Our 2024 Acceptance Rate was 75% to Colleges with a 20% Admission Rate 

The College Coaches Advantage:  Nearly 4x!

97% of our clients recommend us! 

COLLEGE APPLICATION SERVICES​

Our Full Court Press for Seniors provides your strategy before school starts. 

Our Season Pass for Juniors reduces stress and delivers a winning outcome!  

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College Application Services

Our Full Court Press for Seniors provides your strategy before school starts. 

Our Season Pass reduces stress and delivers a winning outcome!  

We’d love to walk you through our services – book it free.  

Hover over a service below for more information.

Application Strategy

Application Strategy

Develop a strategy specifically for you to provide key advice, resulting in significantly higher acceptance rates.

Get in the Game with the Season Pass for Juniors or our Full Court Press for Seniors.

College List

College List

Match your academic interests, skills, and personality to the right schools with a list curated from our own database of webinars and 1,000 college visits.

Get in the Game with the Season Pass for Juniors or our Full Court Press for Seniors.

Common Application

The Common Application

Bring your activities to life with vivid descriptions, showcase your strengths, and confirm the application is error-free.

Get in the Game with the Season Pass or enroll separately.

College Essay

College Essay

Brainstorm unique ideas with you and draw out details in your voice to ensure the essay is compelling and original.

Get in the Game with the Game Winning Essay or hourly coaching.

Supplemental Essays

Supplemental Essays

Guide you in creating impactful essays, which highly competitive schools scrutinize as a determining factor in admissions decisions.

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Career Direction

Career Direction

Empower you to cement your confidence in what you have to offer. Increase your awareness of what most motivates you in order to speak about and market yourself effectively.

Available for all ages & career stages. Details

Transfer Applications

Transfer Applications

We will find a better experience ahead.  Our coaches have a special set of calming skills having worked with many students. We meet them where they are in the transfer process and ensure that all aspects of the process are covered. 

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Financial Aid

Financial and Merit Aid Advising

College is expensive and financial aid can be a help in making college more affordable. Learn about the different types of aid, how to complete financial aid forms and how to appeal packages once received.

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Results from Class of 2023:

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 “I had a great experience with the summer common app essay workshop.”  M.W.:  Attending Georgetown University

 “Great insight into which schools were appropriate – very helpful building final list!”  M.A.:  Attending Marist College
 “I had an amazing and productive time and really appreciated the help! The essay I wrote didn’t just feel like a college essay but something I really had fun writing. Thank you :). H.M.:  Attending Towson University
 “Greg was super helpful in helping me come up with a topic for my personal statement!  S.L.:  Attending Tufts University
 “I loved the questionnaire sheet to brainstorm main essay topic… before doing that I had NO idea what to right about but I ended up pulling a few ideas from that sheet to create a central theme that I really liked.  E.R. :  Attending University of Michigan
 “I loved how hands on the process was… I felt I was getting great quality and detailed advice. Was easy to follow through on the thorough action plan the coaches set for me.  D.F. :  Attending University of South Carolina
 “I appreciate everything the College Coaches did for me, It was a huge step in my application process and Im very glad I did it.  K.M.:  Attending University of South Carolina
 “Wonderful support for student and parent especially moral support. Thank you, Kathleen, Caroline, and Greg! So glad that Kate will be working with you for her college application process!  R.F. :  Attending UVA
 “Thanks so much for all you guys did.  W.C.:  Attending Xavier University
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Fantastic help with our son to extract a great essay! So grateful for this excellent college coaching.
Great responsiveness and tips, but I felt like I did a lot of the work on my own anyways. The College Coaches give a great head-start for those who haven’t yet found their footing, like myself. Especially if you’re a student who has limited assistance from their parents, the College Coaches will definitely point you in the right direction.
Very helpful. Always available. Great advice. Really kept us on track
Great for proofreading essays, answering specific questions/planning strategy unique to our applicant, and general review of the Common App. Very helpful!
My son had an amazing experience with the College Coaches. With the ever-evolving landscape of the college search and application process, it was helpful to have such a strong resource to back us up.Our coach, Caroline, was able to get to know my son and his goals. She tailored their meetings to his needs and gave sound advice throughout - for both my son and myself. They set a reasonable schedule with small goals so that he was never overwhelmed. From creating a list of potential schools, advising us on how to get the most out of our school visits, assistance in writing the essays and supplements, creating a resume, and all of the other little things that each school now requires beyond the common app, Caroline made sure that he had all his i's dotted and t's crossed. We were ready and confident when it was time to submit the applications. College coaches gave us peace of mind and less stress though the whole process. We will be working with Caroline again when our daughter begins her college search next spring.
Very helpful with strategies on applying to the schools at the top of our list.
My son worked with Kathleen and Greg on his application strategy and essays during his junior and senior years. They bring a wealth of experience, and made us feel much calmer and more assured about the process. Fantastic combination of strategy, support--and just being great people to work with. I would recommend The College Coaches without reservation--ten stars!
They helped me apply to all my schools. I also got help with my college essays. I am very grateful to have gotten their help.
My daughter and I loved working with Caroline and the College Coaches team. They gave great advice and offered helpful feedback on applications strategies, the Common App essay and building our college list. Highly recommend!
This is highly recommended!The advisors are highly knowledgeable about the college process, offer wonderful insights and encouragement, and work well with students. If I had to do this again I would use this company!! Outstanding!
We loved our coaches and found them invaluable for support for our son in writing his common app essay and school specific essays and in supporting him completing the common app itself. And the outcome was he was admitted to his first choice school. Thank you College Coaches.
Extremely helpful and welcoming. Great advice and support throughout the entire process.
Best people! I couldn’t have gotten into Wake Forest without the helpful guidance and care
Such a huge help, I worked with Greg and Kathleen on my college essay. I got into UMD (my dream school) with their help. Kathleen helped me shorten my very long essay to the correct amount of words perfectly, and only in one session. Could not recommend them more!
Our son had an extremely positive experience with The College Coaches. Kathleen and her team took the time to get to know him and really listen to his objectives to position him for a successful experience. From targeting the right schools, to fantastic essay support and thoughtful availability throughout the process - I highly recommend The College Coaches.
Kathleen made the college process a true pleasure for our family. She was kind, nurturing and totally on target with all of her suggestions and ideas for our daughter. We couldn't be more pleased with the outcome and plan to use Kathleen again for our son. He was thrilled to get into his ED school!
Caroline played a crucial role in assisting our son with university selection. Our experience with The College Coaches has consistently been positive (third time), and Caroline's dedication in guiding our son through decision-making and deadlines is truly appreciated. Her support has been invaluable, and her expertise in working with nervous and impatient student is incredible. Highly recommend!!
It was such a delight working with Becky throughout my son’s college application experience. Becky helped create a strategy with a broad range of colleges and really connected with him. Her experience and insight were invaluable in both the essay writing and the common application itself. We are thrilled that he was admitted ED to his first choice but we will miss our check-ins with Becky!
Kathleen has been amazing in helping our daughter and now our son with their college process. They walked away from their first meeting with Kathleen excited about the college process. She is warm and engaging and makes your kid feel great about themselves. She also has amazing knowledge about so many different colleges. She takes the time to really get to know the student and what they are looking for. Highly recommend!
Starting the college application process seems so daunting but College Coaches, specifically Kathleen has made the process seem like it’s something we can do! She is personable and relatable to both myself and my son.Thank you!
We can't say how incredibly helpful The College Coaches have been in helping our daughter with her Common App essay. She began their essay writing class on Monday and by Thursday she had an essay that she was thrilled with and extremely proud of. Thank you for taking so much stress out of this overwhelming process!
We were very pleased with the timely and comprehensive advice and guidance provided. The customized application suggestions and financial aid negotiation tips were particularly helpful. Highly, highly recommend!
Everything I learned was useful and applicable to other applications and helping other with theirs.
I loved the College Coaches. They are very hands-on and give advice that is not available to most applicants. Got into all my colleges with their help. The Coaches are so personable and down to earth and definitely streamlined my application process!!
Kathleen Glynn-Sparrow gave a very insightful evaluation of college list, and guidance on strengths. She answered all of our questions.
Love the College Coaches. they provide me with alot of tools to prepare for College.
The College Coaches were spot on when helping us build our daughter’s college list. She was accepted into all schools except one.
Having Kathleen involved significantly reduced the stress on both our daughters and on us. Her personal knowledge of potential schools, and, more importantly, her ability to connect with our girls to bring out their best in the essay writing process, were invaluable.
I can't say enough great things about Kathleen and The College Coaches. In a pretty saturated market and stressful process our work with Kathleen has been very personal and incredibly helpful. She is truly a gem in our village and we are lucky to have her support and guidance.
Kathleen is the "College Whisperer". We were so fortunate to have her guide our daughter through the college search and application process. She has such a knack for relating to your student and keeping this very stressful time lighter. She is a fantastic resource with solid advice on narrowing potential colleges down and finding the best match for the student. We were impressed by how much she knows about schools all over the country. Kathleen is also an ace at helping with college essays. Her guidance and feedback lets the student's voice shine. If we had another child to send to college, we would definitely team up with Kathleen and The College Coaches again but, since we don't, we'll have to settle for happily and wholeheartedly recommending their services.
Thank you for your boot camp course. I am sure it helped our daughter boost her confidence during this process of self-discovery.
Kathleen Glynn-Sparrow and The College Coaches are top notch! Navigating the daunting college search process is no easy task for parents and students. Kathleen helped us narrow down the search to a manageable sized list and provided exceptional advice to ensure we were identifying colleges that were well-suited for our son. Her feedback and guidance with the essay writing was also incredibly helpful. A five star rating doesn't do justice to the professional and personalized service we received!
I applied to universities in the United States (as a Questbridge scholarship recipient), England, the Netherlands, and South Korea for the 2022-2023 school year. Mrs. Caroline Byers was immensely helpful during my application process, especially as a first-generation college student. I'm very grateful for her seamless communication between me and the schools I applied to, both in the US and internationally.I am now attending Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and studying Cultural Anthropology and Developmental Sociology. The 2022-2023 application year was competitive and fierce due to students finishing COVID gap years and many schools going test-optional, but Mrs. Byers and The College Coaches team were present every step of the way.
The College Coaches heavily influenced my college process in the most positive way. As the oldest sibling in my family, I was the first one to apply to college, so we didn’t know a lot about the college process and it seemed very overwhelming. Mrs. Byers and Ms. Glynn Sparrow worked tirelessly with me to lay out a manageable timeline to complete the application process, and always made themselves available to answer any questions or talk through any concerns I had along the way. In addition, Mr. Schneider was amazing as I wrote my college essays, giving specific and crucial feedback both asynchronously and when we would meet live. It was so great to have someone giving feedback on my writing who not only supported me directionally and helped me pick topics to write about that would aid my application the most, but also who is so detail-oriented and could assist with grammar and word choice. I can happily say that this Fall I will be attending the perfect school for me, and I don’t think I would be here without the three of them!
The college coaches were all supportive, connected with schools, and efficient throughout the process. Ms Byers and Mr Schneider were both very helpful and experienced in tweaking the logistics of applications and essays respectively. Thank you for helping me!
Working with Kathleen was such a pleasure! She draws from a wealth of knowledge and experience and provides excellent guidance to help students target schools where they will thrive academically and socially. Her positive energy, humor and encouragement made the application process less daunting for our son. Highly recommend!
We were so appreciative not just of the guidance Kathleen provided, but also her approach. Working with The College Coaches lowered the stress for our daughter and for us.
We worked with Kathleen to help us navigate the college process for two of our children. She was exceptional in helping both of them to identify schools that were a good fit, helping with their essays and supporting us through the application process. We could not be happier with her and where our kids ended up! Highly recommend The College Coaches!
Kathleen is fantastic! She is extremely knowledgeable and was attentive to our daughter's needs. She gave our daughter great advice on creating a list of schools and walking us through the whole college process.
Kathleen has made our son's college search process a major success. She quickly connected with him and helped him navigate all stages of this exciting and challenging process. We especially appreciate her making this important (and potentially stressful) experience fun for our son and entire family. We could not be happier with Kathleen and strongly recommend working with her!
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The founder of The College Coaches, Kathleen Glynn-Sparrow has been providing college consulting services for over 25 years both at high schools in Maryland and with The College Coaches.  

Kathleen has written a book on college counseling, has hundreds of delighted clients, and was quoted in The New York Times in an article entitled “How to Find Trustworthy College Admissions Advice“.  

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