Plan for College Like a Pro

Join MORE Than 10,000 families who have gained valuable insights about college planning at our Free In-Person and Online workshops. 

20 Tips to College Planning success Workshop

Let’s simplify the college admissions process. This 60-minute workshop will empower you to take control of college planning. You will learn about best practices, key deadlines, and how to succeed.

We answer questions like:

  • What do colleges look for, and how do you optimize your child’s positioning?
  • What are your options for paying for college — grants, loans, scholarships — and how do you minimize your potential out-of-pocket costs?
  • What goes into writing a great essay and submitting a strong application?

Upcoming Workshops

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EXPERT SPEAKERS

Kevin Krebs

Meet Kevin

Partners For Achievement & HelloCollege Founder and Northwestern University grad Kevin Krebs, has helped more than 10,000 families with college planning in the 20 Tips to College Success workshop. Kevin has a passion for higher education and has spent over 20 years helping students get into the college of their choice and within budget.

Meet Jonathan

Jonathan Dela Cruz has 20 years of higher education experience, including university positions in admissions, student loans and recruitment at a wide range of institutions: the University of Chicago, Seton Hall, and Elmhurst (Ill.) College. In addition, Jonathan has extensive finance experience at Sallie Mae/Chase Education Finance Group. Jonathan understands from experience that every family has a right to feel that their college decisions are meaningful and serious. He will help you take the next steps.

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS WORKSHOP TOPICS

Admissions

First, we assess the right path for each student and how to maximize their odds of getting into a top choice school. We discuss how to create a strong college list, review essays, and other admissions requirements.

Paying for College

We help you understand the landscape of college payment options such as financial aid, grants, and loans. Learn how to minimize out-of-pocket costs and how to navigate merit vs need-based aid, understand your EFC and fill out the FAFSA.

Career Success

We go over strategies that will help your child build a solid resume and land a good internship. We discuss career planning, choosing the right major and what to look for in a school.

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