About Us

Our Mission

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.

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Get to Know Us

Class 101 Monmouth County is full of college planning experts who love helping students on the path to higher education. We all became a part of the Class 101 family because we want to make a difference in a young person’s life. Our various backgrounds aid us in doing this. Get to know each member of our team here.

Laura Ciccone

Owner & College Advisor

Laura is a leader in college planning and admissions and owner of Class 101 Monmouth County in New Jersey. Her mission is to provide families with expert guidance during the college planning, admission, and financial aid process. Laura helps high school students identify their college goals, as well as, supports them in the steps necessary to achieve them. From aptitude and career assessments to identifying and visiting colleges to SAT prep to essays and college applications to scholarships and financial aid, Laura works 1:1 with students and their families to achieve their college admission goals. Following her undergraduate studies in Accounting and Law at Rider University, Laura began her career in public accounting at a Big 4 accounting firm serving Fortune 100 clients in the Pharmaceutical sector. After many years of coaching and mentoring college interns and first-year associates on her engagement teams, Laura fully dedicated her focus to creating dynamic work environments that promote inclusion and engagement while empowering individuals to continue to grow and excel. Laura's passion for building success in others has led her to start Class 101 in New Jersey.

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Laura Ciccone



1731 Union Ave. Suite B, Hazlet, NJ 07730

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.


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