Philadelphia College Admissions Consulting

The National Association for College Admissions Counseling estimates that the average student-to-counselor ratio in Philadelphia area high schools is approximately 360-to-1.  Guidance counselors serve an extremely important function within our school systems, and are integral to the personal and academic development of our students; however, multiple job roles and time constraints have left them unable to adequately assist in the most critical areas of college planning, including college list development, college essay coaching, college application review, college interview prep, financial aid/scholarship guidance, and college choice. This is why many Philadelphia area families seek out college admissions consulting.

At College Transitions, we strive to supplement the valuable work of school counselors and provide Philadelphia area students with the comprehensive guidance and knowledge needed to earn admission and transition into good-fit colleges.  We have assisted scores of students from neighborhoods across the Philadelphia region, including Newtown, Blue Bell, Wayne, Ardmore, Radnor, Ambler, Doylestown, Media, Upper Dublin, and many more. We have helped students matriculate into some of the best colleges across the nation, including many in Philadelphia, including Swarthmore, Haverford, Villanova, Bryn Mawr and the University of Pennsylvania. Feel free to review our results page to learn about the other colleges into which our students have matriculated.

Over the past several years, College Transitions has become an integral member of the Philadelphia education community, and we hope to facilitate the college planning of Philadelphia area residents for many years to come. If you are a high school student or potential college transfer, please contact us at [email protected] to learn about the many services we offer. You can also complete our free consultation form online. Whether you're beginning the college search, developing a standardized testing strategy, organizing campus visits, preparing college applications, or deciding where to attend college, 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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