College Planning

You are about to embark on an exciting journey. Selecting a college is an important decision, and finding the right fit takes time. It also takes knowledgeable advisors with insight and experience, who can focus on each client’s needs to help them to successfully navigate the changing admissions landscape.

Career Planning

“You have your degree—what’s next? Be prepared and confident in today’s tight job market and achieve a competitive advantage. Karen is an experienced career coach who can help you to develop strong resumes, improve your interviewing skills and develop a job search strategy that will showcase your qualifications and position you to achieve your career goals”.

The LF Advantage

“From exploration to acceptance, Launching Futures offers customized and affordable college consulting services to meet the needs of each of our clients throughout the college admissions process."


Recent Blog Posts

What College Admissions Officers Look For

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Underclassmen, particularly sophomores and juniors, should also use their summer wisely. This is a great time to get involved and stay involved in extra-curricular activities that will help you to learn more about your interests. More...

College Costs and College Choice

Monday, July 01, 2013

Don’t forget to consider your family’s financial picture when researching colleges! College costs have climbed at a much steeper rate than most families’ incomes. This is why it is more important than ever to be educated on what colleges REALLY cost, not just the sticker prices on their websites. More...

New Common Application Coming Soon

Monday, July 01, 2013

Summer is also great time for rising seniors to get started on their college essays and to brainstorm ideas now to create essays which will clearly show admissions officers your character, motivations and passions. More...

Which College is the Best for You?

Monday, July 01, 2013

Need help in getting a jump on your college research? Most students have no idea where to start when researching and developing a list of colleges that fit them academically and personally, and how important that fit is for them to find success in their college years and in their future careers. More...

Colleges Visited

To ensure that clients receive the most accurate and current college admissions information I regularly attend professional conferences, meet frequently with admissions personnel and personally visit dozens of campuses annually to learn about new programs, trends and changes in the admissions process. This directly benefits my clients by helping them to make well-informed college decisions.

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My Contact Information
Karen M. Edgar
Launching Futures College Consultants
Phone: (425) 652-5110

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Given the nature of the college admissions process, we cannot guarantee admissions to any institution.

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Comprehensive College Planning Services

Not sure where to start your college planning? Instead of getting confused, get help!

Launching Futures gives you all of the tools to be successful in your college journey. We recognize that each student is unique, with strengths, weaknesses, concerns and aspirations, and offer several consulting options tailored to meet individual objectives. Depending on the type and duration of guidance requested, we customize a program which will help you to identify your strengths and talents and match them to colleges which will fit your needs and your pocketbook!

There are several easy ways to get started and to obtain the help you seek. Following a free initial one hour consultation, our clients can choose from services which include customized Hourly Service Blocks for those with immediate, short term needs, and Comprehensive College Packages for those who want more sustained and comprehensive guidance.

All packages include a strategic and personalized college plan, ongoing and regular support and communications, and full application, financial aid and college selection advising. We’ll help you with:

  • A Customized College Plan to identify priorities, tasks, timelines & goals
  • College Search & Selection
    • Initial review of student’s  academic & extracurricular profile
    • Comprehensive college research
    • College list development including Reach, Target and Safety choices
    • Strategies for college visits & interviews
    • Guidance in decision-making for final college selection
  • College Applications
    • Full Application review and submission
    • Assistance in Essay topic selection, Development & Editing
    • Resume/Portfolio/Audition Preparation
    • Advice on Letters of Recommendation
  • Standardized Test Strategies
  • Scholarship and Financial Aid Advice
  • Continuous Support, In Person Meetings and Flexible Hours

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Ready to Launch Your Future?

The Choice Is Yours. Select from the following options and get started today!
  • Hourly Consult Blocks
  • Limited College Package
  • Comprehensive College Package