Master counselors have a minimum of 5 years of admissions and/or counseling experience, or come from a highly selective academic/admissions background.
Many have additional relevant qualifications, including graduate degrees in education or counseling and specialized knowledge of topics like athletic recruiting and STEM majors.
Collegewise counselors typically meet with students in one of our 23 offices throughout the United States or online. If you’d prefer to work with a counselor via Skype, you can read more about our online counselors here.
The best time to start a college counseling program is when you begin to have questions or concerns about the admissions process that you’d like to have addressed by a professional.
The majority of Collegewise’s expert counselors serve at the principal level.
Principal counselors have a deep understanding of college admissions, many having spent years working professionally as admissions officers, obtaining graduate degrees in education, or working as school counselors.You’ll find that our students leave for college more confident and prepared than when they started their college search process, and their younger siblings (and friends) are often next in line to work with our counselors.Since 1999, over 10,000 families have entrusted us with their students’ college admissions process.Collegewise counselors work with each of their students to conduct a thoughtful college search and to build a college list that takes into account the criteria listed above.The results of this process are clear: 95% of Collegewise class of 2018 seniors got into one of their top three college choices, and our seniors received a total of over million dollars in total merit aid. Check out our testimonials, which you’ll find on each counselor’s page and throughout the site.And we come to work every day excited to help our students achieve their goals.Collegewise counselors come from a variety of backgrounds.Pay As You Go clients keep a credit card on file with their Collegewise counselor, who bills them monthly for the time they spend in and out of meetings working with the student on college applications and essays. Click here to get in touch with us, and one of our admissions experts will reach out to you within two business days.At that time, you’ll have the chance to articulate your college admissions concerns and goals, and we’ll set you up with the Collegewise counselor who’s the best match for your family.And while we never over-edit or otherwise hijack the essay from the student (admissions officers can always tell when a student received too much help), every year, Collegewise students of all academic levels produce essays that make them proud and improve their applications. Contact a counselor in person or online and tell us more about where your student is in the essay process—starting from scratch, needing a second opinion on finished work, or somewhere in between. Get Started Statistically, it’s easier to get into Harvard than it is to become a counselor at Collegewise.We get hundreds of applications for every available counseling position here, we relentlessly train counselors year-round, and we listen to our customers when they tell us about their Collegewise experiences.