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Meet Laura Ciccone, College Advisor and Owner of Class 101 Monmouth

Laura Ciccone

Owner and 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.

Meet Jessica

Jessica Hicks

College Planning Advisor

Jess has over 10 years of experience in the education field and is currently pursuing her graduate degree in counseling at Seton Hall. As a mother of five, Jess has first-hand experience in the college planning process. Helping her son through the athletic recruitment and military academy application processes, she has a wealth of knowledge and is excited to share it with Class 101 families.

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Laura Ciccone



1731 Union Ave. Suite B, Hazlet, NJ 07730

Our Monmouth Students 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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