The Colleges You Want.

The Expertise

You Need.

Dr. Leslie Tucker

The Colleges You Want.

The Expertise

You Need.

The Best Answer is in YOU

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A Parent’s Point-of-View

“You can go on and see what your child’s been doing and keep track of what’s happening. I think it is beneficial to the independent education consultant to have parents involved even if they are just quietly watching from the background. It makes the experience just that much more valuable.” — Susan

Dr. Leslie Tucker

Finding the Best

I will help you:

+ Graduate in 4 (not 6) years
+ Earn a major you love
+ Have a fantastic college experience
+ Leave with as little debt as possible

AND have fun going through the process of planning for college!

Planning for college should not be a sprint, but a process—jump on board and lets get started.

To find the best "fit" college, students must dedicate time and energy to self-assessment, their situations, and their personal and professional goals—and then identify schools that best meet their needs.

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. alone.

The average student-to-guidance counselor ratio is 450 to 1.

And given the cost of higher education today, spending a semester, year, or more at a school and/or in a major that's a poor-fit may serve as an expensive mishap.

Students experience an average of 42 minutes of one-on-one college planning advising during their four years in high school. Forty-two minutes. Total.

The college planning process may be taxing and sometimes stressful, but it's worth every minute. Take the time to find yourself at a best-fit school—enthusiastic about learning, excited about relating to new peers, professors, and environments.

"Let me help you reach your full potential—academically, socially, and financially"

Testimonials

What students and families have to say about working with Dr. Tucker

What students and families have to say about working with Dr. Tucker

Hiring Dr. Tucker was the best thing we could have done. We didn’t know where to start – and applying to college has changed so much since we went to school.

Thank you for all your help! Life is so busy for our family, we couldn’t begin to think about trying to guide our son through this crazy process.

You have been a life saver! My wife and I would be fighting. Thank you, Dr. Tucker for meeting us where we are at and providing such high-quality consultation. We now feel confident that [our daughter] is on right track for her future.

Featured Blog Posts:

What’s Going on With the SAT and ACT? Your Important Questions Answered

By Dr. Leslie Tucker College Consultant | October 18, 2021

Learn about test-optional colleges and discover if the SAT and ACT still matter to you If you’ve been paying even a little bit of attention to college admissions news over the last couple of years, you know the SAT and ACT have been through the wringer. And it hasn’t been easy for students, either. The…

The Four Most Important College Planning Tasks for Tenth Grade

By Dr. Leslie Tucker College Consultant | October 4, 2021

Discover how to become a competitive applicant to selective colleges If you want to attend a selective college—one that admits fewer than 25% of its applicants—it’s important to start planning and preparing early. Otherwise, you might just miss the boat. As a college planning consultant, I talk to plenty of seniors who have their sights…

The 10 Best Universities in Florida and How to Choose the Right One for You

By Dr. Leslie Tucker College Consultant | September 20, 2021

Explore the top 10 Florida universities and learn which ones might be the perfect fit If you want to go to college in Florida, you have a lot of great options to choose from. After all, the Sunshine State boasts the best higher education system in the country.  But with a lot of choices, there’s…

How to Choose the Best Application Deadline: Early Decision, Early Action, or Regular Decision

By Dr. Leslie Tucker College Consultant | September 7, 2021

Discover everything you need to know about the different college application options so you can make the right choice for you If you’re a college-bound high school senior, now’s the time to be getting serious about your college applications. You should be looking at upcoming college application deadlines and requirements to create a plan for…

How to Transfer to a Florida University Under the Florida 2 + 2 Program

By Dr. Leslie Tucker College Consultant | August 23, 2021

Learn everything you need to know about the Florida 2 + 2 program, plus expert tips on how to be a successful transfer student If you’re a Florida resident, you have several amazing college options to choose from. But what if you’re worried about the rising costs of getting your bachelor’s degree? Or if you’re…

The 3 Paths to a College Degree in Florida: Everything You Need to Know

By Dr. Leslie Tucker College Consultant | August 9, 2021

Discover which of the Florida college pathways is the perfect choice for you If you’re a high school student in Florida, you’re in luck! Your state boasts the best higher education system in the nation. And that’s not an opinion—it’s a fact established by the US News and World Report. You have three high-quality college…

7 Simple Steps to Planning the Perfect College Visit

By Dr. Leslie Tucker College Consultant | July 5, 2021

Discover a low-stress method for planning college visits to help you get the most out of your experience If you’re a rising senior, you must be feeling excited about going on college visits! After so many college campuses shut their doors in 2020, I’m sure you’re extra grateful you get the chance to visit colleges…

How to Be Smart With Student Loans: Everything You Need to Know

By Dr. Leslie Tucker College Consultant | April 5, 2021

Learn how to choose student loans and manage student loan debt the right way to protect your financial future If you’re a senior deciding which college to attend this fall, I’m sure finances are one of the many things on your mind. You’ve compared your different financial aid award letters, but your aid doesn’t cover…

Understanding Financial Aid Award Letters: Everything You Need to Know

By Dr. Leslie Tucker College Consultant | March 22, 2021

Discover what financial aid letter terms mean and how to compare your financial aid offers Congratulations! You’ve already received a few college acceptances and you’re feeling over the moon right now. All your hard work has paid off, and you’re so close to seeing your college dreams come true. You’ve also started receiving financial aid…