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
Attending University of Southern California in 2020
My advisor has been by far the most knowledgeable and supportive mentor I have met. She is passionate about helping students reach their full potential beyond high school! Her drive to help you every step of the journey is admirable; she makes sure you meet milestones that alleviate stress from future deadlines with the college app process.
Attending Bowdoin College in 2020
The support I received from CollegeAdvisor.com (formerly Bullseye Admissions) was personalized, unique, and supportive. The advisors made sure that my voice was heard through my writing and assessed me on different aspects of the essay like grammar, diction, organization, and so on to make my essay the best it could be.
Admitted to Dartmouth Early Decision
I was ecstatic when I received the decision from my top choice! It was a moment I have been looking forward to for years. My advisor provided so much support with essay brainstorming, editing/revising, and mock interview preparation. She was always available to meet as soon as I needed to and left feedback within a day or two of receiving my drafts. And when I informed my alumni interviewer of my acceptance, he said I was the best applicant he had interviewed in the past two years!
Parent of Zoe Simon, Princeton '24
We could not be more pleased with the guidance that CollegeAdvisor.com (formerly Bullseye Admissions) provided our daughter during her college admissions process. We were very impressed that she was able to benefit from the perspectives of a number of counselors instead of being limited to one person. Most importantly, with the excellent feedback she received on her essays, she was confident that her voice came through in her application and that she was presenting her most genuine self. The counselors took the time to know and connect with her in a way that many of her peers who used other services did not receive. We are delighted that our daughter will be attending Princeton University this Fall and that she had many wonderful universities to choose from. Thank you CollegeAdvisor.com!