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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 Webinars
For Newly-Inducted National Honor Society Members and Parents

In recognition of being inducted into the National Honor Society during the 2021-22 school year, John is pleased to offer a FREE college planning webinar for students (Class of 2023) and their parents.

The webinar will be held during the summer of 2022. Space is limited, and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

A parent is required to participate in the webinar along with their son/daughter.

At this time, this opportunity is available exclusively to students (and their parents) who attend a high school in Seneca, Wayne, Cayuga, Yates or Ontario Counties in New York State.

The webinar is FREE, and there are no strings attached. In other words, during the webinar John does not promote any products or services, as he has nothing to sell.

His sole purpose in holding the webinar 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.


Proud Member:

The Southern Association for College Admission Counseling Higher Education Consultants AssociationHigher Education Consultants Association National Association for College Admission Counseling
A Highr Degree of College Guidance Services
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