Minneapolis-St. Paul College Admissions Consulting

Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN are consistently recognized as having some of the best high schools in the United States. A high percentage of students graduating from Minnetonka High, Edina High, Eden Prairie Senior High, The Blake School, Breck School, Mounds Park Academy and other Twin Cities high schools have developed the credentials needed for entry into the nation’s most competitive colleges. However, although Minneapolis-St. Paul students possess the academic credentials to achieve college success, they often times don’t have the guidance and support needed to navigate the college admissions process and enroll at good-fit universities. Current American School Counselor Association (ASCA) estimates reveal that there are nearly 650 students for every counselor in Minnesota high schools, on average. As a result, Minneapolis-St. Paul students are often without the support necessary to adequately engage in several tasks associated with the college admission, search, and financial aid process—including developing a list of prospective colleges, preparing college applications, crafting college essays, planning extracurricular involvement, completing financial aid forms, and identifying private scholarships and other merit-based aid opportunities. This is why many Minneapolis-St. Paul area families seek out private college consulting.

At College Transitions, our college counselors and college admissions consultants strive to compensate for the lack of college-related support and guidance in Minnesota high schools, while meeting the college-related needs of Minneapolis-St. Paul families. For more than a dozen years, the college planners and college admission counselors at College Transitions have helped Twin Cities students secure admission and succeed at top colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada, including a number of excellent institutions in the Midwest, such as Carleton College, Macalester College, University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Minnesota, University of Michigan, and many others. Please visit our results page for a sampling of institutions into which our past clients have been admitted.

Recently, college counselors and admissions consultants at College Transitions have offered college admissions counseling services to families living in Edina, Wayzata, Victoria, Macalester-Groveland, Plymouth, Chanhassen, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, and several other Minneapolis-St. Paul area locations.  Minnesota residents wishing to learn more about our offerings can contact us at [email protected] or at 678-710-3699 and/or 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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