College Liftoff is Ohio’s Premier College Planning and Consulting Firm. We have helped more than 500 families secure their children’s best career paths and save more than $30 million along the way. We have a plethora of 5-star Google reviews and countless testimonials from our families. Here are a few:
If we could give College Lift off 10 stars we would. They are simply the best at what they do and no other college planning program is as comprehensive. The services they provide include, but are not limited to, Career Planning, How to Find the School with the Best Fit, Admissions Support and College Funding. Each student’s experience is unique – for example, our son began the program in November of his senior year of high school. Because of his late start, he participated in what College Liftoff calls their “Boot Camp” program. Our daughter, on the other hand, saw first hand all the benefits her brother was receiving and couldn’t wait to get started. She began the program her junior year of high school. Both children worked hard and were rewarded because of it. They each earned scholarships and because of the funding strategies they learned throughout the program, both will graduate nearly debt-free from out of state universities (son – $1,700, daughter – $4,000). That financial freedom and will allow them more opportunities upon graduation than if they were burdened with student loans. However, the most important advantage our children received from College Liftoff is the confidence in knowing why they are pursuing their chosen major, and what they are “buying” with the money they are spending on college. To us, this is priceless, because so many high school seniors have no idea what they want to do, or why they are going to the college they chose. They are paying thousands of dollars without even knowing what or even if they will receive a return on their investment.
Parent of Kayleigh, Pickerington Central High School Class of 2018 and Chance, Pickerington Central High School Class of 2016
We truly enjoyed our experience with College Liftoff. With their help, we feel that our process of researching and visiting schools led us to make a great choice for our daughter and our family!
Parent of Eliza, Bishop Watterson High School Class of 2018
Avery was certain she wanted to study pre med. She discovered she really had a passion for finance though this process and she really hated biology. She’s now going to major in Finance.
Parent of Avery, Olentangy Liberty High School Class of 2018
Just another testimony to the guidance we received from College Liftoff paying off waaaay after the acceptance letter. Jasmin started classes today, although she has been on campus at Queens University of Charlotte heavily involved in the pre-season for soccer. The team is rostered at 48 players this year, which is huge (2nd biggest team at QU). Jas was nervous but was not only able to make the A team, but she is apparently a starter. The LAX Coach has already touched base as well.
If you remember last year she told us that “Even if I weren’t playing a sport, this is still the perfect place for me!” Today she called to share her excitement over fall semester classes. The first thing she said was ” I am IN LOVE with this class. [Genocide, Poli-Sci/Int’l Studies] and I want to BE this Professor, I know she is going to change my life!”
I could go on and on, but the point is we will be forever in your debt for showing us all of the possibilities, for pointing us in the right direction and for the limitless assistance you consistently offered, always above and beyond. You never ever made us feel like we were just a client, you always remained professionally engaged and you met all three of us at the level we needed. The peace of mind that we gained from our experience with College Liftoff continues to this day. Thank you so very much.
With sincere gratitude,
Parent of Jasmin, Thomas Worthington High School Class of 2014
College Liftoff has been a tremendous asset to me both personally and professionally. As a school counselor, I have worked collaboratively with College Liftoff for the last five years educating my families on the college process and the many facets that go into the decision making journey. This past year, Aaron worked with my daughter Hannah and I watched her eyes open to a world of educational opportunities as she thought about things she had not yet considered. She is now a freshman at Indiana Wesleyan and is loving every minute of it.
Parent of Hannah, Hilliard Bradley High School Class of 2016
Michal is settling into her classes, joined the Miami Activities Planning committee and has a job in the bookstore. Mission accomplished!
Parent of Michal, Reynoldsburg High School Class of 2015
College Liftoff realigned my son’s focus towards the goal. As soon as he started the program, his grades immediately jumped.
Parent of Noah, Westerville North High School Class of 2017
My biggest surprise about college was how well prepared I was. Thanks to College Liftoff, I had a clear goal in mind.
Class of 2014
I had a 4.0 GPA and totally overwhelming options for college. Aaron helped me find a school that I actually loved, and he made sure I knew my way around.
Northwest High School Class of 2010
Just wanted to let you know that Sarah and I have been so appreciate of all the assistance that College Liftoff has provided to Sarah and our family, as we go through the process of Sarah selecting and enrolling in college.
You have been excellent at helping a sometimes “reluctant” senior to take the necessary steps, in a timely fashion, to improve her chances of success when going through the challenging journey of her final year of high school and her impending first year of college. It is a stressful time for all involved. How helpful and comforting it is to have professionals to go to who remove some of the “guess work” with practical advice, backed up with experience and hard facts. Please know all your hard work and effort are appreciated!
Mother of Sarah, Class of 2012
I don’t typically do reviews, but am now because I have you to solely thank. I ended up leaving college with just $6000 to pay off because Kent State University gave me a great scholarship I wouldn’t have received anywhere else. I got a few other scholarships as well. I ended up majoring in managerial marketing which is a very unique program to Kent State University. It’s an accelerated marketing program that gives you client experience before you even have your degree. It opened a lot of doors for my career.
Class of 2011
Because of College Liftoff, I’ll earn my B.S. with zero debt and be able to save for medical school.
Class of 2009