Why Hire an Independent Consultant?

Why hire a college admissions consultant?

The college process can be stressful for families with all the talk of acceptances and financial aid. At Beyond 18, our goal is to eliminate that stress by finding right fit schools: those that match the student academically, financially and socially.

We examine what the most suitable academic environment is for each individual. We look at how the family intends to finance the education. And we want to make sure the student thrives, not just survives, by matching them with the appropriate social environment.

The college admissions consultant becomes a neutral third party, which can greatly reduce stress.

A college admissions consultant typically doesn’t have the same case load as the high school counselor. In this way, the consultant is an enhancement and at Beyond 18, Marie works hard establishing relationships with high school counselors. As well, she travels extensively visiting in excess of 40 schools each year to stay current on trends.

College admissions and financial aid has unfortunately become more complex. School counselors have many demands on their time and are not always able to stay as current. For more information, check out this link at Higher Education Consultants Association, where Marie is an active board member.

Want to get started with a college admissions consultant? Schedule a 20 minute discovery call with Marie today.


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