Seattle College Admissions Consulting

Research conducted by the American School Counselor Association shows that average student-to-counselor ratios in the Seattle area are approaching 500-to-1, and are as high as 700-to-1 at some Seattle high schools.  Guidance counselors serve an essential function within our education systems and aid the personal, social and intellectual development of our youth. Yet, they are increasingly unable to provide adequate college planning and guidance.  Often compelled to address the more “immediate” needs of the student population, school counselors in Seattle and other areas have spent less, not more, time on college-admissions related tasks in recent years, despite the fact that the college admissions process has become more complex. As a result, many Seattle area students and their families are unable to rely on their schools for support related to college search, college list development, college essay coaching, college application review, extracurricular planning, college interview prep, financial aid and scholarship guidance and other critical college planning tasks. This is why many Seattle area families seek out college admissions consulting.

College Transitions aims to meet the outstanding college-related needs of Seattle area students and their families by providing comprehensive college admissions consulting services to high school students throughout the Seattle area, including those attending Garfield, Interlake, Bainbridge, Aviation, Friday Harbor, and Bellevue high schools, among others.  Our research 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 Seattle area students earn admission at some of the best colleges and universities in the Northwest--including the University of Washington, Whitman College, and Reed College—and elsewhere, such as UC Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, Pomona, Harvey Mudd, and every Ivy League institution.

College Transitions currently offers college counseling and admission services to families in Bellevue, Yarrow Point, Interlaken Park, Mercer Island, Medina, Edmonds, Redmond, Issaquah, Sammamish, Bainbridge Island, Kirkland, and other Seattle locations.  If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us at 678-710-3699 or at [email protected] to learn about the many services we offer.  You can also complete our free consultation form. Whether starting your college search, preparing your college application forms, writing essays, or seeking to maximize your eligibility for merit-based and need-based financial aid, let College Transitions guide you.


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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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