The Williamson County North branch of Class 101 College Planning began providing services in March to help local students in eighth through 12th grade prepare for college.

The business offers coaching to help students and families navigate setting goals for high school grades and extracurricular activities; selecting colleges and potential majors; taking the PSAT, SAT and ACT; going on college visits; writing admissions essays; applying for scholarships and financial aid; and more.

This summer, the online-based business is hosting a High School Prep 101 class for incoming freshman as well as free, digital practice SAT and ACT tests.

Class 101 has a network of more than 100 planners, and has helped more than 10,000 students attend about 900 different college and universities while earning over $1.1 billion in merit-based scholarships.

Serving Georgetown, Liberty Hill and the surrounding areas, the Williamson County North branch is owned by Elizabeth and Neal Carlton.