Detroit College Consultants

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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