College Counseling for the Rest of Us is unlike any other College Search and College Admission service out there.   

CCR is THE most affordable, straightforward college planning service in the world. (As far as we know)  Our goal is to save you time, money and SANITY in the college search process.

College Counseling for the Rest of Us is designed for students and families who are not the main focus of other counseling services1st generation college candidates, those with limited $$ resources, adults going back to school, professionals looking at grad school options – in other words, most of us!!

The founder of “CCR”, Michael Szarek, has 24 years of experience in college admissions, financial aid and enrollment management, helping thousands of students with their college search.  Michael is a member of HECA (Higher Education Consultants Association) and NJACAC (New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling), and is a member of the New Jersey State ACT Council.

For more information about how CCR can help you, you can reach Michael via any of the following Cell: (908) 403-3819.  Email: info@cc4therestofus.com.  Facebook: College Counseling for the Rest of Us. Twitter: MichaelCCRAnd – now – the Television Series: The YouTube episodes!

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sue
    Aug 30, 2011 @ 17:43:25

    As an Admissions Officer what are the most important qualities/things I should be looking for in a potential student that would make me put them in the top running slots?


    • College Counseling for the Rest of Us
      Aug 31, 2011 @ 19:14:50

      Dear Sue:
      Thank you for your question. I’m not sure what you mean by ‘top running slots’, but my recommendation for a new admission counselor is to never forget the bottom line question, which is – “will this student succeed at my institution?” IMHO, the best way to judge that is the level of courses taken, the grades received and the ability of the student to balance coursework and extra-curricular activities. And I always appreciated a student who seemed genuinely interested in our school. Hope this helps!



  2. jamey
    Sep 22, 2011 @ 16:03:35

    hi mike its jamey…i wanted to know how do i go about signing jolie up for an sat this fall…i received a notice for psat but nothung for sat


  3. Brandon Jacobs
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 09:26:08

    Had a chance to see Michael in action at a conference a few weeks back and have to say he is one of the best in the game. He has a vast knowledge of the college process after being on both sides of the industry, a passion to help others, and a great personality to complete the package. If you are a high school student or parent looking for help, I believe CCR will be worth your investment and more.


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