Raleigh-Durham College Admissions Consulting

The National Association for College Admissions Counseling recently reported that student-to-counselor ratios in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area are approaching 350-to-1, and are as high as 600-to-1 at some Research Triangle area high schools.  North Carolina school counselors are well-trained and committed professionals who have a demonstrably positive impact on the academic and personal growth of Raleigh-Durham’s students.  Yet, increasing caseloads and new responsibilities in the areas of mental health, academic remediation, and student discipline have prevented many of Raleigh-Durham’s school counselors from providing the college guidance and counseling that Research Triangle area students need to successfully navigate the college search, admissions, and financial aid process.   As college attendance becomes more costly and complex, Raleigh-Durham students increasingly find themselves without the support to plan their academic and extracurricular program, explore prospective colleges, prepare for college visits and campus interviews, complete college applications, craft college essays, find scholarships, apply for financial aid, and partake in other college admission tasks that are critical to securing entry into competitive colleges and universities. This is why many Raleigh-Durham area families seek out college admissions consulting.

The private college counselors, college planners, and college admissions consultants at College Transitions strive to support the efforts of Raleigh-Durham’s competent yet overburdened school staff, namely by providing research- and experience-driven college admissions counseling and advice to Raleigh-Durham families, including those residing in Cary, Apex, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Durham, Morrisville, Holly Springs and other nearby locations.  Our academic qualifications and extensive college counseling and admissions experience have allowed us to guide Raleigh-Durham students into selective colleges throughout the United States, including many in North Carolina, such as UNC Chapel Hill, Duke, NC State, Davidson, Wake Forest, Elon and a number of other excellent institutions.

Recently, College Transitions counselors have offered college planning and counseling services to students attending Green Hope, Panther Creek, Cary, Apex, Enloe, Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Cardinal Gibbons, East Chapel Hill, Raleigh Charter High, Ravenscroft, Cary Academy, Durham Academy, and other high schools in Raleigh, Durham and other Research Triangle areas.  Families interested in learning more about our services and counseling approach are encouraged to contact us at 678-710-3699 or at [email protected].  You may also fill out our free consultation request form and/or sign up for our free monthly newsletter.


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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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