Welcome to Great Expectations College Prep!

If you find yourself overwhelmed with standardized testing and the college application process before it’s even started, you are not alone. Hundreds of families have turned to Great Expectations to manage the process, from the first standardized test to the last college essay. Our goal is to be a “one stop shop” for getting you into college, whether you are starting early and seeking help to gain admittance to a competitive high school or are already in the throes of the application process and need help with standardized test prep, academic tutoring, college essay guidance, or athletic recruitment — or all of the above.

The majority of our staff holds Masters degrees (or higher), and many of them have incredibly strong backgrounds in education. We take pride in granting our students one-on-one access to highly recommended, extremely effective tutors and counselors in virtually all subjects, all in the comfort of their own homes. While we are based in Los Angeles and Orange County, we also work with a large number of families who live outside of California — even internationally — and can certainly tailor a program to fit your needs, regardless of where you live.

Remember, it’s never too early to start preparing — the best way to tackle the college application process is to start early and stay organized!


“Both of my children are blessed with learning diversities. Test taking has always been a challenge, to say the least. With Great Expectations’ personalized approach and positive encouragement, my daughter was able to raise her SAT scores more than 400 points and gain admittance to several excellent universities.”

“While my counselor was reducing the stress of applying to college 100-fold and making it a positive process, she also opened up amazing doors for me through all of the help she provided. She had a terrific eye for writing topics that made for interesting applications and was clearly a master at revising writing, always explaining my mistakes and offering suggestions in a way that was blissfully easy to understand. I stayed organized and on top of deadlines with my GE counselor which, considering my usual organizational habits (or lack thereof), was a great feat.”

“Great Expectations also helped me immensely with the college admissions process, from choosing colleges to apply to that were right for me, to making spreadsheets mapping out when each application is due, to thinking of essay topics, my counselor helped me through it all. Applying to colleges is such a stressful process, so having a counselor personally help me through every step was such a blessing. I now attend the University of Michigan and could not be happier — and I owe a big thanks to GE College Prep for this…I couldn’t have done it without you!”

“The college application process felt so smooth with the help of my GE counselor. I was confident in my essays and knew that I was turning in the best applications I could.”

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