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 1000-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 application 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.
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 and unparalleled college admissions counseling service, which has helped San Francisco Bay area students secure admission at the best colleges and universities in California and elsewhere, including Stanford, UC Berkeley, Cal Tech, Claremont McKenna, Pomona, USC, UCLA and others.
Currently, College Transitions is serving families residing in Pleasanton, San Ramon, 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 706-389-9936 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.