March 17, 2017
We are excited to announce the opening of our 17th franchise location in Rochester, New York! Tim Shanahan is the owner of Class 101-Rochester NY. He became a college planner following a twenty-three-year career as a criminal investigator for the federal government. Although his main career was in law-enforcement, education has been a large part of Tim’s life for many years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the State University of New York at Brockport and is currently working on his PhD from the Indiana Institute of Technology. In addition, Tim has served as a part time adjunct college professor in the Rochester NY area since 2005.
In December 2010 Tim discovered his passion for college planning when he began assisting the oldest of his three sons explore his college future. After hundreds of hours of research and dozens of college visits, Tim realized that he loved the entire process of helping others pursue their college dreams. He continued the same process with his younger sons, helping all three obtain full tuition scholarships (and one child a full cost of attendance scholarship worth more than $260,000) to three different colleges (two private universities and one major state university). While Tim is aware that much of the credit belongs to the hard work and determination of his children, he also knows that proper planning and guidance helped him and his wife send their three children to the colleges of their choice without paying one penny in tuition.
When deciding on a second career, Tim knew he wanted to help high school students find the right college for them at the right price for their parents. Tim’s research led him to the proven systems and success of Class 101, and he knew that he had found the company where he could best help others obtain their college dreams.
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 >