Our Low-Cost, Low-Overhead College Planning Franchise Attracts Entrepreneurs Passionate About Helping Young People
With low startup costs and nearly 20 years of success, Class 101 is an ideal investment for former educators, guidance counselors, youth ministers, coaches and others with a heart for working with young people. Our franchisees include a former college professor, a high school administrator and a retired U.S. treasury special agent.
Class 101 national college planning franchise helps high school students get into better colleges and qualify for higher amounts of scholarships and financial aid. The college application process is complicated and stressful, resulting in students who get very little, or zero, financial aid and who often end up at the wrong school. Class 101 addresses this need by meeting one-on-one with students throughout the year, resulting in improved ACT and SAT scores and GPAs. Additionally, our college planning experts guide students as they draft a high-performance resume and powerful essays, visit schools, complete applications ahead of schedule and navigate the scholarship and financial aid processes. The results are phenomenal. Class 101 students receive more than $160,000 in scholarships and aid, much more than the average U.S. high school student who applies to a handful of schools and receives about $20,000 in scholarships and aid.
“The people who thrive at Class 101 are those with a passion for helping young people and a nurturing mentality,” says Class 101 Sales Director Colleen O’Brien. “They genuinely are excited about the business and see its value. Passion is essential because it will come across when they are networking.”
Colleen is now monitoring up to 250 inquiries a month about joining our growing franchise. She offered insight into who makes an ideal franchisee for our college planning business, which has doubled in size in just the past year.
Class 101 College Planners Love Mentoring Youth
If you have a love for working with youth and are passionate about helping students take advantage of college opportunities, Class 101 may be a good fit. Class 101 franchisees come from many careers and have a wide variety of education and job backgrounds. Some are former educators; some have worked in colleges. Others have served as youth ministers or are parents who have been through the college admissions process with their own kids and have been recruited by friends and family to help their kids with the process.
“Retired guidance counselors, teachers or current educators, youth ministers and coaches all make great candidates for Class 101. They love to mentor young people and see the positive results of working with them. It’s beyond the money for most of them, but Class 101 is a way for them to nurture that AND earn a good living,” Colleen says.
Class 101 Is a Hands-on Business
The ideal Class 101 franchise doesn’t necessarily need prior college preparation experience but needs exemplary soft skills, such as aptitude in working with young people and networking, paired with a drive to succeed. Someone in sales who has coached local sports teams and has many ties to the community, for example, could make a great Class 101 franchisee. We also have many successful franchisees with education backgrounds — former guidance counselors, college professors and campus administrators.
“This is a hands-on business. We need business owners who can work when high schoolers are available — afternoons, evenings and weekends,” Colleen says.
We Offer a Low-Cost Investment Business Opportunity
With an affordable franchise fee of $27,500 — and a total initial investment of $40,490 — our premier college planning services franchise offers a low-cost investment opportunity with a high potential return. Several of our franchisees have surpassed the $100,000 revenue mark in their first or second year.
The Class 101 business model is effective; our full suite of services, including ACT and SAT test prep workshops and DiSC behavior analyses, keeps your business pipeline full year-round, even when school is out. You can launch your business venture solo and choose to add employees as you grow, or you can remain a single owner.
Learn More About Class 101 College Planning Franchise
The Class 101 business model ensures that owners have a steady stream of revenue throughout the year, not just during the school year. Franchise owners have three ways to generate revenue: classes to prepare students to excel at the ACT and SAT, DISC behavior analyses and retainer agreements for one-on-one consulting services. Class 101 is a low-overhead business model with the potential for high revenue from day one.