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We Believe In Getting Families College Ready

We help students and parents pick the best college for them academically, financially, socially.

Imagine sitting at the dinner table and going over the offer that just came in today from your child’s dream school, and being giddy with excitement with the scholarship offer. And imagine laying that down on the dinner table and comparing that to the offers that came in from their other top college choices. This can happen for you!

Have questions about getting admitted to the school of your choice? Will you get the scholarships you deserve? The college application process can be nerve-wracking and frustrating for students and parents. At College Ready, we guide you through the entire process and make it as stress-free as possible.

The bottom line is that your child needs more that high scores and G.P.A. to get into the top colleges.

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Increase Your Chances Of Getting Into Your Target College and Graduate Debt-free!

College admissions expert, Shellee Howard, offers valuable guidance during the application process to both parents and students. While other services only focus on student academics, we help your family find the right academic, social AND financial fit. We can get you a high Return On Investment. Book a free Discovery Call to learn how we can help you.

College Ready Can Help You Get Into The Colleges You Want With The Scholarships You Need

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College Ready Helps Students From All Backgrounds, Ethnicities And Countries Get Into Their Reach, Comfort And Safety Schools

Parents and students get big results when working with our college admission counselors.

The numbers prove it. Working one-on-one with your own private college admissions consultant makes all the difference. Both student and parents benefit greatly from our proven college application strategies and personalized strategic plan.

Higher admission rates

Compared to average college admission rates, our families enjoy five times higher admission rates!

Personal private clients

At College Ready, we’ve faithfully served over 900 wonderful, deserving students.

Ivy League School placements

Over 110 of our college placements at College Ready have been at Ivy League universities.

Million of merit aid received

Our students have been awarded $23+ million based on academic, athletic, artistic or special-interest merit.

% Completion of passion projects

With our guidance, 100% of College Ready students have completed a Passion with a Purpose project.

Shellee Howard Is An Acknowledged Expert In The Field Of College Admissions Consulting

Will You Be Accepted, Waitlisted Or Rejected? It’s All About Your Strategic Plan!

Hello, my name is Shellee Howard. I am the founder and owner of College Ready. We help students get into college with scholarships and graduate debt-free.

Yes, it can be done. My son went to Harvard for four years on a full scholarship. It helped the family finances for sure, but it also set him up for his future as well. Being a college graduate with no debt from a financial loan allowed him to go on to medical school.

Not to be outdone, my daughter attends a nursing school and they actually pay her money to study there.

The college admissions consultants at College Ready help students from all over the world get into college and graduate debt-free.

Do you have a high school student who would love to learn how to get a good return on investment and get into the best colleges? As long as they have a 3.0 or higher G.P.A., we can get them strategically placed on their college application journey.

If you’re son or daughter is a transfer student that is struggling to make sure all of their credits from their classes taken at the Community College will transfer over, we can help them do that.

Our goal is to educate both parents and students and provide knowledge of the entire college admission process. So if you would like a free strategy session with absolutely no commitment just schedule a Discovery Call and we’ll chat about your situation.

We look forward to our opportunity to provide your family the knowledge you need to make the most of your college journey.

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College Ready Blog Critical Test Scores

The Critical Test Scores That You Must Have

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There are important things the applicant should know regarding test scores and getting into college.

In the past, testing was just a regular part of the college application process. Then the pandemic hit and many schools when optional on testing.

Some have pivoted back to “Test required”. Some are “test blind”.

So where does that leave you? The good news is that you, the student and the family, get to decide. Do you want to only apply to schools that are “test optional” or do you want to keep your options open?

I highly recommend that you test, prep, test strategize, and know the test score you need to be successful in getting into your dream school. Take a practice test and get that initial score. Now, you’re ready to take a real test.

The PSAT is a critical piece to this process…

College Ready Blog Scholarships

The Top 3 Things That Will Get You A Scholarship

College Ready Blog Video

Hello, Shellee Howard back with another video for students and parents. First off, thanks so much for your feedback about this video series. I’m glad you find the content helpful!

In this video, I talk about the “Top 3 Things That Will Get You A Big Scholarship”.The first item to getting the very big scholarships is having a “Balanced College List”. It’s key to understand which colleges are generous with their scholarships.

How will you know? Well, this is not something you can find on the search engines. Google doesn’t know but I know! After 15 years of doing this, I can identify which schools are the most generous with their scholarship money.

Picking the right college is the quickest way to the big scholarship…

Learn College Prep Tips From The College Ready Podcast

College Ready Podcast Kim Girard

Transition Your Student To College With Ease

College Ready Podcast

In this podcast episode titled “Transition Your Student to College With Ease”, Shellee and Kim offer gems such as:

It’s important when you get to college that you do it right so you find your passion and what you really want to do in your life.

You go into college more confident and successful when you work in high school to find our passions and values.

Join a club in college that you are interested in, it really helps find people who have similar interests.

Having a college success coach can help the transition for your student.

Kim is a College Success Coach who helps students get the most out of their college experience and become amazing humans. The students who work with her discover their passions, stay on track academically, have better relationships, engage socially on campus, and graduate doing something they love.

College Ready Podcast Natalie Borrell and Alison Grant

Life Success For Teens

College Ready Podcast

In this episode of the College Ready Podcast, Shellee, Natalie, and Alison discuss:

– Getting rid of the noise
– The importance of values to teenagers
– Choosing the learning modality that works best for your teen
– Setting priorities and practicing self-care

Some key takeaways for college-bound students and parents:

Get rid of the noise – take the time to reflect on who you were before the pandemic and what changed during it, then assess your skill sets. Skills can become invaluable tools in chaos when they’re identified in the calm time.

In spite of anything life throws your way, if you follow your values and know what drives and lights you up, you’ll remain motivated and regain your self-identity.

Choosing online schooling is fine, but it’s always about finding what works for your teen and something that won’t deprive your teen of social interaction and opportunity at some point in the future. Plan ahead to determine what your teens’ ultimate goals are and take steps to reach them.
Make time for yourself by setting priorities and only doing what you’re passionate about – having a lot of gifts or being good at a lot of things is not worth it if they don’t bring you joy or aren’t rewarding for you, and you feel overwhelmed.

“It is worth your time and energy to explore and figure out your skill sets before you jump into a very expensive four to six years, depending on what your path is.”

Students From College Ready Families Have Been Accepted At These Fine Colleges.

Your Student Can Too, And Often With Big Scholarships And Grants!

College Admission Consultants Bring Great Returns


“College Ready helped our daughter get acceptance letters from 10 schools. 3 of them were full ride offers! It was an investment in our daughter’s future that we will treasure forever.”

Janell M., Proud Parent

“Shellee Howard and College Ready has made the college process stress free! Shellee simplified the process with a strategic plan that was so easy to follow. It really put our son at ease. Thank you.”

Lisa Baker, Parent Of A High School Student

“Thanks to the College Admissions Conselors at College Ready, not only did my daughter get into the University Of Southern California, she also got a scholarship and grant money. College Ready already paid for itself!”

Barry C., Lawyer and Parent

“It’s priceless! Shellee and her team have been such a great match for our family. They’ve guided us through all the details of college preparation and the application process. We enjoy the friendly dynamic, all of the workshops, and the one-on-one meetings that we get.”

Michelle C., Freshman Parent

“If your kids are taking their studies seriously, then you need to do your part them up with College Ready. Do it sooner rather than later.”

Jorden C., Parent Of 2 College Ready Students

“College Ready and their team were the ultimate guide for our daughter (and for us) in all aspects of the college selection, application and preparation process. They delivered spot-on advice and guidance the whole way and they were so easy to work with. I can’t recommend them enough.”

Mike D., Proud Father

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