David Gibson

College Advising, LLC

"Through his company,
Mr. Gibson has met with university admission deans and directors for thirty years thus allowing him to know many on a personal level."

             Swivel | College Admission Help Annapolis

College Admission Help

I am pleased to offer you an overview of my services as a College Advisor. When I work with a client, I attempt to structure my work based on what the student’s individual needs might be and proceed with College Admission Help


If the student is new to me, I offer a first meeting, of untimed length.  Because I counsel students well away from my office these meeting are conducted electronically using the Zoom website.  At this meeting, we develop a strategy, a list of colleges and universities that may meet the student’s plans, as well as a calendar of testing schedules and events. I address all of the milestones which will be occurring until the student’s graduation.  That meeting is unlimited in time but generally lasts two to three hours.  It is complete and comprehensive.  The student and parents will have a complete individual plan in hand.  The student's parents must be included in this meeting.  Quite frankly, some families find that single meeting meets all of their needs.  I charge a flat fee for this first meeting for College Admission Help.  I review all students essays, personal statements and resume's.


For any additional meetings a family may need, an hourly charge would apply.  Those additional meetings could and do cover areas such as interviewing, campus visitation, selecting prospective majors based on the colleges, college application help, identifying the important admission officers, applying on-line, managing the application following submission, applying for scholarships and grants, the financial aid process, and verifying all applications materials are in place, just to name a few of the additional aspects a family should consider.  


College Application Help:


I will divide colleges into three categories: "Reach" (less than 50% chance of admission); "Realistic" (a 50%/50% chance of admission); and "Safe" (greater than 50% chance of admission).  This division does not guarantee admission to a college, but does provide a clearer estimate of the student's competitive standing.  I am also happy if requested to write letters of support for the application, as well as contacting my colleagues directly in admission offices in support of the students' college application.


I will explain the Naviance on-line admission system if the students school utilizes the system.  This personal account is a powerful tool used to conduct research on each college of interest.  The account is also used to improve communication between the student, the parents and me.


My rate structure allows the family to be in complete control of costs.  It avoids a flat contract which generally, in my opinion, is not the best option for the family.