College Consultations













Picking the right college can be a daunting and overwhelming process. Students often procrastinate on writing personal statements and college essays solely because they feel 'stuck' and overwhelmed.

Our services help alleviate the stress and anxiety for both parents and students. Additionally, since only 20% of college students graduate from their initial college choice, it is economically advantageous to invest more time and money into the college selection process.

Since 2006, 99% of our clients have graduated (or are on target to graduate) from their first college they attended, which was recommended by Tatum via College Time Now, the other division Tatum developed as a part of Custom Academics, LLC.

The support that Tatum offers helps to prevent disappointment, failure, and the need to repeat the entire process only to lose a year's worth of credits (and tuition, of course), by helping students apply to the right programs for them-and enough to create multiple options for each student.

At College Time Now, 99% of our students have graduated on time (or are on target to do so) from one of their top choice schools.


Below is a list of schools that our students have been accepted to since we officially began College Time Now in 2009:

Allegheny College AZ State University
Bard College Beloit College
Brandeis University Boston University (3)
Brown University Cal Poly (2)
Clark University Colby College
Colorado State University Cornell University
CSU Chico (2) CSU East Bay (2)
CSU Monterey Bay CSU Fullerton
CSU Stanislaus Dominican U Nursing Program
Drexel University Emerson College
Golden Gate University School of Law Goucher College
Lewis & Clark College (2) Loma Linda Medical School
Michigan State University School of Law Mills College (2)
Northeastern University (2) Northern AZ University
Northwestern University Occidental College (2)
Ohio State Medical School Oregon State University
Pepperdine University Purdue University
Rice University San Diego State University
San Jose State University Santa Clara University (5)
San Francisco State University Smith College
Sonoma State University (5) Sonoma State University Nursing Program
St. Louis University School of Law St. Mary's College of CA
UC Berkeley (8) UC Davis (10)
UC Davis Medical School UC Irvine (3)
UCLA (4) UC Riverside
UC San Diego (6) UC Santa Barbara (3)
UC Santa Cruz (9) University of Arizona
University of British Columbia University of Cincinnati Medical School
University of Iowa Medical School University of Kentucky Medical School
University of Michigan University of Michigan Medical School
University of Nevada (both LV and Reno) University of Oregon (Honors Program) (3)
University of the Pacific U Penn Hershey Medical School
University of Rochester University of San Francisco School of Law
University of SF Nursing Program University of Southern California Medical School
Slippery Rock University Wesleyan University
Willamette University (3) Whitman College

*The number represents the number of our students that have been accepted at that college or university.

For more information on the importance of hiring a college consultant and the ethical standards enforced by the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), The National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), or their western division (WACAC), and The Harvard Club of San Francisco, of which Tatum is an active member, please see their websites via these links (click on names or logos):