Trying to Navigate the College Planning Process?

We Can Help With That!

  • College List Building
  • Applications & Essays
  • ACT & SAT Guidance
  • Maximizing Financial Aid
  • Major/Career Selection
  • Organization & Deadlines

"Tonica was a huge help to our son. His confidence clearly grew and he was able to be accepted at his first-choice college! We cannot credit her enough for her guidance and knowledge."

-Terry Sheridan, parent of a class of 2018 student

Are You Wondering:

college is the best for your student?

(out of the 4000+ options!)

it takes for them to get accepted?

(because it’s so much more than an application!)

you’re going to pay for it?

(without going broke!)

Then You're in the Right Place!

Get started with our free 8-page roadmap packed full of resources:

Or, waste no time & jump right in with a free consultation to see how we can start planning for success right now!

Meet Tonica

With a decade of experience in the field of education, she has worked with hundreds of students and their families. Formally a high school English teacher, Tonica noticed the need for more support throughout the crazy college search and application process, and founded Cardinal College Planning!

She wants every student to end up at the school that is the best fit for them- academically, financially, and socially. Each student is unique, so Tonica will work to create a customized plan of action.

Get in touch to learn more about her college advising process and build a custom college plan!

"Tonica has been an amazing help throughout this college process. Without her, I don't know if I would be where I am today."
-Aaron Martin, class of 2020

The Value of Cardinal College Planning

  • Personal Attention: There are over 4,000 colleges in the U.S. and it can be extremely difficult to choose one on your own. Guidance counselors can help, but the truth is they have too many students and not enough time. We are your personal advisor, giving you our undivided attention and providing dedicated support.

  • Save Money: The average total cost of college ranges from $25,290 (in-state) to $50,900 (private)… for EACH year! And since only 41% of college students graduate in 4 years, that can get expensive. We help you ask colleges the right questions, craft an appealing application, and analyze financial aid packages to deliver long-term savings and a high return on investment.

  • Less Stress! Getting through high school is hard enough, and your student has to think about the future, too. We take the stress off of both the student and the parents by keeping everyone on track with what they should be doing and when, giving the whole family relief and a sense of peace.