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College Counseling & Admission Services

College Choice Counseling®, the firm founded by Barbara Connolly and located in Birmingham, Michigan, provides the full range of college counseling advice, as well as standardized test prep and academic subject tutoring.


What We Offer

College Choice Counseling® provides college admission counseling services. An expert college advisor is assigned to each student. The college counselor explains the college admissions process to the student. Based on an assessment of the student’s record and other factors, the expert counselor then helps the student create a college list. Finally, the college counselor helps the student create compelling applications, which includes helping them write impressive essays.


College Choice Counseling® also offers tutoring services. Our expert tutors are assigned according to the specific needs of the student. We provide ACT and SAT prep in addition to a wide range of academic subject tutoring for high school and college students.



Learn about our guidance and 
personalized support to help 
your students maximize their 
admissions opportunities. Our 
counselors are knowledgeable 
and passionate in unlocking a student’s potential in navigating the college application process.



We provide personalized tutoring in a range of subjects, including math, science, history, English, and more. Our experienced tutors have the knowledge and expertise to help you get the grades you need to achieve your goals.



Our essay tutors help students understand which essays are needed for their college applications and help them select the right topic for each one. Then our essay experts help students write their best essays.

Barbara Connolly, JD, CEP

Barbara Connolly is a private college consultant in Birmingham, Michigan with more than 20 years experience assisting students and families throughout the United States.  

Barbara is a lawyer, certified educational planner (CEP), and a former admissions reader at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

Barbara and her husband are the parents of four children, all of whom were admitted to Ivy League and other selective colleges, including the University of Michigan. Barbara's experience as a parent greatly benefits the families with whom she works.

Barbara Connolly, JD, CEP

Finding the Fit

More and more families are looking for tutors and private college counselors to support their students.  Our professionals work one-on-one with students to enhance their learning and success in school. We help with standardized tests, college applications, and more. Find the right counselor or tutor now.


Colleges Where Our Students Have Been Admitted:

University of Michigan
Washington University in St. Louis
Northwestern University
Tulane University

What Our Clients Say

As a teacher and administrator for over 31 years, I can say without reservation that Barbara's expertise in the area of college admissions counseling has been responsible for myriad successful outcomes and college placements for students.

Veteran teacher at Wylie E. Groves High School in Birmingham, Michigan

Barbara was the best college advisor I could've imagined who devoted an enormous amount of time to reading and reviewing every part of the college application. She is smart, dedicated, and professional in every way.
I highly recommend her!

Parent of a student attending Harvard University

Our daughter was offered one of the 100 spots in the preferred admission to the University of Michigan School of Pharmacy. We cannot thank you enough for your help. Your confidence in her was also reassuring and made the whole process less stressful. Thank you very much!

Rochester Hills, Michigan parent of a CCC student

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

At College Choice Counseling®, we are dedicated to helping you navigate the college admissions process and make the best decision for your future. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our services, please contact us. We are available to answer your questions via phone, email, or through our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.

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