It Takes a Team

Let’s face it, tackling the college admissions process alone is difficult. But with Explore Solutions as part of your support team, we can reduce worry and develop a plan and process that works for your student.

With a Little Help From Us

Time flies by, and before you know it, your student is gearing up to go to college. Some know exactly where they want to go and how to get there, while others search for tools and guidance to find a starting point and process that will work for them. College admissions are competitive, and the best way for families to be prepared is by staying up to date on higher education trends.

At Explore Solutions, we provide students with the tools and resources to make the college process focused and less stressful. Because with the right information, resources and support, we believe students and their families can make thoughtful decisions on their own about where each student can live, learn and grow in college.

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

Access, Not Profit

As a community-based non-profit organization, we provide resources to benefit as many students as possible, not to generate a profit.

Always Learning

With active members in key professional organizations, Explore Solutions is always learning. You’ll often find us at local college admission events and information programs so that we can pass on the professional, up-to-date information to you.

Sharing With Our Community

Explore Solutions has worked with over 2,000+ private clients and partners with organizations, high schools, and industry professionals to bring our knowledge, at no cost, to as wide an audience as possible.

Our Mission

Every student, regardless of financial situation, deserves access to the same information needed for options post-high school graduation. This has been our core belief for the past 15 years, and everything we’ve done since has been to make that belief a reality. As a community-based non-profit organization, Explore Solutions has helped thousands of students and their families to explore and to understand potential post-high school paths that make sense for them based on individual interests, aptitude, and financial resources.

We are proud of the information and resources we provide to families, and we keep doing it because of the inspiring stories they share with us. Families express how we’ve helped take the uncertainty out of the college process, provided insights and options they never thought to consider, and helped them make intentional decisions. Access to affordable tools and information will always be at the heart of our mission. That is our promise to you.

Our Team

Maureen – Chief People Officer (CPO)
Cynthia – Chief Information Researcher (CIR)
Gail – Chief Financial Researcher (CFR)

Recognized for Excellence

Our Explore Solutions Team has been recognized with national and regional awards:

  • NACAC Appreciation for Service, the San Diego Local Advisory Committee
  • Colleges That Change Lives, National Counselor That Changes Lives
  • Joseph P. Arlen Human Relations Award, WACAC
  • Special Achievement for College Access, WACAC
  • Best Supporting Counselor, WACAC



Questions we can Answer

Oh, the colleges we have seen

We have been fortunate to have colleges across the nation sponsor us to visit their campuses. And we are grateful for these opportunities because we can then share our insights and information with families.
Peek at where we have visited!

Our students go near and far

Whether staying close to home or traveling across the nation, our students find academic homes that make sense for them. Check out the variety of colleges they chose.