"There's a college for everyone who wants to go to college -- but it may not be the one you're thinking of!"

We produce results for you


Confidence for the student entering college
Choices for the parents and grandparents footing the bill
Schedule a conversation with us today.
We'll make it plain and simple -- what we do, how we help, and why our services are highly prized and praised.
Turn-key and a la carte options starting @ $995.00

Prefer an hourly arrangement?
Happy to serve you @ $200.00 per hour (1 hour minimum) and quarter-hour increments thereafter.

No one is turned away because of family finances.

Menu of Services
Private session College Strategy Workshop with Dr. Gately
Coach your student through a due-diligence process of college selection
Optimize Financial Aid Eligibility (based on FAFSA)
Prepare Your Personal "College-Affordable Plan"
SAT and ACT Test Preparation Classes (web-based)**
Professional career profile and Fit-2-Flourish®**
Assist with Filing Financial Aid disclosures as required by colleges
Access to a Comprehensive Database of Colleges and Universities**
Coach Student through College Application Essays
Implement our College Selection Strategy
Review Your Financial Aid Award Letters

Some services use third party vendors.**
Your satisfaction is guaranteed.



  • There are not enough adjectives to describe how much we appreciate George. He worked with both of our children to help them narrow down their college choices based on a well-planned and systematic approach. In May, our oldest will graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in 4 years. Without George, she would have changed majors numerous times and would not have been able to graduate this spring, saving us thousands of dollars in tuition-and hours of frustration and tears. We highly recommend George and suggest contacting him earlier rather than later. It's never too early to start the conversation with George (Allison Z. Union Bridge, MD)
  • Dr. Gately has been amazing to work with. He offers guidance and insight to help both parent and student through the complicated college application process. He truly cares about each and every student and his efforts helped us get into the right school with the best financial aid help! I highly recommend George. (Veronica W. Cornelius, NC)
  • Thank you for all of your advice and wisdom throughout this (college admissions) process.  We would never be in this favorable situation without your help!  (K.C.  Cornelius, NC)
  • Your diligence and thorough understanding of the financial aid process have not only saved our family out-of-pocket expenses now, but will continue to be a significant factor in supporting Matt's future and life-long goals.  (D.S. Charlotte, NC)
  • We appreciate beyond words how much you helped us find our path down the "college road."  We would not have succeeded without your guidance, patience and thoughtfulness.  (A.B. Whiteville, NC)
  • Thank you so much!  You have been AWESOME throughout this whole process and I tell folks about you all the time.  Our son is very excited about his choice and feels that he is on the right path.  We all appreciate your efforts and I think the process was well worthwhile.  He leaves August 14...tears in my eyes as I type that.  (L.G. Mooresville, NC)