ProImpact Launches Innovative College Mentoring Service to Help Students Get Accepted to Top Colleges and Avoid the College Debt Trap

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 11, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — ProImpact, under the leadership of Christopher Meyer, is revolutionizing college admissions support with a new mentorship program tailored to guide students through the complex admissions landscape. Chris, a social entrepreneur with 30 years of experience as an alumni admissions volunteer for George Washington University and the University of Southern California, has seen firsthand the challenges students face without adequate support at home. “Over three decades in admissions, I recognized that many good students didn’t have as much support at home, for a number of reasons, so our college mentoring program is designed to provide the kind of support students would find from parents or a relative,” Chris explained. The program offers personalized 1-on-1 coaching and a flexible 45-minute online course accessible anytime, anywhere.

ProImpact’s approach to increasing college acceptance rates is rooted in demystifying the admissions process and providing actionable insights. “We offer a glimpse behind the curtain to understand what drives college admission committees,” says Chris. The program is built on three simple yet powerful strategies: first, weaving the top themes that resonate with colleges into student profiles; second, building strong authenticity with specific, actionable steps; and third, leveraging ProImpact’s top ten insider tips that extend beyond the application to boost acceptance chances. “When students implement these simple strategies together, they position themselves for a great outcome,” Chris emphasizes. This holistic approach ensures that students not only meet but exceed the expectations of admissions committees.

Common-Sense Approach to Paying for College

“Colleges in the US are taking plenty of criticism these days, but the fact is bachelor’s degree holders earn a good deal more than those without. The key is to avoid the college debt trap in the process of earning your bachelor’s degree,” says Chris.

Supporting Chris’ statement, data from the US Department of Labor highlights that individuals with bachelor’s degrees earn 67.9% more per month ($6129 vs. $3650) and face significantly lower unemployment rates (2.2% vs. 4%) compared to those with only high school diplomas.

ProImpact customizes its advice to each student’s unique situation. For those on tight budgets, ProImpact strongly advises against accumulating significant student loan debt, as these loans are difficult to discharge and often accrue excessive fees and interest with no easy repayment option. ProImpact focuses considerable attention on how to finance a bachelor’s degree. The program offers a straightforward 3-step game plan that any student can use to achieve their college dreams with less financial strain.

Another ProImpact resource is a proprietary database of 550 Small and Affordable Colleges that includes 128 colleges across the US with tuition at or below $30,000. Colleges can be sorted by region, state, and tuition. “This list includes awesome colleges that truly reflect the strength of our higher education system. I like small colleges because there’s plenty of mentoring by the faculty and the school community is personal and intimate,” said Chris.

Social Impact and Accessibility

As a social impact company, ProImpact offers services on a sliding scale. Two specialized courses cater to first-generation students, providing essential college planning assistance. Additionally, ProImpact is developing a program to offer services pro bono to students in Micronesia.

ProImpact for Schools

For Schools: ProImpact supports high school counselors during the busy admission season with a student self-evaluation tool that shows student progress in ten key steps of admission and shares a snapshot with their counselor. “This gives counselors a quick overview of each student’s progress, making the counseling process much more efficient,” explains Chris.

For Information About ProImpact’s College Mentoring Programs

For Students: Coaching: email Online course, go to:

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Contact: ProImpact Email:; Phone: (949) 898-4553; Website:

About ProImpact: ProImpact is a social impact company that combines insider knowledge with practical strategies to empower students to achieve their educational and career goals without falling into the college debt trap.

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