Our Why

Helping your child navigate this long and often complex journey is overwhelming. We know how to make it simpler, more enjoyable, and achieve better outcomes.

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?