Our Expert Counselors Will Guide Your Student to College

We know how to make your application stand out from the competition. SpanOne successfully works with students at all levels.

We are experts at identifying colleges and universities that are the best fit for each student and know what it takes for outstanding students to get accepted into the Ivy League and the nation’s most competitive colleges and universities, including BS/MD direct medical programs and other dual-degree programs.

Applying to college can be overwhelming, confusing, stressful, and filled with inaccurate information from parents and peers. We eliminate all of this anxiety and misdirection by managing the entire college planning and application process from start to finish.

With today’s college application process being more competitive than ever, combined with the rising cost of tuition and myriad options for financial aid, it’s critical to begin planning for college in the early high school years.

SpanOne’s seasoned college counselors have successfully helped hundreds of students throughout the U.S., as well as international students, with their applications, college essays, scholarships, test taking strategies, interviews, waitlist and financial aid appeal letters, and much more. Our counselors do not limit the amount of time they spend with each student, nor do they limit the number of applications and essays each student can complete.

Visit our college counseling program page to learn how our comprehensive College360 Program successfully helps students plan, prepare, and apply to college.

Vasu Eda - Founder, SpanOne College Counseling

Successful EdTech entrepreneur, Vasu Eda founded SpanOne in 2013. His goal in founding the company, and what he has continued to ensure the company achieves, is to help students reach their college goals — finding the best fit college where they will thrive, guiding them with a plan so they are positioned to get accepted to college, and helping them to obtain the best financial option to pay for a college education.

Vasu is also the co-founder and CEO of RiseSharp, a social impact venture with the mission of changing the college-to-job trajectory for millions of college students in India. He regularly speaks at colleges on how students can gain valuable job experience and how to successfully transition from a college to career.

His professional career includes founding Boniva Software, (acquired by SSA Global), an on-demand talent management and e-learning company. In addition, he has worked in the areas of corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions at Lucent Technologies and Intel Corporation.

Vasu holds an MBA from Columbia University, an MS in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology, a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Shivaji University, and a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Government Polytechnic College in Warangal.

He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and has experienced the college application process with all three of his children: a UC Berkeley graduate, a Stanford graduate, and one who is currently attending Stanford University. Vasu is the author of Get Job Ready: How to Land Your Dream Job Out of College, published by Penguin Random House.

Our College Counselors

SpanOne college counselors are a group of experienced college counselors and admissions consultants who help students – and their parents – navigate the complex and stressful process of college planning and applications. Many of them are former admissions staff members and educational professionals from the top colleges in the US. They are best at what they do. Our counselors are located in major metro areas across the country, including Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle and Washington DC. Our counselors have helped students get into some of the best colleges in the U.S., from small liberal arts colleges to the Ivy League Colleges:

What Parents Are Saying About Our College Counselors

"We started working with a SpanOne advisor in our son's sophomore year. It was one of the best decisions that we ever took. Our advisor is not only helping our son plan and prepare for college, but also brought a sense of confidence and calmness to a very anxious situation."

"As a parent of international student, I was not fully aware of the process and competitiveness associated with getting into top colleges in the US. Our SpanOne Advisor, Ms. Christine, guided us step by step through the complete college research and applications. To our surprise, our son got into top rated undergraduate business school, his first choice. I have already recommended SpanOne to some of my friends."

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Our Commitment to Community Service

FirstReach Program, our community service initiative, is integral to our mission of bringing college planning and admission counseling to the mainstream, and is a reflection of our advisors strong commitment to serving their communities. It offers free educational workshops and college counseling services to parents and students, especially to prospective first generation college students those who face the challenging task of applying to colleges without the assistance of parental experience.

Featured Partner:

The Peninsula College Fund puts the missing pieces together to help low-income, first-generation college students reach the college graduation finish line.

Free College Planning Workshop

"It was a GREAT eye-opener for us as first timers! Thank you!!"

"Thank you again for the whole team who helped so many families."

"I just need to revisit this and say: thank you SO much for your reply...I got into Princeton today!"

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SpanOne helps students get into top colleges by working one-on-one with an experienced college admissions counselor.

Our college counselors help families navigate the complex and stressful process of college planning and applications. Many of them are former admissions staff members and college advisors from the top colleges. They are the best at what they do.

Our college counselors are located in cities across the country, including Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle and Washington DC.

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