No two clients are alike. We offer a variety of educational consulting and college planning services to local students as well as students from across the U.S.
We have a unique approach at College MatchPoint. It all begins and ends with our ultimate goal: for our students to thrive in their selected college. Yes, this means we want them to love it—academically and socially. We also make sure that it fits within your family’s budget.
We have students who are with us from 9th grade until high school graduation, as well as students who start with us the fall of their senior year. Our flexible, customized options will allow you to choose the college planning services you need—no matter where you live.
WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT OUR SERVICES
Team of Experts
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. Our college essay specialists are gifted and accomplished writers, many of whom have taught at the college level. You will notice that the majority of our college counseling team members hold a Master’s degree in their field. And each of us shares a common goal: for your student to thrive in their selected college. We meet, strategize, and ponder how to make your student shine. Meet the team.
Highest Quality Tools
We invest in the highest quality tools to manage the college planning process. Our college planning software is state of the art and allows parents to keep an eye on the milestones throughout our process. Our families particularly love the career development assessment, You Science, of which we were early adopters.Of course, our most valuable tool is our team of college admissions experts.
We don't waste one second of your or your student's time. We intentionally set up our college planning offices in Austin, Texas, with multiple work rooms, so there's plenty of space to get right to work on the college admissions process. Our student sessions are working meetings, and our team is with the students every step of the way. (Our great snacks are a motivator too!) When students walk out the College MatchPoint office or hang up the phone, they feel a sense of accomplishment, confident that they are one step closer to completing their college admissions journey.
Essay Writing Process
We take the pain out of college essay writing. How? By investing in the highest quality essay coaches to guide our students through the entire process. Our coaches work one-on-one with the student, from topic brainstorming to outlining to writing to polishing. . Because our coaches develop a plan to keep students on track,any of our students are completely finished with their writing before the fall of their senior year.
Major & Career Focus
Colleges increasingly want students to define their majors when they apply. That's a lot for a 17-year-old to handle, which is why we provide an organized and comprehensive framework for students to explore potential majors. We use the leading career and aptitude test, You Science, and we work with students to “try on” majors through informational interviews and activity planning. We encourage students to experiment in a variety of fields, so they can feel confident in their major selection.
FACTS ABOUT OUR SERVICES
1. What is the profile of the typical College MatchPoint student?
That is a hard question. Our students range from the very high achieving student to the student who has not shined in high school—and all the students in the middle. We love working with a wide range of students to help them find a college and successfully complete the college application process. Our goal remains the same with each: to thrive in their selected college.
2. How often will my student meet with you?
This depends on what services you need from our college counselors. Students vary on what they need in that time.We meet with you either face-to-face in our Austin, Texas, college planning office or via Skype or telephone.
4. Are all your students in Austin?
No! About a third of students utilizing our college preparation process are located outside of the Austin area, and some of our team is located in other parts of the country. We Skype with our out-of-town students and find that the process works equally as well.
5. Do we have to buy a package to work with you?
No! We offer a variety of resources free of charge for students and families.