Together We Can Block out the Noise

With so much information available from your high school, friends, family, and especially the internet, figuring out what is accurate and important for you can become confusing. Explore Solutions works with high school students, parents, counselors, and other non-profit educational organizations to help block out noise so students can focus only on what will work for them.

Explore Solutions is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt community based organization.

Financially Accessible

Colleges that are in line with your finances.

Academically Achievable

Options that work with your academic profile so admission can be a reality.

Exceptional Opportunities

Environments where you can learn, grow and prepare for life after graduation.

Helping You Find Great Matches

How do you discover colleges that make sense financially for your family? Start by knowing your EFC (Expected Family Contribution) and how to use it when researching colleges.Click the button below to watch video containing key information to get you started!

Oh the Colleges We’ve Seen

Use the map below to see the colleges we have visited! Many of these opportunities were made possible through the generous sponsorship of the college or university.

Knowing Where to Start

The college process consists of many moving parts, and finding a starting point may seem like an impossible task. While every student’s path will look different, the following actions will help you move through the process with confidence.

Gather a Supporting Team

Parents and guardians, you will need a knowledgeable and experienced team — such as Explore Solutions — to round out your existing college support system and to help guide you through the process. With accurate and up-to-date information, you will be able to make informed decisions that make sense for your student and individual situation.

Utilize the Right Tools at Your Disposal

There will be many tools for you to use during the college process. The challenge is knowing which ones will work best for you and your student. Explore Solutions brings you knowledge, tools, and affordable, carefully crafted resources that are a terrific supplement to your high school counselor’s guidance.

Research, Build & Revise College Lists and Plans

Finding college opportunities that match a student’s academic profile, college goals and needs, and family financial restrictions will take time and is likely to evolve throughout high school. Our products and resources provide you with timely and accurate information to build college lists, narrow them down, revise them and ultimately find colleges where your student can thrive socially and academically!

Explore Solutions is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt community based organization.

Here’s How We Can Help

We created affordable resources to target the primary areas of interest of the thousands of students and parents we have helped over the years. Each product is designed to guide you through every step of the college process and be accessible at any time once purchased and downloaded.

Virtual Family Discussions

Our virtual family discussions are private, $125.00, 45-minute sessions personalized to your college exploration and application process. Ask us anything you want, whether you’re at the start of your search or nearing the end.

Excel Lists

We make the college exploration process as easy as possible through our up-to-date Excel lists. We take commonly asked questions, do the research, and compile the results into easy-to-follow lists. Simply find the topic that best relates to you and use it to narrow down your college list or discover new options!

Learning Modules

Let’s face it, sitting through a lengthy information video about specific college topics isn’t always ideal. Each of our modules is broken into chunks so that you can choose to bite off a little or a lot, depending on your time and interest level. Our Activities Learning Module for the University of California and the Common Application is now available.

Application Workshops

Virtual application workshops for the Common Application and the UC application will be in August and September and covers tips and key information for completing the application. Choose one from the multiple dates and times. The 2-hour workshop will be specific to the student’s high school academic schedule (semester, quarter, trimester). A maximum of 10 students per workshop. Register and pay via our SHOP page.

Essay Brainstorming

The most difficult piece of the college essay process is getting started. Students can brainstorm with us through a Virtual Family Discussion. If further assistance is needed for feedback, editing or revising, we will be happy to share a resource.

Explore Solutions is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt community based organization.