As I watched the newest Netflix documentary, Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal, I recounted years of conversations that I have had with hundreds of families about the college admissions process. Parents are desperate to provide their child with the best education and students are filled with heart-wrenching anxiety that their absolute best may not be good enough.
Twenty years ago, I was a first-generation, undocumented, low-income, minority, high school senior with average grades and came from a single-parent home. I attended a US public high school with over 500 seniors in my graduating class and only one college counselor. Fast forward to today, not much has changed, with the average caseload ratio being 482 students to 1 college counselor with many students getting a whopping 38 minutes of support per year, according to the U.S. Department of Education. However, what has changed is the heightened competitiveness of college admissions.
Is 152 minutes over four years enough time to provide personal support to position your child for the college admissions process?
At US College Experts, we spend hours with our clients helping them build college lists, application themes, strong essays, extracurricular activities lists, etc. Most importantly, the confidence that when they hit the submit button that their application has been crafted to allow them to stand out amongst a sea of applicants.
Please know that you don’t have to navigate this process alone. We have several levels of support to help your family navigate this confusing process.
Don’t make the mistake of going on the college admissions journey alone. There is too much at stake!
We are here for you.
We are honest and care.
We want to partner with your family.
All the best,
Ayo Oseni, MBA, PMP
Your College Admissions Strategist
US College Experts