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Kelli MacDonald, an Independent College Advisor, specializes in college counseling and has extensive knowledge of the multiple requirements of individual colleges, as well as experience with the standardized tests currently administered (SAT, ACT, SAT II Subject Exams). Kelli has a Bachelors degree in Mathematics Education and a Masters degree in School Counseling, with an emphasis in College Advising...Read More


As a Certified College Planning Specialist, Luke MacDonald brings clients solutions to the ever-increasing financial demand of paying for college. Providing families with an in-depth education on the financial aid process, Luke explains how formulas are used to determine financial aid and how to develop a college funding plan through the use of financial aid strategies, tax strategies, and the efficient use of family resources...Read More

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The college application process is complicated, and requires the timely submission of several components. Parents want what’s best for their children; their children disagree what “best” is. Often there is friction, and the process can become very stressful for families.

High school counselors do offer some support and guidance throughout this application process. However, counselors are responsible for numerous students and are unable to provide the individualized attention many students need. In addition, many counselors do not have the time to devote to extensive college searches and may offer only “run of the mill” school suggestions.

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CollegePrep Online was an invaluable resource for my daughter and our family as we began our search for a suitable college. Kelli was there every step of the way for my daughter and worked directly with her taking the time to find out what she was looking for in a college. She helped her get applications ready, essays developed and edited, and all applications submitted on time. The service was worth every penny we spent as it allowed us to take a step back and let our daughter start to make some of her own decisions. After her list of schools was complete we worked with Luke figuring out which financial aid forms we needed to submit to each school and which schools historically provided the best financial aid. He assisted us in figuring out financially things we could do to help finance her education. Both Kelli and Luke are conscientious individuals and are very good at what they do.

L. L., Class of 2015 and Class of 2017 Parent Tufts University

So many of my friends and their parents were stressing out over getting college applications and essays done. CollegePrep Online saved me from feeling that way. They helped me prepare for the ACT, get applications completed in a timely way, and kept me organized and sane. I am truly grateful for CollegePrep Online and Kelli! There is no doubt that any student who works with them will leave with enhanced skills and be on a great path for the future!

K. M., Class of 2016 Student Tulane University

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