Estimates released by the National Association for College Admission Counseling reveal that student-to-counselor ratios for U.S. high schools are approaching 500-to-1, and are over 1,000-to-1 at some U.S. high schools. Secondary schools in Toronto also experience high student-to-counselor ratios due to many of the same resource constraints as U.S. high schools. Guidance and 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, Toronto’s guidance counselors are increasingly moving away from their college planning function, even though college applications have become a more time-intensive and complicated process. As a consequence, thousands of Toronto 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 can provide Toronto students and families with college-related support they need, primarily 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 activities. Over the past several years, we have provided services to students attending secondary schools across the Toronto metro area, including those attending Vaughan Road Academy, Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, Upper Canada College, Appleby College, The Country Day School, Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute, Earl Haig Secondary School, St. Clement’s School, North Toronto Collegiate Institute, Crescent School, Greenwood College 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 Toronto students secure admission at the best colleges and universities in Canada and throughout the U.S., including the University of Toronto, Macalester College, Harvard University, Vanderbilt University, Stanford University, Davidson College, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Virginia, Georgetown University, UC Berkeley, Bowdoin College, Brown University and others.
Currently, College Transitions is serving families residing in Forest Hill, York Mills, Rosedale, Lawrence Park, Willowdale, Hillcrest Village and other Toronto metro 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. Families who would like up-to-date information on the latest college admission trends can also sign up for our monthly newsletter.
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 develop a long-term college admissions strategy, allow College Transitions to be your guide.