College Admissions Counselors in Vermont

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College Admissions Counselors in Vermont

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 Vermont

Agencies are listed alphabetically within their cities.

Virginia & Jennifer Bush & Associates (VJB)

Location:  Bellows Falls, VT

Services include:

  • Head Start Planning beginning in Middle School
  • Consulting for Private School, College and Graduate School

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Ms. Lora K. Block

Location:  Bennington, VT

Services include:

  • College search and lists
  • application assistance
  • essay assistance
  • financial air and scholarship assitance
  • Test prep

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College Advisory Services

Location:  Bennington, VT

Services include:

  • College Planning
  • Creating College List
  • Determining Affordable Choices

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    THRIVE Educational Advising Group

    Location:  Burlington, VT

    Services include:

    • Comprehensive College Planning
    • Identify and Articulate Strengths and Goals
    • Review Academic Profile
    • Develop Action Plan and Timeline
    • Compile College List
    • Brainstorm Essay Topics
    • College Inteview Preparation
    • Letter of Recommendation Strategy
    • Guidance on Standardized Testing
    • Guidance for Financial Aid and Scholarships
    • Subject Tutoring and Test Preparation

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    Thrive Educational Advising Group, LLC

    Location:  Burlington, VT

    Services include:

    • Comprehensive College Planning
    • Identify and Articulate Strengths and Goals
    • Review Academic Profile
    • Develop Action Plan and Timeline
    • Compile College List
    • Brainstorm Essay Topics
    • College Inteview Preparation
    • Letter of Recommendation Strategy
    • Guidance on Standardized Testing
    • Guidance for Financial Aid and Scholarships
    • Subject Tutoring and Test Preparation

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    Mason Associates

    Location:  Charlotte, VT

    Services include:

    • Therapeutic Services
    • Collegiate Recovery Services

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    Sugar Maple College Consulting

    Location:  Essex Junction, VT

    Services include:

    • Best Fit College List
    • Standardized Test Preparation
    • Exploring Academic or Service Opportunities
    • Application and Essay Refinement
    • Mock Interviews
    • Assistance for GAP year Options
    • Deferral Notifications
    • Final Selection including Financial Aid Awards

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    New Chapter Consulting

    Location:  Hinesburg, VT

    Services include:

    • Educational and Therapeutic Options

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      The Goldberg Center for Educ. Planning

      Location:  Jericho, VT

      Services include:

      • Therapeutic Treatment and Residential Options

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        Wilner Education

        Location:  Putney, VT

        Services include:

        • Student Profile Development
        • High School Curricular and Extracurricular Guidance, Standardized Test Selection and Preparation
        • Research and Identification of Colleges
        • Preparing Application including Essays
        • Planning for Campus Visits and Interviews
        • Choosing Admittance Options
        • Educational Alternatives: Financial Aid Options
        • Crisis Management
        • Monitoring Student Progress
        • Guidance for College Students

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        Lissarrague College Guidance

        Location:  Shelburne, VT

        Services include:

        • High School Course Selection
        • Summer Opportunities
        • Good Fit colleges
        • Financial Aid Advice
        • Building College Admissions Appeal
        • Essay Support

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        LM Educational Advisory, LLC

        Location:  Warren, VT

        Services include:

        • Comprehensive College Application Process
        • Resume Building
        • Essay Brainstorming and Review
        • College List Expansion
        • Letter of Recommendation Strategies

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        Climb to College LLC

        Location:  Waterbury Center, VT

        Services include:

        • High school Course Selection
        • Standardized Testing Plan
        • College List
        • Extracurricular and Summer Planning
        • Organize Application Process with Timeline
        • Essay Proofreading
        • Support to make Matriculation Decisions
        • Advice on Wait List and Appeals
        • Gap Year Opportunities

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        McLendon Educational Consulting

        Location:  Waterbury Center, VT

        Services include:

        • Comprehensive Educational Firm supporting the search and application process for independent schools, colleges, gap year and therapeutic programs

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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 Vermont

          Vermont is home to five public universities and colleges. Among these is the state’s largest school, the University of Vermont in Burlington. This college serves almost 13,000 students and boasts alumni like Ben Affleck and John Dewey. The majority of the higher education institutes in Vermont are private schools. Tuition at these schools ranges greatly, from $17,000 to $57,000. Though it is the most expensive private school in the state, Landmark College in Putney is especially unique as its student population is made up entirely of students diagnosed with learning disabilities, attention disorders, and autism. Students here can earn degrees in fields like psychology, studio art, and life science while participating in a more intimate, student-centered learning environment.

          Find college admissions consultants in your state.

          Almost all of Vermont’s schools could be considered small schools, serving student populations of 5,000 or less. Included on this list are three religiously affiliated schools, like Saint Michael’s College in Colchester. While tuition in Vermont tends to be costly, the state offers several loan forgiveness programs to qualifying dentists, physicians, nurses, and lawyers who work for nonprofits.

          While many travelers come to Vermont for its famous maple syrup and stunning fall foliage, they’ll stay for the state’s bounteous farmers markets, wineries, and artisan foods. The magnificent green mountains, pristine skiing resorts, and rugged hiking trails are also major draws for visitors and residents alike. Students aiming to earn their degree while enjoying the outdoors and eating locally-sourced meals can attend one of Vermont’s 22 higher learning institutes.

          Learn more about Vermont’s higher education opportunities by checking out the state’s array of picturesque colleges and universities.


          What are Vermont’s Colleges & Universities?

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