College Consulting

College decisions are frequently made with insufficient information and forethought. This is usually due to inadequate data on available programs, a lack of awareness of the student’s true potential, or both.  An investment made in assessing a young person’s interests and aptitudes at this stage can yield results long after graduation.

Our educational strategist provides detailed information about academic programs, requirements for admission, and application procedures. Most families who bring their student to us for help with secondary school placement return when the time comes to select a college.

In our Student-Centered Process, we look for what’s right with your child, identifying hidden strengths as well as special needs. Our comprehensive testing enables us to refine diagnoses and our skilled consultants offer insights that can open up new possibilities for growth.

By approaching the selection process as a neutral third party, we are often able to communicate with students who are resistant to their parents’ input. Together the student and college consultant select a group of colleges ranging from “probable,” "possible," to “reach,”  categories based on the following factors:

    • Preparation for a career
    • Specialized programs versus a liberal arts curriculum
    • Coeducational colleges versus single-sex institutions
    • The importance of specific locations, climates, or population sizes
    • The strengths of various departments or majors
    • The availability of clubs, activities, and sports
    • Internships or work cooperative plans
    • Opportunities for study abroad
    • Religious affiliations
    • Costs and financial aid packages

    For specific help with college please check out Mrs. Patrick's website.


    Since they opened our doors on Hilton Head Island, College HHI has been helping high school students from around the world choose the RIGHT fit college. They do this through personalized college strategies working hand-in-hand with the student, parents and college admission directors.