Prep U4 Success is an Independent Educational Consulting Company located right here in Wilmington, NC specializing in the college admissions process. Our group workshops are designed for parents of high school Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.

You may be asking yourself why do I need Prep U4 Success? We have done the research and vetting and have compiled the information necessary to navigate this process without you spending countless hours online looking up information on financial aid, the college essay, the SAT versus the ACT… the list goes on and on.

Prep U4 Success is here to be your guide on this journey, to provide answers and strategies, time saving tips, and to let parents and students know what needs to be done, when to do it, and how to do it successfully.

  • Dr. Veronica Henry

    Executive Assistant to the President/Chief Diversity Officer State University of NY Farmingdale State College

    John’s broad understanding of the complexity and details of the college admissions process makes his workshops the place to gain the knowledge to navigate it effectively. He has it all; step-by-step with timelines and vetted websites. An investment in time spent at these workshops is an investment in your student’s future.

  • Drew Fawcett

    Associate Dean for Institutional Advancement State University of New York Suffolk County Community College

    Prep U4 Success tm is a program based on John’s prior experience gained in NY.  The content in this workshop is complete, built in a step-by-step process and delivered in a manner that is understandable and invaluable to both parents and students.

  • Cynthia L. Smith. M.S. ‘96

    Assistant Dean of Students Director of Pipeline Initiatives and Partnerships Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    John delivers a step-by-step College Admissions workshop in a manner that makes this information understandable, timely and knowing what to do, when to do it and how to do it effectively.

  • Ken White

    Founding Director Portal to Discovery Office of Educational Programs Brookhaven National Laboratory Upton, NY

    I had the pleasure to work side-by-side with John during his prior career in NY.  He is personable, knowledgeable, creative, patient, committed and really understands the college admissions process. Our work in the Long Island STEM Hub was a beneficiary of his talent and integration of his knowledge when developing our communication materials.

  • Leanna Yip

    Executive Director Marketing & Communications City University of New York Baruch College

    Our marketing efforts were impacted positively by John’s expertise and knowledge in higher education marketing.  He is attentive to his clients and takes personal responsibility for providing accurate and solid information.

  • Cheryl Davidson

    Corporate Director Workforce Readiness Northwell Health Systems Manhasset, NY

    As the Northwell Health Systems Workforce Readiness Corporate Director, I called upon John to share his knowledge of the future opportunities for IT positions in the health industry with our team.  His effective research and content was useful and was received positively by all those in attendance.

  • Jennifer Baxmeyer

    Deputy Director Cradle of Aviation Museum Garden City, NY

    As the Deputy Director of the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Long Island, NY I was able to call upon John to work with us to develop our signature aviation education resource guide. With his insight and direction, our first K-12 educational piece became a reality.

  • Rich Reizovic

    Director of Print Media J L Media Union, New Jersey

    John is like a caregiver – giving of himself so parents and students make it on their journey through the college admissions process. The blueprint he developed in New York will be just as effective and well received in North Carolina.

  • Dr. Christine Veloso

    Co-Director Department of Technology and Society Science & Technology Entry Program (STEP) Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Stony Brook University

    As a father of a son and a daughter, both with master’s degrees, John understands first hand how overwhelming the College Admissions process can be. The information he provides during his Prep U4 Success workshops demystifies this process; empowering both student and parent, which helps to relieve the uncertainty and anxiety that is so often experienced.

  • Michael Cruz

    Director of Recruitment Academy of Aviation Farmingdale, NY

    John’s in-depth knowledge of the college admissions process was born out of both his personal experience as a parent and as a National Account Manager for Colleges & Universities while working for a major newspaper in NY. His willingness and ability to share this informative program with students and parents is invaluable to families going through this process.

  • Eileen Rainier

    Parent & Homeschooled Teacher of 2018 HS Graduate Samantha Wilmington, NC

    As a parent of a home-schooled student, I can attest first hand to the strength and depth of the information that John and JoAnn at Prep U4 Success offer. The workbook alone that they provide is invaluable! Stop looking for answers to questions you may not even know need to be asked and attend one of their workshops. You will not regret this investment and decision!

  • Pam & Greg Clayborn

    Parents of Class of 2019 Student Hailey Clarksville, Ohio

    Having the workbook has helped us to feel organized, informed, and confident as we attempt to choose the college that will be the best fit for our daughter. It is an amazing resource that has helped us to compare and contrast all of the schools.