Chicago College Admissions Consulting

The Chicago area is home to a number of high-achieving students and excellent high schools, including New Trier, Hinsdale Central, Deerfield, Stevenson, Glenbrook, Lake Forest, Naperville, Northside College Prep, Highland Park, Barrington High, and Walter Payton College Prep, among others.  Although these schools offer excellent instruction, abundant resources, and top-notch faculty, they are increasingly unable to provide adequate college admissions guidance—not because of lack of competence, but because of inadequate time and mounting responsibilities in other student service areas.  The American School Counselor Association recently estimated that student-to-counselor ratios at Chicago area high schools average approximately 600-to-1 and are as high as 800-to-1 in some schools.   Consequently, Chicago area students are compelled to look beyond their respective high schools to secure help with course and extracurricular planning, the college search, college application completion, college essays, financial aid, and several other tasks associated with the college admissions and planning process. This is why students in Chicago seek college admissions consulting.

College Transitions offers expert college counselors and admissions consultants who are committed to augmenting the valuable work of Chicago area school counselors and providing the proactive and evidence-based college admissions support that Chicago students and their families need to successfully navigate the college admissions process.  With nearly 15 years of college admissions and planning experience, College Transitions' Chicago college consultants have helped students earn admission into the best colleges and universities in Illinois, the Midwest and elsewhere, including Northwestern, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Illinois, Notre Dame, Carleton College, Grinnell College, and many other competitive institutions of higher education.  We are proud of our presence and success in the Chicago area and look forward to continuing to help Chicago students identify and enroll at good-fit colleges.

In recent years, College Transitions college admissions counselors have offered Chicago college admissions consulting and support to families living in Kenilworth, Glencoe, Lake Forest, Winnetka, Oak Brook, Inverness, Barrington Hills, Evanston, Oak Park, Elmhurst, Naperville, and other Chicago area neighborhoods.  Chicago area residents seeking to learn more about how we guide our students through the college search and admissions process may contact us at [email protected] or a 678-710-3699.  We also offer our prospective families a free consultation.


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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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