Everyone has the right to pursue their passions, no matter their circumstances or stage in life. That’s why we offer personalized educational support to meet your teen wherever they are.

The College Liftoff
Junior/Senior Experience:

Your personal College Liftoff advisor will work one-on-one with your family through every aspect of the college planning process–either from our offices in the Columbus, Ohio area or virtually from the comfort of your own home. (It’s all about your family’s needs!) From guiding your child through proper career development work to researching schools… and working with them all the way through applications and financial aid… we will secure your child’s best and brightest future. We will give your child expert advice… offer resume and Common App essay writing support… and help them find their best educational return on investment.

College Liftoff will save your family time, stress and money when it comes to sending your child to college. And we will always put your family’s and your child’s needs first. That means incorporating any and all of your child’s special circumstances in their personalized college plan. For example, whether your child is a student athlete considering eligibility or a student with learning differences navigating their IEP, College Liftoff will ensure your child finds their best fitting school and major…launching them to their brightest future.

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Writing Center

For students looking for support writing their best college essays, College Liftoff offers a top-notch Writing Center.

Our Writing Center, staffed by trained essay reviewers, will guide your student through the most misunderstood part of the application process: the essay. Your student will have unlimited access to our Writing Center staff to help develop and hone the best possible versions of their Common Application essay, school-specific supplemental essays and scholarship essays.

Working with the College Liftoff Writing Center took so much stress away from arguably the most stressful part of college applications. They worked with me directly and encouraged individuality within my writing. I cannot thank them enough for the encouragement and guidance throughout the application process.

CL Class of 2019

Student Athletes, Student Artists, & Student Performers

For student athletes, student artists, and student performers, College Liftoff will help your child navigate their prospects every step of the way.

From navigating NCAA compliance and athletic resumes for future athletes to helping future performers find their best collegiate programs, our advisors will help your child find the best academic and performance fit.

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IEP or 504 Plans

For students navigating an IEP or 504 plan, we offer additional specialized college planning support.

College Liftoff helps all students identify their strengths and natural abilities before launching our extended phase of career exploration. While students with IEP or 504 Plans may need additional accommodations to ensure success in college, College Liftoff advisors are prepared to support your student in finding their best fit and in advocating for the accommodations needed. Learning differences aren’t a barrier to college success; they’re just another element to consider when finding each student’s best fit.

Younger Students

For younger students, College Liftoff offers a heavy emphasis on career exploration and early high school success called College Liftoff Plus.

College Liftoff Plus is an extended version of our service designed for forward-thinking families of younger students who want a head start on forming a solid college plan. Students prior to the 11th grade will immediately begin doing career-development work in the form of in-depth career exploration and workshops. This service ensures younger teens will be better prepared for high school course work, gain a better understanding of potential career paths, and have more precious time to develop a successful college plan.

Existing College Students

For existing college students choosing career paths requiring advanced degrees, College Liftoff Grad + will help you create the right plan for your career.

Navigating the graduate school application process was something that I could not have done without College Liftoff. I knew from my course-work and research experience at Ohio State that I was interested in graduate school, but approaching the logistics of my best fit, finances, and long-term goals was extremely daunting. College Liftoff met with me weekly throughout my last few semesters at OSU to create a manageable plan, and I’m so grateful for their perspective and clear, trustworthy advice during my graduate program search. In the fall I’ll start at Carnegie Mellon (my dream M.A. program!) and I could not be more excited!

CL Grad+, Class of 2019

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