Kelly MacLean is the president and founder of College Recruting Specialists. Her unique background as a College Admission Representative as well as a high school varsity soccer coach provided the basis for the company. Kelly repeatedly witnessed high school students making mistakes in their college search; often resulting in missed scholarships, lack of acceptance at their choice schools, or ultimately switching schools/majors. As Kelly assisted her own players with their college searches, admission issues, recruiting and ultimately playing in college, she realized how overwhelming this process is for most parents. Due to the success of her players, she was constantly approached by other students and parents to answer questions and help with their particular situations. College Recruiting Specialists, llc (CRS) was founded to make this service available to any student or player interested in attending college but unsure of how to make the best choice, get accepted or recruited. Over the past 5 years, we have found that 50% of our business is non-athletes trying to find the right school, scholarships and career path.
College Recruiting Specialists provides personalized service for each family. CRS offers a consultation to determine a students needs and then prepares a comprehensive plan for them to move forward successfully. The focus is on reducing the college expense through planning and preparation including major selection and career planning, college selection, tutoring, ACT/SAT test prep, high school course selection, study habits, time management, FAFSA prep, admission deadlines, admission essays, scholarships- applications and deadlines, speaking with and negotiating with coaches, NLI signing day coverage, and continuing to work with the students through their freshman year in college to ensure their success in college.
Kelly is a featured expert contributor for Stack Magazine and Stack.com as well as currently a member of OACAC (Ohio Association of College Admission Counselors), WISE (Women in Sports and Events), NCAA Compliance Forum, Rocky River Chamber of Commerce, Association of Sport Coaching Education, President of BNI Westside Connections Chapter, previous board member for OFSA.
Please contact CRS to set up a free workshop for your clients, students or a personal consultation for yourself.
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