25 Top College Prep Professionals

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It can be extremely difficult to find the right information during your family’s college search. In order to help I have compiled a list of many of today’s best college prep professionals.

* Alexis Avila
Prepped and Polished
http://preppedandpolished.com/
Prepped & Polished is an educational services company founded by educators in 1999. Alexis Avila and his team of educators tutor students both locally and internationally providing the highest quality customized in person or online learning experience available anywhere.

* Ashley Hill
College Prep Ready
http://collegeprepready.com/
Ashley Hill is a Scholarship Search Strategist who is passionate about teaching overwhelmed students (K-12, homeschool, adult, international, undergraduate, and graduate students) how to use their talents and achievements to increase their chances of winning scholarships.

* Ashley Sylvester
Cheap College Chick
http://www.cheapcollegechick.com/
This blog will help families to learn how to earn money for college, save on necessary expenses and graduate from college without student loans.

* Dr. Michele Hernández and Mimi Doe
Top-Tier Admissions
http://www.toptieradmissions.com/
Top Tier Admissions is a company devoted to empowering students from around the world in the college and graduate school admissions process.

* Ellen Reaves
College Money Maze
http://www.collegemoneymaze.net
The College Money Maze is a podcast and scholarship consulting service. On the podcast, Ellen profiles successful parents/students who have secured scholarships funds, interviews industry experts and highlights little known scholarships.

* Ethan Sawyer
The College Essay Guy
http://www.collegeessayguy.com/
Ethan Sawyer is a nationally recognized college essay expert and sought-after speaker. Each year he helps thousands of students and counselors through his online courses, workshops, articles, products, and books, and works privately with a small number of students.

* Garrick Gibson
HBCULifestyle
http://hbculifestyle.com/
HBCULifestyle.com is committed to keeping you connected to the black college living experience, bringing you the latest news on everything, from scholarships and dorm living to Greek life and alumni giving.

* Jodi Okun
College Financial Aid Advisors
http://collegefinancialaidadvisors.com/
Jodi Okun is the founder of College Financial Aid Advisors. She has successfully helped thousands of families navigate the financial aid process.

*Kelly Quijeo
Smart College Visit
http://www.smartcollegevisit.com/
Smart College Visit makes it easy for college-bound teens and their families to search for colleges and plan campus visits.

* Lynn O’Shaughnessy
The College Solution
http://www.thecollegesolution.com/
Lynn O’Shaughnessy is a nationally recognized college expert, who is a higher-ed journalist, consultant and speaker. Her chief goal is to help families with teenagers become smart college shoppers as they search for schools.

* Marianne Ragins
The Scholarship Workshop
http://www.scholarshipworkshop.com
In Marianne Ragins’ senior year of high school, she won over $400,000 in scholarships for college. She has been featured in many publications including USA Today, People, Ebony, Newsweek, Money, Essence, Family Money, Black Enterprise and on the cover of Parade.

* Mark Babbitt
YouTern
http://www.youtern.com/
YouTern enables young talent to become highly employable by connecting them to high-impact internships and mentors.

* Mary Dell Harrington and Lisa (Endlich) Heffernan
Grown and Flown
http://grownandflown.com/
This site covers the range of issues relating to raising kids ages 15-25. it covers high school, social media, midlife, college, coming home, good parenting, bad parenting, cooking for two, and lessons learned from other parents and grandparents.

* Michael and Doretha White
Dream Big Youth Travel
http://www.dreambigyouthtravel.com/tours
Dream Big Youth Travel is the leading college campus tour provider in the Southeastern United States, Dream Big hosts elementary, middle, and high school students, faith-based organizations, and community groups.

* Monica Matthews
How to Win Scholarships
http://how2winscholarships.com
Monica Matthews is a former teacher and now stay-at-home mom of three boys. Because of her guidance and ideas, Monica’s son won over $100,000 in college scholarships!

* Monica Randall, Ph.D
Bridge2College Consulting
http://www.bridge2colleges.com/
Bridge2College Consulting was born out of Monica’s desire to share her knowledge about colleges and universities; ease the stress of navigating the college admissions process; and make sure that food-allergic students have a positive, collegiate experience in an allergy-aware environment.

* Neil Haley
The Total Tutor
http://totaltutor.net/
Total Tutor is committed to working with students from kindergarten through college, providing strategies, plans, and methods to promote success in the classroom.

* Parke Muth
Parke Muth Consulting
http://www.parkemuthconsulting.com/
Parke Muth is a world-renowned expert in the field of admission to selective U.S. colleges and universities.

* Peter Van Buskirk
Best College Fit
https://www.bestcollegefit.com/
Peter spent more than 25 years in selective college admission including twelve as Dean of Admission at Franklin & Marshall College before joining Peterson’s where he served as Vice President for College Planning Solutions. An industry analyst, thought leader and student advocate, Peter cuts insightfully through conventional rhetoric and hyperbole to promote a healthy, student-centered, college-going process for families of all backgrounds.

* Rodney Tillman
Sleeperrecruit
http://sleeperrecruit.com/
Sleeperrecruit specializes in student athlete exposure and recruitment assistance.

* Seth Bykofsky
College Connection
http://www.thecollegewhisperer.com/
Seth Bykofsky is known as The College Whisperer and is the Owner/Director of Counseling Services at College Connection. He specializes in helping students and their parents successfully navigate the road to college (and pay the tolls along the way).

* Sharise Kent
http://sharisekent.com/
Sharise specializes in talking to the next generation of leaders about managing their college careers, the importance of internships and charting a path to career success.

* Sia Knight
The College Savvy Coach
http://www.collegesavvycoach.com
Sia helps busy families plan and prepare for college in a way that cuts down of out-of-pocket college costs.

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