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Our Approach

At Crimson College Consulting,
our approach to college admissions is right in our name!

COLLABORATE – At Crimson College Consulting, we spend a great deal of time getting to know our student-clients, including their hopes and dreams for college. However, we also understand that college planning is a family effort, so we collaborate with parents/guardians as much or as little as they prefer using parent questionnaires, in-person and virtual meetings, telephone calls, e-mails, and articles. If appropriate in certain cases, we are also happy to collaborate with high school guidance counselors, tutors, special education coordinators and healthcare professionals.

RESEARCH – Each year, we spend about 20% of our time touring college campuses, meeting admissions officers, and talking with current students and alumni. We also participate in several national networks of admissions professionals and receive daily reports about the admissions standards, academic programs, athletics, and community culture of hundreds of colleges. Moreover, we engage in countless hours of independent research to identify schools that are the best matches for our students not just academically but also socially, emotionally, athletically, spiritually, financially and creatively.

INSPIRE – As mentors to our students, we boost their self-confidence through continuous encouragement and cheerleading so they can make choices that they like and like the choices that they make!

MARKET – Colleges and universities look for applicants who will not only succeed academically but will also contribute to the overall campus community. We teach our students how to highlight their strengths and market themselves so their applications will stand out from the crowd.

SUPPORT – The admissions process can be overwhelming and even a little scary at times. That’s why our supportive counseling packages are designed to make college planning less stressful and more rewarding. We turn anxiety into excitement and hard work into positive outcomes!

ORGANIZE – College admissions involves juggling a dizzying array of requirements, documentation, and deadlines. We keep our students organized and on schedule through regular interactions as well as our Internet-based college planning tool, so they can have more time to enjoy their memorable high school years.

NAVIGATE – Besides college planning and applications, we also coach our students as they navigate the emotionally-charged transition from high school to college by helping them prepare to move away from home, adjust to dorm life, develop a support system, and choose a major.

“Thank you so much for helping me transfer schools to Duquesne University. I couldn’t be happier with the choice I’ve made and it’s really all thanks to your help and efforts. Thank you for guiding me through the process and helping me make the right decision. You have really made a huge change in my life and I’m so grateful! I look forward to seeing you when I am back home. “
– Student from Lynnfield, MA