About Us

College planning assistanceThe concept is simple. Find the “best” educational pathway for a student after high school.

A pathway that matches a student’s academic potential, personal and career goals, and is affordable!

Easy, right?

Using a holistic and unbiased approach, we work with students and their parents to do just that! We listen, offer suggestions, counsel, coach, and when needed nudge.

As parents ourselves, we understand that the college planning experience can be overwhelming and stressful. We know students and parents are stretched thin, especially during the junior and senior years of high school. Sports, social activities, dance, academics, theater, and work among other things, place huge demands on time and the household. Far too often college planning gets pushed to the back burner.

Working together we develop, refine, and help implement a comprehensive college plan. A plan that focuses on a student’s readiness, realistic expectations & the family’s ability to meet college costs.  We’ll search broadly, test the waters, investigate behind the walls, analyze how to pay the bill, schedule and submit applications (admissions and financial aid),  monitor deadlines, and most importantly, work on how to help a student stands out. All with calm and peace of mind!

Get College Going connects each part together to assist a student on their path to education after high school.

We’re proud to be the choice of students and parents from Boston,  North, West, and South, and virtually throughout the US.


Who We Are

Thomas O’Hare

Coach, Counselor & Nudge


Helping students and families find their educational path after High School

Areas of Expertise

Planning for Education after High School | Admissions, Financial Aid and Financing Strategies | Managing Education Debt

Professional Career

Tom is the Founder and Principal Consultant with Get College Going. Tom has dedicated over 25 years to working with students, and their parents to navigate the journey from high school to college, work, and beyond. Tom has worked with colleges and universities throughout the Northeast and U.S. as a senior consultant for leading enrollment, education, and financial services organizations. He also served as the Director of Enrollment for a private high school.

As a parent of four working adult college graduates, he understands the importance of helping students and families find, finance, and enroll at the right college for them.

Tom is a lead instructor with Pivotal College Years, active in many civic and community organizations, and contributor to national and regional higher education and business associations publications.



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