Estimates released by the National Association for College Admission Counseling reveal that student-to-counselor ratios for Birmingham area high schools are hovering around 400-to-1, and are as high as 600-to-1 at some locations. Guidance and school counselors have a significant and positive impact on college-bound adolescents, but many are no longer able to offer adequate college admissions guidance and support. Obligated to attend to the personal, psychosocial and emotional needs of their students, Birmingham’s guidance counselors are increasingly moving away from their college planning function, even though college applications have become a more time-intensive and complicated process. As a consequence, many th Birmingham students are without the school-based support needed to complete essential tasks related to the college search, admission, and financial aid process.
A team of expert college counselors and admissions consultants, College Transitions can provide Birmingham students and families with the college-related support they need, primarily by offering assistance with course planning, extracurricular planning and resume development, college search, college application completion, college essay coaching, college interview prep, financial aid and scholarship guidance and other important college admission activities. Over the past several years, we have provided services to students attending high schools across the Birmingham area, including Mountain Brook High School, Oak Mountain High School, Ramsay High School, Hoover High School, Bessemer Academy, Indian Springs School, Vestavia Hills High School, Homewood High School, Westminster School at Oak Mountain, Jefferson Christian Academy and several others. Our extensive background and ties to the college planning and higher education research communities have allowed us to offer a unique and unparalleled college admissions counseling service, which has helped Birmingham students secure admission at the best colleges and universities in Alabama and elsewhere, including Auburn University, Rhodes College, Vanderbilt University, University of Alabama, University of Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University, Hendrix College and others.
Currently, College Transitions is serving families residing in Mountain Brook, Homewood, Vestavia Hills, Hoover, Riverchase, Crestline, Cahaba Heights and other Birmingham locations. If you wish to learn more about our services, background, and pricing, please contact us at 706-389-9936 or at email@example.com. Or, you may complete our online request for a free consultation. Individuals wishing to stay abreast of the latest college admission trends and news may sign up for our free monthly newsletter.
Whether you’re a high school senior applying to college, a high school junior beginning the college search process, or a high school freshman or sophomore wishing to develop a long-term college admissions strategy, allow College Transitions to be your guide.