It’s all about the individual

Every student has a unique mix of talents, interests, personality traits, accomplishments and dreams. At College Matters, we begin the search by working with you—the student and their family—to uncover that special combination of qualities and achievements. It's the first essential step on the road to making a great college match.

The next step is a highly customized approach, tailored to each student.

It can’t be done simply by filling in the blanks of an online form or merely drafting a resume. It requires listening on our part and self-examination on yours. It takes time. And through our conversations and exercises together, each student’s greatness emerges.

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Our Services

college planning services

College Planning

The early high school years are the best time to start thinking about ways to shape your high school curriculum, develop your extracurricular interests, and explore careers and majors. Regardless of when you start, we're here to help put the plan into action. 

Services for post-grad and gap year

Post-Grad, Gap Year, Transfer

Sometimes the best path is not the straightest or most obvious. For many high school students, continuing directly onto college may not be the best choice. For others, it may mean changing course. 

graduate school admission counseling services

Graduate School

These days, a college diploma is often an interim step on the way to achieving the educational credentials you need for your chosen career. 

 

As soon as you came into our lives the tension level in our household decreased substantially. I had to nag and nag my daughter, but when you asked her to do something, it got done.
— Parent
 
Advice for Parents

Advice for Parents

Application Mistakes

Application Mistakes

College Research

College Research

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

additional resources

additional resources

 
 
The national transfer rate is over 50%, but very few of my kids have transferred,” Morgan says. “I like to think that’s because they ended up at the right schools in the first place. ”
— The Huffington Post