Tampa Bay College Admissions Consulting

The Tampa Bay area includes some of the best high schools in Florida. Students attending Plant High, Palm Harbor University High, Strawberry Crest High, Bloomingdale High, Wiregrass Ranch High, Berkeley Preparatory, Tampa Preparatory, Academy at the Lakes, and several other high schools have access to excellent instruction, state-of-the-art learning technology, and networks of academically motivated and competitive peers. Yet, many of these same students don’t always have access to adequate college-related guidance, specifically the intensive support needed to earn entry into good-fit colleges.  Recent estimates by the National Association for College Admission Counseling reveal that student-to-counselor ratios at Tampa Bay area high schools are approaching 450-to-1, meaning that Tampa Bay students receive, on average, only 30 minutes of individual college guidance from their high schools each year, which, unfortunately, is not sufficient to successfully navigate the college admissions process. This is why many Tampa Bay area families seek out college consulting.

The college admission counselors and consultants at College Transitions endeavor to address the outstanding college admission-related needs of Tampa Bay area families, particularly by offering an array of admission consulting services, including, but not limited to, college list development, college application review, college essay coaching, resume development, college interview preparation, standardized testing strategies, extracurricular and course planning, and financial aid and scholarship guidance.  Our private college planners and admission consultants have nearly 15 years of college admissions and counseling experience and have used their research background and professional experience and ties to guide students into competitive colleges throughout the United States, including many in Florida and the Southeast, including University of Florida, University of Miami, Duke University, Georgia Tech Emory University, Vanderbilt University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and others. Please see our results page for a listing of additional institutions into which our past students have been admitted

College Transitions counselors and college admission consultants have guided families living across the Tampa Bay area, including Bradenton, Wesley Chapel, Odessa, Cheval, Trinity, Land O'Lakes, Tarpon Springs, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Palm Harbor, Lutz, and additional locations. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact us by phone at 678-710-3699 or by email at [email protected]. You may also request a free consultation and/or register to receive 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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