Start now with our team of experts to make sure your high school senior completes their essays & applications.

Lisa Bain Carlton and Bob Carlton   are nationally recognized experts at helping families successfully navigate the college admissions process.

Lisa Bain Carlton and Bob Carlton are nationally recognized experts at helping families successfully navigate the college admissions process.

At College MatchPoint, we believe the college process can be organized, personal and sometimes even fun. Our approach has been successful with a wide variety of students, including national merit scholars, students with learning differences -- and with students in Texas and throughout the country. Our highly qualified team of experts includes veteran educational consultants, college admissions specialists, and college essay writing coaches who work together to make sure your student's application stands out from the stack.  

 Our team of essay coaches work with your student to develop authentic, well written college essays and supplements. Your application specialist will work with your student to make certain their applications are effective at telling your student's story - and that each application is completed correctly. We get work done. We use milestones and check lists to keep our students on track - and have been known to a send friendly reminder text or two along the way.

We work with students in 10 hour blocks with a $1,800 fee.

Working with College MatchPoint was the best decision our family made in the college application process. The writing coaches offered so much dedicated time reading and coaching our daughter on her college essays without ever doing the writing themselves or suggesting the content. They were masterful at asking the right questions to empower our daughter’s writing.

— Marvin and Charlotte Heffler

Benefits of Our  Essay & Applications Coaching  Services

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  • A trained expert to guide the student through each step of the college essay process
  • A structured outline for the student to use as they start the college essay writing process
  • An experienced editor to help the student polish his or her essay
  • A mentor to provide tools or suggestions for college essay writing
  • A taskmaster to keep the student focused and on schedule
  • A seasoned educational consultant overseeing the essay and application process 
  • An overarching strategy to create applications that stand out from the stack
“With their experience and expertise, College MatchPoint took a process that was completely overwhelming and made it much easier to understand and complete. The team helped to refine all the essays to make sure all were aligned and the best that they could be. I am sure this was instrumental in helping my daughter receive an acceptance to every school she applied to. She will be attending University of Texas, McCombs School of Business. We could not have done it without them!”
— Jill Seibert

Our Expert Team Takes the Stress Out of the  Process

Not to brag, but we have an amazing team of experienced educational consultants, college admissions specialists, and college essay writing coaches. Our founder has worked with students for over 25 years, and our college essay specialists are gifted and accomplished writers—all of whom have taught at the college level. Your student will be matched with our team members based on personality, working style and location—it’s just one of the many ways we customize our proven process to meet individual student needs. Take a look at their impressive credentials

How can we possibly do justice to all the benefits we received from working with College MatchPoint? Lisa, Bob, and their outstanding crew helped our student and our family at each point of the process. Their expertise, compassion, and astounding ability to motivate and work through ANY difficulty is unparalleled. Our student gained confidence and valuable experience through interactions with the staff and their commitment to a process that brings results. As parents, we were able to call Lisa with any questions or trepidations, and she was unfailingly gracious, knowledgeable, and helpful. We worked with another college consultant with our first child, and the process was nowhere near the wonderful experience we had with College MatchPoint. We sing their praises whenever the opportunity arises. The funny thing is that many of the people we tell about College MatchPoint already know how fabulous they are—either by reputation or through working with them. Thank you, College MatchPoint!!
— Julie and Bob Schriber