In partnership with Capstone Educational Consultants, we offer advising for college preparation throughout a student’s high school career. In this capacity, we help students identify their desires for continued education and work with them to plan out what is needed to succeed in reaching their goals.

Our experts assist throughout the entire college journey. From building good-fit college lists to developing the personal statement essay from scratch, our professional college consultants provide a fresh outlook and close examination of college application process.  

Preparing for the college admissions process is not like it used to be a decade or more ago, and today it is filled with anxious parents and an added demand on students. 

That’s exactly where we step in!  

We take you by the hand throughout the entire process, building confidence while our experts assist with timelines, deadlines, college essay development and so much more.

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Deciding on where to apply to college should never be made from a randomly selected list of colleges.  Our experts take the time to get to know each student and craft a college list that makes sense and fits them best.

The college essay is arguably the most stressful task for high school students to start and finish in preparing for the college application season.  Our experts assist students by brainstorming interesting and relative topics for their essays.  We also identify ways to improve student’s writing skills to produce clarity and organization in their essays. 

Our experts assist students throughout the journey by creating a customized timeline relative to their college-list and managing important deadlines and requirements prompted by the application process.

Note from Capstone Educational Consultants’ owner Mark Cruver – 

New Season
Summer has officially waved goodbye, and the new season of Pumpkin Latte’s, Friday night football, crisp night air, and an orchestra of color across the landscape have entered the scene. This time-of-year is always impressive and memorable for many, but this year, something new is ushering itself to center-stage. I would love for it to be an outdoor concert or maybe a Fall Festival, but instead, it’s an era of college admissions that is far from typical and extremely unseasonable.
We will soon see the trees begin their transformation like fireworks in slow-motion, but the fanfare of college admissions has been far from show-worthy.  We have witnessed a spectacular display of change over several months when it comes to the college journey.  With standardized testing canceling to colleges resetting admissions requirements and moving to test-optional, the high school student has faced a myriad of shifts to what once appeared to be just another college admissions season.
Once a staple of college admissions, the recent removal of standardized testing requirements has likely altered the face of admissions — perhaps forever.  But with this sudden change, students were left confused and frustrated with how to proceed.  Students were scrambling, some traveling several hours or more from home, to take a test at risk it too would get canceled.  The stakes were high, and the stage set.  The question was, what should students do about it?
The answer to this pressing question is in the student’s anticipated college journey.  Students should consider taking a closer look at the colleges and universities on their list.  Are any of them waiving the need to submit test scores?  If so, and you cannot produce a score in advance of admissions deadlines, then plan to apply without them.  Suppose you are required to submit them for admissions, and you cannot produce them. In that case, it may be essential to call the college’s admissions representative for your area and have a conversation about your specific situation.
In any event, the season is entering the scene a little different than in years past.  Perhaps a Pumpkin Latte is the most consistent thing we could expect, and it may just be the best solution for the moment.
Mark Cruver, M.Ed., CEP
Certified Educational Planner and Consultant
Capstone Educational Consultants