Private counselors act as "personal trainers" for the college-bound

12/23/2004 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

According to industry observers, about 7% of high school graduates this year hired a private college consultant, a number that could double during the next five years as competition becomes keener for admission to top schools. Consultants, whose fees can range from $1,500 to $33,000, can help applicants navigate forms, find financial aid and put together eye-catching packages of creative extracurricular activities.

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