Gain admission to the college that best fits you.
Waypoint College Consulting is an independent educational counseling service that helps students and parents prepare for college, navigate the admissions and financial aid process, and strategically position students for their best fit school.
Located in Little Rock, Arkansas, we proudly serve students in the Natural State and military servicemembers and veterans nationwide.
Maximize your admission odds
TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
The journey to college can be an exciting process that begins well before senior year. However, admission to a dream college can be very difficult and expensive if not planned carefully. Navigating this process and making a decision for the next four years can be challenging.
THINK LIKE A COLLEGE ADMISSIONS OFFICER IN EVERY STEP OF THE PROCESS
What are colleges actually looking for in students and what matters most to college admissions officers in each school?
STRATEGICALLY PREPARE FOR THE RIGHT COLLEGE
Many students struggle to plan extracurriculars, courses, leadership opportunities, standardized tests, financial aid, and the application requirements.
WE PERSONALIZE AND TAILOR OUR SERVICES TO EACH UNIQUE STUDENT
Enhance the hard work of our high school counselors who may have limited time to help college bound students because of additional responsibilities. We provide the time and expertise to help each student discover and communicate their college goals and empower them to put their best foot forward for college and beyond.
We offer a comprehensive package of services that can be customized to each student's needs and at any time of their journey to college, from freshman to senior year, as well as for any veteran or military servicemember seeking an undergraduate degree.
Assessment and Personal reflection
The first phase of our service takes a holistic approach to assessing a student. This allows us and the student to understand which school would be the right fit personally, academically, socially, geographically, and financially.
Among our meetings with students and parents, we also offer an assessment suite that is designed to discover students’ learning style, productivity preferences, emotional and multiple intelligences, skills, and personality.
Charting a strategic path to college
The second phase is the implementation of an educational, testing, and extracurricular plan. For students well into their high school experience, we help them maximize their remaining time and achieve their goals.
This phase also includes a thorough college search and creating a list of colleges for which the student will apply.
Applying to college
The third phase is the most intensive part of the process that revolves around the completion of applications, financial aid, testing requirements, letters of recommendation, resumes, interview prep, and brainstorming and editing essays.
We use software that is specifically designed to track, communicate, and coordinate the application process and provide up-to-date information, deadlines, and requirements on over 3000 colleges and universities.
decisions, enrollment, and transition
The final phase helps students and parents evaluate their final options by providing tools and resources to make informed decisions on financial aid and enrollment.
The student will also receive career counseling and a framework for transitioning to college.
Meet Steve Colley
Steve Colley is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Waypoint College Consulting and specializes in the field of college counseling. He is an Associate Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling. He also holds a master’s degree from Harvard University and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. Steve brings 6 years of leadership experience as a former Marine Corps Officer and 5 years of consulting experience with think tanks, nonprofits, and the U.S. Congress.