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Join local expert Amy Mendelson, M.Ed, as she presents a comprehensive look at what your student should be doing now to prepare for college admissions.

Comprehensive College Counseling Program


One-on-one expert guidance throughout the entire application and selection processes.

A La Carte Services


Mix and match virtual counseling sessions tailored to your student’s specific needs.

Transfer Student Counseling


We help students transfer from community colleges to four year universities as well as from one university to another.

We’re here to help.

The college admissions process is vastly different from what it was just 10 years ago, and most parents don’t even know where to begin.

At Great College Fit, we provide the personal attention and insightful expertise your student needs to navigate the complexities of the college search and application process. Through highly individualized, one-on-one work sessions, we help students:

  • Develop a reasonable list of best-fit colleges and a strategic submission approach
  • Create a realistic, step-by-step college application timeline for which they are held accountable
  • Complete error-free essays, winning personal statements, and individualized applications
  • Successfully apply to college on time and with less stress-for themselves AND their parents!

We are an IECA member consultant and we can be a welcome resource for students and families who are looking for knowledgeable professionals with experience in admissions counseling. IECA members provide individual attention, flexible scheduling, and are committed to finding colleges that are the right fit for the student.

There is no one “right” college, but there is a right way to approach college admissions.

Navigating the college admissions process requires a personalized strategy to determine:

the RIGHT Academic Fit  |  the RIGHT Social Fit  |  the RIGHT Financial Fit

Don’t go it alone! Let Great College Fit help.

Schedule your FREE 30-minute CONSULTATION

Colleges across the country offer admission
to Great College Fit students.

We are here to help students find their perfect college fit. Click HERE to see a partial list of our acceptances.

College Counseling Schools

About Great College Fit

Our expert college admissions counselors have been providing personalized, expert college admissions guidance to students since 2009. During one-on-one, comprehensive college counseling sessions, we guide your student through the entire college selection and application process, and are there for them every step of the way.

College Counseling Grades 11-12

Grades 11 - 12

Comprehensive College Counseling
Our signature, flat-fee program begins in the spring of 11th grade and guides students through all aspects of college admissions–all the way until high school graduation.

Private College Counseling Transfer Students

Transfer Students

 Our Transfer Student Program is targeted to meet the needs of transfer students. We support them through every step of the college search and application process.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!

If quality, experience and a driven yet comfortable atmosphere is what you are looking for, then Great College Fit is sincerely the best possible place to be.

GCF parent

The great, hands-on care we received at Great College Fit resulted in a happy, successful, confident college student. Having found the correct university, our son is now thriving. Amy’s advice and direction was invaluable. Highly recommended! GCF Parent

We used the services of Great College Fit for both of our children and we could not be happier. The attention given to each person’s interests, abilities, strengths and personality to select the right fit college choices was priceless. The complete college application process was stress-free and we HIGHLY recommend Great College Fit if you are looking for a positive and worry-free experience.

GCF parent

My daughter’s Great College Fit counselor opened her eyes to colleges that she would never have applied to for admission. Great College Fit helped her focus on what was important to her and allowed her to narrow her choices to the schools that were the best fit for her. She is finishing her first year of college and loves where she is. Thank you, Great College Fit!

GCF parent

NOW in BOULDER, COLORADO! Proudly serving students and families
in the greater Boulder, Colorado area. Click HERE to find out more.

We have worked with families from: Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Coto de Caza, Cypress, Dana Point, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, and Yorba Linda.

We provide college admissions counseling services to families in Longmont, Boulder, Louisville, Broomfield and Thornton, Colorado. 

Our students attend: Santa Margarita Catholic High School, Tesoro High School, Trabuco Hills High School, Mission Viejo High School, Dana Hills High School, Capistrano Valley High School, Los Alamitos High School, El Toro High School, Fullerton High School, Corona Del Mar High School, Orange County School of the Arts, San Juan Hills High School, and Beckman High School.

Not Local? That’s ok. Our private college counseling program is tech-friendly.
Whether you reside in Orange County, CA, or Orange County, NY, we can help. Using the Internet, we can work remotely with students from anywhere across the U.S. and still provide the personalized college counseling guidance for which we are known.

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Percent of time public school counselors reported spending on college admissions counseling


Percent of time private college counselors spend on college admissions counseling


% of American high school students who utilize the services of a private college counselor.

source: NACAC, 2104 State of College Admission

To find out how our counselors can help your student and your family, contact us to schedule a FREE 30-minute consultation. Complete the form below and we will get back to you shortly.

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