Welcome to A+ College Consultants! Call us at (626) 275-8792 which is (626) APLUS-92 (how’s that for a mnemonic!) We will travel to you or you can come to us. Whether you are comfortable with Skype, Google Hangout or a landline only, we are here to help you manage the increasingly complex college admissions process. While not every student is college bound, every individual needs a plan for life after high school; we also provide “life coaching for teens”.
Services we provide:
+ custom plans for each year of high school–which courses to take (AP, Honors, College Prep), which standarized test to take (ACT vs SAT) and most importantly, when to take it (given your schedule not b/c some test dates are “better” than others). You can never go back in time–let us help you anticipate and organize course work, tests, test prep, extracurriculars so you don’t look back and say: Gee, I wish I had known that!
+ college search: We have visited dozens of colleges across the country. Let us help you find a really good fit!
+ essays: do you need help to find your voice and tell your story? We won’t write the essay but we can help you develop and craft those 650 words to explain who you are and why your college of choice should admit you!
+ applications, supplements, interview prep, deadlines: there’s a lot to plan and organize which we really love to do!
+ financial aid: let us help you understand FAFSA, CSS, EFC, FWS, FSEOG, Perkins, Pell, Cal Grants, Blue & Gold.
+ unsure? We offer assessments to help analyze your strengths and challenges. There is a healthy path for you both during and after high school. Thinking outside the box is our specialty.
+ Why hire us? Perhaps you are really busy, or your high school counselor has a heavy caseload and can’t provide personal attention, or you just need a different (calming!) perspective, some privacy or a sounding board. Let us help you maintain a stress-free environment during your student’s last year at home. In a one-hour session, for example, we can offer general planning advice at any stage of the admissions process, including jump starting your college search, essay editing and/or interview prep. Our Main Package is useful for those families needing more in depth help with the college search as well as the application process. A Full Package provides an opportunity for detailed and comprehensive planning and is best purchased early during the Junior Year of High School. Call for details.
We are college consultants in San Diego, with a main office in Solana Beach and a satellite office in El Cajon. We travel throughout Southern California. Using Google Hangout or Skype (and yes, the telephone), we work with clients throughout the United States. Students of all ages are welcome; we have age-specific advice for students in late middle school through the college years. Please contact us by phone at (626) APLUS-92 which is (626) 275-8792, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Note that our A+ line is a 24/7 voicemail messaging service.
Watch our new video about “How to Choose a College” which features five popular colleges in San Diego to show just how different a college experience can be: