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Upcoming College Planning Seminars

  • "Mastering the College Planning Process" (For Juniors & Parents)
  • "Mastering the College Application Process" (For Seniors & Parents)
  • "Understanding How Colleges Award Financial Aid & Scholarships" (For Seniors & Parents)

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John Dragone
“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)


A college education can play a major role in an individual’s professional success and future satisfaction in life. With most four-year colleges costing between $20,000 and $75,000 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 effectively navigate the processes of choosing a college, applying for admission and applying for merit scholarships and financial aid.


It is for that reason that John Dragone College Guidance Services, LLC is offering a series of College Planning Seminars. The seminars are geared specifically for high-school juniors and seniors (and parents). Each seminar is two hours in length; they are typically held in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State.



Due to the COVID-19 situation, specific dates and locations of the seminars will be determined at a later date. Those who join the mailing list will be made aware of that information as soon as it becomes available.

All seminars are presented by John Dragone, owner of John Dragone College Guidance Services, LLC. His credentials are as follows:

  • Hundreds of students and parents have attended his college-planning seminars
  • Holds the Certified Educational Planner (CEP) credential, which is the highest credential available in the United States for professionals whose focus it is to assist families with the college admission process.
  • Has assisted more than 1700 students with the processes of choosing a college and applying for admission to college.
  • Has served as Director of Admissions at a 4-year college in Michigan, Assistant Director of Admissions/Financial Aid at a community college in New York State, Coordinator of Career Planning and Placement at a 4-year college in Ohio, School Counselor at two different high schools in New York State, and Career Internship Coordinator in New York State.
  • Has visited over 200 college campuses
  • Earned a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Psychological Services from Springfield College in Massachusetts, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York College at New Paltz.


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We can help reduce family stress that is often associated with the college admission process


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