Welcome to
Class 101,
Monmouth County, NJ

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

Say hello to college planning made simple.

At Class 101 Monmouth County, we help students and families navigate the college planning process. Located in Hazlet, we serve students from throughout Monmouth County. 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 of 2023 Profile

Twenty-seven seniors from 15 different high schools worked through our Class 101 timeline for college research, applications and essays, test prep and scholarships. Students submitted 291 applications to over 140 different colleges and earned $11.5 million in merit scholarships. We are incredibly proud to celebrate this year’s senior class.

Summer Power-Up!

Summer is almost here, which means it’s time for high school students to take their college planning to the next level! To make sure that students are ready to seize the opportunity and can find a school that will help them pursue their passion we’re launching a new part of our college-planning program: Summer Power-Up.

Test Prep

Good test scores and good grades put students in a position to receive more merit-based scholarships. Our FREE mock tests offer students a great way to practice for the ACT and SAT tests! Contact us to learn more about our mock test dates and test prep courses.

Essay Workshops

The essay is one of the most underutilized aspects of a college application, but it’s one of the most important.⁣ ⁣Essays allow you to tell your story and stand out. During our workshops, students will learn the dos and don’ts of writing a college admission essay and go from brainstorming, to rough drafts, to one on one reviews.⁣

Common App Workshops

Join us for a hands-on workshop that will allow students to complete 90% of their Common Application. Start your senior year off without the stress of worrying about college applications!

Senior Profile for Monmouth County, NJ






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Meet Our Team

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Laura Ciccone



1731 Union Ave. Suite B, Hazlet, NJ 07730

Our Current Program

Essay WorkshopCommon App Workshop

Upcoming Events

Essay WorkshopCommon App Workshop

1 Jun 2023

Essay Workshop

Dates: June 26th, June 27th, or June 29th

Location: Class 101 Office

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1 Jun 2023

Common App Workshop

Date: August 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th
Location: Class 101 Office

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Our Parents Say It Best

We had the best experience with Class 101! Laura was not only knowledgeable about the college application process but she was also organized and strategic about it as well. My daughter got into her dream school with her guidance. I couldn’t be more thrilled about how smooth our experience was because of her. I highly recommend her services and will be using her again for my other 2 kids!


Highly recommend!
Laura guided our daughter throughout the whole college application process.
Her expert knowledge, organization and availability were critical to her success. We would have been lost without her!


Laura’s attention to details has helped us to truly enjoy the college search for our son. We could not have done it without her. With so much to do and so many choices, her help and vast knowledge has made us feel comfortable every step of the way. We loved the experience so much that we just signed up our daughter to work with her as well.


Student-tested. Parent-approved.

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