College Prep Business Booming

October 20, 2006

Many education trends in the US are echoed in Canada up to a decade later. Could this one be next? US university applicants are increasingly hiring college counselors, in some cases for thousands of dollars, to help them navigate the admissions process, fine-tune their essays, prep for the SATs, and package their applications. College admissions officials across the country admit it works. Some counselors even guarantee results. Membership in the National Tutoring Association has increased from 800 in 2001 to nearly 5,000 today. Bucks County Courier Times