Building Your College List
Just Got Easy

Building Your College List
Just Got Easy

Most students stress about applying to college. We help students discover their target careers, identify the best schools to get them there, and craft an application that stands out so they apply with confidence.

Most students stress about applying to college. We help students discover their target careers, identify the best schools to get them there, and craft an application that stands out so they apply with confidence.

What I wish I knew before applying to college...(2 min video)

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How to discover your best-fit schools and apply with confidence:

  • Without campus tours or tense family talks
  • Without feeling overwhelmed and alone
  • With an application that sets you apart

How to discover your best-fit schools and apply with confidence:

  • Without campus tours or tense family talks

  • Without feeling overwhelmed and alone

  • With an application that sets you apart

Hosted by Ben Marley

Why Your College List Matters

Roughly one third of college freshmen drop out before sophomore year. Another third of college students transfer at some point, which adds 1-2 extra years to their “four-year degree.” On average this costs families an extra $36,250

 
But what if you could avoid all of this by simply getting it right the first time?

How it works:

 

1. Our top-rated instructors will guide you to discover your ideal career and the best schools to get you there.
 
2. You’ll receive our detailed instruction and the necessary resources over a few short group meetings.
 
3. Apply the strategies with confidence and crush your college applications.

1. Our top-rated instructors will guide you to discover your ideal career and the best schools to get you there.

 

2. You’ll receive our detailed instruction and the necessary resources over a few short group meetings.

 

3. Apply the strategies with confidence and crush your college applications.

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What our clients say:

About Our Founder

Dear Parent,


My name is Ben Marley, and my work is my passion. I have been a full-time College Admissions and Test Prep professional for the past 5 years and have several additional years of writing, editing, and tutoring experience. I do everything in my power to help others succeed.

I scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT & the 95th percentile on the SAT. I am a National Merit Scholar. I received academic full-ride offers from 5 universities and accepted scholarships totaling over $104,000 in 2003 (valued at $196,000 today), which enabled me to attain my goal of graduating from college debt-free. 

I have years of experience teaching SAT and ACT test prep (in person and online), and I was even hired by the College Board to grade essays on the SAT. I specialize in giving your child the absolute best experience. As I am extremely well-versed in ACT/SAT test prep, I design goals, programs, and even curricula to orchestrate a fantastic experience. Most tutoring companies dabble in a variety of subjects; ApplyHereFirst, however, is fully focused on what your child needs to succeed in the college admissions process. 

I am a grateful husband, loving father of three, and lover of adventure (my recent favorites include jumping off of the tallest bungee bridge in the world and cage diving with great white sharks). However, nothing is more rewarding to me than helping others identify their purpose and live up to their potential.

For schools and student organizations interested in booking speaking engagements on college admissions and increasing test scores, please email support@applyherefirst.com. 
Thanks for reading, and we look forward to working with you soon!

-Ben

How to Discover 
Your Best-fit Schools and Apply with Confidence

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