About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide families with expert guidance in the college search, admissions, and financial aid process. Our dedicated counselors help high school students identify their college goals as well as support them in the steps necessary to achieve those goals in the most cost-effective manner possible. Class 101 franchises have been assisting students with college coaching and planning for over 20 years. Our clients have received hundreds of millions of dollars in scholarship money. Additionally, our college advisors have helped place students in a majority of the top tier universities in the United States. If you want to save a ton, contact Class 101!!

Get to Know Us

We are passionate about making a college education more attainable and more affordable for local families. Parents are finding out that the college application process isn’t what it was when they applied. It has become a complex, multi-year ordeal – and the stakes are higher than they have ever been with most college degrees costing well into the six figures. Class 101 works closely with our students to keep them on track and guide them through the process, taking advantage of over 25 years of experience and 60+ locations nation wide.

Jennifer Donohue, M.Ed.

Owner/College Planner

Jenn is a co-owner and college planner at Class 101 Fort Mill. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education as well as a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. She has been a teacher for the last 18 years at all levels (elementary, middle, and high school). Jennifer's love for learning and teaching has led her to inspire and educate countless students throughout her career and she is excited to bring her expertise and rapport to help students reach their college goals. When she's not in the classroom, Jennifer spends her free time reading and cooking. She also spends quality time with her two children, Aidan and Emily, and husband/co-owner, Jim. As a family, they enjoy traveling and boating.

Jim Donohue


Jim is co-owner of Class 101 Fort Mill and has worked in industrial sales and marketing for over 20 years– the last 16 of which were spent with industrial giant Atlas Copco in Rock Hill, SC. His exploits have brought him all over the world, but his proudest accomplishment was the 2019 creation of the IMPACT program – an industry leading training program designed for recent college graduates to join Atlas Copco and spend an intensive year of training learning everything about the equipment, applications and industrial sales. When not at work, Jim enjoys time with the family – wife Jenn (and boss at Class 101), son Aidan and daughter Emily. He enjoys many hobbies – boating, swimming, fishing, playing guitar and making wine. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut (Go Huskies!)

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Jennifer Donohue

Jim Donohue





951 Market Street Suite 201, Fort Mill, SC 29708

Our Students Know Best

Kai Oddo

This is the second time my family has worked with Class 101. With my college planner’s help, I was able to improve my grades and write an amazing essay while abroad in Frankfurt, Germany. This made the distance between the two of us negligible, even before social distancing measures were put in place! Without Class 101, I would have been lost within the endless information required for applying to college. Thank you for making this difficult transition year so much more bearable!

Kai Oddo

Centre College

Because of Class 101… wow, I really don’t think I can put it into words. I’m headed to my dream school. I have a resume that I’m proud of. I got my ACT score up. I’ve experienced the impact that positive affirmation can have on an overscheduled and under slept teenager. I understand the research process to find a school that fits for me. I’m not going to fall into the never-ending pit of despair that is student debt. I’m ready for whatever happens next.

I truly am.

Taylor Galavotti

High Point U

Because of Class 101 I have grown as a student and as a person. Preparing for college can be tricky for high schoolers. Picking a college, deciding a major, and preparing for the ACT are just some of the things that Class 101 has been able to help me with over the last few years. My college planner, Tom, was able to guide me through one of the most important chapters in my life and I am forever grateful. I joined Class 101 as a sophomore with very little idea of what direction I wanted to take my life in. Now, I am just a few months from beginning my first semester of nursing school at the University of Louisville. Without the help of Class 101, I would not have as much confidence in myself and my decisions. Every moment over the last few years has been worth it.

Julian Palmisano

U of Louisville

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