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Free Workshops

MCPT offers over 125 workshops throughout the year, hosted by public libraries and high schools. 91% of parents give our workshops the highest possible rating on how helpful they were to them. All of our programs are free and open to the public.

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Who We Are

My College Planning Team is composed of professionals, from both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, who work together with families to help reduce cost and gain admission at a best-fit college. We assist families through free workshops, free college planning session, and service plans.

What makes us unique

Our team is composed of experienced college counselors and specialized college financial strategists. We bring together college planning and college funding experts from the private and public sectors in a collective and comprehensive way. We can serve you from the beginning stages of college planning through your child’s career launch. You work with your own dedicated advisor who stays with you through the entire process. 

Less Stress, Less Cost

Few life choices have as great an impact as the college you choose. Families find this decision to be overwhelming. They struggle to understand the process and make wise choices. There’s a lot to know! Our college planning experts are here to help. We guide families in the careful, systematic planning that leads to success. We know that when this process is done well, students graduate in 4 years with little debt, engaged in a fulfilling career.

Here is what we know

Choosing and funding a college experience can seem daunting, but our team of experts are here to assist you every step of the way.



One Stop College Shop will help you stay on top of what you and your student should be doing during each stage of the college planning process. Broken down by grade level, you will learn financial aid, college search, and test prep tips! Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest college-planning updates.

Serving Families in Chicagoland and Across the United States

Arlington Heights · Aurora ⋅ Barrington ⋅ Bartlett ⋅ Batavia ⋅ Bloomingdale ⋅ Bolingbrook ⋅ Burr Ridge · Carol Stream ⋅ Carpentersville · Clarendon Hills ⋅ Darien ⋅ Des Plaines · Downers Grove ⋅ Dundee · Elgin · Elk Grove ⋅ Elmhurst ⋅ Fox River Grove · Geneva ⋅ Glen Ellyn ⋅ Glenview · Hinsdale ⋅ Hoffman Estates ⋅ La Grange · La Grange Park · Lemont ⋅ Lincolnshire · Lisle ⋅ Lombard ⋅ Mokena · Mt. Prospect · Naperville ⋅ New Lenox · Northbrook · Oak Brook ·  Orland Park · Oswego · Palatine ⋅ Palos Heights · Palos Hills · Park Ridge · Plainfield · River Forest · Riverside ⋅ Roselle ⋅ Schaumburg ⋅ St. Charles ⋅ Sugar Grove ⋅  Tinley Park · Warrenville ⋅ West Chicago ⋅ Western Springs · Wheaton ⋅ Wood Dale ⋅ Woodridge

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