Why hire a College Admission Consultant?

Preparing and applying for college is complicated.  Students need current reliable information and
assistance.  Public high school counselors have huge case loads of students with a variety of  
needs.  They often lack the time to provide quality assistance to the individual college bound student.  

A College Admission Counselor is a private specialist who supports the student, parents, and high
school counselor by providing personalized guidance and professional advice regarding college
preparation, choice, application, and admission.  Learn more about Regan's expertise by visiting the
About Us page.
Tips for Parents

Don't wait to begin thinking about and planning for college.  The college
search begins now. Your child's early high school years can be very
important to college admission. Here are some things you can do
immediately.

  • Talk with your student's school counselor about AP and Honors
    course options. If these are not options, encourage your student
    to enroll in an appropriate community college course. These
    courses introduce your student to the kind of academic rigor they
    can expect in college and can demonstrate ability and initiative on
    college applications.

  • Remind your student to focus on studies. Colleges often decide
    on applicants based on the grades they make during their junior
    year.



Take some day trips to see any colleges you can. Knowing what you don't
want in a college can be as helpful as knowing what you do want.  All
knowledge helps with the important decision of where to attend. Virtual
campus tours, though sometimes biased, are useful preliminary tools.
Try
www.CampusTours.com.
Directions To College
Helping you get there
"Regan is a quality
communicator who utilizes
knowledge and listening skills
to root out the most effective
ways of maximizing our
student abilities, while
challenging us to aim and
obtain new higher goals.

Thanks Regan!"
K. Powell, Student
Useful Links

How to Choose a Private Consultant
(pdf) (HECAonline.org)

Prep for College Calendar
(NACACnet.org)

All College Fairs (NACACnet.org)

Performing and Creative Arts College
Fairs (NACACnet.org)

The College Board (SAT and
College Match)

Forbes Top Colleges
(Better ranking tool than US News)

Council for Higher Education
Accreditation  (Good resource for
college quality concerns)

FASTWEB (popular scholarship
search)

Student Scholarship Search
(Financial options galore!)

Cappex Scholarship Search (Good
site for college funding options)

Federal Financial Aid Application
(FAFSA for everyone!)

College Results
(Know the graduation rate of your
college choices)

Glossary of College Terminology
(What exactly IS an
"undergraduate?")

The Collegiate Choice (Great list of
college related links)

Colleges That Change Lives
(Excellent lesser known colleges)

California Community Colleges (The
transfer specialists!)

CSU Mentor (California State
University information)

Independent Colleges & Univerisities
(a.k.a. Private)

University of California New
admissions site for all UC campuses.
Regan Ronayne Davis, M.A., College Admission Counselor

Directions To College is about discovery.   What do you want to do?  Where do you want to be?  How
will you get there?  Directions To College will help you discover the answers.

Regan Davis is Certified Educational Planner with over twenty years experience helping individuals
be successful in college admission and graduation.