Our Mission

Navigating this long and often complex journey is overwhelming for parents and students. We aim to make it simpler, more enjoyable, and help you achieve better outcomes.

Through private counseling and free workshops and resources, HelloCollege helps families navigate college planning and the admissions process to improve acceptance odds, reduce college expenses, decrease stress, and improve college and career outcomes.

 

Our hands-on, comprehensive college prep and consulting is customized to meet your goals based on academic aspirations, areas of assistance needed, and support level desired.

The Hard Truth About College

The fact is, 35% of students transfer or don't return after freshman year, 80% switch majors during their tenure, and 76% of students do not graduate in four years. 

50%Decrease in acceptance rates to top 50 schools
21Average number of years to pay off undergraduate student loan debt
76%Don't graduate from college in four years
71%Graduate with student loan debt
79% Don't graduate with a job in their major


Sources: U.S. Department of Education, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), The American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

Finding the right fit for college – academically, socially, financially and professionally – is one of the most important things you will ever do with your child. HelloCollege is dedicated to helping you make sense of the information overload. We listen to your concerns, help prioritize your needs, and provide you with the resources and expertise needed to guide you through every step of the journey.

Navigating test optional

Is it best to go test-optional or submit your scores? How do you know if you are making the right choice?

Understanding financial aid

What is your true out of pocket cost to attend college? What can you afford?

Managing deadlines

Application deadlines, important testing dates, and financial aid and scholarship deadlines - it's hard to keep it all organized

Peer Influence

Students are often highly influenced by their friends. Relatives, teachers, neighbors all have opinions.

College marketing propaganda

Endless brochures, mailers, and mixed messages from colleges. What does it all really mean?

Online information and data

Naviance scattergrams, online college rankings, a plethora of college search sites often leave parents & students more confused

482:1 High School Student to Counselor Ratio

Unfortunately, many high school counselors aren't allotted enough time or resources to properly help students plan for college. In California, it's more than 700:1 and in Arizona the ratio is more than 900:1

Just 38 Minutes

38 minutes is the average time a student spends talking about college with a high school counselor during ALL FOUR years of high school. It's not enough.

Do-it-Yourself = Headaches

There is a plethora of college related data on the web, but without guidance it's difficult to know what to do with it. Do-it-yourself is high-stress with the risk of missing key deadlines and making choices with negative long-term financial consequence.

"Families need better guidance on how to choose and apply for college. As families face rising tuition, competitive admissions, confusing financial aid and a challenging job market, proactive planning is more important than ever." -Kevin Krebs, HelloCollege Founder
Kevin Krebs
HelloCollege Founder

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