Franchise Locations
Bloomington, IN Office
309 E. Winslow Rd. Bloomington, IN 47401 (812)-320-3702

Boise/Meridian, ID Office
Boise/Meridian, ID
(208) 297-6275

Castle Pines, CO Office
Castle Pines, CO
(720) 767-3101

Citrus Heights, CA Office
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
(408) 599-1105

Cleveland, OH Office
Cleveland, OH
10611 East Washington Street Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023 (216) 404-7777

Columbus, OH Office
5901 Chandler Ct.
Westerville, OH 43082
(614) 942-0247

Doral, FL Office
Doral, FL
(954) 599-3116

Eastern Kentucky Office
Berea, KY 40403
(859) 779-2395

Encinitas, California Office
Encinitas, CA 40403
(858) 349-6076

Franklin, TN Office
Franklin, TN
(615) 497-5886

Greater Austin, TX Office
Austin, TX
(512) 677-6644

Irvine, CA Office
Irvine, CA
15 Hammond, Suite 309 Irvine, CA 92618 1-(888) 91-CLASS

Katy, TX Office
Katy, TX 77494
(281) 406-3004

Lafayette, LA Office
Lafayette, LA
537 Cajun Dome Blvd., Ste. 111 Lafayette, LA 70506 (337) 739-5350

Lexington, KY Office
2039 Regency Rd.
Suite 8
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 277-2371

Little Rock, AR Office
21941 Interstate 30 Suite 27 Bryant, AR 72022
Louisville, KY Office
Louisville, KY
8011 New La Grange Road
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 338-7723

Louisville Southeast, KY Office
Louisville Southeast, KY
8011 New La Grange Road
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 276-7878

Mesa-Gilbert, AZ Office
Mesa-Gilbert, AZ
2929 N. Power Road, Suite 101
Mesa, AZ 85215
(480) 428-0101

Nashville, TN Office
Nashville, TN
(615) 656-7071

Norman, OK Office
Norman, OK
(405) 346-8393

Pittsburgh, PA Office
Pittsburgh, PA
(724) 221-3223

Rochester, NY Office
Rochester, NY
600 Fishers Station Drive Suite 101 Victor, NY 14564 (585) 632-0101

Savannah, GA Office
Savannah, GA
(912) 303-7600

Southeastern PA Office
Southeastern PA
(610) 214-3041

Sugar Land, TX Office
Sugar Land, TX
(832) 500-3560

Tupelo, MS Office
Tupelo, MS
398 E. Main Suite 201 Tupelo, MS 38804 (662) 321-1679

West Tennessee Office
West Tennessee
47 A Murray Guard Dr. Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 868-4688

Wilmington, NC Office
890 S. Kerr Ave.
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 200-4719


Mesa-Gilbert Office


Mesa, AZ Franchise Information

Shawn Coats, M.Ed.

Franchise Owner and College Planner


Shawn is the owner of Class 101 Mesa-Gilbert, where her mission is to help students and families navigate the complex process leading to successful and affordable college admission. Shawn is a certified college planner with a B.A. in Political Science and Educational Leadership from the University of San Diego and her M.A. in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University.


Most recently, she has worked as a High School Assistant Principal creating individualized educational career action plans and has helped over 1100 students with their post-secondary planning. She firmly believes there is immeasurable value in assisting high school students with their college planning. Not only does mentoring the student help parents maintain their relationship with their child, but it also saves them money through increasing scholarship awards and avoids students selecting a university that does not fit their interest.


Passionate about helping young adults plan for their future, Shawn volunteers on scholarship committees and participates in several community service organizations all while raising three very active teenagers with her husband.


While helping her oldest son navigate the college admission process, several other families reached out to Shawn for advice. This prompted her to research college planning services, and after an entire year of exploration, she purchased a Class 101 franchise because they offer the most comprehensive college planning services at a price point a family can easily afford. Shawn is extremely excited to bring Class 101’s proven methods to the Mesa-Gilbert community.  Over the last 20 years, Class 101, a national leader in college planning, has helped over 3,248 students earn over $182,918,642 in scholarships, study and prepare over 8,000 ACT/SAT tests and attend over 300 colleges around the world.






Contact Information

2929 N. Power Road Suite 101

Mesa, AZ 85215
Phone: (480) 428-0101

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“Mrs. Coats, you are a truly fabulous woman. I would be lost if not for your limitless guidance and advice; and you do it with a covetable grace and loving authenticity! I am scared for the years to come without you, but at least I know other high school students will benefit from your skills. It’s all been worth it!”

~ Class 101 Student ~ DJ, Class of 2011

“Mrs. Coats helped me plan for my future education (college), apply, register for classes, and process financial aid. She also helped me build my ethics, morals, showed me how to never give up, and taught me to exceed in everything I do.”

~ Class 101 Student~ NP, Class of 2017

“My experience with Class 101 was really good, they’ll breakdown what you’re struggling on and help you improve it. It worked for me and I went up 5 points on my ACT. I couldn’t be more pleased.”

~ Class 101 Student

“Class 101 owner Shawn Coats is extremely passionate about helping students find the right college fit, excel in their SAT and ACT scores and boost their confidence in navigating the confusing road to college. Her warm personality, knowledge and comfortable setting helped my son receive over 35K in Scholarship money from his #1 choice in Universities. Thanks Shawn!”

~ Parent of Class 101 Student