Helping students rise to their next challenge.

College planning and application assistance
for students seeking a “good-fit” college.

Rising Tide helps families navigate the college planning process.

Based in Wilmington, North Carolina, Rising Tide College Consulting provides individualized full-service college counseling, planning and application support to students seeking to find colleges that match their academic, personal, and financial criteria.

The thought of planning for college may be daunting, but by taking an active role in establishing the criteria they use for their college search, students gain ownership of the process and set the stage for success.  When you are ready to jump in, we can help.
Our step-by-step approach ensures that neither students nor parents are overwhelmed by the process. Before you know it, your student will be riding that wave of momentum on to the college campus they will call home!

How can Rising Tide help?


College planning uniquely tailored to meet the needs of each student.


We identify a balanced list of colleges matching your student’s criteria.


We oversee the application process and timeline to keep your student on track.


We help students define who they are and what they need from a college.


Private colleges can be more affordable than you think. Ask us!