College Planning

4 Year Gurus
480-229-0593 •
4YG simplifies the college admission process for students by helping students find the best fit opportunities to pursue their educational goals.

Arizona College Scholarship Foundation
Provides the state’s largest pool of private scholarship dollars for high potential/low income students through partnerships with individuals, corporations, government, philanthropists and foundations. Once in college, ACSF scholars have access to a network of support services including individual, on-campus mentoring.

Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education
2020 N Central Ave #650, Phoenix
602-258-2435 •
Offers student financial aid assistance and other support to help students and families plan, enter and succeed in postsecondary education. Hosts annual College Goal Sunday.

AZ College Solutions
480-993-1920 •
Offers in-depth, personalized college planning assistance. Free orientation classes explain how colleges operate, what they are looking for in prospective students and how families can be educated shoppers. Subsequent one-on-one consultations help families plan for financial aid opportunities. Services include use of a proprietary college-matching tool and completion of all required college forms.

Be A Leader Foundation
6850 N Central Ave, Phoenix
Works to increase the number of college-going students by empowering them to become college-bound, focused and prepared through leadership training and mentoring.

Benjamin College Consulting
480-399-3700 •
Provides comprehensive college admissions counseling to students and their families.

College Connect Tempe
Provides free workshop series aims to L.I.F.T. (Learn, investigate, Fund, Transition) your knowledge and preparation about college.

College Depot
Phoenix Burton Barr Library
1221 N Central Ave, Phoenix
602-261-8847 •
More than 2,400 square feet of space on the library’s second floor is devoted to college planning. Offers access to college-planning software with interest inventory and college/scholarship/internship matching. Provides one-on-one assistance with the college application process. Meetings with recruiters can be scheduled through the staff. Workshops are offered on college readiness, financial aid, scholarships, college applications, personal statements, test preparation and more.

College Goal Sunday
An annual event providing free assistance to high school seniors, families and returning adults enrolling in college to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

College Week Live
A “virtual” college fair, with hundreds of colleges and universities from around the world and tens of thousands of students participating. CollegeWeekLive brings together students, parents, counselors and colleges online to interact, transcending time and distance. It is free to attendees, who can watch admissions experts speak (on topics such as how to prepare for the SAT, how to write a winning application essay or how to pay for college) and have questions answered via live chat or video chat with college students who can explain what campus life is really like.

College X-ing
480-225-2472 •
Works with high school students, college students and professionals nationwide in the areas of college admissions advising and career planning.

Expect More Arizona College and Career Planning Guide
Created in partnership with Arizona GEAR Up and Northern Arizona University, the College and Career Planning Guide outlines specific steps students can take today to ensure they are prepared to graduate from high school and attend a postsecondary program of their choice.

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
800-KAP-TEST •
Offers preparation for more than 90 standardized tests, including entrance exams for secondary school, college and graduate school, as well as English language and professional licensing exams. Kaplan also provides private tutoring and graduate admissions consulting services.

Online College
Explore accredited online colleges with a comprehensive database of campus and online programs in the US. Sort the results based on your criteria for program, degree, location and more so that you may find the best colleges online for your education goals and preferences.

Pathfinder College Consulting
602-697-4543 •
Provides guidance, encouragement, motivation and balance throughout the entire college search and application process.

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