Think Ahead

to the first day of college, and feeling good about finding the right choice for you.

Think about

all the decisions, all the considerations, and all the steps it’ll take to get there.

Think it through

with pros who’ve helped so many others streamline their path to college.

What Students Need to Know.

Trying to get a handle on all the choices and requirements out there? Once we start working together, you’ll be approaching your college search on a higher level, with information, insights and ideas that you don’t have now. But let’s be clear: we’re not here to do all the work for you.

As your guide, we can help you make the most progress with the least stress.

As your coach, we know a lot about the game and will come to learn a lot about you. As your advocate, we’ll ensure you’ll be a better candidate – and student – than you were before we started.

Remember, it’s not just about where you’ll get accepted; it’s about where you’ll thrive.

Of course, academics are important for turning your natural abilities into marketable skills. But when college students leave or transfer, it’s more likely to be a poor personal or social fit. That’s why our college planning help takes a whole-person approach to finding the right fit school. Every college has a culture, and we can offer insights to help avoid a costly mistake.

What are you passionate about? Let’s start there.

The things that interest and engage you offer clues about who you are, and where you’re headed. Our job is to help nurture those talents and goals, to help colleges see your potential – and the unique contribution you’d make to their campus.

By better knowing your own strengths, you’ll have more confidence about what you offer.

It’s not as simple as having a major in mind, because many students change direction once they’re in college. College planning help at Riley Baker digs deeper, not just by us asking you questions, but by you asking yourself questions that maybe you hadn’t thought of before.

Soon, you’ll be directing the process yourself.

After some initial steps, you’ll be empowered enough to be the one in control. Speak out at any time, if we need to adjust the pace or approach. This is, after all, about you, not us.

Speak freely about what’s on your mind.

This really is a supportive, non-judgmental environment. Look, we’ve provided college planning help to all kinds of students in all kinds of circumstances. Even if they were hesitant at first, kids soon found that their coach genuinely was on their side. Knowing that made them feel comfortable and supported, not pressured.

College Planning Help: How Does The Process Work?