Personalized College Preparation Strategies

Your goal is my top priority. When you work with College Consultants of South Carolina, you receive insightful, current information focused on your individual needs. I will help your child find those colleges that fit educationally, personally and financially and create a plan for their educational achievement.

I am a full-time Independent Educational Consultant and thoroughly enjoy coaching high school students through the college selection and application process. I am passionate about helping them use their high school experience to become better positioned for admission, find colleges to fit their unique needs and aspirations, navigate through the application and financial aid process and decide which college offer is in their best interests.

With the increasing cost of higher education, I also ensure that students target merit scholarship opportunities when available.

My clients are 9th - 12th grade students  who want in depth, individualized assistance searching for and applying to colleges. My customers are parents who want more personalized assistance in the process and value having an experienced college admissions expert on their team. I work with students  throughout the United States as well as internationally.


I have over 34 years experience helping students develop during their high school years so that they can present a strong platform when applying to college. I care greatly about YOUR success in high school and beyond. This is my passion. I am YOUR admissions expert to help you find colleges that really fit. I schedule meetings around your schedule - after school, on the weekend or on school holidays. I also meet via Skype if you are not located nearby or have a tight schedule and cannot meet face-to-face.

I am YOUR personal college admissions expert throughout the entire process.


I reduce the amount of stress that you experience when your child is applying to colleges. I will help you examine college affordability so that you will know the true cost. With 34 years of experience, I am YOUR college consultant,  here to answer your questions and help you navigate the entire process.


I have learned what is required to find the best fit schools and am very experienced working with students and parents. I am committed to remaining current on contemporary admissions trends and personally visit 20 – 35 different campuses each year. I have an outstanding record helping young people develop, find their best fit colleges, receive merit-based scholarships and successfully transition from high school to college.

Make your child's college preparation and application process easier with the professional assistance that I offer. With my extensive experience in the college admissions process and the most up-to-date knowledge of admission requirements, I help students and parents develop personalized strategies for success. I assist students from eighth grade through the senior year of high school plan for and find colleges that fit.

All services are targeted to your specific situation:

  • Finding the Colleges that Fit Academically, Personally and Financially
  • Identifying Your Learning Style and Career Aptitudes
  • Advising Students with Curriculum Choices
  • Assisting in Application Essays
  • Coaching for Admission and Scholarship Interviews
  • Working with Student Athletes
  • Flexible Options

I offer my skills and experience to make your college preparation, selection and application process easier, less stressful and more effective. Contact College Consultants of South Carolina today and schedule a free initial consultation to learn more.

If you live outside Columbia, SC...not a problem. I work with students around the country and internationally via Skype!



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Dr. Jim Overton is a professional member of these organizations and subscribes to IECA and HECA standards of good practice.


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College Consultants of South Carolina, LLC

Main: 803.551.0097
Toll free: 888.551.0097
Fax: 803.772.0903
1345 Garner Lane, Suite 101-A
Columbia, SC 29210

Higher education advisers providing insight on scholarships, financial aid, and college prep.
1345 Garner Lane Suite 101-A