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Personal Coaching: College Planning

Save Thousands of Dollars, Hundreds of Hours, & Reduce Your Stress!

I have the gratification of working with a small number of families each year.  I get to know each student and customize a college entrance game plan.  I realize your time is valuable, so I maximize our effectiveness by using phone, email, Zoom, and personal meetings.

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College Planning for Students in grades 8-12

Time is not on your side when it comes to college planning and many families wait until the last minute to begin planning for life after high school. By committing to the educational planning process early, a student can increase the likelihood of being accepted into a college, increase their chances of receiving a scholarships, and reduce the stress on everyone in the family. As an Amazon best-selling author, and Certified College Planning Specialist, Ryan Clark serves as a coach, mentor, advisor, and friend as he guides families in finding the "right school, at the most affordable price."  

To find out more details regarding our college planning services, parents may schedule a free 30 minute strategy session. If you want a more personalized approach, families may attend an initial consultation that serves as an introduction to the college planning process. We prefer for parents to attend all the meetings for college planning in order for everyone to get the most out of the process.

Starting as early as eighth grade through the end of junior year, we help students in five areas: maintaining good grades in a difficult degree of curriculum, planning and preparing for standardized tests, designating and understanding their college major, developing a college list, and keeping track of extra-curricular activities for resume building. 

As for senior year, there is a lot more to do. Ryan and his staff will provide guidance as: 

  • August: Student completes admission applications to the colleges on their list. 
  • October: Parents complete financial aid applications.
  • November: Student fills out scholarship applications.  
  • March/April: Families determine the net out-of-pocket costs at each university at which the student was accepted.
  • May: Student makes their final decision regarding which college they will attend.

In addition to creating crucial timelines, we offer personalized coaching and discuss important issues regarding college, such as establishing realistic expectations and much more.

Student Services Include:

Assistance with... 

  • High school course selection
  • Advice on SAT/ACT testing 
  • Maintaining a good GPA
  • Selecting a major
  • Compiling a list of colleges
  • Keeping a resume
  • Admission applications
  • Scholarship searches and applications
  • Interview tips
  • Essay Strategies

Parent Services Include:

Assistance with...

Developing personalized strategies to reduce the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

  • Completing state financial aid forms
  • Checking the accuracy of your Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • Evaluating financial aid award letters
  • Negotiating a better financial aid package


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Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the most critical step if you want to receive need-based aid. Sometimes colleges require you to complete it to receive merit-based aid money. The majority of families who fill out the FAFSA are eligible for some federal financial aid. Completing the FAFSA can be complicated.

Don't let your frustration with the form deter you from applying. Instead, lower your stress level by allowing us to help you fill out your FAFSA!

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CSS Profile Assistance: 

You are probably aware of the need to complete a FAFSA form to receive financial aid. However, an additional form may be required. The College Board’s CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® is an online application that collects information used by almost 400 colleges and scholarship programs to award financial aid from sources outside of the federal government.

This form is much more complicated than the FAFSA form. If the thought of completing the Profile form keeps you up at night, let us help you keep your sanity!

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Scholarship Search:

While the majority of scholarship money comes directly from the universities themselves, students should also consider private scholarships to help reduce the cost of college. Most students face the same common problems:

  • No single source for scholarship listings
  • Missed Deadlines
  • Incomplete Information

Let us help you with your outside scholarship search and reduce your frustration!

"With the help of Clark College Consulting, our daughter got a full ride scholarship!"

-Jose Munoz

Join My College Admissions Club!

We offer one-to-one private sessions with students and their parents for college planning and financial aid services with the purchase of a College Admissions Club membership. We offer 4 levels of membership to suit the needs of every college bound family with students in grades 8 through 12.

I will help you find the right school, at the most affordable price.

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Let's Grow Together

Let's find a college where you will blossom and grow! I will teach you everything from college visits to negotiating your financial aid award package. There's a lot to discuss -  let's start this beautiful journey together

To Get Started Choose a Membership Level Below

After deciding on the membership level, click on either the Monthly Plan option or the Annual Plan. After you check out, we will schedule our meeting to begin working together to develop your College Entrance Game Plan!

Silver Membersip Level

Silver Plan

College Admissions Club Silver Level!

$539.00 USD

Gold Membership Level

Gold Monthly Plan

College Admissions Club Gold Level!

$99.00 USD every month
Gold Plan

College Admissions Club Gold Level!

$1,089.00 USD

Platinum Membership Level

Platinum Plan

College Admissions Club Platinum Level!

$1,639.00 USD

VIP Elite Membership Level

VIP Elite Plan

College Admissions Club VIP Elite Level!

$2,189.00 USD
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We saved over $150,000 in college cost -A huge return on the cost of Ryan's services!

Not sure which membership level works best for you?

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Schedule your 30 Minute Conversation with Ryan Clark - One-to-One, a Phone Call, or a ZOOM Video Conference Call TODAY! 

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Address: 10130 Mallard Creek Rd, Suite #300, Charlotte, N.C. 28262

Tel: 704-944-3543

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