Cleveland College Admissions Consulting

The Cleveland area includes some of the best high schools in Ohio and the Midwest. Students attending Solon High, Rocky River High, Kenston High, Avon Lake High, Hathaway Brown, Hawken, and several other top-notch high schools have access to excellent instruction, advanced learning technology, and academically competitive peers. Yet, while many Cleveland area students have capitalized upon such advantages to develop college-ready credentials, most experience difficulty accessing college-related support, specifically the help needed to earn admission into suitable, good-fit colleges and universities.  Recent estimates by the National Association for College Admission Counseling indicate that student-to-counselor ratios at Cleveland area high schools are approaching 500-to-1, and suggest that Cleveland area students are likely to receive only 30 minutes of individual college guidance from their high schools each year—not nearly the amount of time most need to successfully move through the college admissions process. This is why many Cleveland area families seek out private college admissions consulting.

The college admission counselors and consultants at College Transitions aim to meet the outstanding admission-related needs of Cleveland-area families, particularly by offering a host of admissions counseling services, including, but not limited to, college application review, college essay coaching, resume development, college interview preparation, standardized testing strategies, extracurricular and course planning, and financial aid and scholarship guidance. Our Cleveland college consultants and independent college counselors have decades of college admissions and planning experience and have leveraged their academic background and professional networks to guide students into top colleges and universities across Ohio, the Midwest, and the United States. Nearby college and universities into which our students have been admitted include Case Western Reserve, Ohio State, Kenyon College, Oberlin College and others. We've also guided Cleveland's students into top institutions across the country, including MIT, UC Berkeley, Georgia Tech, Yale, and Columbia, among others. Please navigate to our results page for a list of other institutions into which our past students have been accepted.

College Transitions counselors and consultants have worked with families living throughout the Cleveland area, including Solon, Avon Lake, Moreland Hills, Pepper Pike, Hudson, Shaker Heights, Orange, Rocky River, and other Cleveland locations. The admissions process at selective colleges and universities may have become more complex and competitive, but it does not have to prove a more stressful experience. Let our team guide you. To learn more, please contact us by phone at 678-710-3699 or by email at [email protected]. You may also request a free consultation and/or register to receive 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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