The college application process can be a wonderfully positive experience—a journey of self-discovery. Unfortunately, for many students and families, it can become a time of anxiety, discord, and information overload. At College Matters, our aim is to demystify the process. We break it into a manageable, step-by-step course of action, tailored to each student to minimize stress and maximize success.
The early high school years are the time to start thinking about the best way to shape your high school curriculum, explore careers and majors, and develop your extracurricular interests.
We focus on what makes you the unique individual you are, on discovering your passions—and how to make the most of them. Because (and this should be a big relief!) anything you do exclusively “because it will look good for college” is just resume padding—and not worth the effort!
Why start working with College Matters as an underclassman? Because we are able to develop a working relationship that can only enhance the work that you do down the road. When we explore your interests and dreams together, we can better keep our eye out for opportunities. When we flush out your academic strengths and weaknesses, we can help you make better educational choices both in and out of the classroom. And when we discover your true voice, we can make sure that the real you shines through in your applications.
Our Right Start package allows students in the ninth and tenth grades to begin working with the consultant of their choice at a reduced rate, which can be applied to a comprehensive package down the road. It’s like getting two years for free!