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Hilltop College Consulting offers a variety of services to meet each student where they are in their college preparation, planning, or application process. We recognize that families have unique needs, preferences, and interests when it comes to college planning, so each package is customizable and always personalized.


Feel free to browse our options. The best way to learn more is through a complementary 30-minute consultation.



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Pre-College Planning
(Grades 9 & 10)


Comprehensive College Planning
(Grade 11 through 12)

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College Application Support
(Grade 12)

 Guides students to identify interests, develop experience, and utilize strengths to positively impact school and community.



  • 3 private sessions

  • Customized College Readiness Profile and Action Plan for high school-to-college success

  • Personalized organization system for tracking high school course and standardized test planning, extracurricular activity enhancement, and potential major and career exploration.

Add follow-up sessions for accountability or further support at a discounted rate!


Start-to-finish college search and application service, typically beginning in 11th grade with evaluation of "must haves" for a successful college experience and creation of an application list of colleges and universities where the student will thrive. Service continues through 12th grade with full application support for up to 10 schools.


Includes enhanced versions of the following stand-alone services, and much more: 

  • Premium College List Building

  • College Application Support

  • Application Essay Coaching

  • Pre-Submission Application Review 

Full support for up to five college or university applications, including advising on letters of recommendation, standardized test strategy, activities and honors lists, essay coaching for personal and supplemental essays, pre-submission application review, deferral and/or waitlist strategy, financial aid, and enrollment decision.



  • Up to 12 private sessions

  • Personalized organization system for planning and tracking applications

  • Unlimited email correspondence for college application and admissions questions.

Does not include support with identifying, researching, or choosing schools to which the student will apply.



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College List Building
(Grades 11 & 12)

For students who need help identifying and researching colleges and universities where they'll thrive. 

Basic package includes:

  •  2 private sessions

  • Guided exploration of "must have" and "no way" college features

  • Evaluation of student's admissibility (transcripts, test scores, extracurricular activities)

  • Curated list of 10-15 schools for further research, based on student's unique needs, interests, & admissibility

  • Instruction on researching colleges


Premium package includes Basic, plus: 

  • Additional sessions

  • Deeper exploration of student's strengths and interests

  • Additional college/university recommendations

  • Additional college research guidance

  • Assistance in development of final, balanced college application list, including a reasonable number of "likely," "target," "reach," and "unlikely" options, tailored to student's college criteria and admissibility.

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Application Essay Coaching
(Grade 12)

For students seeking support with brainstorming, drafting, revising, and editing college application essays. 

Standard Essay Coaching package includes:

  • Up to 5 private sessions

  • Support with completion of one Common Application (or similar) Personal Essay

  • Support with completion of up to 5 Common App (or similar) supplemental essays

  • Feedback provided live (in session), in Google documents via "comments" and "suggestions," and via email

Personal Essay Only and Supplemental Essays Only packages are also available. 

Essay Coaching packages do not include support with other application components or with selecting schools to which the student will apply.

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Pre-Submission Application Review
(Grade 12)

For students looking for expert eyes on their completed applications before they hit "submit."



  • Written evaluation and suggestions for improvement for up to 3 completed (not yet submitted) college applications

  • Option for 30-minute follow-up consultation OR email response to your questions about the evaluation

Does not include support with application completion, with the essay writing process, or with selecting schools to which the student will apply.

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Group Classes & Workshops

Offered online and in person in Northeast Ohio. Past sessions include a College Application Essay Workshop (fall 2023). Planned sessions include a College List Building Workshop (March 2024) and a College Application Workshop Series (summer 2024). Please visit the Events page for information.

Feel free to reach out with questions or to express interest in future events!

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Per Session Consultation

Need something smaller? No problem!


Stand-alone consultations are also available at a per-session fee. Let's start with a free, 30-minute initial consultation to see if this is the best option to meet your needs.



Please visit the Events page for information on upcoming presentations.

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