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Frequently Asked Questions…

Why should I hire an independent college consultant?

The state of California has the worst counselor to student ratio in the country. The college admissions process has never been more competitive. Your College Materials Consultant will provide you with the individualized services and attention needed to be a successful college applicant.  Transfer college students and high school students benefit from private college counseling.

Why is College Materials the right firm to get my child into college?

College Materials has a personalized service program for every client that will maximize their potential for admission. Each client of College Materials will work directly with Coleen Bryan, Orange County's premier college consultant to ensure quality service. Additionally, we focus on guidance and support to take the stress out of the admission process for our clients.

What Colleges and Universities have accepted your clients?

USC BA/MD Program, Dartmouth, UCLA, Reed College, Columbia, University of Chicago, Vanderbilt, Vassar, Cal Poly, UC Davis, UCSB, UC Berkeley, Pepperdine, Barnard, Carnegie Mellon, NYU, Boston College, Occidental, Loyola Marymount, UCSC, California Lutheran University, University of Southern California, San Diego State University, San Francisco State University, Cal Poly Pomona, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UCSD, Cal State Long Beach, Notre Dame, Lewis and Clark, University of Oregon, Chapman, Pitzer, Harvard, Stanford, George Washington, Georgetown, University of San Diego, Brown, University of Michigan, Claremont McKenna, Villanova, Wake Forest, Emory, Georgia Tech, University of Virginia, Swarthmore, and Cornell.

How early should I begin working with College Materials clients?

Early preparation leads to lasting success. Therefore, students should start working with College Materials at the end of Middle School or as soon as possible to ensure successful planning during high school. College Materials can provide students with a defined academic and activity plan for high school in order to maximize their admission potential. College Materials also has timely service programs for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in high school to prepare and assist them with the application process. Parents can also start helping their students at an early age by attending one of our parent workshops where they will get tips on how to help their child prepare for college.  Transfer students from Saddleback Community College and Irvine Valley College also benefit from working early with college materials.

What if I do not live near your  Ladera Ranch office?

College Materials strives to meet the needs of our clients, so we offer virtual consulting.  Additionally, our college counseling consulting is centered in Southern Orange County (Ladera Ranch, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Lake Forest, Aliso Viejo, Corona Del Mar, Irvine, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna) clients can receive consultation services via e-mail, fax, and phone.