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college is 
complicated

we connect you with the people who know college best

College counselor Henry McGonnigal who attends USC
College Counselor Angel Lin who attends UVA

2.5K 

Students Assisted

86%

Accepted into 1st Choice

140+

Colleges Accepted To

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News sources that have written about College Contact's college counseling services

About Us

We match high school students with college student mentors for post-secondary planning

Modern day college counseling is broken. 75% of college applicants apply alone each year because of our broken system. College counselors are overwhelmed in schools, having to manage 400 students to every 1 counselor. Private college counselors cost $300 per hour on average. 

We built a new model to help students navigate their post-secondary journeys. We match high school students to current undergraduates who are trained, vetted and onboarded in our proprietary counseling course. 

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How We Help

Focusing on the student experience

One of the biggest complaints we hear from parents and students about traditional college counseling is the lack of attention on the student themselves. Many struggle with deciding the best college for them, which trickles down into stress surrounding career paths and what activities & classes they need to complete in high school to get them there. 

We focus on the entire student journey - starting in high school all the way through college. We help students plan their high school course load, pick and stay in extracurricular activities that they are passionate about, brainstorm and craft admissions essays that actually tell their story, and prepare an admissions game-plan for when and where we will submit applications. 

Benefits of Near Peer

Build self-efficacy, confidence, and relationships beyond the acceptance letter

It is no secret that Generation Z relates more closely with other Gen Z students. Our model works not only to help students prepare for college applications, but also continues after their acceptance letter. Students get to meet with undergraduates at their favorite univerisites, who are studying majors they are interested in exploring. 

Many students who have worked with us stay in college longer, are more in-tune with life on campus before arriving, and have built in friends before moving into their dorm room. We help students make critical decisions when they are between major and university options. 

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Our Students Have Been Accepted To
140+ Universities 

Map showing over 150 colleges our students have been accepted to including Harvard, Yale, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and more
  • American University

  • Arizona State University

  • Auburn University

  • Baylor University

  • Boston College

  • Boston University

  • Brown University

  • Bucknell University

  • Carnegie Mellon University

  • Columbia University

  • CU Boulder

  • Duke University

  • Elon University

  • Florida State University

  • Harvard University

  • Hawaii Pacific University

  • Indiana University Bloomington

  • James Madison University

  • Louisiana State University

  • Loyola Marymount University

  • Michigan State University

  • New York University

  • Northeastern University

  • Ohio State University

  • Oklahoma City University

  • Oregon State University

  • Penn State University

  • Providence College

  • Purdue University

  • Rutgers University

  • San Diego State University

  • Southern Methodist University

  • Swarthmore College

  • Texas A&M

  • Texas Christian University

  • Tufts University

  • Tulane University

  • University of Alabama

  • University of Arizona

  • University of California Berkeley

  • University of California Los Angeles

  • University of California Santa Barbara

  • University of Central Florida

  • University of Connecticut

  • University of Florida

  • University of Georgia

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • University of Miami

  • University of Michigan

  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

  • University of Oregon

  • University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business

  • University of South Carolina

  • University of Southern California

  • University of Southern Florida

  • University of Tennessee

  • University of Texas at Austin

  • University of Virginia

  • University of Washington

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Virginia Tech University

  • Wake Forest University

and many more!

Meet A Few Of Our Mentors  

College counselor Anya Gupta who attends Duke University

Anya Gupta

Duke University

Environmental Science | Hindi

I am a rising senior at Duke University double majoring in Environmental Science.

College counselor Qais Youssef who attends University of Virginia
1st Gen

Qais Youssef

University of Virginia

Commerce | Sustainability

I am a rising senior at the University of Virginia majoring in Neuroscience and Data Science.

College counselor Anna Kadet who attends UGA

Anna  Kadet

University of Georgia

Journalism | Psychology

I am a freshman at the University of Georgia, where I double major in Journalism and Psychology.

College counselor Gabriel Ajaegbu who attends Stanford University
1st Gen

Gabriel Ajaegbu

Stanford University

Bioengineering | Human Biology

I'm a freshman at Stanford majoring in Bioengineering with a minor in Human Biology.

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Reviews

Loved working with these counselors!! My counselor was so helpful and even if you don’t know where to start AT ALL by the end of the zoom call she helped you narrow down a list of topics you want to write about. She helped turn my bland essay into something more creative which was just the thing my essay needed! So sweet and so helpful with feedback and how to edit and make your essays better.

Diane

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