Online College Counseling Program

There is a big leap from knowing you plan to go to college to reaching the point of receiving acceptance letters from your first-choice schools. Relying on your high school guidance counselor alone to help you get admitted to college may not be enough.

In today’s ultra-competitive college admissions environment, the quality of your test results, application essays and related materials matters more than ever. School guidance counselors know this and mean well. Yet with a national average of 491 students assigned to each guidance counselor (almost twice that number in some states), most simply do not have the capacity to provide the customized support students deserve.

Using an online college counseling program can help motivated, college-bound students understand and effectively manage an otherwise complicated and onerous process. The college planning consultants at HelloCollege provide online college prep programs for students across the country—offering guidance and services that simply are not readily accessible or available elsewhere.

Virtual College Counselors Provide Convenient, Tailored Support

When enrolling in an online college counseling program through HelloCollege, you will work with one of our professional college counselors from the convenience of your home using a video meeting platform. In contrast to group, in-person college prep consulting programs, our online admissions advisors are able to provide one-on-one support based on each student’s specific situation. Online college counseling sessions can be scheduled around your availability, so you can get the most out of each session without distractions.

HelloCollege offers a variety of college prep consulting services for students and their parents, designed to make the process easier and less stressful. Our professional college counselors work closely with families, providing custom mentoring services, personalized data and online tools and resources based on each student’s circumstances and goals.

Discover the Benefits of Working With Skilled College Planning Consultants

The virtual college counselors at HelloCollege are passionate about helping students and their families make proactive plans for college applications and admissions—and follow those plans to fruition.

HelloCollege has helped more than 1,500 students on their college planning journeys. Further, we are proud of our track record of success. In fact, 97% of the students we have assisted were accepted to one of their top-choice schools. We have also helped students maximize scholarships and graduate within four years at much higher rates than the national averages.

To learn more and to schedule a free consultation with one of our online admissions advisors, 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.
Founder and Managing Director

Kevin Krebs

President & COO - College Counselor

Dan Farnesi

Student Success Director, College Counselor

Terri C. Houston

Allison Dahleen
College Counselor

Allison Dahleen

Founder and Managing Director

Kevin Krebs

Kevin Krebs is a first-generation college student and lifelong entrepreneur; he has founded four companies and helped launch a student-athlete mentoring program at his alma mater Northwestern University. A two-sport athlete at Northwestern in football and baseball, Kevin supports higher education by empowering schools and parents with expert college admissions and guidance on paying for college while inspiring students to achieve their potential through goal-oriented mentoring programs.

President & COO - College Counselor

Dan Farnesi

Dan enjoys helping students make the most out of their lives, and he is able to follow this passion daily at HelloCollege. Dan began working as a consultant for HelloCollege’s parent company, Partners For Achievement, in 2013 and soon took on the role of Executive Vice President. He has helped lead the company in developing structure, efficiency, useful tools, and an ever-refined approach to college planning that has deeply impacted its families. In June 2019, Dan was named President and COO of PFA/HelloCollege.

After graduating from college and earning his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation, Dan spent the early part of his career working for a large corporation. He realized that sometimes the best way to improve your work environment is to start your own company. He built his own companies in the mortgage, home building, and restaurant/live music industries and then began a consulting practice that led him to PFA. Dan draws on life lessons from many important people who motivate him to never stop learning, never stop improving, and to continually stretch for new and more effective ways to help others. He is very excited about HelloCollege and the opportunity to serve more and more families throughout the country.

Dan’s favorite thing to do is spend time with his wife and family. He also loves music, golf, the outdoors, and being involved in his community.

Working with students and parents has proven to be the most rewarding job of his career. Dan is grateful to be on this journey with teammates who share his passion for helping students and their families.

Student Success Director, College Counselor

Terri C. Houston

Terri Houston is a trainer, partner and mentor of students, college administrators, and business professionals around the country. “Ms. H”, as affectionately known by students she has guided and mentored, most recently served as an independent consultant designing customized inclusive leadership training for colleges and universities.

Terri shares HelloCollege’s goals of helping students and parents navigate the complicated college planning process. Terri’s unique and extensive experience working with college students and universities provides HelloCollege families with unparalleled insight into higher education. For more than 13 years, Terri served as senior director for recruitment and multicultural affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she partnered with admissions, financial aid and orientation departments overseeing pre-enrollment and retention programs for high school juniors, seniors, college freshmen and their parents.

Additionally, she managed diversity, equity and inclusion efforts for Portland Oregon’s largest behavioral healthcare organization and directed recruitment, student leadership and career development programs at Iowa State University, Ferris State University and Chicago’s Robert Morris University where she began her higher education career. And although a proud Chicago native, she traveled around the world through the internationally renowned Semester at Sea Program.

Terri holds a Bachelors from Loras College and a Masters from Central Michigan University. She is a certified Life Coach, Safe-zone® trainer and professionally accredited through the Central Association of College and University Business Officers. Terri’s commitment around making college accessible and achievable for students and parents is her number one goal.

Allison Dahleen

College Counselor

Allison Dahleen

Allison is a self-proclaimed “people-person” and has a variety of experiences working with students within the higher education field. She has worked as a student advocate for graduate students while also founding new digital learning programs for renowned institutions such as the University of Kentucky. Allison has her BSBA in Comprehensive Marketing from the University of West Florida where she also completed her MSA in Administration Leadership. Allison brings a wealth of knowledge about college programming, expectations required of a student, and the ins and outs of university procedures and policies.

Allison was born and raised in Chicago’s southwest suburbs and attended Stagg High School in Palos Hills, IL. In her free time you can find Allison traveling or coaching basketball for the Southside Shooters basketball club.

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