Senior in High School Preparation for College

Senior year of high school is a busy time—especially if you’ve waited until now to begin the process of evaluating colleges and applying for admission. Don’t let the stress and anxiety get to you, though. It’s not too late to receive help with the high school college planning process.

HelloCollege provides a variety of senior high school preparation for college services—all designed with busy students and their families in mind. Our Senior Express Program includes custom college planning to help late-starting seniors and their families get up to speed.

High School College Planning Could Improve Chances of Success

High school seniors who intend to go to college after graduation but who have not begun the admissions process must complete a number of tasks in a relatively short period. Learning about prospective colleges and visiting them in-person, completing applications, writing essays, obtaining letters of recommendation and applying for scholarships all take time and effort. Seniors must also ensure they are meeting their high school’s diploma requirements while remaining involved in extracurricular activities.

HelloCollege’s Senior Express Program—created specifically for high school seniors—includes custom college planning, tailored with each student’s high school experience and educational/career goals in mind. Working with a dedicated college admissions counselor, students enrolled in this college planning program take advantage of assistance with their college application essays and supplemental essay editing, common application guidance, private common application reviews, mock admissions interviews and more.

HelloCollege Provides College Planning Solutions With a Record of Success
The high school college planning professionals at HelloCollege understand and are adept at helping high school seniors and their families manage the college application process in an abbreviated time frame. Senior year of high school is not too late for college planning, but it’s more important than ever to lean on professionals who can help navigate the maze of requirements and deadlines. With expertise gained from helping more than 1,200 students with their college planning, HelloCollege strives to remove the stress from the college planning process during senior year and improve the chances of receiving acceptance letters from the student’s top three college choices. In fact, 97% of the students with whom we’ve worked were accepted to their third-choice schools; 86% to their second choice; and 83% to their first choice. To learn more about college planning for seniors and to take the first step toward your post-secondary education goals, contact us today!
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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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