Our Mission

 
 
 

why use a private counselor?

I remember how hard it was to find a college I felt comfortable with. Starting my junior year in high school, I dragged my family across Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, North Carolina, and Kentucky before finally finding a college I loved.

I know my parents would get frustrated after yet another visit to a fantastic school where my most enthusiastic response was, "Eh. It's okay."  All the schools we visited were fine and I'm sure I would have had a great experience there but something just didn't click.

Fortunately, I'm from a family where practically everyone works in higher education and my aunt suggested a small school down in Kentucky called Centre College. She'd heard fantastic things about it and had a good friend in higher education who recommended it as a good fit for me.  My parents decided we were going to check it out and I VERY reluctantly went along (To be fair, at 17 years old, I think I did everything reluctantly). 

After the admissions interview, meeting the baseball coach, and campus interview we were back in the car and my parents hesitantly asked what I thought. Finally, after all the colleges we'd visited, I told them I really liked it. I don't know how else to explain it except that it felt like home. Everyone smiled and said hi. I never felt that intimidated. It was just the perfect fit for me. Long story short, I ended up attending Centre College and had the time of my life.

 

 

I was lucky. I came from a family that knew higher education. My family members knew the ins and outs of the application process, financial aid, and which colleges were likely to be good fits for me.  Not everyone has that knowledge available to them, though.  

There are almost 2,000 4-year universities in the United States. It can be extremely daunting to narrow that list down to a handful, let alone just one school that would be a great fit for a student. In addition, universities don't make it easy. Understanding scholarships, admissions processes, visa applications, and what universities are looking for can feel impossible. 

At MW College Seekers, we want to make this process easier, more transparent, and less stressful for students and families. We want to ensure that students are submitting the best application possible to increase their chances of getting into the school of their dreams and to make sure they are prepared for college life when they walk in the door their freshman year.  Mostly, we want to help students have the experience of walking onto a campus, feeling at home, and having the time of their lives for four years.