Comprehensive College Planning / Transfer Student Planning

  • Development of distinct student profiles
  • Assist students through the college search and selection process
  • Refine and implement curriculum plans
  • Provide a timeline, breaking down the college search process into manageable steps
  • Perform interest inventories, learning style assessments, career interest searches, transcript review and writing sample analysis
  • Discuss Majors, Minors, and Interdisciplinary Programs based on interests/aptitudes
  • Discuss standardized testing platforms, including the ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT subject tests, and AP classes
  • Create a uniquely curated college list, based on interests/fit
  • Discuss summer enrichment opportunities to further explore interests
  • Provide guidance on community service and volunteer placements
  • Provide strategic advice on how to prepare for the college interview along with Mock Interview Sessions
  • Implement college essay brainstorming workshops to find the right voice for crafting the Personal Statement
  • Guide students through the College Essay and Supplemental Essay writing process in order to create a memorable story
  • Assist students with telling their unique narrative throughout their application so their individuality will shine through
  • Provide guidance on how to make the most of Campus Visits
  • Develop the student ‘Brag Sheet’ / Activity Overview
  • Introduce and review the online Common Application
  • Provide overview of the Financial Aid Process, including the Estimated Family Contribution and Cost of Attendance
  • Support final College Decision Process
  • Assist with Offer Review and Analysis
  • Implement Successful Transition to College Workshop

Who We Serve

We work with a wide variety of students, from high achievers to students with learning differences. We work with student athletes and artists, students who know what they want to do and students that have no idea which career path to pursue.

We attend various professional development conferences each year in order to interface with admission officers and higher education representatives, gleaning the latest higher ed knowledge to bring back to our clients.


Cognitive College Advising takes a four-pronged approach to the college search and selection process.
We focus on the best fit:

The financial piece is often a decision-making driver for many of our families. College costs at private institutions can now exceed $250,000, and $100,000 at some in-state schools. We provide strategies for lowering the cost of attendance while discovering the best fit.

Each element is key. Let us take your child on a journey of discovery, lower the stress level at home and manage the often overwhelming college search and selection process.


We work with students with learning differences, from dyslexia to ADHD to executive functioning deficits.  We help students discover colleges and universities that provide the  right amount of support services for your child to flourish. 


We work with students from all over the world!  If you want to study in the United States, there are many opportunities and rigorous undergraduate programs that will welcome you.