College List Builder

For many high school students, deciding where to go to college can be overwhelming. With thousands of institutions to choose from, identifying possible schools and evaluating them on your own is a daunting task. Students often wind up limiting their options, choosing to apply to the same universities as their friends, their parents’ alma maters, or local colleges.

There’s a better way to find your college match. HelloCollege’s College List Builder helps students create customized catalogs of schools based on their unique needs and goals. With a skilled college matchmaker from HelloCollege, you can be confident in your application decisions.

College Search Services Designed to Find Your College Match

Our college match search services help students craft lists of schools that are aligned with their goals. The College List Builder from HelloCollege uses a “S.A.F.E.” framework, meaning institutions are filtered based on social, academic, financial, and employment factors. We don’t simply make a list, though; we help students manage, rank, and track potential colleges to find the right fit.

An astonishing 35%  of students who start at one school end up transferring to another, and more than 80% of college students change their majors at least once. In addition to being disruptive and stressful, these transitions can extend the time and money spent on higher education. Using a college matchmaker can help ensure you find the right school the first time. This, in turn, can maximize your confidence and improve your chances of success.

Choose HelloCollege’s College Matching Services to Find the Right Fit

At HelloCollege, we know that students don’talways get the help they need from high school guidance counselors; many simply lack the time or resources to help each student create targeted lists of schools. HelloCollege’s services are designed to fill that gap, providing one-on-one support that can be crucial for college admissions.

HelloCollege has helped more than 1,200 students with the college planning process. In fact, just 9% of our students have transferred to other institutions and only 14% have changed majors.

To learn more about our college search services, contact us today!

Hello Team

We’re passionate about your college success

We don’t treat you like a number. We know each student has their own important needs. We used that passion to create a personal approach that helps all students with their unique college admissions journey.
Kevin Krebs - Founder of HelloCollege

Kevin Krebs

Founder and Managing Director

Inspired by his parents, Kevin’s journey from a first-gen, diverse, low-income background to Northwestern University shaped him. After experiencing challenges, including student loan debt, he founded HelloCollege and has spent the last 25 years helping students successfully navigate college admissions.

Allison Dahleen

Senior Director of Operations

As an MSA holder, Allison brings a wealth of experience supporting students in higher education. As a respected leader at HelloCollege, she expertly navigates admissions, and academic advising, empowering students to conquer their goals.

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.

Amanda Yoder

Assistant Director of Counseling Services

Amanda is our Lead College Counselor and Trainer with over 10 years of high school counseling experience. She holds a Master's in Education with a counseling concentration and graduate certificates in Military & Family Education and Administration & Supervision (Educational Leadership).

Don Keller

College Counselor

Don is a highly skilled College Admissions Counselor, boasting a 20-year background in student service. Don's expertise includes evaluating applications for UC - Berkeley and the prestigious Questbridge Scholars program, making him well-equipped to guide students toward their educational aspirations.

Raymond Gonzales

College Counselor

Raymond, a first-generation college graduate from the Bay Area, holds a Master's in Education from Harvard, a Master's in Public Health from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master's in Social Work from University of Southern California. His diverse experience includes roles at Assist America and the UN, reflecting a commitment to global youth advocacy.

Shariq Ali

College Counselor

Shariq holds an M.S.Ed. in Intercultural Communication from the University of Pennsylvania and B.A. from Elon University. Shariq leverages his experience in research, advocacy, and mentoring to create personalized plans that reflect students’ unique stories and empower them to achieve their academic dreams.

Miracle Husband

College Counselor

Miracle received her B.A. from the University of California - Berkeley and a M.Ed. from the University of Vermont. She has a rich background in higher education, founding her own College Advising company and roles in business academic counseling at Tulane University and college advising at UC Berkeley.

Kimberly Shipman

College Counselor

Kim holds an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration and has over 10 years of experience in college and career counseling. She has a passion for helping students discover their career passions and connect them to the perfect college experience.

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