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The College Coaches only has a few select partners whom we trust and recommend without reservation.


The College Funding Coach provides free college financial advice with exceptional resources.


Top Score provides SAT and ACT tutoring 1-1 with great results that we’ve seen ourselves!


Compass Education Group has been a national leader in on-on-one SAT & ACT preparation and academic support for over 20 years. Schedule a free diagnostic SAT/ACT test here.  

Compass’ offices in New York City and Washington D.C. support a team of elite instructors that works with hundreds of families across the Mid-Atlantic. Each year, Compass’ leadership team is invited speak at DMV-area high schools, including Sidwell Friends, National Cathedral School, St. Albans, Maret, Georgetown Prep, the Potomac School, Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, Madeira School, Charles E. Smith, and many more. 

Blog Posts by The College Coaches:

  1. NEW! Blog on College List Creation:  How to Help Your Student Create a College List (Leave the Legwarmers and Bomber Jackets in the ‘80s: Update Your View–and Your Look!)


  1. Upcoming and recorded Webinars
  2. Video podcast Kathleen hosted on the mental health impacts of applying to college.
  3. Interview hosted by Abundance Wealth Advisors discusses our process in assisting students through their college application process; from interviews, essay writing, application process, and more!

General Resources 

  1. Timeline for the process
  2. College Search Site: BigFuture by College Board
  3. List of Test Optional Schools at Fairtest.org
  4. Online College Tours
  5. Best College Search Books:
  6. Article on the rising cost of attending College as even public Universities spend more on amenities and aesthetics to lure in applicants: “A Crimson Tide of Debt”.  


Additional Resources:

Typical cost of services from Google search

List of College Acceptances (and Visits)

Kathleen’s book:  Sex, Drugs, and the S.A.T., Getting out of High School and Getting in to College.

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