College Admissions Services

We guide families through college preparation, selection, admissions, applications, and essays in a personalized way to help your student find the perfect college fit

How Our College Admissions Services Work

Step 1.

Speak with an Advisor

Schedule a free consultation with our experts to understand your goals and determine if one of our college admissions programs is right for your child.

Step 2.

One-on-One Counselor Guidance

Meet your college counselor and begin to map out a custom plan to meet your student’s college goals. Engage in regular strategy sessions and check-ins with your counselor to keep your student on track as they progress through high school to graduation.

Step 3.

Strengthen Portfolio and Gain Insight

Attend engaging and interactive peer group workshops and utilize our digital tools to help your student target the right majors, colleges, enhance stand out factor, increase ACT/SAT scores, and check off critical milestones throughout the process.

Step 4.

Apply with Confidence

Work with our team of essay, application, and finance experts to complete all aspects of college applications with less stress and a higher probability of admission.

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College Admissions Assistance

Only one in four students graduates from college in four years. Four out of five switch majors, and more than 25% transfer.  Applying to college is complicated.  HelloCollege is a comprehensive, guided program to help you avoid costly mistakes. We’ve got you covered.

Personalized Student Attention & Guidance

A dedicated counselor guides you through each step of the process. Your family and college counselor work together to build a plan that is tailored to your specific situation. These personal sessions provide you with all the information and guidance you will need to make the smartest possible decisions, covering areas such as high school course selection, how to identify schools that are the best fit for you, and how to get accepted.

Structure & Organization

Staying on track and knowing what to do is one of the most impactful aspects of HelloCollege’s services.  Our counselors and complementary digital tools provide a clear path to keep students from veering off track and moving toward their goals.

Academics & Testing

Reaching your full potential in the classroom and on the ACT and SAT comes down to preparation. Through HelloCollege, students work closely with their counselor to ensure they are taking the right classes throughout high school to set them up for success and to have a smart test prep strategy in place.

Major and Career Exploration and Identification

Does your child have an academic path charted for success in a future career? Your student will receive a robust career assessment and then structured one-on-one career guidance from your personal college counselor. Once you’re done, you will have a narrowed list of majors and careers.

Build a College List & College Discovery

You will have an invaluable opportunity to develop and refine a list of colleges that reflect your needs and desires utilizing HelloCollege’s S.A.F.E.© College List Strategy. In addition to being provided with tools to help you research, manage, rank, and track your potential colleges, you will receive hands-on guidance and counseling from our experts.

Stand Out to Admissions

Given the large and competitive pool of college applicants, students must learn how to “stand out” to pique the interest of admissions offices. Among the qualities schools desire in potential students are leadership, initiative, creativity and empathy.

Paying for College

Paying for college is expensive, and the financial aid process can be quite complicated. We help your family build a plan to reduce college costs through scholarships, merit-based aid, budget planning and FAFSA guidance.


Writing a winning college essay is challenging. It also is a key part of gaining admission to your preferred schools. Our expert essay coaches, with a combined 200-plus years of writing and editing experience, will guide you to craft an essay that improves your odds of being accepted.

Applications & Admissions

Selecting the appropriate application strategy and avoiding common mistakes can be a game changer in boosting acceptance odds.  You will work with your HelloCollege counselor to develop a strategy that ensures you will get into your preferred schools.

Leadership Development & Career Preparation

HelloCollege students not only come out with admissions success, but they also grow and develop in our program as young leaders and professionals. They engage in resume building, professional preparation, and college interview skills.

Request a Free Consultation

Our consultations are designed to help you create a roadmap through college admissions. We break down the process into simple terms and help your family understand what’s involved. Plus, you’ve got an expert right there to answer your pressing questions.


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Meet the experts

College Counselors & Essay Coaches


Niloufar Azarnia

Customer Support

Niloufar has a BS in Marketing from Miami University, she loved her college experience and strives to help others find their SAFE school.

Chris Bench

Essay Coach

With an AB from Kenyon and an MA from UChicago, Chris has been a pro essay coach for a decade. He has very strong opinions about commas.

Alisha Braun

Essay Coach, Workshop Facilitator

Alisha has worked in higher ed for 13 yrs, teaching at MSU and USF. She has her Ph.D. in Educational Policy from Michigan State.

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Allison Dahleen

Director Of Service, College Counselor

Allison has an MSA in Administration Leadership and has worked with hundreds of students in higher education and graduate school.

Rabab Ahmed

College Counselor

Rabab has her Doctorate of Education in Leadership Studies and expertise in academic and non-academic aspects of college readiness.

Dan Farnesi

President & COO - College Counselor

Dan's extensive finance and business background helps families navigate paying for college and develop strong strategies for success.

Debra Gershow

College Counselor

Debbie has her MEd in School Counseling from Long Island University and has over 20 years of experience counseling teens.

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Kevin Krebs

Founder and Managing Director

A graduate of Northwestern University with a M.A. from Medill in Journalism, Kevin has devoted the last 20 yrs to admissions coaching.

Sue Nelson

Financial Specialist

Sue has 25 years of experience in financial services and assists families with the financial aid process and cost saving practices.

Will Wagner

Essay Coach

Will is an admissions essay expert, published author, and editor working on everything from national magazines to websites.

Sara Walsh

Essay Coach & Career Success Coach

With eighteen years of experience in international schools, Sara holds a B.A. in English from Notre Dame and an M.A. from SUNY New Paltz.

Amanda Yoder

College Counselor

Amanda has over 10 years of experience as a high school counselor, She holds a Master’s in Education with a counseling concentration.

Don Keller

College Counselor

Don is an accomplished College Admissions Counselor with over two decades of professional student services experience.

Raymond Gonzales

College Counselor

Raymond has multiple degrees from Harvard, UPenn, and USC. He has helped students from various backgrounds navigate the path to college.