College Admissions Counselors in Texas

Find college admissions counselors in Texas. Getting into a top ranked college requires more than straight A’s. You need expert help; we help you find quality college consultants near your city and state.

College Admissions Counselors in Texas

According to our college consulting expert, David H. Nguyen, PhD, founder of Next Level Prep, Location is pertinent to finding the best educational consultant agencies because companies based in a region will understand the characteristics that admissions officers look for in students from high schools in that region. There is an edge that consultants gain from having worked with many students in the same region. That’s why our college consulting agencies are broken down state-by-state.

Most high school students have extremely limited access to direct guidance during the college admissions process. According to The New York Times, during the 2012–2016 school year, every public school counselor in the U.S. was assigned an average of 470 students! That doesn’t leave much time for one-on-one support as you figure out how to complete your FAFSA, decide which extracurriculars improve your chances of college admission, and what application strategies can help you stand out in a sea of other excellent students.

College admissions consultants, or college coaches, can help fill that gap, and give you a major advantage in finding the school of your choice.

Find College Admissions Counselors Close to You in Texas

Agencies are listed alphabetically within their cities.

Melissa Horadam College Consulting

Location:  Allen, TX

Services include:

  • Colege Search and Selection
  • Maximizing College Visit
  • Essay Brainstorming, Editing and Revision
  • Interview Prep
  • Resume Construction and Editing
  • High School Course Selection and Activity Planning
  • Financial Aid Guidance
  • Art Portfolio Guidance

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Academic Answers

Location:  Austin, TX

Services include:

  • School consultation
  • College counseling/planning
  • Intensive college conference
  • Test preparation
  • Tutoring/credit recovery
  • Parent coaching
  • Young adult services
  • Achievement consulting
  • Assessment services
  • Crisis intervention

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Access College America LLC

Location:  Austin, TX

Services include:

  • Comprehensive College Planning beginning as early as Middle School
  • Expanded Résumé Development
  • Career Exploration
  • SAT/ACT Test Plan
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship Guidance
  • Essay Preparation
  • Summer Planning
  • Academic Planning
  • Applying to the University of Texas at Austin

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Clear Choice College Admissions Counseling

Location:  Austin, TX

Services include:

  • Comprehensive College Planning starting as early as Grade 8
  • Aptitude and Interest Assessment
  • Guidance on High School Courses, Extracurriculars, Summer Activities and Standardized Test Prep
  • Development of College List
  • College Visit Prep
  • Resume Writing Assistance
  • Essay Topic Guidance
  • Guidance on Paying for College
  • Guidance on Selective Admissions
  • Post Acceptance Evaluations

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College Inroads LLC

Location:  Austin, TX

Services include:

  • Comprehensive College Planning: Orientation
  • SAT/ACT Diagnostic Testing
  • Online Assessments
  • Career Search
  • Online Testing Preparation
  • Educational Resume and Interview Preparation
  • Student Positioning and College Search
  • Financial Aid Review
  • Essay Development
  • College Application Support
  • Award Letter Evaluation

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College MatchPoint

Location:  Austin, TX

Services include:

  • Comprehensive college Coaching
  • Essay and Application Coaching
  • Career Coaching
  • Coaching for Students with Learning Disabilities

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Comprehensive College Check

Location:  Austin, TX

Services include:

  • High School Academic Advising
  • Personal Survey/Interest Inventory
  • Best Fit College List
  • Resume Assistance
  • College Visit and Interview Preparation
  • Essay Review
  • Standardized Testing Advice
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Sources
  • Application Preparation and Timeline Development
  • College Decision Support

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Davis Groves Educational Services

Location:  Austin, TX

Services include:

  • Middle School to High School Consultation
  • Academic Record Review
  • Course Selection Advisement
  • Recommendation for Extracurriculars
  • Testing
  • Assessment of Learning Styles
  • Best Fit college List
  • Map of Visits/Interviews
  • Essay Support
  • Expanded Resume Development
  • Post Application Assistance

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Mission Oak Group

Location:  Austin, TX

Services include:

  • Educational And Therapeutic Consulting

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My Edu Advisor

Location:  Austin, TX

Services include:

  • Junior and Senior Planning
  • Building a College List
  • International Options
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Guidance
  • Performing and Visual Arts Applications
  • Home School Documentation
  • Learning Differences: Gap Year Planning
  • Alternative College Pathways

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Path to Admissions

Location:  Austin, TX

Services include:

  • Advice on SAT-ACT testing
  • High School course selection
  • Majors and Career exploration
  • Resume advice
  • Access to application workshops
  • One on one writing support
  • Personalized support
  • Discussion and education of the family on college affordability

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Rooker Associates LLC

Location:  Austin, TX

Services include:

  • College Applicatoin Coaching
  • Spring Review of Academic, Extracurricular and Test Results
  • Developing College List
  • Essay Support
  • Application Management
  • College Visit Guidance
  • Interview Preparation
  • Summer Planning
  • Graduate School, Law School, Business School Guidance

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Texas College Advisor

Location:  Austin, TX

Services include:

  • High School Pre-College Planning
  • College Major and Career Assessment
  • College Selection and Admissions
  • Financial Aid
  • Post College Acceptance

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UVISEME, LLC

Location:  Austin, TX

Services include:

  • Middle and High School Course Selection and Career Exploration
  • Identifying Extracurricular Activities
  • Standardized Testing Timetable
  • Recommended College List
  • Essay Support
  • Application Review
  • Mock Interviews
  • Financial Strategies

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What Comes Next for You?

Location:  Austin, TX

Services include:

  • Comprehensive College Planning: Strength and Talent Assessment
  • Creating a list of Possible Majors
  • Determing Best Fit Schools
  • High School Academic Review
  • Understanding the Role of Standardized Testing
  • Organizing the Application Process
  • Resume Development
  • Strategies for Letters of Recommendation
  • Assisting in the Choice of Essay Topics
  • Preparing for College Visits and Interviews

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Pathway Admissions, LLC.

Location:  Bellaire, TX

Services include:

  • College lists
  • college search
  • application assistance
  • test prep
  • decision assistance
  • essay assistance

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My Med School Dream

Location:  Brownsville, TX

Services include:

  • College lists
  • college search
  • application assistance
  • test prep
  • decision assistance
  • essay assistance

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Walberg College Consulting

Location:  Cibolo, TX

Services include:

  • Comprehensive College Planning
  • Interest Assessment and Academic Planning
  • Develop Senior Year Plan
  • Essay Preparation and Application Completion

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DeWillis College Admissions Consulting

Location:  Colleyville, TX

Services include:

  • Student assessment(s)
  • Test Preparation Planning and Timelin
  • Review of Courses and Extracurriculars' College Visit Recommendations
  • Best-Fit College List
  • Application Timeline
  • Financial Aid Review
  • Essay Topic Development and Editing
  • Resume Development
  • Decision Making Support

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Infoquest College & Financial Solutions

Location:  Coppell, TX

Services include:

  • Comprehensive College Planning
  • Self Assessment and Inquiry
  • Planning, Package and Preparation
  • College Exploration
  • College Admission Portfolio
  • Transitioning to College

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Spivey College Consulting

Location:  Corpus Christi, TX

Services include:

  • determine post-secondary goals
  • high school academic course advising
  • research colleges and programs
  • develop a balanced college list
  • prepare for college visits and interviews
  • resume preparation
  • advice and support for standardized test taking
  • assistance with essay topics and editing
  • financial aid overview and scholarship resources
  • understanding the financial aid awards
  • personal review and assistance with the application process
  • have meaningful conversations with their school counselor
  • recommendations
  • assistance with application timelines
  • phone/text and email support as needed
  • college decision support

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The College Scout

Location:  Cypress, TX

Services include:

  • Comprehensive College Planning
  • Assessment of Academic Scores, Courses and Extracurriculars
  • Career Aptitude, Interest and Personality Testing
  • Standardized Test Plan
  • College Major and Career Exploration
  • Creation of Best Match List
  • Custom Applicaiton with Goals and Deadlines
  • Monitoring of Application Plan
  • Assistance Scheduling Campus Visits
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Guidance

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Atticus College Counseling, LLC

Location:  Dallas, TX

Services include:

  • Help your student build a college list
  • Help your student prepare a resume and an activity sheet
  • Help your student articulate the data portions of their college applications to maximize content given space limitations.
  • Brainstorm with your student about admission essays, and then provide feedback about the essays once written
  • Advise your student about how to optimize college visits.
  • Advise your student about getting the best recommendation letters.
  • Prepare your student for admissions interviews.
  • Assist your student with managing wait list offers
  • Provide advice to your student about a final enrollment decision
  • Work as a facilitator between you and your student from the beginning of the process until the end

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Carlson Admissions

Location:  Dallas, TX

Services include:

  • Comprehensive College Planning
  • Student Analysis
  • Academic Readiness
  • School Search
  • Financial Aid Support

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College Admission Consultants, Inc

Location:  Dallas, TX

Services include:

  • Individuallized Student Assessment
  • Mapping Standardized Test Timetable
  • Identify Summer Opportunities
  • Best Fit College List
  • Application Timeline
  • Personal Statement and Essay Editing
  • Crafting Resume
  • Interview Coaching
  • Information on Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Planning Post-Acceptance Campus Visits

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Comprehensive College Check

Location:  Dallas, TX

Services include:

  • High School Academic Advising
  • Personal Survey/Interest Inventory
  • Best Fit College List
  • Resume Assistance
  • College Visit and Interview Preparation
  • Essay Review
  • Standardized Testing Advice
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Sources
  • Application Preparation and Timeline Development
  • College Decision Support

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Crossroads College Counseling

Location:  Dallas, TX

Services include:

  • Develop Plan for College Admission based on Student's Academic Record, Test Scores, Extracurriculars and Career Goals
  • UseRelevant Computer Based Tools
  • Identify Reach, Target and Safety Schools
  • Develop Timeline for Standardized Test Taking
  • Summer Planning
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Identification
  • Faciliatate Communication
  • Strategize Waitlist or Deferral Status
  • Prepare for Transition to College

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Eleanor Munson, Ph.D., LLC

Location:  Dallas, TX

Services include:

  • Consultation for K-12 Private Schools Only

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Marrs College Admission Advisors

Location:  Dallas, TX

Services include:

  • Comprehensive College Planning beginning Freshman Year
  • Review and Adjust Academic Courses and Extracurricular Activities
  • Develop Standardized Testing Strategy
  • Develop College List
  • Explore Shadowing and Intership Opportunities
  • Application Timeline
  • Completion of Financial Aid Forms
  • Decision Support

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OneUp College Consulting

Location:  Dallas, TX

Services include:

  • Full Service College Application Packages
  • School Research
  • Test Strategy
  • Essay and Resume Support
  • Scholarship Searches
  • Proprietary Curriculum (TrackIT) and College Planner Pro
  • Transfer Applications
  • Law and Business School Applications
  • Hourly Consultation and Smaller Specific Packages Available

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Thweatt College Career Consulting

Location:  Dallas, TX

Services include:

  • College Search
  • Application assistance
  • Essay Prep
  • Financial aid assistance
  • Recommend extracurriculars
  • Graduate school advice
  • Interview Preparation
  • Guidance on final choices

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Wings To Soar

Location:  Dallas, TX

Services include:

  • Guidance beginning in Middle School
  • Application Guidance
  • High School Planning including Standardized Tests
  • Coursework and Extracurricular Activities
  • Resume and Essay Writing and Editing
  • Indentifying Unique Talents
  • Interview Preparation
  • Naviance Work
  • College Application Completion
  • Scholarship Guidance

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College-Watch LLC

Location:  East Bernard, TX

Services include:

  • College Preparation
  • College Counseling
  • Application Strategies
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Essay Coaching and Development
  • Work with High School Students
  • Strategic Coaching adn Development

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College Fit Admissions

Location:  El Pasko, TX

Services include:

  • Comprehensive College Planning using GuidedPath Online Tool
  • Review Transcripts
  • Standardizd Tests
  • Course Selection
  • Extracurriculars and Summer Plans
  • Assess Skills and Strengths
  • Determine Financial Aid
  • Research Colleges to Determine Best Fit List
  • Guidance on Letters of Recommendation
  • Preparation for College Visits and Intervies
  • Assess Early Decision/Early Action Options
  • Guidance for Resume Preparation
  • Essay Brainstorming and Feedback
  • Oversee Application Completion
  • Admission Offer Support

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Educational Trajectories Consulting

Location:  Farmers Branch, TX

Services include:

  • Graduate, Professional and Medical Admissions Advising
  • Career Coaching

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Nancy L. Bruce Associates

Location:  Farmers Branch, TX

Services include:

  • Comprehensive College Planning beginning Junior Year
  • Self Assessment and Goal Identification
  • High School Academic Advisement
  • Extracurricular Review
  • Summer Opportunities
  • Review Testing Schedule
  • Test Preparation
  • Plan and Prepare College Visits
  • Draft Personal Statements adn Essays
  • Create Academic Resume
  • Advisement on Early Decision/Early Action
  • Letter of Recommendation Guidance
  • College Interview Perparation
  • Oversee Completion of Application
  • Evaluate Offers of Admission

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Bynum Advising

Location:  Fort Worth, TX

Services include:

  • Creation of College List
  • Mileston Schedule
  • Preparation for Standardized Testing
  • Essay Preparation
  • Application Review: Evaluating Transcripts and Extracurricular Activities

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Cynthia Jenkins Consulting

Location:  Frisco, TX

Services include:

  • Individualized College Planning

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Academic and Career Strategies

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • College Selection
  • Application Guidance
  • Essay Feedback
  • Financial Aid Support
  • Advising for Graduate School Entry

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Admission Smarts, LLC

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • College selection
  • Finincial aid and merit scholarship advising
  • Essay guidance
  • Application review
  • Test advisement
  • Interveiw preparation

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Admissions Journey

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • Best Fit College list
  • Personality Testing
  • Common Application Assistance
  • Standardized Testing Guidance
  • Personal Essay Support
  • Resume Writing Guidance
  • Advisement on Extracurricular and Summer Activities
  • College Visit Recommendations
  • Interview Preparation
  • Periodic Parent Updates
  • Final College Choice Advice
  • Weekend Seminars

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Admit One-College Admissions Consulting

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • Generate List of Colleges
  • Writing Effective Essays
  • Completing Applications

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Apps4College

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • Create Personalized College Application
  • Develop Admission Strategy
  • Craft Resume
  • Write and Edit Personal Essay
  • Request Teacher Recommendations
  • Intervew Preparation
  • Complete and Submit Application

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Blair College Planning

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • College Search
  • Application assistance
  • Essay Prep
  • Financial aid assistance
  • Recommend extracurriculars
  • Graduate school advice
  • Interview Preparation
  • Guidance on final choices

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Bright Futures Consulting

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • Graduate School Planning
  • Professional Pivot
  • Birkman Assessment
  • Comprehensive College Planning
  • Strenths, Needs and Career Assessment
  • High School Planning and Course Selection
  • SAT/ACT Timeline and Advising
  • Extracurricular Guidance
  • Expanded Resume
  • Customized College List
  • Application Strategy
  • Interview Preparation
  • Financial Positioning
  • Essay Bootcamp
  • College Transitioning

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College Direction Counseling Services

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • Comprehensive College Planning

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College Experience

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • College Application Packages: Strategy Session
  • Essay Package
  • Application Review
  • Developing College List
  • Scholarship and Financial Aid Support
  • College Application Strategy for Early Decision/Early Action
  • Mock Interview
  • Resume Building
  • Customized Timeline

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College Select, LLC

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • YouScience Career Assesesment
  • Guidance for College Selection, Applications
  • Financial Aid Guidance
  • Final Decision Support
  • Essay Feedback
  • Application Timetable Creation

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Collegiate Admissions

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • College Search
  • Application assistance
  • Essay Prep
  • Financial aid assistance
  • Recommend extracurriculars
  • Graduate school advice
  • Interview Preparation
  • Guidance on final choices

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Collegiate Admissions Consulting Services, LLC

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • College selection
  • Campus visits
  • Application assistance
  • Resume and essay critiques
  • Scholarship guidance
  • Interview preparation
  • Test planning

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Comprehensive College Check

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • High School Academic Advising
  • Personal Survey/Interest Inventory
  • Best Fit College List
  • Resume Assistance
  • College Visit and Interview Preparation
  • Essay Review
  • Standardized Testing Advice
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Sources
  • Application Preparation and Timeline Development
  • College Decision Support

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Doran+Scalora College Consulting

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • Comprehensive College Planning Beginning in High School

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Educational Consulting of Houston

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • K-12 Private and Boarding School Placement
  • Post Graduate Placement

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Educational Plan

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • Help to Find the Right Fit
  • Develop a Stratigic Plan to maximize Personal Growth
  • Explore Summer Opportunities
  • Provide Guidance on Communicating with Colleges
  • Application Support including all Written Components
  • Preparing Financially
  • Navigating the Waitlist
  • Decision Support
  • NCAA Athletic Recruiting

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Edulingual Connections

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • International and first-generation high school students
  • International and first-generation working adults
  • TOEFL and IELTS Coaching
  • Instruction in all writing skills

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Firat Educational Solutions, LLC

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • Academic Coaching
  • Test Preparation
  • College Counseling
  • Personality, Interest and Academic Inventories
  • Guidance with every step of the College Application Process
  • Essay and Resume Preparation
  • Mock Interviews and Campus Visits

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Kahn Educational Group, LLC

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • Consulting and Placement Services for College
  • Boarding Schools
  • Local Day Schools
  • Special Needs Schools
  • Therapeutic Boading Schools
  • Residential Treatment Facilities
  • Post Secondary Programs
  • Summer Enrichment
  • SSAT Flex Testing

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Launchpad Advisory Services LLC

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • Comprehensive College Planning
  • Researching Colleges
  • Guidance to Prepare Essays and Applications
  • Evaluation of Admission Offers
  • Exploration of College Transition Issues
  • Support in Preparing Scholarship Applications

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Mrs. Marianne Quoyeser

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • College search
  • college lists
  • campus visits
  • applicationa assistance
  • essay review

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Overman College Consulting

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • Best Fit college List
  • Essay Assistance
  • Test Preparation Advice
  • College Visits
  • College Success Profile
  • Interest Inventory

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Sage Education Group

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • College lists
  • college search
  • application assistance
  • test prep
  • decision assistance
  • essay assistance

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School Solutions

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • K-12 Private School Placement

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The College Resource Center LLC

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • Ten Step Plan for College Admissions
  • Characteristic Exploration
  • Identify Your Stegths
  • Evaluate Changes to be Made
  • Researching Target Schools
  • Writing an Outstanding Essay
  • Support for College Visits and Interviews
  • Financial Support
  • College Transitions

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Wendy Andreen, PhD - College & Career Planning

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • College Search
  • Application assistance
  • Essay Prep
  • Financial aid assistance
  • Recommend extracurriculars
  • Graduate school advice
  • Interview Preparation
  • Guidance on final choices

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Your College Planner

Location:  Houston, TX

Services include:

  • develop a solid college list
  • management of all deadlines related to admissions
  • exploration of college profiles
  • college/career interest survey
  • interview preparation
  • guidance through college essay topic selection, composition, and revision

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CS College Conversations

Location:  Katy, TX

Services include:

  • Comprehensive College Planning Beginning in Middle School
  • Development of a Strategic Plan to guide the Admissions Process
  • Comprehensive Profile Building
  • Comprehensive High School, College and Career Guidance
  • Interview Preparation
  • Essay Feedback
  • Financial Aid Review

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Expanding Horizons Educational Consulting

Location:  Katy, TX

Services include:

  • Personalized College Application Support

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Gateway College Consulting

Location:  Katy, TX

Services include:

  • Comprehensive College Consulting
  • Review and Positioning of High School Academics, Extracurriculars, Summer Activities
  • Targeted College List Development
  • Facilitation of the Application Process
  • Essay Support
  • Reviewing Scholarship Opportunities
  • Transition Support
  • Workshops

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CLC College Prep Services

Location:  Lubbock, TX

Services include:

  • Comprehensive College Planning
  • Personality/Learning Style
  • Resume Development
  • High School Academic Review
  • Best Fit College List
  • Essay Development
  • Interview Preparation
  • Application Review
  • Financial Aid Assistance
  • College Choice Guidance

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The College Planning Center North America Inc.

Location:  McKinney, TX

Services include:

  • College search and selection
  • Essay development
  • Application assistance
  • Test preparation
  • Financial aid and graduate school guidance

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College Journey Consulting LLC

Location:  Missouri City, TX

Services include:

  • Guidance on SAT/ACT Requirements
  • Test Prep and Testing Schedule
  • Activity Resume Development
  • Strategic Planning High School Courses
  • Best Fit College List
  • Personality Assessments
  • Financial Aid Review
  • Application Review
  • Essay Development
  • College Transition Planning

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College Choices

Location:  Plano, TX

Services include:

  • Comprehensive College Planning
  • Scholarship Searches
  • Financial Aid Assistance
  • Essay Support
  • Services can start Freshman Year
  • Graduate and Law School Applications

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Collegiate Coordinates, L.L.C.

Location:  Plano, TX

Services include:

  • College search
  • college lists
  • campus visits
  • applicationa assistance
  • essay review

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Collegiate Endeavors Educational Consulting

Location:  Plano, TX

Services include:

  • Comprehensive Pakcage
  • Review Academic Record
  • Course Guidance
  • Standardized Test Recommendations
  • Career Planning
  • Develop College List
  • Plan for College Visits
  • Essay Brainstorming and Feedback
  • Application Review
  • Guidance for Scholarship Essays
  • Mock Interviews
  • Assistance with Final Decisions

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College Catalyst

Location:  Richmond, TX

Services include:

  • Private Consultations
  • Group Seminars on Essay Writing, Application Development, Highly Competitive Schools

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Daniels Educational Consulting

Location:  Richmond, TX

Services include:

  • College Selection Guidance
  • Admission Application Support
  • Review of Course Selection
  • Essay Assistance
  • Coordinating Letters of Recommendation
  • Preparing for the College Visit

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Judy Young

Location:  Richmond, TX

Services include:

  • SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • Athlete Guide
  • Essay Prep

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Campus Selection

Location:  Rockport, TX

Services include:

  • Consulting and Placement Services for College
  • Boarding Schools
  • Local Day Schools
  • Special Needs Schools
  • Therapeutic Boading Schools
  • Residential Treatment Facilities
  • Post Secondary Programs
  • Summer Enrichment
  • Military Schools

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College Counseling and Consulting LLC

Location:  Round Rock, TX

Services include:

  • Identifying Good Fit Colleges
  • Application Support with Essay Emphasis
  • Completing Financial Aid Applications and Evaluating Offers
  • Making the Final Selection and Transition to College
  • High School Course Selection
  • Clarifying Goals and Needs for College
  • Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Developing and Admission Timeline
  • Getting the Most from a Campus Visit and Preparing for College Interviews

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Comprehensive College Check

Location:  San Antonio, TX

Services include:

  • High School Academic Advising
  • Personal Survey/Interest Inventory
  • Best Fit College List
  • Resume Assistance
  • College Visit and Interview Preparation
  • Essay Review
  • Standardized Testing Advice
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Sources
  • Application Preparation and Timeline Development
  • College Decision Support

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Education Prep Centers

Location:  Southlake, TX

Services include:

  • Individual Strategy Sessions
  • Essay Review
  • Application Review
  • Academic Evaluation
  • College Exploration leading to Best Fit List
  • Timeline Development
  • Development of Academic Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation List
  • Access to Private Scholarship Website
  • Mock Interviews
  • Review of Financial Aid/Scholarship Options
  • Aptitude, Interest and Major Testing
  • Decision Making Support

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Starks College Connection

Location:  Southlake, TX

Services include:

  • Comprehensive College Planning Beginning in Middle School if Desired
  • Review of Academic Records
  • High School Course Selection
  • AP Course Strategy
  • Standardized Testing Options
  • Identifying Extracurricular Options
  • Identification of Best Fit Colleges' Organization of Application Tasks
  • Resume Guidance
  • Strategies regarding Admission Programs
  • Essay Feedback

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College Direction Counseling Services

Location:  Spring, TX

Services include:

  • Comprehensive College Planning

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Core College Consulting

Location:  Temple, TX

Services include:

  • administer the Strong Interest Inventory
  • determine post-secondary goals
  • high school academic course advising
  • research colleges and programs
  • develop a balanced college list
  • prepare for college visits and interviews
  • resume preparation
  • advice and support for standardized test taking
  • assistance with essay topics and editing
  • financial aid overview and scholarship resources
  • understanding the financial aid awards
  • personal review and assistance with the application process
  • recommendations
  • assistance with application timelines
  • college decision support

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Campus Selection

Location:  The Woodlands, TX

Services include:

  • Consulting and Placement Services for College
  • Boarding Schools
  • Local Day Schools
  • Special Needs Schools
  • Therapeutic Boading Schools
  • Residential Treatment Facilities
  • Post Secondary Programs
  • Summer Enrichment
  • Military Schools

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Step by Step College Prep

Location:  Trophy Club, TX

Services include:

  • College Planning beginning Junior Year
  • Standardized Test Plan
  • Academic Review
  • Essay Writing
  • College Selection List
  • Application Completion
  • Access to Digital Software Platform
  • Pratice SAT and ACT tests
  • Personality Inventory
  • Timeline Development
  • College Choice Guidance

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Capstone College and Career Advising

Location:  Tyler, TX

Services include:

  • SAT AND ACT TEST PREP
  • Application process
  • Construction of the Essay/Personal Statement
  • Completing Scholarship Applications
  • Academic Planning
  • College Admission Process Overview
  • College Visit Planning
  • Obtaining Letters of Recommendation / Letters of Support
  • Mock Interviews
  • Housing/ Residential Life Considerations
  • Accepting College Admission Offers and Further Preparation

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Vuong College Admission Consulting

Location:  Tyler, TX

Services include:

  • Academic Planning
  • Resume Building
  • National Testing Strategy
  • College Visit Planning
  • Summer Enrichment Plan
  • Essay/Personal Statement Construction
  • Building College List
  • Peronal Application Timeline
  • Scholarship Application Completion
  • Mock Interviews
  • Housing Considerations
  • Financial Aid Guidance
  • Application Appeals
  • Acceptance Offers
  • US Military/ROTC Programs
  • Student Athletes
  • Fine Arts Students
  • Panhellenic/RUSH Applicants
  • Undergraduate Transfers

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Samples Educational Consulting

Location:  Victoria, TX

Services include:

  • College Planning Beginning in High School including Personality Inventories

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SLY-Education Consulting

Location:  Webster, TX

Services include:

  • Comprehensive College Planning
  • Personal Assessment
  • Application Review
  • Essay Review
  • Scholarship Application Assistance
  • College Planning Calendar Checklist
  • College Tour Set-up
  • Major and Career Guidance

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The Mauler Institute, LLC

Location:  Westlake, TX

Services include:

  • Comprehensive Consulting Packages beginning Freshman Year
  • Academic Review
  • Summer Strategy
  • Confidence Building Activities
  • Small Group Workshops
  • Complete Candidate Self Paced System

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College Consulting FAQs

What is an admissions consultant?

An admissions consultant is a hired professional who can guide you through the complex landscape of college admissions. Admissions consultant companies vary greatly in size and service offerings, and operate either locally, or as part of a nationwide network.

Learn more about how to select a college admissions counselor that is right for you in our conversation with NextLevelPrep college consultant and admissions expert David Nguyen, who explains how to choose a college admissions counselor.

What does a college admissions consultant do?

College admission consultants help guide families and students through the often complex college admissions process. Services typically include counseling on how to improve your chances of getting into your chosen schools, coaching on writing college essays and personal statements, SAT and ACT test preparation, and assistance in the scholarship process, among others.

Why hire a college admissions consulting company?

One of the primary benefits of hiring a college admissions consultant is their experience: an expert consultant will have up-to-date insight on what colleges are looking for in terms of grades, extracurricular activities, test scores, and personal statements. This knowledge can help you make a favorable impression on the schools of your choice.

Plus, college admissions consultants who also provide test preparation can significantly improve your performance on SAT/ACT exams — improving your odds of both earning scholarships and getting into the higher-tiered schools on your list.

When is the best time to start working with a college admissions consultant?

This depends on your goals. If you simply need support during the test-prep and application process, you can begin your relationship with a consultant during your junior year of high school — just as the college search process really heats up. However, some college consultants begin working with families as early as 8th or 9th grade, guiding students in their academic focus, electdive course selection, extracurriculars, community service, and more.

This type of full-service consultation is generally very costly, but the goal is to provide students and families with a complete road map leading directly to a top college.

How much do college admissions consultants charge?

The price for college admissions consultation can vary widely depending on the type of company and the nature of services you seek. From one-time seminars to weekly consultation, to hands-on guidance for the entirety of your high school education, you have a lot of options. The higher the level of service you seek, the more you’ll spend.

For an overview of the pricing landscape, check out college consultant and admissions expert David Nguyen’s ranking of The Best College Admissions Consulting Agencies.

Are college admissions consultants worth it?

Yes! If you have access, this extra level of support can genuinely provide you with insight into the admissions process and enhance your odds of admission. More importantly: you won’t be alone during the arduous process of applying to colleges.

While your high school guidance counselor can literally spend no more than a few minutes a semester on your admissions process, a professional college admissions consultant will be directly and professionally invested in your success. This can make a major difference in where you end up earning your undergraduate degree.

Can I trust college admissions consultants?

Yes, you can trust the recognized college admissions consulting groups. That’s why we list only companies that are recognized by agencies and associations such as Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), and National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC).

These independent agencies provide oversight and certification, ensuring that members adhere to all appropriate legal, ethical, and commercial standards both on behalf of consumers and within the higher education infrastructure. Consulting companies listed in their directories may be considered trustworthy and legitimate.

For more on how you can safely and effectively navigate the college admissions consulting landscape, check out college consultant and admissions expert David Nguyen’s Confessions of a College Prep Consultant.

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Colleges and Universities in Texas

Texas offers more than 30 colleges and universities that serve communities of 10,000 students or more. The largest school in the bunch (and in the nation), Texas A&M University in College Station serves more than 65,000 students. The University of Texas at Austin is the next largest, serving about 45,000 students — but it too has a big claim to fame, as the wealthiest public university in the United States. Texas’s private colleges and universities, including Baylor University and Southern Methodist University, are also impressive in size and scope. The majority of these schools have religious affiliations and offer degrees in a variety fields, such as nursing, religious studies, criminal justice, business, and education.

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For students who prefer a more intimate educational environment, Texas offers a long list of smaller public and private colleges and universities, such as Abilene Christian University and University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Additionally, Texas has generous loan forgiveness programs for qualifying nurses, physicians, teachers, legal aid attorneys, and lawyers who work in the Texas Attorney General’s office.

Texas is known for doing things big. Big cities, big open spaces and, of course, big fun. Whether you’re hitting up the live music scene in Austin, catching a Cowboys game in Dallas, or strolling down the River Walk in San Antonio, you’re sure to have a good time. And, with more than 150 higher education institutes, it’s safe to say The Lone Star State is big on education too.

If you’re looking to earn your degree in the state of Texas, you’ll have plenty of higher learning institutes to choose from.


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