630-244-9872      Long Grove, Illinois  jill@kirbycollegeconsulting.com

With the overwhelming task of locating the best fit for students and their choice of college, Kirby College Consulting (KCC) will aid in that selection. KCC will narrow the selections down to a manageable number and ultimately help create criteria as well as aid in the application process.

Products & Services

Kirby College Consulting offers the following services:


  • Evaluation of the student’s academic record
  • Exploration of check-list for the ideal college
  • Recommendations for ACT/SAT test prep
  • College selection – after a complete study of the student, provide a list of select target colleges or universities that the student will fit into well.
  • Defining and overcoming weaknesses
  • Organization of application requirements and deadlines
  • Preparation of college admissions resume
  • Discuss/decide if Early Decision or Early Action is appropriate
  • Direction/editing of essays/personal statements
  • Provide summer action plans
  • Coaching for admissions interviews (Mock Interviews)
  • Structure successful college visits
  • Financial aid information



  • Track academic progress and adjust accordingly
  • Develop strategies to deal with challenges
  • Discuss options for standardized testing options
  • Timelines for SAT and ACT
  • Present customized set of question to collect school preferences and prioritites
  • Work on student activity sheet/resume
  • Prioritize a select number of schools into Safety, Best Match and Reach categories
  • Begin essay brainstorming ideas and topics
  • Look at letters of recommendation choices
  • Plan college visit calendar
  • Up to 25 hours per year – total 50 hours for two years


  • Finalize list of appropriate schools
  • Keep track of specific deadlines
  • Provide feedback on essay drafts
  • Look at financial aid opportunities
  • College interview preparation
  • Transition support
  • Up to 25 hours total for one year – total 25 hours


  • Six Hours: $375
  • Twelve Hours: $700
  • Twenty Hours: $1,100