Fairfax County, VA College Admissions Consulting

Fairfax County, Virginia is highly regarded as having some of the best high schools in the United States. Students enrolling at Thomas Jefferson (TJHSST), McLean, Madison, Oakton, Langley, Woodson, Marshall, Herndon, and other area high schools are offered the instruction needed to qualify for admission into highly competitive colleges and universities. Yet, with a student-to-school counselor ratio of more than 350-to-1, many Fairfax County schools are unable offer their students adequate college planning support. While Fairfax’s school-based counselors are among the most qualified nationwide, growing caseloads, diminishing budgets, and an array of new job roles have prevented them from devoting sufficient time to essential admission related-tasks, such as college list development, resume building, college application review, college essay coaching, and financial aid planning, among others. This is why many Fairfax County families seek out private college consulting services.

The college counselors and college admission consultants at College Transitions aim to augment the efforts of Fairfax’s educators by offering responsive and data-driven college admissions advising to Northern Virginia’s students and their families. With nearly 15 years of college admission and planning experience, our counselors have guided Fairfax students into a variety of top colleges and universities, including many in their own “backyard” such as University of Virginia, William & Mary, University of Richmond, Georgetown, George Washington, Johns Hopkins, Washington & Lee, Virginia Tech, and many others. We are proud of our students’ accomplishments, and are devoted to ensuring that they earn admission at the colleges that are right for them.

In recent years, College Transitions has offered college admission consulting and guidance to Fairfax County students residing in Alexandria, Clifton, Herndon, Vienna, McLean, Annandale, Centreville, Reston, and other Fairfax locations. Area residents with a desire to learn more about our services reach out to us at [email protected] or 678-710-3699.  Student or their parents may also request 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 everything..in 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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