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With over 3,000 colleges in the United States, finding the 'right school,' without the proper support can feel overwhelming.  That's where our expert college advising comes into play.  With over 30 years of experience, our veteran college planning team is here to help students and their families take the stress and anxiety out of college planning, so it can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Through our guidance and support, we've helped countless students create personalized college lists, craft unique personal statements and college essays and thoroughly complete and submit applications.


Let us guide you through this process, being a voice of reason and source of knowledge.  We can't wait to celebrate with you when that first acceptance letter arrives! 


Take the first step TODAY by setting up a consultation to understand our services and how we can help. 



Acceptance Rate Into Top 150 Schools    

Years of Combined Experience



Higher Chance of Acceptance


Our college advising team is led by two industry leaders known for their knowledge and background. Together they've helped hundreds of families over the years both successfully manage the college planning process and understand the best ways to plan and save for college. 


Janice recently retired as a guidance counselor from West Morris Central High School after 33 years. She has a Master’s in counseling from Montclair State University. Over the years, Janice has been involved in college workshops, seminars and countless college visits. She has helped numerous students and families navigate the college search process with her extensive background and experience. She specializes in helping each individual find the best college option for them by evaluating and discussing their academic, extracurricular and personal strengths. Janice has tremendous experience as well as a passion for working with students as they embark on their journey through the college process.



Kelly graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University where she received both her Bachelors and Masters Degree in Business Administration. She is a former Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Kelly has found a way to combine her extensive knowledge of financial aid guidelines with her desire to help families succeed at saving money for college. She has a long term proven track record in achieving financial benefits for her many satisfied clients. Kelly has over 15 years experience helping parents with FAFSA, CSS profile and state forms.

"Brian just got accepted ED (Early Decision) to Boston College.  Thanks for all your help!"

Una Doddy


Expert Guidance from Experienced Professionals:

College Concierge is led by Janice Higgins and Kelly Sponeybarger, both seasoned experts in their respective fields. Janice's extensive background as a former guidance counselor with over three decades of experience in college workshops and visits provides students with invaluable insights into the college search process. Meanwhile, Kelly's profound knowledge of financial aid guidelines and her track record of achieving financial benefits empowers families to navigate the complexities of college funding with confidence. Our team's combined expertise ensures students receive well-rounded and personalized guidance throughout their college planning journey.

Personalized College Selection:

At College Concierge, we understand that each student is unique, with different strengths, interests, and aspirations. We prioritize identifying the best college options for students by thoroughly evaluating their academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and personal attributes. This personalized approach ensures that students apply to colleges that align with their goals and values, increasing their chances of finding a fulfilling academic and social environment.

Application Assistance and Essay Editing:

The college application process can be overwhelming, but our team is here to help. College Concierge provides comprehensive support in completing applications and editing essays to present students' stories in the most compelling way. Janice's expertise in guiding students through the application process and Kelly's experience in financial aid applications create a seamless experience, reducing stress for both students and parents.

Financial Aid and College Savings Strategies:

One of the most significant concerns for families is funding their child's college education. Kelly's experience as a former Assistant Director of Financial Aid and her success in achieving financial benefits for clients make her an invaluable resource. College Concierge assists families in navigating financial aid applications, including FAFSA, CSS profile, and state forms, to maximize available aid and scholarships, ultimately easing the financial burden of college expenses.

Long-Term College Planning from Freshman Year:

College Concierge provides students with the unique opportunity to begin their college planning journey as early as their freshman year of high school. Starting early allows us to work closely with students on essential aspects such as course selection and resume building. With Janice's guidance and expertise, students can make informed decisions about their academic path and extracurricular activities from the very beginning, setting a strong foundation for their future college applications.

Expertise in NCAA Guidelines and Recruiting:

or prospective college athletes, navigating NCAA guidelines and recruiting regulations can be overwhelming. However, Janice's extensive knowledge in this area provides an added advantage to student-athletes seeking to play sports at the collegiate level. College Concierge can assist student-athletes in understanding the requirements, eligibility criteria, and recruitment processes, ensuring they are well-prepared and informed when pursuing athletic opportunities in college.


On Your Mark...

Schedule a consultation with Janice and/or Kelly to discuss your college planning needs. During this session, we will get to know you and understand your academic, extracurricular, and personal strengths, as well as your college aspirations.

Get Set...

With the information gathered, we will work together on crucial college planning tasks. This includes building a personalized college list based on your preferences and goals, planning college visits, and addressing any financial aid concerns.


Once the groundwork is laid, we we'll assist with completing applications, editing essays, and navigating any NCAA guidelines if you are a prospective college athlete. Together, we will make informed decisions and choose the college that best fits your future aspirations.


Customized services for all your college planning needs. 

College List Creation

College Essay Writing

College Application Review

Interview Preparation

Scholarship Support

College Financial Planning


Choose the college planning package right for you. 
We'll take care of the rest.

Finish Line

PLAN DETAILS:  Our most comprehensive plan is ideal for freshman and sophomores and includes all aspects of the Starting Line package, and then some!

Final Sprint

PLAN DETAILS: This highly comprehensive plan is ideal for students entering or currently in their junior year.

Starting Line

PLAN DETAILS: We recommend this plan for students in the end of the junior year/beginning of senior year.

Head Start

PLAN DETAILS: For students and families who are handling college planning on their own and want some expert advice on any two key components of the process.

Water Break

PLAN DETAILS: This plan is elusively available to juniors and seniors and is meant to help those who need one last push hitting "submit". 

Maximize Your Potential

Begin Your College Journey Today!

Begin Your College Journey Today!

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