Charleston, SC College Consulting

New data released by the American School Counselor Association shows that student-to-counselor ratios in South Carolina are alarmingly high, approaching 350-to-1 at many high schools in the Charleston area specifically. Charleston, South Carolina’s school-based counselors are qualified, well-intentioned, and do much to bolster the personal and academic growth of their students; however, due to large and ever-increasing caseloads, as well as multiple job roles, many Charleston area school counselors are unable to allocate sufficient time and attention to the college search, admission, and financial aid process. Consequently, a number of Charleston, SC families fail to secure the support needed to engage in a number of activities necessary to earn admission at competitive colleges and universities. Such activities include, but are not limited to, course planning, extracurricular planning, building a list of target colleges, navigating college entrance requirements, completing college applications, crafting college essays, and obtaining need-based and merit-based financial aid. This leads many Charleston, SC families to seek out college admissions consulting.

College Transitions strives to augment the efforts Charleston’s school-based counselors, specifically by offering comprehensive college admission consulting services to families residing in Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms, West Ashley, Goose Creek, Hanahan, Folly Beach, and other Charleston area locations. As doctoral-level researchers and college admission consultants, we develop data-driven and research-based college admissions strategies that help our students matriculate and succeed at competitive colleges and universities in the Southeast and throughout the U.S. You can visit our results page to learn more.

In recent years, our Charleston college consultants have guided students attending several Charleston area high schools, such as Wando High, Palmetto Scholars Academy, Academic Magnet High, Porter Gaud, Ashley Hall, and others. If you would like more information about our offerings, please contact us via phone at 678-710-3699 or by e-mail at [email protected]. Interested students and parents may also submit a free consultation request form. If you wish to stay updated on the latest college admission news, we also encourage you to register for our free monthly newsletter.


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“College Transitions was responsive, establishing a great rapport with our son, and keeping the process moving in a friendly and helpful way...fine tuning the essays, error checking he applications, and available to answer panicked questions almost around the clock. Sam was accepted into his first choice, The University of Chicago, a school that had seemed out of reach at the beginning of the process.”

Susan Hayes, New York, NY

Son Attending University of Chicago
"All the stress and anxiety I had about the college application process was significantly relieved by the guidance and expertise over at College Transitions...I can now say I'm at the school of my dreams..their service far exceeded my expectations and I am extremely glad and fortunate that I came across them."

Paul Yousef, Vienna, VA

Aattending Notre Dame University
"As an only child with parents who never attended college in America, I was completely frightened of the college admissions process. However, College Transitions immediately settled my fears and supported me through every aspect of that process...-I just got back from Bulldog Days at Yale, and I still cannot believe that I was accepted. Thanks to your help, I got to see my dream come true."

Amanda Zhang, Atlanta, GA

Attending Yale University
"Our daughter was dreading the admissions process before we signed on with CT, but her and our fears were quickly laid to rest ...our team was always available and helped us to organize the end, Katy was admitted into several top colleges WITH merit aid. We couldn't be happier!"

S Gupta

Daughter attending USC
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