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13+

Years Experience

5X

Higher Acceptance Rate

$120,000+

Saved in Tuition Over 4 Years

$18+ Millions

in Scholarships Won

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Complete our College Planning Questionnaire

Schedule a FREE “Everything You Need to Know About College” Consultation

We’ll Create a Customized College Roadmap for Your Student

Our ​Services

GRADES 9-12

We are your expert guide offering consultation services to prioritize the student’s goals and customize their college search, desired major, and budget

COLLEGE STUDENTS

Discover additional financial resources, negotiate college costs, and find internships, research opportunities

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Review your academic standing, select the right college/major for transfer, and search for financial options through internships, grants, and scholarships

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Don’t let stress and frustration overwhelm you. We are here to provide a clear path to your student’s college future.

About Us

Lora Georgieva, owner of Destination College, and her team have been helping students get into their dream colleges while saving families an average of $120,000+ through expert admissions guidance and extensive financial options through grants and scholarships.

Lora is a Certified College Planner since 2010, the recipient of the 2017 Influential Women in Business Award, endorsed by an Illinois congressman as his inclusive college planning resource, author of “What Others Don’t Tell You About College Planning”, and co-author of the book, “Let’s Talk About Money”.

Our Book

What others don’t tell you about college planning

Going to college doesn’t have to be overwhelming! That’s why we put our 12+ years of experience in a college planning guide to simplify the college admission and financial aid process, eliminate stress and avoid costly mistakes! Whether you are starting as a freshman in high school or a senior, there is a solution every step of the way!

What Our Clients Say About Us.

"Lora is a rock star when it comes to making college affordable! We knew our daughter could theoretically get into one of the selective colleges, but there are so many students out there with equally good qualifications, so how do you set yourself apart? In our case, Lora identified that ...
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"Lora is a rock star when it comes to making college affordable! We knew our daughter could theoretically get into one of the selective colleges, but there are so many students out there with equally good qualifications, so how do you set yourself apart? In our case, Lora identified that an internship would be good and suggested where to turn. Our daughter got it with a flexible schedule to fit with her other obligations. She learned a lot and her experiences didn't just look good on her resume, but also gave her fuel for several college essays. Working with Lora at Destination College took a lot of the stress out of the process. We never needed to lay sleepless or spend hours searching the web, wondering if we did it right or not. The little tweaks we got help with are nowhere to be found as Lora applies her experience on an individual basis. Our daughter had all essays written and reviewed before senior school year started (yay!). and applied for early decision. On December 15, while her friends were still procrastinating on their essays, she was accepted into her dream school, Johns Hopkins, on full financial aid. They even pay her so she can buy her books and come home for the holidays! FAFSA and CSS profile can be daunting and it is easy to make mistakes that make you lose out on financial aid. I collect my numbers, take them to Lora and she walks me through the process and when I leave her office it is all done - with ample margin to the deadline. For busy parents, it is a no-brainer to hire Lora. Best return on investment ever!"
"Working with Lora from Destination College has been nothing but complete and absolute pleasure. She is extremely knowledgeable of all the necessary steps in preparing for college and she has been assisting us through each and every step of that process from day one through present. Lora has
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"Working with Lora from Destination College has been nothing but complete and absolute pleasure. She is extremely knowledgeable of all the necessary steps in preparing for college and she has been assisting us through each and every step of that process from day one through present. Lora has guided us with properly completing the FAFSA application, all the college applications, brainstorming college essay topics, and the like. Furthermore, Lora helped my son explore other potential major interests that we were not aware of which were a great fit for my son. With Lora’s assistance we applied to approximately 7 Universities and my son was accepted to all of them. After my son was accepted and received the financial aid packages from all the schools, Lora guided us through the examination of all the proposals from the financial amounts offered to the ranking of the schools and his respective major and narrowing down on what our best options are. She has also assisted us in finding private scholarships and those applications and we are now scheduled to make our decision with respect to the University selection Lora will be also helping us with selecting housing and the application for housing and meals. Simply put, Lora is beyond amazing. She has been extremely kind, caring, helpful, and wonderful in helping us navigate this difficult and stressful college preparation stage of life. I highly recommend her to all the individuals who are going to undergo college preparation or who are currently dealing with that. It really isn’t an easy task and there are so many things that most people are not aware of that could really help your child get into their dream school and in some cases perhaps even make the school more affordable. Lora has the answers to just about any questions pertaining to college and preparing for college. She has been a guiding angel for us throughout this scary and overwhelming college preparation time. I highly recommend using her services. She is absolutely and totally worth it and will not disappoint." 
"We highly recommend Destination College as your college advisor. My son worked with Lora. She navigated us through the complicated (new to my family) process of the college admission in a few meetings and monitored my son during in-take to make sure he was making right choices. She empowered him ...
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"We highly recommend Destination College as your college advisor. My son worked with Lora. She navigated us through the complicated (new to my family) process of the college admission in a few meetings and monitored my son during in-take to make sure he was making right choices. She empowered him to applied to prestige/semi-selective colleges and boosted his confidence. He was able to get to his dream colleges (!!). He got really good scholarships because Lora was advising to my son on his in-take profile and also having supporting documents to show his extra achievements. Her knowledge is exceptional in all areas. Lora is very flexible with meetings and very efficient. She truly helped my son to choose the best option for the next four years of his life and lowered the final tuition cost. I am really glad I used her services and it was stress free. It was one of best investment decisions. Thank you Lora for all your help!"
"Destination College has been exceptional in helping plan for the college application process and finances. Lora Georgieva was extremely helpful and walked us through the process of filling out the FAFSA and applying for financial aid at the university. We originally had no clue about how to apply for any ...
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"Destination College has been exceptional in helping plan for the college application process and finances. Lora Georgieva was extremely helpful and walked us through the process of filling out the FAFSA and applying for financial aid at the university. We originally had no clue about how to apply for any aid and sort of brushed it off, but when Lora showed us how to properly apply, it ended up saving us tens of thousands of dollars that would have otherwise gone unsaved. Our entire family is beyond grateful for the work that Lora and Destination College have done for us, and we will certainly be recommending them to others in similar situations as us. Their work is, quite literally, life-changing!"