Our Mission

Navigating the long and often complex college decision journey is overwhelming for parents and students. We aim to make it simpler and help you achieve better financial and career outcomes.

College Admissions Is More Competitive Than Ever

College admissions is far different than it was a even a generation ago. For the top 50 universities in the U.S. the acceptance rates have declined by 50%. Take a look at acceptance rates at a few of the top colleges.

Acceptance Rate at Harvard University
Acceptance Rate at University of Chicago
Acceptance Rate at Stanford
Acceptance Rate at Johns Hopkins
Acceptance Rate at MIT

Sources: U.S. Department of Education

Avoid Unnecessary College Expense and Debt

Insufficient preparation for college, including the exploration of majors and careers, selecting a college list, and conducting budgeting/cost analysis, prolongs the duration of college education and compels students to accumulate debt.

0 %
Of students graduate with debt
Years to pay off undergraduate debt
Switch majors in college
0ver 80%
Graduate from college in four years
Only 24%
Graduate with a job in their major
Only 21%

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

Students Need More Support and Guidance
Than School Provides

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. Unfortunately, there is limited help available in high school. 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.

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385:1 Student to High School Counselor Ratio

Unfortunately, many high school counselors aren't allotted enough time or resources to properly help students plan for college. In California, the ratio is 464:1 and in Arizona it's 667:1.

Only 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 to properly prep for college.

Do-it-Yourself = High Stress

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 and risks of missing key deadlines and making choices with negative long-term financial consequence.


What We Do

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

One-on-one support and guidance

Students often need that third party other than a parent to guide them. A trusted expert by your side when you need them.

Navigate the new test optional admissions landscape

Is it best to go test-optional or submit your scores? Which option will provide the best chance of admission? What are the best methods of test prep?

Understand financial aid & how to earn scholarships

What is your true out of pocket cost to attend college? What can you afford and how will you be able to reduce the costs of college?

Manage deadlines and build a roadmap for success

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

Build a college list

College rankings, college search sites, and scattergrams often leave parents & students more confused about which colleges are the right fit.

Apply to college with confidence

Comprehensive application support from writing your personal statement essay, crafting a compelling activities list, to completing the common application.

Kevin Krebs grey BG

Connect with Us Today

Do you have questions about college selection, admissions, and applications? Contact us today to speak to an expert advisor.