Do you always wonder how you will pay for college?  College Ready Debt Free is your answer.

 Do you wonder how you will pay for college?  
College Ready Debt Free is your answer.

Receive 16 training modules designed to help you with these questions and more? 

Enjoy access to this course for one full year as you help your student become College Ready and graduate debt free!


"Shellee has been such an asset to our family in helping our high school daughter navigate the college admissions and financial aid process. She is very knowledgeable, approachable and strategic in her approach. We would be lost without her. I highly recommend her services to anyone with a high school student."

Sharael Kolberg

"I am so truly grateful to have found Shellee/College Ready. I don’t think anyone offers a service like the College Ready experience. Not with the level of care and attention and planning I got with College Ready. No one I know got even close to what we got. But the best thing of all, my smart daughter is so happy and in the perfect place for her!

Jordan Collins

Become College Ready and graduate debt free!


Shellee Howard is the founder and CEO of College Ready and CR Tutoring and Test Strategies.  She is a college graduate and is a Certified Independent College Strategist.  She is a best-selling author, a member of HECA (ethics organization), and a member of SOFA (Society of Financial Awareness).

Shellee is a mother of 4 young adults.  Her oldest son graduated from Harvard in 2016 debt free and graduated from UC San Diego Medical School in 2021.  He will be completing his Orthopedic Surgeon Residency at UCLA.

Her oldest daughter attended the University of Alabama and CBU and graduated debt free with her BSN in 2020 and received her RN in 2021.

Her youngest son is attending SFSU majoring in Film Production.  Her youngest daughter is a senior and is looking to attend college as a business major internationally.

Shellee has traveled around the world helping students create their "Stand Out Strategy".  She knows what it takes to compete in the top tier schools as well as finding the best fit college for all students.  Shellee believes that no two students are the same and each student must have their own strategy and plan to be successful. Each student has a gift/talent and a passion that will set him or her apart from their competition. Getting to know your student one-on-one is the key to success.  This can be done in person or via Zoom.  College Ready has clients all over the USA and each one is important.  

Shellee's focus is to find the best academic, financial and social fit college for each student to thrive at and graduate debt free!


You'll learn how to:

  • How to Decrease the Cost of College With Scholarships and Loans

  • How to Complete the CSS Profile & Earn Financial Aid Awards

  • How to File the FAFSA

  • How to Understand Your Financial Situation & Maximize Financial Aid

You'll also receive these LIMITED TIME bonuses!

  • High School Resume Template

  • FAFSA Cheat Sheet

  • List of CSS Colleges

  • Scholarship Search Cheat Sheet

  • Four Year High School Strategy Template


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When is the best time to start a college counseling program?

The best time to start a college counseling program is when your student becomes curious about college. This may happen on a family vacation or when you tour the college you attended. Listen for the word “why” and then you know they are curious and ready to learn about the process of strategizing and applying to college. There is no right or wrong age, it is when the student is ready. Typically, we start with students in the 2nd semester of 8thgrade. We help students wherever they are in the process. We often hear, “I wish I would have known you.....”. Now is the best time to start - before mistakes are made or cannot be corrected.

Who is College Ready and what is your success rate?

College Ready was started by our founder Shellee Howard in 2008. She is a parent with four amazing children. Her oldest son shared that he wanted to be a Brain Surgeon and attend a top tier college. This was the “why” that started the advocacy of getting students into their dream schools. When her son got accepted into 7 top tier schools (without a perfect GPA or Test score) and chose Harvard (for free) everyone wanted her help. Since then, College Ready has helped thousands of families all over the world get into college. 100% of their students get into their best fit college. 93% earned full or partial scholarships. 97% got into one of their top three college choices and 97% completed their Passion Project and created positive change in our world. In 2019-2020 College Ready students received 2.7 million in grants and scholarships. We care about what you want!

Become College Ready and graduate debt free!