Detroit College Admissions Consulting 

According to the American School Counselor Association, student-to-counselor ratios in Michigan exceed 650-to-1, on average, and are approaching 1,000-to-1 at some Detroit area high schools. Research has consistently shown that school-based counselors are crucial to the academic and psychosocial development of adolescents. Yet, research also shows that school counselors are moving away from their college planning function, not necessarily by choice, but due to the exorbitant number of job roles they must now assume, including those related to academic remediation, student discipline, and mental health support.  Often obligated to meet the more “immediate” needs of their students, school counselors in Detroit and other nearby locales have devoted less time to college-admissions related activities in recent years, even as earning admission into America’s selective colleges has become a more complex and time-intensive process. Consequently, many Detroit area students must look beyond their schools for guidance and support related to the college search, admission and financial aid process. This is why many Detroit area families seek out private college consulting services.

College Transitions strives to meet Michigan's need for greater college guidance, primarily by providing a comprehensive program of admissions consulting services encompassing college list development, college application review, college essays, extracurricular planning, scholarship guidance, career/major exploration, and much more.   We have guided dozens of students in and around Detroit, attending high schools such as International Academy, Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Rochester Adams, Ernest W. Seaholm, Troy, Saline, and North Farmington, among others.  Our background and expertise in the area of college admissions and higher education research allows us to provide admissions consulting that is data-driven and which maximizes the admissions prospects of our students. In the past, we have helped Detroit area students earn admission at the best colleges and universities in the Midwest and elsewhere—including University of Michigan, Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Washington University, MIT, Stanford and all Ivy League institutions.

College Transitions currently offers college counseling and admission consulting services to families in Birmingham, Ann Arbor, Grosse Pointe, Bloomfield Township, Troy, Orchard Lake Village, Northville, Novi, Rochester, Farmington Hills and other Detroit area locations.  If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us at 678-710-3699 or at [email protected] to learn about the many services we offer.  You can also complete our free consultation form. Whether beginning your college search, completing applications, drafting college essays, or seeking to maximize your eligibility for scholarships and other financial aid, let College Transitions be your guide.


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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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