How to Become a College Planning Consultant

How to Become a College Planning Consultant

About How to Become a College Planning Consultant

How to Start a College Planning Consultant

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The number of graduating high school students submitting college applications has risen steadily in the past 10 years. What hasn’t risen much, though, is the number of college consultants available to help those kids make one of the most important decisions of their young lives. That makes this the perfect time for you to launch a career as a college consultant.

This guide gives you all the practical information you need to enter this dynamic profession. Besides being filled with insider information from industry experts and practicing college consultants who have thriving businesses of their own, this guide contains valuable tips and useful advice on:

  • Utilizing demographics to market your business
  • Setting fees in a competitive market
  • Using free resources to land new business
  • Equipping a home office
  • Building an informative website
  • Handling day-to-day operations
  • Managing the finances
  • And much, much more

Many college consultants operate their businesses out of a home office, and there’s no need for employees, expensive tools, or extensive training. All of this keeps your overhead low and the ultimate return on your investment high.

With nearly 16 million college-bound kids in the academic pipeline, this is a great time to turn your interest in academia into a rewarding career. Purchase your guide today.

Excerpt from this guide

Busy lifestyles have spawned them. More than 4,100 institutions of higher learning have made them possible. Nearly 16 million students have created a demand for them. And now you can take advantage of today's evergrowing need for college admissions/ financial aid consulting services by throwing your hat—or shall we say mortarboard?— into this interesting and rewarding arena.

Today's college planning consultants—used interchangeably in this book with educational consultants or college admissions/ financial aid consulting professionals—offer a wide array of valuable services to students and their parents. For instance, they help steer students during their high school days to the academic, extracurricular and athletic pursuits that will increase their chances of being admitted to the college(s) of their choice. They help them wade through the mounds of paperwork necessary to apply for both admission and financial aid, and they make sure the forms are submitted on time. They also specialize in helping at-risk students, learning-disabled students and other nontraditional students achieve their highest potential.

In extreme cases, they may even help save lives, which may sound dramatic until you consider that placing at-risk young people firmly on the path to college success truly can help them avoid making bad lifestyle choices that could negatively impact the rest of their lives.