College Sharks offers cost-effective, expert college admissions guidance for parents and teens through a virtual platform, providing tools and monthly advice for navigating the application process efficiently.

Empowering College Journeys:

Affordable Expert Guidance for Families

Tools & Advice when you need it.

Lower your stress, get expert guidance, and set your student on the path to success. Join now and make the college application process a breeze!

Strengthen your

college profile.

From a 2-year overview to monthly to-do's delivered in bite-sized videos, your teen will have the tools they need, when they need them.

Build the best college list.

One of the many advantages to our platform is our assistance in helping you build a well-balanced college list

Go for Merit Aid!

Our team of College Sharks have over 50 combined years in boarding school & college consulting.

Help your student take the BITE out of College Admissions.

We are a virtual, private, “How-To” platform that offers access to Top Notch Faculty providing Monthly Lessons, Live Q&A, Timelines, Guidance and Tips to rock the often stressful college application process. All at a fraction of the cost of 1:1 consulting.Starting the college admissions process early can be the difference between getting accepted into your dream college or going to a safety school. It also can make a big difference in what you pay for your education.An especially valuable resource for expat & international families!

Which Plan is right for you?

2025 Students

$600 from today through graduation PLUS the Summer Sprint!

You will have access to our online instructional learning platform:

Top Notch Faculty & Experts

Monthly Discussions with Experts

Live Q&As

Guidance on Timelines

Workbook (online version)

Discounts with our preferred partners such as:College Scoops

Higher Scores Test Prep

Essay Clinics and other 1-2 day workshop events

Free Lifestream Digital Resume

Special Pricing on Polygence Research Programs and more!

Monthly

Start and stop when you want to. Does not include Summer Sprint!

You will have access to our online instructional learning platform:

Top Notch Faculty & Experts

Monthly Discussions with Experts

Live Q&As

Guidance on Timelines

Workbook (online version)

Discounts with our preferred partners such as:

Higher Scores

Test Prep

Essay Clinics and other

1-2 day workshop events

Free Lifestream Digital Resume

Special Pricing on Polygence Research Programs and more!

2026 Waiting List

Opening in August for the Class of 2026

Testimonials

"The College Sharks were outstanding during our college search and application process. The knowledge and understanding of how colleges evaluate students for acceptance and merit was a huge plus."

Jenny M-Parent of Cal Poly Student 2023

"Lee and her team are amazing. They are so passionate and knowledgeable and they made the experience so much better for our family."

Debi V- Parent of Univ of Tampa Student

“The Sharks really helped me with my college list. I had reach and safety schools and looked for schools that may give me money. I am now a Terrapin on full scholarship.”—

Alexis F. UMD Business & Finance Major, French Minor

FAQ

When is the best time to start the college process?

NOW! Go visit local universities and colleges to generate interest with your teen. We recommend ALL JUNIORS get started ASAP. It is the most important year.

How does the process work?

We deliver monthly, bite sized information that is grouped into categories that matter in the college application process: PAYING FOR COLLEGE, THE COLLEGE LIST, STANDING OUT, THE APPLICATION and ESSAYS. The Sharks are also available in the "community" area to answer questions and will host several LIVE Q&A sessions for members.

How do we get scholarships and aid?

The worry about paying for college is REAL. We help you understand the real cost of college, and where your student may be eligible for financial aid. 

What is test-optional?

We will explain test-optional, test-blind and the value of the standardized test. Things change every year!

Can a C student get into college?

C's get degrees! Hundreds of U.S. colleges and universities have a place for C students. We have many years of experience working with these students and can help you with a great college fit!

How to start building a college list?

A balanced college list is one of the most important elements of the college journey. Our process will help your student identify what they are looking for in a college and narrow the list to reach, likely and safety schools.

Check out some of our Junior Year content!

ABOUT US

Lee Norwood is a successful entrepreneur and author with majors in Business/Marketing and English from Elon University. She has visited over 143 colleges and worked with more than 100 students at Annapolis College Consulting. Lee excels at connecting with students, helping them find their authentic voice, and crafting unique, meaningful essays. She is also known for her social media skills and engaging video content.

Marcia Cowan has been guiding college-bound students since 1999. A graduate of Georgetown University and George Washington University School of Law, Marcia specializes in demystifying the admissions process for both U.S. and international families. She enjoys helping students with personal statements and essays and is fluent in French.

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