Why Now?

Since the great recession of 2008, Americans have changed their outlook on college education. 
People have become more concerned about what type of college to attend (two-year or four-year, technical or liberal arts based, traditional or online delivery formats), how much debt to incur, and the total return on career investment. Unfortunately, some are even questioning the value of post-secondary education.  Cooper College Bound seeks to help students find the right career path at the right college for the right price.

Top Reasons to Utilize An Independent Educational Consultant as a High School Student

1.
Identify or double-check your career goals as you consider colleges to attend.

“  We used to joke that the most popular major for entering college freshmen was the undecided major. College and career coaching isn’t about leading you to 100% certainty about your major and career.
It’s about leading you to examine your life thus far because it is speaking to you,
as well as reducing the amount of uncertainty and coming up with a plan that will lead you toward better career decision making.

2.
Colleges use marketing to catch your eye, your coach will help you to bring objectivity to the college selection process.

“  Most satisfied college graduates will tell you that it wasn’t the rock climbing wall in the work out center, the luxurious dorm, or the multi-food station cafeteria that made college a transformative experience.

3.
Your coach will work with you to apply for and get into the colleges that you most desire to attend.

“  Your coach will help you to best present yourself for admission by strategizing around GPA, ACT/SAT, essay, letters of recommendation, and interviews.

4.
Your coach can assist you in discovering ways to make your college education more affordable.

“  Finding outside scholarships. Planning how to graduate in four years or less.
The goal is to find a best fit college at a value that you can afford.

5.
Your coach will help you in keeping student loan amounts below the national average.

“ Seven in 10 seniors (68%) who graduated from 4-year public and private nonprofit colleges in 2015 had student loan debt, with an average of $30,100 per borrower.
You and your coach will work together to make sound investment decisions.

6.
There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States to choose from and many more overseas.

“ Your coach doesn’t work for any of them. He only works for you.

Your coach has twenty-five years of experience in higher education working at five different colleges and universities.

Headquartered in the Quad Cities while Serving Students Worldwide.
Phone: 937-618-0487
Email: John@CooperCrossroads.com
Office: 2550 Middle Road, Suite 300. Bettendorf, Iowa 52722