College Ahead Provides An Extra Level of Support

Q. Why should we hire an independent college counselor when our child already has a high school counselor?


A. Independent college counselors don’t replace your teen’s high school counselor; we augment their efforts. Many public high school guidance counselors have caseloads of more than 350 students and college counseling is just one of their numerous responsibilities.

Independent college counselors are devoted solely to the college search and application process. We typically work with much smaller caseloads and offer a much more personalized approach, one that is centered on the needs and preferences of your teen and family. Further, most independent counselors regularly visit college campuses and participate in local and national professional development activities that school-based counselors may not be able to attend.