Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Peter Van Buskirk
& Best College Fit ™

Motivational speaker, author, consultant, and former dean of admission, Peter Van Buskirk equips families to make healthy, productive choices as they plan for college.

Focusing on a student-centered approach, Peter's high energy, live programming as well as his innovative college planning solutions reaches tens of thousands of students, parents and educators annually.

Read More >

Read the
College Planning Blog

"Mail From Colleges: Junk Mail—or Not!" 9.25.14
As students come of college-going age, it is not uncommon for them to find their mailboxes (and inboxes) full of unsolicited promotional materials from colleges and universities… Read more


Upcoming Events


9/30/14
6:30 PM
"The Admission Game"
Libertyville High School
Libertyville, IL
10/2/14
7:00 PM
"The Admission Game"
Rutgers Preparatory School
Somerset, NJ
10/3/14
Time TBD
Professional Development
Appoquinimink High School
Middletown, DE
10/3/14
9:05 AM
"Getting From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be"
Appoquinimink High School
Middletown, DE
10/6/14
7:00 PM
"The Admission Game"
Ramsey High School
Ramsey, NY

Sign Up for Newsletters & Blog Posting Updates




Jumpstart Your College Applications with Workshops for High School Juniors!

Are you applying to college, but not quite sure how to start or what to do? Peter Van Buskirk will provide you with direction in one of our application preparation workshops.

An intensive, interactive four-hour workshop, "What's My Story?" generates practical strategies for using all parts of the application to "connect the dots" in revealing your story. You will:

  • Establish an overall theme for your applications
  • Identify your "hooks" and find opportunities to reveal them
  • Discover how to utilize essays, interviews and letters of recommendation

Click here for workshop dates, locations and registration information

"Tips & Tricks for Developing a Winning Essay," a two-hour interactive workshop sponsored by high schools or social service organizations, includes a series of reflective, creative and editorial exercises that will enable you to:

  • Explore the critical, yet often unseen, aspects of your life experience that shape your perspective
  • Develop a greater awareness of, and confidence in, your "voice"
  • Discover strategies for effective risk-taking that will set you apart

Click here for more information and to register