Welcome to Class 101,
Memphis, TN

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

Say hello to college planning made simple.

At Class 101, Memphis, TN, we help students and families navigate the college planning process. The end result? Students get into a great college at a price your family can afford.

Back to School with Class 101

ACT Test Prep

Good test scores and good grades put students in a position to get more merit-based scholarships. Our test prep classes are filling up for summer. Sign up today so you can be test prep ready!

Summer Jumpstart Program

Summer is here which means for the Class of 2022, application season is just a few months away! While it’s tempting to lounge by the pool, the days ahead are some of the most critical in a high schooler’s journey to college. Summer is a great time to set goals and check things off your to-do list!

Build your college list & resume

Too often students wait until late in their junior year to talk about majors or make a list of colleges. There’s a lot to do, but it does not have to feel overwhelming. Class 101 students get to work early, defining their interests with our DISC and career exploration activities, building a large list of schools based on their goals, and developing a resume that reflects their individual activities and strengths.

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John Charbonnet

Joyce Charbonnet



5727 Summer Trees Drive Suite #101, Memphis, TN 38134

Our Programs

Class 101 Memphis – Collierville Business EXPOMilitary In Residence Program with Tim Shanahan

Upcoming Events

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30 Sep 2021

Class 101 Memphis – Collierville Business EXPO

Date- September 30th, 2021
Time – 8:00am – 3:30 pm

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21 Oct 2021

Military In Residence Program with Tim Shanahan

Military Academies and ROTC Scholarships
A Five-Part Webinar Series
October 21st 7pm-8pm

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Prepping for college on your own? That’s the old school way.

Let Class 101 take the guesswork out of college planning! Request your college planning checklist today.

Our Families Say it Best

When talking about a college major, my son would shrug his shoulders and say, “I don’t know.”

My anxiety evaporated when I realized that Class 101 would be a partner helping me to navigate this journey to college.

As my son’s freshmen year concludes, his comments are now, “Oh, I can add that to my résumé.” “Yes, I would like to see the engineering program at Mississippi.” These words are the guidance results from Class 101. College is no longer this bewildering black hole. My son is more confident as Class 101 helps him articulate his interests into a major at possible colleges and potential careers while not bankrupting our pocketbook.

John Charbonnet excels as my son’s Class 101 guide and mentor. His patience and wisdom are unparalleled. I can’t wait for year 2 with Class 101.

Class of 2023

Class of 2024

Nancy C – Parent of two Class 101 students

From the moment I worked with Mr. Charbonnet, I instantly knew that we had great chemistry, and I truly believe that the college application process was considerably easier with his help. Whether it was working on essays, researching colleges, or applying for scholarships, Mr. Charbonnet and I always worked as a team, and his invaluable advice ultimately helped me get accepted to my target university. As Mr. Charbonnet always said, “Job’s not finished,” which means that no matter what goals you’ve accomplished, there’s always something to grind and work towards. I cannot thank Mr. Charbonnet and the Class 101 team enough at the end of this amazing journey.

Class 101 Student – AP, Class of 2021

I would recommend all parents enroll their children in Class 101,

especially those who are at a financial disadvantage when it comes

to paying for college tuition. Class 101 isn’t about a parent paying

someone to find a college and get them enrolled; it’s a motivator

and an educator. Without Class 101 and the Charbonnets, I wouldn’t

have known how to raise my ACT and SAT scores the way I did,

the best way to write a college admissions essay, or where to find

scholarships that fit my needs. They provide many other high-quality

programs. I feel a parent would be putting their child at a disadvantage by passing up this opportunity.



Mark – Class 101 Class of 2019

Student-tested. Parent-approved.

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