SoCal College Planning

SoCal College Planning is your guide to the overwhelming college admission and financial aid process.     

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Explore SoCal College Planning

  ADMISSIONS PROGRAM   Our program for the student needing help identifying majors, getting in, best fit colleges and dream college strategies.   HIGHLIGHTS:  One-On-One student appointments, essay samples, essay mastermind and access to our sensior editor. Career matchmaker with thousands of opportunities to explore.  40 hours of self-directed SAT/ACT test preparation, sample tests, timer and handouts.

ADMISSIONS PROGRAM

Our program for the student needing help identifying majors, getting in, best fit colleges and dream college strategies.

HIGHLIGHTS: One-On-One student appointments, essay samples, essay mastermind and access to our sensior editor. Career matchmaker with thousands of opportunities to explore.  40 hours of self-directed SAT/ACT test preparation, sample tests, timer and handouts.

  F  INANCIAL AID & MERIT   A  ID   P  ROGRAM   For the family who doesn't want to leave money on the table and will sleep better knowing that the merit and financial aid applications were completed correctly.   HIGHLIGHTS:   College financial aid and merit scholarship forecast.  EFC projection,   federal and state grant review, FAFSA and/or CSS Profile form submission, access to our  college financial aid and merit scholarship database , student and parent loan strategies. Total cost forecast and best way to pay guide.

FINANCIAL AID & MERIT AID PROGRAM

For the family who doesn't want to leave money on the table and will sleep better knowing that the merit and financial aid applications were completed correctly. 

HIGHLIGHTS: College financial aid and merit scholarship forecast.  EFC projection, federal and state grant review, FAFSA and/or CSS Profile form submission, access to our college financial aid and merit scholarship database, student and parent loan strategies. Total cost forecast and best way to pay guide.

  CUSTOM PROGRAM   For our families wanting unique, custom and personalized services.  Let's discuss your wishlist and put your plan into action today!

CUSTOM PROGRAM

For our families wanting unique, custom and personalized services.

Let's discuss your wishlist and put your plan into action today!

Attend our FREE workshop, "How to Pay for College Without Going Broke!"

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About Our Advisor

 

Sylvia Caruthers began her career in education in 1996, at a local School District.  She has worked closely with students and administrators throughout her career and understands the importance of working in conjunction with school counselors but has seen the limitations they face first hand. She can pick up where they legally cannot, due to liability issues, contract or district policy.

She had melded her background in education with SoCal College Planning and has successfully helped families save money while going to their dream school.  Her personal goals are to provide guidance to families of all incomes and backgrounds. Her PTA and high school sports workshops have helped her meet this goal and are one of many ways she gives back to the community.

Sylvia studied Italian and Social Studies in Rome at Scuola Leonardo da Vinci (the school made famous by Elizabeth Gilbert's book, Eat Pray Love) and continues to practice Italian on her chickens and rescue Pomeranian.

 

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Testimonials

Thank you so much for taking the time to connect with me yesterday and brainstorm some collaboration ideas between SoCal College Planning and .... HS. I am really excited for us to offer a workshop for our high schoolers that focuses on financial planning for college. I think it’s extremely relevant and will open up a lot of opportunities for our members.
— Teen Program Director
SoCal College Planning....have been there every step of the way to guide us through the complicated process of trying to apply for state and federal grants and aide for college. I knew that it was going to be a difficult task, the government has a way of making everything harder than it should be..... The cost of SoCal’s service is a fraction of what my son will receive over his college education. My only regret is that I had put two other children through college at a great expense, before I discovered SoCal College Planning.
— Ray S., Retired, Father of three
I can’t express to you how much I wish I had known Sylvia when I was applying for college, but I’m so glad I met her in time to have her help me with my son!

After our free consultation meeting we just KNEW how valuable her services are and signed up.

She has coached him on so many aspects of the high school to college transition while simultaneously coaching me on the things parents need to do as well.

The students get not only SAT/ACT prep, but also assignments from Sylvia to further their chances on acceptance....

Sylvia really has taken all the stress out of applying for college, and just like she promised - we are doing it without going broke! I can not recommend her services enough to anyone with a high school student. At least take her up on the consultation, you have absolutely nothing to lose and so much knowledge to gain.
— Martha Alvarez, Esthetician, Mother of three
Sylvia is responsive and attentive. She really gets to know her students and help them figure out their goals. She’s gone out of her way to help us understand what we need to do as parents, and she provided individualized attention to our student. With her encouragement, our student targeted best-fit colleges and secured significant scholarships, instead of getting caught up in the rush for the most popular schools. Thank you!
— Mike L., Information Officer, Father of two
I truly advice anyone who is planning to go to college to contact Sylvia. Last year I didn’t know if my daughter would be able to go to college but thanks to this amazing program she is now in her second semester.
— Alma, Mother of three
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