If you find yourself overwhelmed with standardized testing and the college application process before it’s even started, you are not alone. Hundreds of families have turned to Great Expectations to manage the process, from the first standardized test to the last college essay. Our goal is to be a “one stop shop” for getting you into college, whether you are starting early and seeking help to gain admittance to a competitive high school or are already in the throes of the application process and need help with standardized test prep, academic tutoring, college essay guidance, or athletic recruitment — or all of the above.

While we are based in Los Angeles and Orange County, we also work with a large number of families who live outside of California — even internationally — and can certainly tailor a program to fit your needs, regardless of where you live.

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Remember, it’s never too early to start preparing — the best way to tackle the college application process is to start early and stay organized!


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    My own personal college counselor: part one

    by Lorraine Petrie Ever since I was a kid, I just assumed everyone went to college after high school. Just like going from kindergarten to first grade, then grade school to high school…it was simply the natural progression of things. There wasn’t much to think about: my parents enr...

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    Little fish, big pond: the reality check from high school to college

    by Lorraine Petrie If you think your application stands out, I’m sorry to break it to you but…it probably doesn’t. You’re familiar with the checklist: Good GPA AP Classes Sports Leadership Community Service Job Here was mine: Unweighted GPA just shy of a 4.0 A few APs Volleybal...

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