Welcome to
Class 101
Dayton

Your partner for college planning, admissions, test preparation, and scholarships.

College planning made simple

At Class 101 – Dayton, we help students and families navigate the college planning process. Located in Springboro, we serve students from throughout the Miami Valley. 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.

Class 101 College Planning Program Highlights

Class of 2024 Super Junior Program

Junior year is the most critical time for college planning. That’s why we created the Super Junior Program. It is where students can complete seven steps to get ahead before their senior year. Reach out today to get your college planning on track!

Test Prep Courses

Good test scores and good grades put students in a position to receive more merit-based scholarships. Our ACT/SAT test prep classes are limited to our college planning students who also work on test prep in one to one college planning meetings. Our next ACT Class will be a tips class for juniors in February. Reach out to schedule a college planning consultation to learn more about Class 101 students prepare for college admission tests.

The College List

Wondering where our seniors applied this year? Check out the new blog on our website for the complete list as well as notes on how we develop the college list.

Senior Profile for Class 101 Dayton

97

Students

595

Applications

547

Acceptances

92%

Acceptance Rate

$214,433

Per Student Earned
Financial Aid

$20.8 Million

In Total Merit
Scholarships

Meet Our Team

Contact Us Today!

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Owners

Karen Lane DeRosa

Tony DeRosa

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Address

36 South Richards Run, Springboro, OH 45066

Our Programs

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Our Students Say It Best

We keep reflecting back to our first meeting with Class 101 and how you immediately connected with Sam. All the meetings, essay writing, tours, and mostly your/Class 101 support made all the difference in making his dream come true!  Thank you!

Sam

Class of 2023

Class 101 has been beyond helpful in making the college application and transition process organized and as stress-free as possible! They have introduced me to so many scholarship opportunities of which I have taken full advantage, and have been a guide and resource even beyond college acceptances!

Macy

Class of 2021

The great people at Class 101 have given me the opportunity to have one-to-one college planning and ACT prep, helping me prepare for my future. The work they do to help me prepare for what’s truly ahead of me is incredible and is truly personalized to me and to what I am interested in, which makes the whole college planning experience fun and interesting.

Thomas

Class of 2022

Starting at Class 101 was the best decision I have ever made. I started as a senior and was very lost on my college search. Class 101 helped me get into every college I applied to and kept me on the right track the entire time.

Jack

Class of 2021

Class 101 has truly prepared me for the next chapter in my life. Whether I was studying for the ACT, applying for scholarships, or finalizing my college decision, I felt like I was putting myself at a greater advantage to attack my future.

Jimmy

Class of 2021

With the help of Class 101, I was able to raise my ACT score six points.  I followed their advice and visited 10 colleges and found the perfect college for me!  They spent many hours helping with essays and scholarships, and I’m so grateful!  Thank you Class 101 for being such a huge supporter!

Isabella

Class of 2021

Joining Class 101 was the best decision my parents and I made. Class 101 worked with me to build my resume, apply to college, and make it affordable. Whether it was ACT prep, summer essay sessions, or college and scholarship applications, my Class 101 college planners have always been willing to help me accomplish my goals.

Nathan

Class of 2021

From my very first meeting with my college planners, they believed in me as I looked at schools all over the country. They became like another family to me. Class 101 was always a place I could go to do my work–applications, essays, research. I honestly don’t think I could have gotten it all done without them!

Mauricio

Class of 2020

Before Class 101, I went into ACT prep not knowing what to do and started with a score of 27. My college planner, Karen, helped me learn how to take the test. I had a goal of 30, but achieved a 32, which helped me receive several scholarships

Zoe

Class of 2020

I was accepted into the DAAP program majoring in fashion design at the University of Cincinnati. I started working with Karen and Tony in my junior year and could not have asked for two better people to help me with my college choices, ACT help, scholarships, and more! Being a first generation college student in my family, I was lost on where to even start, but Class 101 helped me achieve the dreams I wanted to accomplish.

Ella

Class of 2021

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