Are you overwhelmed with college anxiety, but don’t know where to start to find your best college options?

Can you relate to any of these challenges?

  • It feels like other families found a college how-to manual that you missed
  • College conversations at home turn to arguing or stone-cold silence
  • You worry that your student’s ideal college experience is beyond your reach
  • You’re afraid you’ll miss key college deadlines, take a wrong turn or make a huge mistake
  • We get it. It’s hard to want what’s best for your child’s future, without knowing how to get it.

    What if there was an easier path to college?

    • What if you didn’t have to lose sleep over missing out on your child’s best college options?
    • What if you had a clear, simple guide for getting to college with less stress and less mess?
    • What if you could rest easy, knowing you have a plan in place for every step between where you are now and a confident college choice?
    • What if you felt totally in control of your college planning process, finding hidden gems and high-value colleges that reward your student financially for their achievements?
    • What if you had your own college planning expert in your hip pocket, sharing insights most people don’t have access to?

    College-bound confidence IS possible.

    We know planning for college is overwhelming. We know you’re frustrated with the college hype and hysteria, and that you’re looking for practical truth, clarity and hope.

    Mom, Dad, we get it, and we can help.

    Hi, we’re Tom and Hilary Kleese.

    We help high-school students and parents get to college with more confidence, less stress and less mess. If you want a clear college path that tunes out hype and reduces overwhelm, you’re in the right place.

    Does it seem impossible to avoid stress while finding college options, apply with ease and confidently choose your best-fit college? It IS POSSIBLE.

    How do we know this is possible for you? We’ve done it for ourselves! We’re the parents of two sons, a junior in college and a senior in high school. We’ve been in your shoes! We founded OnCampus College Planning more than ten years ago. Since then, we’ve helped thousands of students and families to earn better ACT/SAT scores, find better college options, save money on college and navigate a clear path to the college of their dreams.

    Our College-Bound Confidence Community is a monthly, subscription-based coaching group for students and parents who believe there is a better way to do this whole college thing.

    We help you find your ideal college fit at a price you can afford by getting clear about what you’re looking for, and then arming you with the knowledge, methods and an action plan to find it.

    We’ve helped thousands of high-school students and their families earn better scores, find better options and follow a better process for getting to college with more confidence, less stress and less mess.


    Here’s what College-Bound Confidence gives you each month:

    Live Q&A Calls

    It’s like having a college planning expert on speed dial. I’ll answer your personal questions LIVE on our monthly group coaching calls! No college-related or parenting topic is off limits here. You’ll get my direct feedback on your most pressing questions.

    Monthly Action Plans

    Each month, you’ll get homework (yes, homework!) to make progress in your college planning journey. Our community is for families of freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. We give you grade-specific action plans that force you to take action instead of just consume info!

    Expert Interviews

    Each month, we’ll bring in an expert within the realm of college planning and parenting teens to teach you on a particular college planning topic (like saving for college, engaging stressed-out teens, navigating standardized testing, etc.) that’s relevant to what your family’s going through right now.

    The Community

    There’s no question you have that others aren’t asking, too, or have answered. We’re better together.Gain insights, share wins and success stories. Take this journey together with other college-bound parents and students who are just like you.

    College Spotlights

    Month after month, We’ll showcase hidden gems and high-value colleges that probably aren’t on your radar yet. We’ve toured nearly 150 colleges and universities across the country, and researched hundreds more. We’ll share firsthand insights to expand your college options.

    Have questions?

    Read our FAQs here. There’s no question you have that hasn’t already been asked by another parent or student. Some of the most common questions are included here with answers. If you don’t see your question, email us. College questions of all kinds are welcome. This is a guilt-free, judgment-free zone!

    Read Reviews from our College Planning Clients

    What do real-live students and parents have to say about our college planning services? Don’t take our word for it.

    “Not only did both of my twins score significantly higher on the ACT, thanks to Tom’s guidance and coaching, but the process for them was enjoyable and inspiring. Both of my kids connected with Tom and responded to his coaching in a way I hadn’t expected. And when they each received their ACT scores online the first person they thought to tell was Tom. This said a lot, to me, about the role he played and how effective he was in their test preparation.”

    Nicole S.


    “My wife and I would not be in the situation we are in without Tom’s help. Our graduated senior will attend Aurora University in the fall of 2017. Prior to working with Tom, we didn’t know Aurora existed. His hands-on approach allowed our son to engage and participate, define his interests, narrow his search, and ultimately find the perfect fit. Tom was equally dedicated to the ACT test prep process.

    Tim P.


    “Your ACT help was tailored to my exact strengths and weaknesses. It wasn’t just going over strategies and ways to better my score but actually breaking down each section of the test and pinpointing what areas and types of questions I needed to work harder on. The more personalized tutoring made me feel a lot more confident and helped bump my score up!”


    High School Senior

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