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    • Listing Type: Service Providers
    • Category: Independent Educational Consultant
    • Sub-Categories: College Advisor
    • Affiliations: National Association for College Admission Counseling
    • Service Delivery: In-Person, Online
    • Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
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    A different kind of college application experience - Our team of expert counselors has 500+ years of combined admissions experience. We help students select the right classes, decide between the SAT/ACT, explore summer options, curate a school list, navigate the application process, and craft compelling essays, with time left over to simply be a kid! Schedule a free consultation to get started.

    About Collegewise

    Collegewise was founded by Kevin McMullin in 1999 and has since helped over 28,000 students gain college admission. 

    Kevin realized that for too many families, the college admissions process was overwhelming and ultimately unsuccessful so he set out on a mission to address common pain points and create a more joyful experience for students and parents.

    • We believe in taking the pressure off our students
    • We believe in giving families quality time back
    • We believe every student has something to offer

    Whether your teenager is trying to map out a plan for a school like Stanford, simply exploring their path and figuring out what might be the right type of school and major for them, or somewhere in between, we'll pair them with a trustworthy expert who has helped countless students in similar situations.


    Our Service

    We provide 1-1 strategic college application guidance for every step of the admissions process. Our programs often include, but are not limited to;

    • College research and list building
    • Extracurricular, intership and summer planning
    • High school course selection
    • Personal statement and supplemental essay guidance
    • Specialty admissions (STEM, Business, BS/MD, Athletic Recruiting and more)
    • Financial aid consulting (both merit and need-based) 
    • SAT/ACT test prep 
    • AP and academic tutoring 
    • Leadership and skill building 
    • International admissions including Canada & the UK


    Our Counselors

    Our counselors deliver holistic support, tailored to the unique needs of your family, that puts student wellbeing at the center of the process and ensures that every student gains acceptance to a college where they will thrive. Collegewise counselors come from a variety of backgrounds. Most are former admissions officers, high school counselors, professors, teachers, and graduate degree holders.

    • Our counselors receive extensive, ongoing professional development.
    • Our counselors regularly present at industry events and to thousands of families every year.
    • We hire less than 2% of those who apply to work for us. 

    If you're interested in a free consultation, click on Get Started and complete the form. 


    • Collegewise Exceeded my Expectations “Collegewise exceeded my expectations in every aspect of the college admissions process. Their personalized approach, expert guidance, and unwavering support made navigating applications a breeze. The team's professionalism and responsiveness, coupled with amazing resources, made the journey far less stressful than imagined. Five stars without hesitation!”

      - Manuel Simpson - December 6, 2023
    • A Wonderful Experience I have had a wonderful experience with our Collegewise counselor. Our counselor has been working with my son since 10th grade. They have built a solid, honest relationship. He keeps me posted on their progress and answers all my questions timely and thoroughly. Our counselor has kept my son on a doable timeline and helps him balance his school schedule, his sport and his high school social life and stresses. I would highly recommend Collegewise!

      - Jean O'Shaughnessy - July 5, 2023
    • Cannot thank Collegewise enough!!!!!! Cannot thank Christina Mangano enough! She is the consummate professional and a wealth of important information. Whether you are sending your child to Harvard or a two year college, Christina will find the perfect fit. We were very impressed with her ability to fully understand our daughter's strengths and weaknesses. She was also incredibly informed about the unspoken culture at various schools across the country. Her gentle and kind approach kept our entire family on track and completely reduced the stress factor. We were beyond thrilled with our daughter's numerous acceptances and the outcome of this process!!!! She is absolutely the BEST!!!!

      - Kristen Scott Pisa - October 30, 2023
    • Highly Recommend! I used collegewise this year when applying to colleges. They offered a ton of support in regards to financial aid, writing essays, and decidiing what schools to apply to. The experience was helpful every step of the way and I can’t reccomend it enough for anyone who needs extra support when applying!

      - Erin Teal - September 1, 2023