About Prepory

College Counseling Chicago

Chicago houses highly-ranked high schools like Payton College Preparatory, Northside College Preparatory High School, Walter Payton College Prep High School, Whitney Young Magnet High School, Jones College Prep High School, and Lane Technical College Prep High School. The students that attend these schools are invested in their future and are looking for tailored guidance through their college application process. That’s where Prepory comes in.


College Guidance

According to the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, the student to counselor ratio in the Chicago, IL area is abnormally high, closing in at over 600:1. Although these counselors are more than qualified to guide these student’s to success beyond high school, most of them don’t have the time due to pressing school responsibilities and their large volume of students.

At Prepory, we focus on a student-centric approach to college admissions counseling that equips students with the resources, knowledge, and personalized guidance they need to craft a competitive application to top schools like Harvard University, Yale University, Amherst College, University of Florida, University of Chicago, MIT, Caltech, Duke University, Uc Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, and UCLA. Our students have also received acceptance letters to some of the best colleges and universities in the Chicago area such as the University of Chicago and Northwestern University.

Our college counseling program begins as early as 9th grade and covers topics like leadership development, the personal statement, supplemental essays, financial aid, letters of recommendation, high school course selection, and more! Our coaches are expertly trained and hail from some of the nation’s top institutions. Our programs are available to residents of Chicago, IL including families residing in North Park, Old Town, South Loop, Hinsdale, Lincoln Park, Naperville, Evanston, Elmhurst, Kenilworth and other surrounding areas.

Why Prepory?

More Chances

Prepory students are 2.67x more likely to be admitted to a highly selective institution (or 167.04%)

of our clients

100% of our clients say they prefer Prepory’s online courses to their former provider.


Over 14,000 students are enrolled in Prepory’s college counseling services worldwide.


90% of Prepory students are admitted to one or more of their top 5 schools.

Local Prepory Clients Say

Meet the Prepory Chicago

College Admissions Coaches

Our college admissions coaching team leverages over 100 years of collective admissions experience. Our team is made up of multi-degree academics, former university faculty, former admissions officers, Ivy League writing coaches, and graduates from the nation’s most selective schools.

Daniel E. Santos

Chief Executive Officer

Glen Water, Ph. D.

Program Director

Kyle Stein

Client Success Manager

Taylor Piva


Our students have been admitted
to top schools

College Counseling
Partnerships with
Chicago High Schools

We’ve partnered with local high schools including Christopher Columbus High School, Pinecrest Preparatory High School, Somerset Academy Charter High School, amongst others to complement the resources offered by each school. Our school partnerships are tailored to benefit each school’s unique populations and needs.

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Frequently asked questions

Through college counseling, students will understand how to effectively navigate the college admissions process with confidence and vigor. With guidance from Prepory, students explore best-fit college options, strategically college search, demonstrate meaningful academic and extracurricular involvement, and understand how to strategically tackle their college application.

Our college admissions coaching team is made up of former admissions officers, former university faculty, Ivy League writing coaches, and a network of students from the nation’s most selective colleges. Students are paired with a college admissions coach based on their availability and career interests.

Through individual advising sessions, students meet with their college admissions coach to receive individualized counseling following our curriculum. They’ll work together to brainstorm and improve their college application collateral. Individual advising sessions occur through video conferences and are approximately 60 minutes long.

Get started

on your application journey!

Contact a Prepory college admissions expert to start your college success journey.

Our college admissions experts are here to guide you from where you are to where you should be. Through our comprehensive curriculum and individualized coaching, you are set for success as soon as you connect with us.