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Navigating high school and applying to college is much different than a generation ago. Selecting the right courses and activities, prepping for standardized tests, choosing the right college and major, writing compelling essays, completing applications and applying for scholarships and financial aid - the process has become competitive, confusing and stressful. HelloCollege is here to help. Our students gain admission to their top schools, earn more scholarships and graduate faster with a job in their major.

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About a College Planning Consultation.

Designed to help your family identify key issues you should be considering as you begin the college admissions process.

  • Discuss your child's academic aspirations and how that matches his/her ideal career and lifestyle after college
  • Explore key factors that go into choosing the right college and how to build a balanced college list
  • Begin to develop a college planning timeline
  • Provide financial clarity for parents and discuss steps students can take to reduce college costs and graduation debt
  • Ask questions about college planning and learn how we can help

You can feel at ease that you’ve got an expert right there to answer your pressing questions and help you determine your best path.

About HelloCollege.

HelloCollege is a national College Planning company that helps families navigate college selection, admissions and career readiness. We are dedicated to helping students and parents successfully navigate the college admissions process, providing a personalized experience based on your unique needs and goals. Our team has assisted over 1300 students and has over 200 years of collective college planning experience.

Goodbye stress, HelloCollege!

Why Choose Us?

Personalized

A wide range of services ranging from help with test prep to essays to comprehensive college planning. Programs are customized to meet each student's unique needs.

Expertise

Our team of education professionals has over 200 years of dedicated college admissions experience. We have delivered free college planning education to over 15,000 families and personally guided over 1300 students.

Results

HelloCollege students graduate with less debt, earn more financial aid and scholarships, get into top choice colleges and graduate with jobs in their major.

Assurance

Remove the stress and worry that you are missing something in the college planning process. Avoid costly mistakes by working with a team of experts who guide you every step of the way.

HelloCollege - What We Do?

HelloCollege helps you avoid college planning uncertainty and stress by creating a strategic plan matched to your teens goals and aspirations. Get your child the best guidance to improve their acceptance odds and achieve their college admissions potential.

  • Guidance and support to ensure your child doesn’t miss a step
  • Discover a major & career path that matches your teen talents and interests
  • Improve standardized test scores with ACT & SAT prep
  • Build a strong college list
  • Earn scholarships to help reduce college debt
  • Prepare a winning college admissions essay
  • Apply to your top colleges with confidence

Testimonials.

Our Results.

96%.

Receive Scholarships

97%.

Get Into a Top College Choice

Only 14%.

Change Their Major in College

82%.

Graduate in Four Years With a Job

Meet the Team.

Dan Farnesi

President & COO - College Counselor

Dan enjoys helping students make the most out of their lives, and he is able to follow this passion daily at HelloCollege. Dan has over 30 years of experience in the finance industry and 9 years in college planning.  As COO and College Counselor he has helped lead the company in providing families structure, efficiency and an ever-refined approach to college planning that has deeply impacted its families. 

Terri C. Houston

Student Success Director - College Counselor

Terri Houston is an educator, trainer and mentor of students, college administrators, and business professionals. “Ms. H” as affectionately known by students, has served in leadership and consultant roles with over 100 colleges, universities and educational institutions around the country. For more than 13 years, Terri services as senior director for recruitment and multicultural affairs at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

Kevin Krebs

Founder - Counselor & Senior Advisor

Kevin Krebs is a graduate of Northwestern University with a Master’s from the Medill School of Journalism.  He has 20 years of experience assisting families through the college planning process.  Kevin supports high education by empowering schools and parents with expert college admissions guidance.  Kevin has educated over 15,000 families during his 20 Tips to College Planning Success workshops and assisted thousands of students through college planning.

 

Will Wagner

Will Wagner

Essay Director

Will Wagner is a writer and editor for everything from national magazines to websites.  He wrote his own book “Wrigley Blues: The Year the Cubs Played Hardball (but Lost Anyway), published in 2004 by Taylor Trade.  Will is highly passionate about helping students portray their best selves on the college essays.

Rasha Myers

Rasha Myers

Program Director

Rasha Myers is a former teacher and program manager.  With more than 10 years in educational management, Rasha has instructed students using individualized teach methods.   Rasha holds a Master of Science (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction and a Bachelor’s of Science (B.S.) in Biology. 

Allison Dahleen

College Counselor

Allison has a variety of experiences working with students within the higher education field.  Formerly, she was a student advocate for graduate students for renowned institutions such as the University of Kentucky. Allison has her BSBA in Comprehensive Marketing and an MSA in Administration Leadership. Allison brings a wealth of knowledge about college programming, expectations required of a student, and the ins and outs of university procedures and policies.