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Important Announcement from John Dragone

After spending more than three decades assisting students (and parents) in the areas of career decision-making, college choice and navigating the college admission and financial aid processes, I made the very difficult decision to “semi-retire” effective January 1, 2022.
As a result, John Dragone College Guidance Services, LLC will no longer be accepting new clients.

I consider myself fortunate and blessed to have had the opportunity to assist hundreds of students and parents throughout my career. Without question, the best part of my job was the people I had the pleasure of meeting along the way.

Best regards,

John Dragone, Owner
John Dragone College Guidance Services, LLC

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)

Talking College With Admissions and College Planning Expert John Dragone
Podcast on

Talking College

Below is a listing of nine podcasts that were recorded during the spring of 2022.
Podcasts will resume in September 2022.

Podcasts can be accessed at and on YouTube.

Understanding SAT and ACT Tests and How Colleges Use Them
How to Choose a College Major and Career - Part 1
Easy and Proven Steps to Choosing a College Major and Career
Excessive Student Loan Debt Can Ruin Lives
The Right Way to Choose a College
The Role of Parents in the College Process
What is a Liberal Arts College and What Can You Do With a Liberal Arts Degree?
Scheduling and Experiencing an Awesome College Visit; A Step-by-Step Guide
Obsessing over Gaining Admission to an Elite College is Making Students Sick

Free College Planning Seminars
For National Honor Society Members and Parents

From time to time, John offers in-person college planning seminars for National Honor Society members and their parents.
Most are held at a location in the Seneca Falls, New York area.

The seminars are FREE, and there are no strings attached. In other words, during the seminars John does not
promote any products or try to “upsell” participants on anything, as John has nothing to sell.

His sole purpose in holding the seminars is to share the knowledge and expertise he has acquired over the past four
decades, in an effort to help college-bound students and their parents navigate the college process, and
reduce the confusion and stress that are often associated with it.

If you would like to be notified of upcoming seminars, please join our mailing list by clicking the button below.

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