Choosing which college to go to is one of the most significant decisions of your life. Your college experience will open up for you a whole world of new ideas and friends. It’s thrilling and a little scary at the same time. This transition can be a huge step for both you and your parents. College Primers is here to highlight the excitement of the process and support you through the challenges.

We combine over twenty-five years of experience in higher education with decades of preparing thousands of students across the country for the college admissions process. The Independent College Consultants at College Primers help you find the college environment that best fits your unique personality so that you can focus on your future.

Recent Articles

A College Degree Still Pays

February 26, 2015 by Lisa Zimmer Hatch


Over the past several years, the high cost of college and increased levels of debt to pay for it have inspired many to wonder whether a degree is really worth the financial burden. A recent Atlantic article explains why the answer is still “Yes.”    


February 10, 2015 by Lisa Zimmer Hatch

Juniors! Your #SAT scores and #Subject Test scores from the January 24th test will be available in two days – February 12, 2915. Be sure to record your results in #GuidedPath. We’ll discuss at our next meeting.  

Guided Path College Application Program Has a New Look!

January 31, 2015 by Lisa Zimmer Hatch


College Primers students, check out the new interface of Guided Path. If you haven’t already uploaded your picture to your profile, do it today. A new video introduces you to the new look and shows you how to update your photo:

Some Summer Scholarships Still Available

June 13, 2013 by Lisa Zimmer Hatch

Take a Look at Still-Available Scholarships with Summer Deadlines.

The College Doctor and Lisa Zimmer Hatch, veteran test prep instructor and author of ACT For Dummies, 5th Edition, will offer Prepping for the ACT, small group instruction on all ACT test sections that will ease your concerns and boost your confidence as you head into the big test.

GMAT For Dummies, 6th Edition Now Available!

February 26, 2013 by Lisa Zimmer Hatch

GMAT FD 6e Premier

GMAT For Dummies, 6th Edition, follows the tried-and-true Dummies formula of simplifying complicated material into a readable, friendly guide that gives you a succinct overview of everything you need to know to maximize your scores on this daunting test.

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What Clients Are Saying

Thank you so so so much for all of your help this last year! You have no idea how much you broadened my horizons to college and what was actually out there. Without you I would most likely be stuck here in-state. Thank you for everything!!!!

- E. W. - High School Student

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