A Timex watch costs $20, a Rolex $10,000. They both tell the same time.

There was a fascinating article in The New York Times recently about the transformation of George Washington University over the last 30 years. Washington Monthly had a similar article about ...

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Inclement Weather and the SAT

With a "snowstorm" in tomorrow's forecast (I use quotations because most parts of the country would laugh that we are calling a forecast of "a coating to two inches" a ...

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There are three types of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics.

Last Sunday I was scrolling down my Facebook news feed when I saw this New York Times article that a family friend had shared. I was truly mystified after reading this ...

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Dear elite colleges....

This article has gone viral in the college admissions community in the past two days and it is SO true! I think that it is really unfair that colleges do ...

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Have you heard of raise.me? Thoughts?

A new website called raise.me has been the source of a lot of buzz in the college counseling community over the past week or two. Subsidized in part by the ...

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Who We Are

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DC College Counseling specializes in the use of strategic decision making to achieve success in the college admissions process. Though applying to college in today’s world is notoriously challenging, working with a private college counselor can make all the difference for your child. There are thousands upon thousands of highly intelligent, motivated students competing against one another in order to gain admission to the best colleges in the United States. Let us use our expert knowledge and years of experience to help your student stand out from the pack, avoid seemingly innocent missteps, and make informed choices.

We offer:

  • Essay Assistance
  • Transcript Analysis
  • Strategic Admissions Advice
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Guidance
  • College Selection
  • Interview Coaching
  • Deferral and Waitlist Action Plans
  • Athletic Recruitment
We are based in the Washington, D.C. area, with offices in Fairfax, Alexandria, and downtown Washington, although we also work remotely with many students throughout the United States and abroad. You can learn more about us, check out our packages, or contact us today to schedule a consultation! We look forward to working with you and your student.

Read Colleen Ganjian’s expert advice in The Washington Post, Forbes, and U.S. News & World Report, and see her live interview on Fox 5 DC!