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“I was terrified of starting the college process:  I had no plans, no knowledge of colleges and absolutely no desire to think about, let alone talk about, the future.  Luckily, John has a talent for quelling the fears of anxious and clueless students like me.”
(Student, University of Rochester)

“His dedication to helping me find direction during high school allowed me to pursue a degree at one of the most prestigious institutions of higher education, which in turn led to my acceptance at multiple American medical schools.”
(Student, New York University)

“I recommend his advice and knowledge to everyone.  I could not have asked for a better person.”

John is truly a master of admissions…. and one of the kindest people I know.”  (Student, Brown University)

COLLEGE PLANNING SEMINAR SERIES (to benefit Beverly Animal Shelter)

Dear Parents:

Your child’s choice of a college and career can play a major role in their future satisfaction and professional success.  With most four-year colleges costing between $20,000 and $70,000 per year, and with competition for admission being greater than ever at some institutions, it is very important for students and their parents to understand how to navigate the processes of choosing a college and applying for admission.

It is for that reason that John Dragone College Guidance Services, LLC will be offering a series of College Planning Seminars.  The seminars are for students (and their parents) who will be in grades 11 & 12 during the 2019-20 school year.  They will begin in mid-September 2019 and continue throughout the 2019-20 school year.

Possible Topics of the
Seminar Series are as follows:

• Mastering the College Planning Process (juniors and parents)
• Choosing a College/Understanding How Colleges Make Admission Decisions (juniors and parents)
•  Mastering the College Application Process (seniors and parents)
•  Understanding How Colleges Award Financial Aid and Scholarships (seniors and parents)

 (Subject to change. Seminars last 2 hours) 


While there is no fee to attend the seminars, parents will be invited to give a voluntary donation of any amount, with checks payable to Beverly Animal Shelter.

There will be limited seating at each seminar, and participants are required to complete an online registration form that will be available on this website. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are interested in attending one or more seminars, please get on our mailing list right away by clicking on the “Join Mailing List” tab at the top of this page and completing the form.

Wishing you and your child all the best as you embark upon the college and career decision-making journey!

John Dragone, M.Ed., CEP
Certified Educational Planner


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