Why hire a College Admission Consultant?

Preparing and applying for college is complicated.  Students need 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 Consultant, 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 Ronayne's expertise by
visiting the
About Us page.
Tips for Parents

Don't wait until summer 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
now.

  • 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, 2009
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.
Beyond Proofreading Your College Essay

At DTC you will have your essay read by someone with university admission experience.  I
will proofread your essay for grammar and spelling, but also work with you on
content and
organization
.  I have read and edited thousands of college essays and guarantee that my
services will improve your application.  Pricing starts at just $90.  
Contact Regan for a free
consultation.