Our Approach

Our approach is to match the student’s academic profile, learning style, and the family’s financial means with the right colleges and universities.


Getting to know the student, we

  • Review academic profile and learning style,
  • Assess personality, skills and interests,
  • Evaluate extracurricular pursuits,
  • Explore potential career paths and college majors, and
  • Identify college preferences.


To understand the family’s college costs, we

  • Educate the family on college costs,
  • Help the family determine their expected college contribution, and
  • Create a college list to maximize need-based and/or merit scholarships.


To identify the right colleges and universities, we

  • Constantly tour colleges and meet with admission representatives and learning specialists
  • Analyze college admission data,
  • Evaluate colleges' financial generosity, and
  • Factor in retention and graduation rates, federal loan default rates and other data to aid in the college decision.


"Our son had specific criteria when looking for a school that included sports and engineering. Working with Melissa made the task of weeding through the choices and analytically deciding on which schools to apply to so much easier and less stressful.


We know the process she follows works, because he has gotten accepted to all schools he applied to!  Thank you Melissa for all your hard work and perseverance!


– Sabine and Tim

Farrah College Consulting • 603.828.5090  • farrahcollegeconsulting@gmail.com