FAQs

How much do CAC services cost?

CAC charges a fee of $55 an hour for our college services and tutoring. We have chosen to use an hourly fee (as opposed to an individual fee for each service) so that we can personalize each client's experience to fit his/her needs.  *The one exception to this is when the client uses our college search services.  Due to the fact that the school search takes a considerable number of hours to complete, we do not charge an hourly fee (as this would become costly for clients) and instead charge a flat fee. This flat fee will vary depending upon the specifics of the client's wants and needs.  Regardless, this flat fee will save you money!   Call or e-mail us to find out more!

What should I do if I want to work as an independent contractor for College Admissions Consultants?

CAC is growing! As we work to expand our business, we are looking to hire tutors to fill the need in Cheshire, Hamden, New Haven, Bridgeport, Stamford and other surrounding areas. We tutor students of all ages in a variety of subject areas. We also tutor for standardized testing such as the SAT and GED tests. A primary focus of our business involves working through the college admissions process as well! In addition to working with private families, we work with many individuals in residential treatment programs who are in need of assistance with getting their educational careers back on track. Would you be interested in working for our business? We are looking for individuals with a broad range of knowledge who can tutor in multiple subject areas. You make your own hours and decide your own caseload! If interested, please contact us at caccheshire@yahoo.com. Please include a resume. We look forward to hearing from you!

How do I contact College Admissions Consultants to learn more and set up an appointment?

The best way to learn more about College Admissions Consultants and how our consultants can help you is by reaching out. To do this, please email us at caccheshire@yahoo.com and/or call us at 203-848-8308.  We look forward to hearing from you!

What particular services do you offer?

See our Services page to learn more about each particular service that we offer. Please remember that the college process is unique to each student and thus our services are personalized to fit these needs.  We can help the student with all steps of the process or with a few select steps- it is all up to you!

Why is having a CAC consultant important for any student looking to apply to college?

The college admissions process is very complex. It involves numerous different steps that need to be completed in a specific order by a specific time. This is further complicated by the different deadlines and guidelines provided by each college/university. Unfortunately, it is very easy to skip over or forget about a very small yet crucial step in the process. Perhaps even more discouraging is the fact that it is very easy to get so caught up in the process that one is unable to see what is truly important. For example, should the student be more concerned about the essay topic or the grammatical editing of the essay? Should the student write about his service trip to Honduras or the time he was faced with a personal challenge? This is where the CAC consultants come in! Our consultants have the expertise and "inside knowledge" to know what steps of the process are most important and which can be left until later. Furthermore, the CAC consultants often serve as a mediator between parent and child during this important yet difficult transition period.  Typically, a student has a desire to gain independence and complete the college process separate from the parent while the parent may want to allow a certain amount of independence but is concerned that the college process is too crucial to allow for mistakes.  By having a CAC consultant, the parent can take a step back and allow the student to have more independence while still having the security that the application process is getting completed effectively.  This can help create a much better parent child relationship during the transition. The college admissions process should be an exciting experience through which a student can explore him/herself and his/her options.  Unfortunately, the process tends to be an experience filled with stress and worry. A student only goes through this experience once in life and should take the time to enjoy it. With the help of a CAC consultant, the process becomes much less stressful, more organized, and much more enjoyable for everyone involved.

Are the student’s parent(s) involved in the process?

This decision can be made on a case-by-case basis.  Some parents decide to sit in on every meeting that takes place between the student and the consultant, while others decide to attend only some of the meetings (or none at all opting for phone calls or emails to stay updated).  Parental involvement is not required, encouraged, or discouraged. Instead, College Admissions Consultants believes that a parent's involvement should be based upon what the student and parent feel most comfortable with.

Where and when does the student meet with his/her college consultant?

College Admissions Consultants can help you no matter where you live! CAC consultants are trained to provide our services via the Internet.  This enables you to get necessary help without leaving your home or wasting time on the road traveling to an office. Please see 'The CAC Experience' under our 'About' tab to learn more.

Who are the CAC consultants?

Check out our About the Consultants page to learn more about the consultants at College Admissions Consultants.

What is College Admissions Consultants?

College Admissions Consultants is a privately owned business that specializes in helping students and their parents through the many different stages of the college admissions process. We offer several different services including, but not limited to, application editing, essay editing, essay preparation, and supplement editing. See our Services page to learn more about each of the services we offer.