Who are CollegeAdvisor.com Advisors? What makes them so great?
CollegeAdvisor.com advisors include former admissions officers and graduates or current students from top universities in the US. This means that they have recently been in your shoes, can tell you all about student life at your prospective schools, and are high achievers who will pass their expertise to you. We also have former admissions officers on our team, which means that you will get firsthand insight into how you can win the college admissions process. Ultimately, CollegeAdvisor.com advisors are well positioned to become your ally throughout high school and into college apps. They will help you turn a stressful process into a positive, personal growth experience.
How does CollegeAdvisor.com specifically help me increase my chances?
The average high school counselor to student ratio is 1:482. This, unfortunately, means that most students get very little personalized mentorship from their school counselor. At CollegeAdvisor.com, we provide expert-level, rigorously-trained advisors who will mentor you one-on-one. We help you make all the right choices at critical junctures—from which test to take, to which extracurricular to pursue, to how to tackle a challenging essay. Standing on the shoulders of giants, our students rise above the pack and land in the most selective schools in the nation.
Is this just for applying to Ivy League schools?
From community college, to state schools, to the Ivy League, our mission is to help you turn your college dreams into reality. We believe in higher education for all, and while we have high success with elite school admissions, we have the expertise to support you in whatever endeavor you set for yourself.
How do video calls and essay editing work?
Video calls can be scheduled with your advisor of choice at a time most convenient for you. You can also submit your essay to your advisor of choice, who will return your work with detailed comments, in-line suggestions, and a CollegeAdvisor.com Scorecard mirrored after the admissions office.
What CollegeAdvisor.com services are available for free?
We offer a free, powerful web app designed to help you keep track of your applications, view all essay requirements, and track progress. In addition, we host free webinars, from student panels with current students at T20 universities, to how to use application portals. In addition, if you choose one of our advising plans, our advisors will respond to your emails and questions quickly, typically within 24 hours, and completely free of charge.
What makes CollegeAdvisor.com different than other companies?
CollegeAdvisor.com believes in both quality and affordability. That's why our plans start at $49 a month, an unbeatable price in the traditionally expensive college consulting industry. On top of that, for every three paid customers, we offer one inner-city school student free college consulting. We pride ourselves in the low cost, high quality service we offer our students.
Does CollegeAdvisor.com help with applying for financial aid or scholarships?
We have advisors specializing in financial aid and scholarships. They have experience applying to and winning national scholarships with less than 1% acceptance rates, and have negotiated financial aid packages to make attendance at their dream schools possible. After all, affordability must follow acceptance when turning a college dream into reality.
What Our Clients Had To Say
Recently accepted to Yale, Stanford, Columbia, UPenn, and Brown
My experience with CollegeAdvisor was amazing. As an international student balancing various application cycles, I entered the US cycle quite late. However, when I reached out to CollegeAdvisor they were still willing to support me with their program and helped through everything step by step. They were very accessible, reliable and helpful. Then I was matched with my mentor. I could not have had a more dedicated, inspiring and talented person and mentor to help coach me through my essays. She helped me realise my best fit schools and find my authentic voice through my passions, experiences and challenges. She encouraged me to weave them together through my essays which made them stand out. She went above and beyond to support me through the stressful time and I am so appreciative of how this program supported me into getting into some amazing schools. I can't believe it! I want to thank the whole CollegeAdvisor Team for helping students like me have a chance at actualising their academic potential at inspiring institutions.
Attending Washington University in St. Louis in 2020
CollegeAdvisor.com's (formerly Bullseye Admissions) services were fantastic for fine-tuning my college essays. Each essay that CollegeAdvisor.com helped me on was an essay that I felt confident to send out to colleges.
Recently accepted to Brown University
Working with CollegeAdvisor was amazing. As an international student who was not very familiar with the American university system, having the advising team made me feel confident in my applications and in the essays I submitted. They helped me put my best self forward, both on paper and with my interviews. My advisor was my cheerleader when I needed it the most, and she knew when to push me and when to let me rest. Lastly, a distinctive feature of CollegeAdvisor is the ability to chat with students who attend the universities I wanted to apply to. They helped me with things like motivation when hearing about how amazing their school was and how great certain classes are. They also talked with me about other aspects of college applications such as ideas for my school specific essays. I believe knowledge is power, and with CollegeAdvisor I always felt that I was encouraged - as it was so available and therefore easy - to research and learn about schools and the logic behind admissions. And at the end of the day, it worked! I got into my top choice school!
Recently accepted to Darmouth College
Going into the college application process, I was worried that I wouldn't stand out from the crowd even if my stats were what they needed to be. My advisor, Claire, guided me through every aspect of the admissions process and ensure that my voice stood out in my essays. She encouraged me to make my essays concise and specific. CollegeAdvisor is a really great program that helped me with both in the big picture for the whole college application process as well as with the details of my supplemental essays.