Why use an independent consultant?

An independent consultant helps the student and parents get organized for a complex process.  There are many college options and individual requirements that need to be addressed.  An independent consultant is also the third party who is objective and professional in advice.

When is the best time to start the process?

Our recommendation is to start in sophomore year so that we may assist in junior year class scheduling and testing recommendations. However, we also see students at the beginning of their junior and senior years. At that point, they need to catch up.

Which types of students do you work with?

We work with all kinds of students from those opting for the Ivies and the most selective colleges (we place students in all of them on a regular basis) and to those who have learning disabilities and need special programs.  Our motto is “the best fit for each student.”

What levels of service do you offer?

We offer a full unlimited service or an hourly rate.

Which standardized tests should my child take and when?

SATs and ACTs are standard tests that we recommend.  Subject tests in science, math, history and language are recommended when appropriate.  TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) should be taken by students whose native language is not English.

Do you offer tutoring?

We offer in-home, one-on-one tutoring for SATs, ACT, and all academic subjects from elementary through senior year in high school.

Who will work with my child?

Our staff includes Carol Gill and her professional associates.  We all work together as a team, each one bringing his or her expertise to the student.  These associates have had many years of experience in college admissions not only with the college process itself, but with personal visits to campuses throughout the United States.

How do we get started?

To get started, email info@collegesplus.comor phone the office (914-693-8200) for further information, questions, and/or to schedule an appointment.

Please note that CGA is located in Westchester County, New York and New York City, but has clients from all over the United States and the world.  In this age of instant communication, the college process can be easily accomplished.