Celebrating Ten Years
Helping students just like yours succeed in college, career, and life.

Proven Results, Happy Parents, Successful Students
Improving college & career readiness for students and families just like yours.
Our Passion
Our dreams for your student’s future are as big as theirs.
Finish Strong
We are with you and your student, step by step, all the way through college graduation.
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Give Your Student the Competitive Advantage They Deserve

Seeking Wise Counsel

In the same manner as enlisting the help of financial and tax experts to maximize your wealth and retirement, preparing for your child’s future is simply too important to go it alone. 

Rightwise Prep delivers the most comprehensive college and career counseling program available today and it would be our privilege to help your student reach their college and career dreams.

I think a big reason my son got into such a good college was the help he received from the advisors on his applications, essays, and SAT. Tremendous!

About Rightwise Prep

Rightwise is a private educational services firm proudly serving students and parents in every state and U.S. citizens living around the globe.

We connect with families who have children in grades 8-12 exclusively through select professional service firm partners that are deeply committed to the success of their client families, just like yours.

This allows us to save on advertising cost and provide our white glove treatment service at an exceptional price.

Students are not just a number in our system…we know they are the future of our country, each with their own hopes, desires, and dreams. That’s why we enroll a limited number of students each year to ensure that your child gets the attention and care they deserve.

Our proprietary approach to college and career success was developed by a team of experts that have over two decades of experience in helping thousands of students achieve their college and career dreams.

The Stakes Are High…

Why your student needs a competitive advantage to find success in college and in their career.

Challenges Facing Today’s Students

Our education system’s current approach to preparing our nations’ children for their future isn’t working. Too many students go from middle school to high school, and on to graduation with little or no real planning for their future. Students and their families are paying the price of the current disjointed process…

The cost of college is rising; admissions and scholarships are more competitive than ever!

More and more students are competing for a limited number of admissions seats and scholarships.

Student debt is at an all-time high – over eight million have defaulted on burdensome loans.
– U.S. Department of Education

Many students are unprepared and are taking too long to graduate – Over 40% of students are not prepared academically for college and over 60% are taking six years or more to graduate increasing their college cost even more.
– National Center for Education Statistics

Students who enter college unprepared take longer to graduate and are less satisfied post-college – Over half of college graduates surveyed would change their major, their college, or their degree plan.
– Strada-Gallup

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Challenges and Risks for Today’s Students

Poor Planning Leads to Costly Mistakes for Students and Families

The cost of a degree is rising while college admissions and scholarships are more competitive than ever.

Per Year - Average Cost for Tuition, Fees, and Room/Board

In-State Public University: $25,864
Out-of-State Public University: $43,721
Private University: $54,501

Student Loan Debt is at an All-Time High

$37,584 – Average amount of debt held by students at graduation.

College is costly, not only while earning a degree but also in the years spent paying off student loans.

For most parents, outside of purchasing a home, paying for their children’s college education is the most expensive investment that they will ever make. Yet most parents leave the decision-making process to their teenager with no professional help in choosing their career path, major, or college.

Lack of formal career and college counseling leads to costly mistakes. Students are taking too long to graduate which dramatically increases the cost of their education.

The Reality of Costly Mistakes

More than 60% of students are taking six years or more to graduate, significantly increasing the cost of their college degree.*

This is due to little or no proper college and career planning as well as poor academic preparation in high school.

The difference between four and six years of college can be over $90,000.

In addition, the student’s opportunity costs also increase when they are still in college and not out in the workforce earning a living alongside their peers.

Over 30% of students in college end up changing their major at least once over the course of their college career.*

Changing majors almost always means additional classes which significantly increases time and costs.

This is the costly result of no formal career counseling before graduating high school.
*National Center for Education Statistics

Regret and Failure

Over half of college graduates surveyed would change their major, college, or degree plan.*

The national freshmen. persistency rate is a dismal 66.4%, meaning that over one third never return to their initial school after their first year.

While high school dropout rates are decreasing, the United States experiences a daunting 40% college dropout rate every year.

This is a direct impact of students and families attempting to navigate the high school-to college transition process without professional help.
Most students drop out because they started college without a plan. They did not take steps to confirm their career path, choose an appropriate major, or select a college that was a good fit for them, academically, socially, emotionally, or financially.

Well intentioned and motivated high school graduates end up attending a college that was not a good fit for them, studying for the wrong career, resulting in wasted time and money.

They leave with a sense of failure and unfortunately, many of them never pursue their college dream again.
*Strada-Gallup

Rightwise Prep doesn’t just focus on getting a student into college...

Rightwise Prep’s proven methodology is centered on helping your student get into the right college for them, study for the right career, all at the right price in order to succeed and graduate in four years.

Every student is unique with individual strengths and abilities. Rightwise Prep provides customized planning for each student and our experts work individually with each family to ensure your child achieves their college and career dreams.

Student life | Rightwise Prep

The Need = Expert College and Career Preparation

Students receiving formal career counseling are twice as likely to graduate college in four years – saving time and money!
Education Trust

Improved SAT/ACT test scores lead to increased chances for college admissions and scholarships.

Beginning career and college counseling as early as the 8th grade can double a student’s chances of attending and graduating from college.
– Education Trust 

Your Student’s Competitive Advantage

Rightwise Prep provides your student with the competitive advantage they need to stand out from the pack in order to realize their full potential and achieve their dreams.

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Our Unique Methodology

Our proven approach focuses on long-term success for your student.

We start with your child’s best-fit career in mind and work backward to identify the path that provides real satisfaction over a lifetime.

Focusing on the Right Career, the Right College, at the Right Price ensures students stay on track and graduate in 4 years.

Save Time – Reduce Stress – Save Money

Ensuring Your Child’s Success, Increasing Your Return on Investment

Independent research by The Education Trust reinforces the value of Rightwise Prep.

Students receiving formal college and career counseling are twice as likely to graduate from college in four years – saving time and money.
Improved SAT®/ACT® test scores lead to increased chances for college admissions and scholarships.
Beginning career and college counseling as early as the 8th grade can double a student’s chances of attending and graduating from college.

Proven Program = Tangible Results

Over the past six years, our results for high school graduating seniors who successfully completed our program:

99%*

were accepted into one or both of their top two college choices.

$24,179*

average financial aid awarded per student each year by their college or university.

100%*

of students and parents would recommend

95%

college freshman persistency

*Tracking Success – Results based on surveys of graduating high school seniors and their families who successfully completed our program. Survey includes submitted college acceptance letters, financial aid award letters, and additional documentation.
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Our Unique Methodology

The most comprehensive full-service program available today.

Delivered online to serve families anywhere around the globe.

Team of live degreed experts who work directly with your family via email, phone, and chat.

Enroll in the program as early as the 8th grade. Rightwise Prep’s team of experts stay with your family until college graduation – Up to 9 Years of Service!

Rightwise Prep’s College Success Academy

helps ensure your student gets into the right college for them, preparing for the right career, while maximizing their opportunities for financial aid awards. Your student will not only get into their perfect college, but that they will be equipped to graduate in four years, saving them both time and you money!

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Proven Results, Happy Parents, Successful Students