About Us

Our Mission

Booker College Planning is committed to helping students be inspirationally charged and mentally focused for college, using an enthusiastic and hands-on approach.

About the founder, Allen P. Booker

Allen Booker has 30-years of college planning experience. Mr. Booker has helped hundreds of students and their families in navigating through the difficult and often times confusing steps in the college planning process.  He has mentored and advised students throughout New York State beyond in completing college applications. Mr. Booker’s extensive professional college planning background includes both the public and private sectors. He was employed as an Admissions Counselor at Niagara County Community College and Alfred State College. He also served as the Assistant Director of International Admission at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia. He was an Academic Counselor for the Upward Bound Program at the University at Buffalo. Continuing his professional tenure, he served in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) as a Counselor at Buffalo State College. Mr. Booker continues to work closely with school districts to facilitate numerous college planning workshops for high school students and extended day youth programs.

Allen stays on the forefront of current and innovative trends in college admissions and education. He regularly attends professional development workshops and conferences, which in turn help his clients in their college planning quest. His personable and easy-going approach to college planning has attracted many students and families to utilize his services resulting in 98% of his students getting accepted to one or more of their top 3 schools.

Allen received his master’s degree in Student Personal Administration from Buffalo State College. He also holds a B.A. in English from SUNY Fredonia, as well as, certificates in a variety of subject areas ranging from education to diversity and leadership and community capacity building. Allen is also a 2008 graduate of Leadership Niagara.

Born and raised in Niagara Falls, NY, Allen has always desired to give back to his community. He currently serves on a number of Western New York community boards and committees that focus on improving underlying social and economic inequities.

Why Use Professional College Planning Consulting Services?

Taking an active role in your child’s future is extremely important, especially in a society that promotes and values post-secondary education. According to Fox Business News, (Thinking of Hiring a College Consultant? Here’s What to Expect, Driscoll, 2011) as college admissions becomes increasingly more competitive as the number of applicants rise, many parents and students are turning to college consultants for a lifeline in navigating the stressful process of researching and applying to colleges.

If you are feeling unprepared, know that you are not alone. Booker College Planning is here to help! Our goal is to make the college planning process less stressful for you and your child so that it can be an enjoyable experience.

Please note: We cap the amount of clients we work with at a low number so we can provide one-on-one personalized service.

Booker College Planning

  • Helps students focus, prepare, and meet important deadlines through the college planning and application process
  • Suggests target, reach, and safety schools that are the right match, where students can flourish and grow
  • Helps students present themselves in the most positive and effective way to a college admissions committee
  • Inspires students to take charge of their own college search while learning how to make important life decisions
  • Guides students in creating essays that will make an impact
  • Guides students in creating a brag sheet that will open college doors using academics, outside activities, and summer enrichment programs
  • Brings proficiency to decisions on education, career goals, and choices
  • Helps to make the college planning and application process less stressful, more effective, manageable, and fun

Booker College Planning is a fee based consulting business and is not affiliated with any educational institutions. All fees include consulting services, prep time, handouts, and travel.