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About Us

Our Story

Barbara Connolly’s clients come to her at one of the most stressful times of their lives: when they’re applying to college.


As a parent of four children she helped through high school and college, Barbara knows what an intense process it is for both students and parents. That’s partly why she started College Choice Counseling® more than 20 years ago.


What began as a kitchen table-based referral business has grown into a full-scale company, with a team of over 25 professional college counselors and tutors. Her students have been accepted to schools like Michigan, Michigan Ross, UCLA, Harvard, MIT, and many others.


CollegeCC offers expert tutors for numerous academic subjects for high school and college-level courses, SAT/ACT prep, essay writing, resume preparation, in addition to college application assistance.


Barbara and CollegeCC’s holistic approach to educational consulting makes the company unique in the field.


Barbara’s qualifications set her apart, too. She is a lawyer, professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, former admissions reader at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and the only Certified Educational Planner in Michigan.


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 admission 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.

Our Team

At College Choice Counseling®, we have a team of professionals dedicated to helping students achieve their higher education goals. Our counselors have a deep understanding of the admissions process and are committed to providing the best guidance and advice to our clients. We provide comprehensive services from the initial college search to the application and admission process.

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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