New data released by the American School Counselor Association shows that student-to-counselor ratios in South Carolina are alarmingly high, approaching 400-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 fail to secure the support needed engage 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.
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, College Transitions counselors 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 706-389-9936 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.