From college wishes to admission decisions & graduation signatures

helping students to impact their lives, families, & communities

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        FAFSA, COA, EFC, SAP, Early Admission, AP, FinAid, Rolling Deadlines, and more!

What do they all mean?

Planning for college can be confusing and even overwhelming. 

The process is more challenging when it begins late in high school or includes parts and pieces instead of a holistic picture.

Don't delay planning for your future. Early support can make a more sucessful outcome. 

Let MGM College Services be your guide.

Students and families; schools and districts; and civic and community organizations can find help, expertise, and support throughout their college planning and preparation journey.

From seventh grade to senior year, we believe that with proper planning, college is more than possible.

How can we help make your college dreams a reality?

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Sessions introduce and reinforce college knowledge with students across grades and levels. 

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There are many academic, personal, and leadership skills needed for success in college, career, and life. These are no longer "soft skills" but are ESSENTIAL SKILLS. How can they be developed and strengthened to increase students' success?

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Building support for students begins with involving parents and family members. These sessions involve students, parents, and family members in interactive and multigenerational discussions of college and postsecondary goals to connect performance, potential, and plans.



FAFSA, fees, essays, OH MY!! We simplify the college 

application process, help create action plans, and guide you through the college admission application process.



What do faculty and staff members share with students about postsecondary options? How do these practices align with personal, school, and district goals and outcomes? Where are gaps and gulfs and how can more students access opportunities, resources, and options for improved success?

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College scholarships are available beginning in primary grades. How can students and families find them? What are strategies to win college dollars? How can families fund college dreams for their students?

Marilyn Gilbert-Mitchell


Founder, MGM College Services

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Students working with Marilyn Gilbert-Mitchell have received more than $16 million in scholarships and grants, admission and graduation to colleges and universities across the country, expanded community service participation, improved presentation and leadership skills, and increased college options that moved their college dreams into reality.

With more than 20 years helping students with college goals, strengthening their skills, connecting them to resources, and working with families, Marilyn Gilbert-Mitchell's expertise is empowering and supporting students who will be first-generation college goers, are in lower socioeconomic households, and attend schools in urban environments. Her impact includes students and families from elementary, high school, and college students across backgrounds, grades, and academic levels. 

To discuss workshop options or schedule a private, small group, or school presentation, complete the CONTACT US page.