Maryland College Admissions Consulting

Research conducted by the American School Counselor Association reveals that average student-to-counselor ratios in Maryland are nearing 400-to-1, and are as high as 600-to-1 at some Maryland high schools.  Guidance counselors are an essential part of our education system and aid the personal, social and academic development of students.  Yet, they are increasingly unable to offer adequate college planning and support.  Often compelled to address the more immediate needs of their students, school counselors in Maryland and other areas throughout the mid-Atlantic spent less, not more, time on college-related tasks in recent years, despite the fact that the college admissions process has become more complex. As a result, many Maryland students and their families can no longer rely on their schools for assistance involving college search, college list development, college essay coaching, college application review, extracurricular planning, college interview prep, financial aid and scholarship guidance and other critical college planning tasks. This is why many Maryland families seek out private college admissions consulting.

College Transitions strives to meet the outstanding college-related needs of Maryland’s families by providing comprehensive college admissions consulting services to high school students throughout Maryland, including those attending Walt Whitman High, Walter Johnson High, Poolesville High, Thomas S. Wootton High, River Hill High, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High, Winston Churchill High, Gilman School, Bryn Mawr School, Landon School, Georgetown Preparatory School among others.  Our academic background and extensive college planning and admissions experience enable us to provide a level of service that few others can offer. In the past, we have helped Maryland students earn admission at the nation’s best colleges and universities in the United States, including many in Maryland and neighboring states, such as  Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, Goucher College, University of Virginia, Georgetown University, Washington and Lee University and others. Please visit our results page to see where our past students have attended.

College Transitions currently offers college counseling and admission services to families living in Bethesda, Ellicott City, Columbia, Rockville, Baltimore, Clarksville, Chevy Chase, Somerset, Potomac, Brookmont,  and other areas across Maryland.  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 your college applications, crafting essays, or seeking financial aid and scholarships, let College Transitions guide you.


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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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