About Us

To help high school students find the right fit for college and make it affordable for them and their families.

Our mission is to empower students, serve families, and inspire greatness. We know that applying to college can be overwhelming, which is why we strive to make this process enjoyable for families. We navigate the complex, multi-year process by working one-on-one with students as early as their freshman year of high school. But it’s not just about getting into college. At the core of everything we do is a passion for helping young people find their future.

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Get to Know Us

Class 101 Chattanooga has college planning experts and resources who love helping students on the path to higher education. We became a part of the Class 101 family because we want to make a difference in a young person’s life. Our various backgrounds aid us in doing this.  Karen Erwin, College Advisor.

Karen Erwin


Karen is the owner of Class 101-Chattanooga, TN, where her mission is to help students and families navigate the complex steps leading to successful and affordable college admission. Karen earned her B.A. from the University of South Florida. She handles all of the college planning details for busy students and families. As their mentor, she has helped many high school students in the Chattanooga area with finding the right college and preparing them for this exciting chapter of their lives. She has been called the "College Therapist" and her role as a trusted source of support for parents, guides them through the process relieving the stress from having to spend hours upons hours searching colleges, completing resumes, editing essays, and watching deadlines. Contact Karen today!

Contact Us Today!



Karen Erwin



2158 Northgate Park Lane, Suite 416, Chattanooga, TN 37415

Our Students Know Best

Was completely worth every bit of the Time and Money. I was able to raise my Composite ACT score from a 19 to a 26, and get accepted to my dream school after 5 weeks of attending class 101. The classes are super flexible to fit any schedule, and I would highly recommend to anyone prepping for the ACT or SAT.


Middle Tenn State University

Karen, with Class 101 Chattanooga, was beyond fabulous! She helped my daughter maintain academic success, achieve her test score aspirations, and navigate the college application process from start to finish. My daughter was accepted to every college of her dreams and is flourishing in her sophomore year. I don’t know how we would have managed such an exciting, yet daunting, college application year without Karen and Class 101!

Leigh Ann B.

University of South Florida

I’ve had a great experience with Class 101! I can not imagine preparing and applying for colleges without her! I’m very grateful for Karen, as she is patient and cares about all her students!


Texas Christian University

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