Research conducted by the American School Counselor Association reveals that average student-to-counselor ratios in the Portland area are nearing 600-to-1, and are as high as 800-to-1 at some Portland 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 Portland and other areas throughout Oregon spend 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 Portland area 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 essential college planning tasks.
College Transitions strives to meet the outstanding college-related needs of Portland’s families by providing comprehensive college admissions consulting services to high school students throughout the Portland area, including those attending Riverdale High, Lake Oswego Senior High, Camas High, West Linn High, Oregon Episcopal, Catlin Gabel, St. Mary’s Academy, and Valley Catholic 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 Portland area students earn admission at the nation’s best colleges and universities in the United States, including many in the Northwest, such as Reed College, University of Oregon, University of Washington, Whitman College, Lewis & Clark College 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 Lake Oswego, West Linn, Vancouver (WA), Beaverton, Northwest Portland, West Hills, and other Portland metro locations. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us at 706-389-9936 or at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.