on urban planning history and co-led a campus art and literature magazine as the art editor. For the past two years, I have mentored more than 40 students as a college admissions advisor, helping my students navigate the college admissions process and discover their voice through their personal essays.

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Lucas Woodley
Harvard University
Hi! I’m Lucas, a current undergrad studying economics and music at Harvard. I’ve always been a huge believer in the importance of higher education, and that’s why I’m here to help guide you through the process! During the school year, I do a lot of work teaching local high school students about finance, and I’m currently a freelance writer. In my free time, you can find me running, performing in late-night jazz clubs, and putting on impromptu a cappella sessions with friends!

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Lily Xu
I’m an incoming PhD student at Stanford University studying Microbiology and Immunology. I graduated from Washington University in St. Louis (accepted ED) in 2020 with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, minor in Computer Science, and B.A. in Biology: Genomics and Computational Biology. I’ve specialized in college applications for the past 4 years and have 2 years of work experience as an applications consultant. I’ve worked with students interested in all areas, from engineering to liberal arts to pre-medicine, and have helped students gain admission to Stanford, Duke, NYU, and more. I absolutely love reading and revising college essays and being a part of the college application journey. In my free time, I code, draw, and play music.

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Caroline Marapese
University of Notre Dame
Hello! I graduated from Notre Dame with my Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. In undergrad, I switched my major several times, engaged in a variety of activities on campus from club boxing to orchestra, and study abroad in Rome. I am currently pursuing my Master of Education also from Notre Dame. Currently, I teach middle school math in Philadelphia during the academic years as part of my teaching fellowship. I look forward to helping you apply to a college where you will learn and thrive. For the past four years, I have helped high school students and their families navigate the college applications process, and I am looking forward to working with you!

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Sophie Richard
Smith College
Hello everyone! I am a recent graduate from Smith College where I received my BA in Art History and Archaeology. I worked in the Admissions Office at Smith for over 3 years, giving tours around campus and helping prospective students and their families navigate financial aid deadlines, demonstrated interest, and more! This is a daunting process, and I wish there had been such comprehensive support for me when I went through it. I am a passionate writer, with several published undergraduate papers, and want to help motivated achievers bring out their unique personal narrative. How many times do we get to indulge in a little vanity and just write about ourselves?

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What Our Clients Had To Say

Yashoswini Chakraborty
University of Rochester
I had a great experience. My advisor was extremely helpful in helping me decide between colleges, what major would best suit my interests and profile, and editing all of my supplements. She was always there to answer any questions I had and gave extremely helpful feedback on my work.
Avery Medina

My experience with CollegeAdvisor was excellent. My advisor, Carolyn, was always available for help and kept me on track with a well planned out timeline. She helped me refine my essay ideas and was fantastic when it came to editing and clarifying ideas in my writing. My college application experience would have been much tougher had it not been for CollegeAdvisor. I definitely recommend!

Victoria Richard
Rutgers University- New Brunswick

I had a wonderful experience with CollegeAdvisor. My advisor worked many hours with me and did a great job helping and supporting me through the whole application process; this included everything from the essays, to the interviews, and finally the decision process as well.

Jan Marie Borromeo
Stony Brook University

CollegeAdvisor guided me and my family with a process that we were unfamiliar with. I felt comfortable asking questions and received advice that aided me every step of the way. With every session, I left with new information that allowed me to evaluate my school choices and essays. I also greatly relied on the webinars which were helpful. My overall experience was great!