San Francisco College Admissions Consulting

Estimates released by the National Association for College Admission Counseling reveal that student-to-counselor ratios for San Francisco Bay Area high schools are hovering around 600-to-1, and are as high as 1200-to-1 at some Northern California high schools.  School counselors have a significant and positive impact on college-bound adolescents, but many are no longer able to offer adequate college admissions guidance and support.  Obligated to attend to the personal, psychosocial and emotional needs of their students, guidance counselors in San Francisco, Oakland and other Bay Area locations are increasingly moving away from their college planning function, even though college admissions has become a more time-intensive and complicated process. As a consequence, thousands of Bay area students are without the school-based support needed to complete essential tasks related to the college search, admission, and financial aid process. This is why many San Francisco Bay Area families seek out college admissions consulting.

A team of expert college counselors and admissions consultants, College Transitions provides San Francisco Bay Area families with the college-related support they need, particularly by offering assistance with course planning, extracurricular planning and resume development, college search, college application completion, college essay coaching, college interview prep, financial aid and scholarship guidance and other important college admission tasks.  Over the past several years, we have provided services to students attending high schools across the San Francisco Bay Area, including those attending Pacific Collegiate School, Oxford Academy, Whitney High School, American Indian Public High School, Lowell High School, Tamalpais High School, Amador Valley High School, Carlmont High School, Aragon High School, and several others. Our extensive background and ties to the college planning and higher education research communities have allowed us to offer a unique, data-driven college admissions counseling service, which has helped San Francisco Bay area students secure admission at the best colleges and universities across the U.S., including many in California, such as Stanford, UC Berkeley, Cal Tech, Claremont McKenna, Pomona, USC, UCLA and others.

Currently, College Transitions is serving families residing in Pleasanton, San Ramon, Moraga, Mountain View, Orinda, Fremont, Belmont, San Mateo, Piedmont, Palo Alto, Benicia, Albany and other Bay Area locations.  If you wish to learn more about our services, background, and pricing, please contact us at 678-710-3699 or at [email protected]. Or, you may complete our online request for a free consultation. Whether you’re a high school senior applying to college, a high school junior beginning the college search process, or a high school freshman or sophomore wishing to develop a long-term college admissions strategy, allow College Transitions to 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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