College Transitions Named One of the 25 Best College Admissions Consulting Agencies
April 2, 2023
Academic Influence is an organization run by a team of academics and data scientists that uses a legitimate methodology to rank colleges as well as other higher education professional organizations such as college admissions consulting firms. We are very pleased that Academic Influence once again named College Transitions as one of the top 25 admissions consulting firms in the country. The list was updated by the author Dr. Daniel Nguyen on March 23, 2023.
Dr. Daniel Nguyen obtained both his BA in Molecular and Cellular Biology and his PhD in Endocrinology from the University of California, Berkeley. As part of the evaluation he stated that:
- “They are the only college prep company in the USA to have published in higher education’s top journals.”
- “College Transitions boasts the publication of two well-reviewed books.”
- “…consultants previously served as admission officers at some of the most selective colleges throughout the USA, including Duke, Stanford, Dartmouth, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Johns Hopkins.”
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College Transitions hires counselors who have worked on
both sides of the gate — as high school counselors and administrators, and as college admission representatives. Their consultants are published researchers, having authored articles on the college-related effects of counseling, the predictors of selective college admission, test-optional policies, and education debt. They are the only college prep company in the USA to have published in higher education’s top journals. College Transitions boasts the publication of two well-reviewed books, The Enlightened College Applicant and the newly released Colleges Worth Your Money. Finally, given their quantitative background, they believe that they are more data-driven than most other providers.
College Transitions has 14 consultants on staff, as well as a team of essay coaches and college interview specialists. These consultants previously served as admission officers at some of the most selective colleges throughout the USA, including Duke, Stanford, Dartmouth, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Johns Hopkins.
Their fundamental objective is to guide students into colleges that are a good personal fit, schools where students can thrive and effectively pursue both personal and professional goals. College Transitions believes that the college admissions process should be about more than just admission. They value personal growth and self-discovery as much as selectivity. By doing so, they hope to bring perspective and sanity to college planning.
College Transitions also provides advice on how to secure competitive and non-competitive funding to attend their target colleges. Financial aid guidance includes advice on how to complete and process financial aid forms, how to apply for private scholarships, and what strategies to employ for winning merit-based aid.