February 5, 2020
Respected magazine ranking includes Class 101 in its highly competitive list
Class 101 Founder and CEO Tom Pabin began his college planning firm 22 years ago when he followed a calling to help students navigate the college planning process and help make college an affordable option for families. 22 years later, Class 101 has grown to 45 locations across the United States.
This year, Class 101 was named to the Entrepreneur Top 500 Franchise list. In its 41 years in existence, Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 has become the world’s first, best, and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Class 101 ranked 441 based on the analysis of more than 150 data points and demonstrated outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power. This is Class 101’s first appearance on this highly respected franchise ranking.
“The recognition from Entrepreneur is affirmation to our Corporate team and our franchisees across the country that our college planning business model is one that is successful,” says Pabin. “We believe that we fill a need in the lives of students by helping them navigate the college planning process and allow them to see what is possible for them. We are honored to serve these families in this capacity.”
Class 101 advisors recognize that the college planning process can be stressful for families, whether they are aiming for top-tier colleges or considering a mid-tier college close to home. Class 101’s proven methods help students navigate all parts of the process including college list development, test prep, essay writing, resume building, exploration of majors, and application submission. Students meet on an average of once a month with their advisor who, over time, becomes a trusted mentor in that young person’s life.
July 26, 2021
HIGH POINT, NC—Class 101 has grown considerably since it began 24 years ago. Expanding from one location to 47 locations, our community of college advisors provides affordable college planning to families around the country. Class 101 college advisors have helped over 7,400 students get into college, gain a deeper awareness of their interests, and earn […]Read More >
April 26, 2021
Webinar Alert: How to get a jumpstart on college applications For the Class of 2022, college application season is right around the corner, meaning the road to college is about to get very real. The good news: Class 101 is launching a brand-new program that’s specifically designed to help “soon-to-be-seniors” get a jumpstart on college […]Read More >
March 1, 2021
The 101 Scholar Program is back! Class 101 will be awarding four high school students, nationwide, who make a difference in their community through volunteerism or creating a service project. Each student will win a $1,000 scholarship, and applications will be accepted beginning March 1, 2021 until May 1, 2021. The 101 Scholar represents students […]Read More >