Community College & Transfer Admissions

Creative Marbles Consultancy’s experts help transfer applicants and their families discover the value in a four-year college experience. We collaborate with transfer applicants to define, then articulate their vision in the complex autobiographical application essays, as well as provide technical support to navigate the application process. 

As career educators turned consultants, we advise each family and applicant in one-on-one sessions. We offer a variety of advising retainer options, which fit any budget, to serve the needs of families with transfer admissions.



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For parents, whose children are applying to colleges with mid-tier complexity in application, thus concomitant level of admissions selectivity, endeavoring to minimize risk of strategic missteps and college malinvestment, we recommend Distinguished College Application Guidance retainer. 

CMC’s experts collaborate with students at timely intervals, dictated by the cyclicality of the application process and individualized to each student’s unique work style, on admissions issues ranging from application support to college selections to editorial assistance, as needed. 

The rigorous editorial process is an intricate inquiry between CMC editorial advisor and student to identify and refine the narratives of a young person’s life, conforming to the constraints of the autobiographical college essay. 

Additionally, our seasoned advisors moderate conversations, counseling parents and students in reaching a consensus regarding a student’s college plans.




CMC’s experts support students and parents as they navigate the college application process, confirming their admissions strategy, providing assistance during implementation where needed to avoid costly mistakes due to inexperience.

Additionally, families depend on CMC’s experienced editorial advisors, who in inquiry based collaborations, help applicants clarify their autobiographical narratives, as well as resolve writer's blocks to craft unique college essays, succinctly characterizing the story of their lives. 

Families utilize our experienced advisors to reduce the learning curve in the dynamic and often subjective college admissions process. Then, students, with their parents’ support, can focus on completing applications, including essays, in seeking the greatest value in college.

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CMC’s experts moderate a conversation during a single strategic session between parents and their children to devise a strategy for navigating the complexities and subjectivity of the college admissions selection and application process 

Finally, we’ll initiate the college essay idea-generating process, integral to submitting insightful, and increasingly important  college admissions essaysthat often underpin a successful application for college admissions.

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To write, to express, is essential for beings to thrive, not just survive. Although in school they teach many ideas and skills, writing is seldom one of them. Many students write to survive academically, seeking to emulate the teacher's voice in order to meet the standards necessary to achieve the desperately sought after grade

Many students, although they learn to play the academic grade game, often lose their unique writing voice in the process and by default, the ability to seek truth and understanding. Some students unable to write in their authentic voice begin to suffer academically, becoming even more misunderstood as a result. 

We have been teaching writing and playing the role of editors for over twenty years and can help any aged student improve their written communication not only for academic assignments, creative writing, college or graduate school applications, but also so they can (re)discover their genuine sense of self, the internal compass that guides us all.    

We teach students the magic of the writing process which they can adapt to any type of writing they choose or are assigned, and through guided practice, learn how to format their writing in order to effectively convey their ideas. 

Additionally, parents gain detailed and expert educational insight about their student’s written communication, as well as recommendations to support their student in regaining confidence in their writing ability. 

To write is a gift that should not be wasted, set aside because tedium inherent in academia has consumed the student’s willingness to express their most intimate thoughts, feelings and desires, secrets of the soul essential to be exposed so as to guide their choices, enrich their understanding of the world, in the quest for peace of mind they were born to find.

A diverse advisory team, including a Harvard trained expert with a decade of high school teaching experience, now directly counseling families regarding a variety of educationally related topics. 

Request a Virtual Appointment with CMC’s experts and gain immediate answers for your pressing educational questions.

For more information or to purchase one of these options for your family, please contact us at or call (916) 769-6092.

CMC’s advisors are also available to speak about trends in college admissions with parent and community organizations, companies or a private gathering.