Counseling-4-College provides a student-centered experience with an individualized approach that provides structure during the college admissions process. We guide individuals and help them with choices of colleges. Once there is an appropriate college list, we walk the student through the application process. Whether there is a need for a college prep plan for finishing high school, testing strategies, help with writing a good college essay, or financial aid and scholarship information, we're here to offer professional advice.

Parents: We're here to help you and to help take the stress out of your house!

Meet The Founder and Principal, John Happs
A recognized expert in post-secondary education, John has a genuine passion for preparing students and their parents to achieve their college admission goals. He has spent 39 years as an educator, counselor, and is a professional, independent educational consultant. He has been featured in the media and is frequently called upon to address parent and teacher groups nationwide. Most of his clients reside in Louisville, Superior, Lafayette, Erie, Brighton, Thornton, Longmont, Broomfield and Boulder, Colorado.

John holds an M.A. in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Colorado, is a former, post-secondary guidance counselor from Centaurus High School (Dept. Chair for 10 years), a national consultant for College Summit, a senior consultant in Colorado for the implementation of the Colorado Counselor Corps Grant, works with and presents for the Colorado Department of Education, and is an adjunct professor for the University of Colorado, Denver.

Meet Vic Davolt
Vic's passion is helping young people identify colleges where they can flourish and have the best chance of reaching their full potential. He has 30 years of experience in university admissions, financial aid and scholarships, and was director of admissions at Regis University for 13 years.

  • He aids parents navigating the nuances of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile
  • He supports students in scholarship search strategies
  • Vic’s expertise with Catholic and Jesuit universities is a strengthened by his past membership on the board of the National Catholic College Admission Association
  • He helps students considering Christian Colleges and Universities   
  • He provides direction for students exploring a college education in Canada and the United Kingdom
  • He equips prospective student-athletes to effectively evaluate NCAA Division II and III schools, as well as NAIA programs
  • Vic’s guidance with college essays reveals how student’s writings will be evaluated by the individuals responsible for determining their admission

Vic is available to present on all the above topics at high schools, as well as community groups and organizations. He also serves as the college advisor with the Career & College Launch, a community based program which serves low-income, at-promise students.

Professional Memberships of Counseling-4-College:

           NACAC--National Association for College Admissions Counseling
           RMACAC--Rocky Mountain Association For College Admissions Counseling
           CCHS/CR--Colorado Council for High School and College Admissions; acting Co-Chair for professional development
           ASCA--American School Counselors Association
           HECA--Higher Education Consultants Association


We offer a Free Consultation

If you're not sure whether you need help with a plan to match your student's high school experience to what's required to get into college, choosing the appropriate school, making the transition from high school to college, college entrance essays, financial aid or scholarship direction, give us a call. Let us buy you a cup of coffee.

We work with students in Colorado primarily from the Arvada, Boulder, Louisville, Superior, Lafayette, Erie, Brighton, Fort Lupton, Weld County, Thornton, Westminster, Golden, Longmont and Broomfield areas, and have worked with many students along the front range.

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