College Graduates

Why Hire an Educational Consultant and is it Worth the Cost?

You’ve probably talked with other parents who have also gone through the college search process and you’ve likely spent hours searching endlessly on the internet trying to find the right college for your child. Ultimately, you come to the realization that there are thousands of schools, the task is overwhelming and you need help sorting it all out. We provide the experience, knowledge and objectivity to guide you through the college search process. We visit the majority of schools, have colleagues who know firsthand the programs and schools available, and we know the important criteria and common mistakes to avoid when choosing a college. Our knowledge and experience will help you carefully develop an advanced strategy. Contact our office at (702) 239-7703 to get a free consultation and find out how we can help get your student into the right school with the most financial aid possible. We are certified College planning experts that specialize in finding the right college and most financing available. Contact us at (702) 239-7703 for a free consultation today. 

Some Sobering Statistics

  • 1 out of 3 college students leave the college where they started
  • 6 out of 10 students change their major before graduating
  • 5 out of 10 college students take five or more years to earn their degree
  • 1 out of 3 graduates leave their field of study after working in it for only one year – it rapidly
    increases each subsequent year
  • Over half choose a major based on earning potential, family demands or time pressure – not based on what really interests or motivates them
  • The top two reasons for switching careers are change in interest or money

The college selection process is a stressful time. At Pathways, we offer early, effective strategies to build students’ prospects. Our strategies are preparatory and work to keep long term goals in the forefront of the minds of students and parents alike. We also understand that even with the right preparations the selection process can be overwhelming. There are so many options and so many potential pitfalls. Let our trained and certified Education Consultants help you today. With the help of a trained, professional consultant we can help alleviate your anxieties. Our education consultants, through years of work in the fields of education and counseling, have maintained working relationships and connections with colleagues at universities and colleges all over the nation. We know what each admissions office expects from prospective students, and we know how to pair each individual student with the program best suited for him or her.

Our highly qualified and well connected education consultants work with students and prospective institutions to find the most appropriate matches. This is a cost effective strategy because it brings efficiency to the college admissions process. Not only are our education consultants well-versed personally in what most admissions offices look for in prospective students, they work closely with students and parents to find schools best suited for a student’s resume and goals. Again, this is an example of how we at Pathways look towards the future with all of our clients. If a student is placed in the institution best suited for him or her, the chances that the student will seek transfer elsewhere diminish. This saves the student as well as his or her parent’s time and money.

It is our primary focus to alleviate the anxieties of parents and students by working in coordination with our colleagues at admissions offices to facilitate the best possible institution for students and parents. At Pathways, we bring decades of experience to the table, and we firmly believe the college selection process truly begins a student’s freshman year of high school. We offer effective strategies to develop a student’s prospects throughout his or her high school years. We know what steps need to be taken in order to find admissions to a good school best suited for a student and his or her goals, and we work to impart that knowledge to students and their families. We work with students year by year based on a structured framework. By the student’s senior year of high school they should have all the requisite criteria to successfully compete for admissions to the school of their dreams or the school best suited for their dreams.

At Pathways we offer a long term approach to alleviating the stress and anxiety of the college selection process by working closely with the admissions offices of a number of universities and colleges all over the country in the hope of finding the institution best suited for each individual student.  We receive no “added incentives” or kickbacks” for our work- we work for the student to find them the best college to attend for their chosen field of study.   Our education consultants are interested in working with students and parents, from the very beginning of their college preparation, to ensure they take advantage of the best options available to them.

We work with a broad range of students and families with different goals and different circumstances. Contact us at (702) 239-7703 to begin the college preparation and selection processes the right way.