We Help Families

From Start to Finish

College Planning


We Help Families

From Start to Finish

College Planning

A College Planning Model That Puts Happiness First

At Vested Academics, we know kids. From the unmotivated to overachieving, anxious to carefree, we’ve worked with just about every kind of student out there (and parent, too!). All our experience has taught us that when college planning focuses only on grades, profiles, and getting inside the minds of admissions officers, bad things happen. Students become stressed, parents get nervous, and both make last-minute decisions that can have negative long-term effects.

Our college planning model is pretty simple. We don’t try to game the admissions system or use statistics to make money off of parents’ fears. Instead, we put the student’s emotional, social, and supportive needs first. Just like you, we want your child to be happy with their decision two, five, and ten years down the road.

Why Do We Do It This Way?

We’ve learned that when you do this, finding the right college fit isn’t stressful. It’s actually quite enjoyable for everyone involved. After all, that’s why we do what we do!

94% Satisfaction Rating

At Vested Academics, we go above and beyond to hire talented, warm professionals who are great to work with. We’re incredibly proud of the fact that our students and families report an overall satisfaction rating of ninety-four percent.

1,000-Plus Students

Comprised of experienced admissions specialists, educational professionals, and financial aid experts, our consultants have helped more than one thousand students reach their college planning and educational goals.

Always One-On-One

We deliver personalized, one-on-one college guidance tailored to the specific needs of our your teenager.

Video Conferencing

The school year is a busy time for everyone. Working via video conference allows us to meet regularly with your teenager and provides you with the flexibility your family’s schedule needs.

Do I Have to Commit to All Four Years?

We’re happy to begin working with you whenever you find us, whether your teenager is a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior.

Grade 9
Early College Planning

When: Fall & Spring

Grade 10
Early College Planning

When: Fall & Spring

Grade 11
College Search List

When: All Year Long

Grade 12
Application Support

Summer & Fall

What Makes Our College Planning Approach Unique?

Most popular college planning companies replicate the same broken guidance model offered in public schools. Maximizing profits, they decrease human interaction and provide access to a better search engine, app, or dashboard than the one your child’s school offers for free. These companies overcharge for face time with overworked, detached independent contractors and supposed admissions experts, leaving you feeling alone and unsupported.

Seeing beyond the numbers and reading between the lines, our consultants have worked with more than a thousand students. We know that college planning isn’t an exact science. It’s a human process. That’s why we emphasize getting to know each student, parent, and family we work with. Whether meeting via video conference or checking in by phone or email, we are available to you when you need us most. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

How Do We Help Families Navigate the Process?

Early Guidance

By working with freshmen and sophomores, we keep grades in check, discover interests, and slowly introduce conversations about college planning.

Class Recommendations

We create personalized Academic Action Plans that outline class suggestions, extracurriculars, and test prep study schedules for the fall, spring, and summer.

Balanced Extracurriculars

Students learn to explore sports, activities, and groups that will benefit their profiles and, more importantly, nurture a sense of belonging.

Regular Contact

We connect with students and parents throughout the school year via video conference, phone, and email, assessing progress, modifying approaches, and setting goals.

Strong College Lists

We help families search for the right college fits, understand their chances of acceptance, and develop a balanced list with reach, target, and safety schools.

Admissions Timeline

We build a unique admissions timeline for each student and reinforce its structure with regularly scheduled meetings, phone check-ins, and email reminders.

Application Management

Our admissions consultants oversee every aspect of the application process, ensuring students obtain application materials, finish writing tasks, and meet deadlines.

Private Essay Coaching

Experienced educators, our private writing coaches work one-on-one with students to craft unique essays and supplements, from start to finish.

“I was late to the college prep game when I met Tyler Vunk. He and his team at Vested Academics took my son under their wing and got us through the process! I was really scared and overwhelmed. They broke it all down, took out the fear, and made it easy and fun. The team was so supportive and available to us. I couldn’t imagine having to go through it without them. I am incredibly grateful and will be calling on them in about six months to start my second son and again for my third. Looking forward to working with Vested Academics in the upcoming years.”

Missy W.
H.S. Parent, North Attleboro, MA

More Affordable College Planning for Your Family

One of our main goals is to be a consistent guidance resource for your family, from middle school to grad school. Committed to our clients for the long haul, we deliver our college planning services at approximately one half the cost of the industry standard. We also offer payment plans to help make these investments more affordable.

40-50% Savings

Our college planning services cost 50% less than most college prep companies.

Payment Plans

Several of our packages can be paid for in installments.

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