CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In an American College Counseling, Inc. survey released today, 76 percent of the nation’s college-bound high school students admit feeling stressed about the college admissions process and lack reliable resources for expert guidance. As a result, American College Counseling, Inc. (ACCI) is drawing on decades of experience counseling high school students and families to launch one of the nation’s first comprehensive, convenient and affordable online college admissions counseling services at askacci.com.
The poll of 465 high school students in the U.S. was conducted online by Harris Interactive®. Only 22 percent of college-bound high school students found their high school college counseling offices to be very helpful in the college planning process, leaving many students and families searching for help in navigating the complex maze of test taking, college search, applications, essays and financial aid.
“Today, ACCI is launching askacci.com to meet the needs of stressed parents and students who can benefit from convenient and affordable professional guidance and comprehensive support for every step of the college planning process,” said Patricia Aviezer, one of the founders of ACCI and vice president of counseling. Aviezer has more than 25 years of experience counseling high school students and families about the college application and admissions process, and has helped thousands of students gain admission to their colleges of choice.
ACCI offers all the essential elements of preparing for college, pairing students with a professional adviser who provides unlimited, personalized, one-on-one guidance via phone, email and text messaging, as well as 24/7 access to the YourACCI online resource center. The full spectrum of support includes: high school course selection, career aptitude testing and counseling, SAT/ACT online test preparation, college selection and application and financial aid consultation.
For more information please visit askacci.com, or call 866-ASK-ACCI to speak with an ACCI college admissions counselor.
This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive among 1,258 U.S. 8-18 year olds, with 668 age 10-18. The results among 8-17 year olds were weighted as needed for age, sex, race/ethnicity, parental education, urbanicity, and region. Results among 18 year olds were weighted as needed for age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, region, and household income.