History of The College Planning Center
The College Planning Center name has been synonymous with professional college counseling services for over 15 years.
Patricia (Patty) Saddle has continued to uphold the Center’s reputation of care and commitment as owner and president since 2009.
Patty is passionate about helping students discover the best post-secondary options to fit their unique interests and goals. She provides each student and family with the personal attention that is essential to achieving the best college admissions experience.
Patty has experience as a Licensed School Counselor and is also a Licensed Social Worker. She earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling and a Post Masters in School Counseling from John Carroll University. Patty is qualified to administer career interest assessments and has attended courses through the College Counseling Program at the UCLA Extension.
In addition to her years counseling students and their parents, Patty has worked in the fields of college recruiting, sales, and human resources. This exposure has familiarized her with a wide range of occupations.
Patty routinely visits colleges around the country. During these college visits, she meets with college admission counselors and representatives from the Office for Students with Disabilities to stay informed about admission trends and new programs.
Patty’s experience and knowledge have proven to be invaluable to her work with high school students trying to select the post-secondary education that will be the foundation for their future careers.
She is an active member of several professional organizations including:
Patty has provided enormous help to us as we have worked with our son on his college application process. She has a broad and deep understanding of the current college landscape, both public and private, and was able to thoughtfully guide us in identifying and selecting appropriate colleges for our son to apply to. Once he had decided where he wanted to apply, she was an invaluable asset as a sounding board and constructive critic for him as he worked on his application essays. We think she is terrific!
Thank you for your help throughout this process. Working with you has been a pleasure. I’ll be sure to let you know when I receive decisions back in a few months!
Patty works with students as an independent contractor and does a remarkable job – even from great distances! Patty single handedly got our nephew through the college application process – including advising and encouraging him to prep for the ACT, writing revising and rewriting his personal essay and applications. Patty, I am so grateful to you for what you did for our nephew and for our family. It means a great deal to me and I will never forget it.
You certainly made the process go smoother and your expert advice was invaluable.
The College Planning Center was a terrific addition to our college counseling services. My students were able to get more personalized attention than I could provide to all of them!
Patty brings a wealth of experience with understanding and motivating students. She continues to impress me with dedication to and interest in her clients.
When you’re deciding on a life path in high school, it can be a daunting task. Ms Saddle is the rare advisor that cares and goes the extra mile. She helps identify the best roads to take. Helping find and fulfill your children’s passion in this exciting stage of life is a cornerstone of her counseling.