About Us

Our Mission

Booker College Planning is committed to preparing high school students for the next phase of their life journey.

About the founder, Allen P. Booker

With over 30-years of experience in college admissions, Allen has helped students and families in the Western New York region and beyond, research colleges that best match their interests, abilities, goals and needs. His extensive educational background includes both the public and private sector as admissions counselor at Niagara County Community College and Alfred State College, assistant director of international admission at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as an academic counselor for the Upward Bound program at the University at Buffalo and Buffalo State College.

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 process. His personable and easy-going approach to college planning has attracted many students and families to utilize his services resulting in 95% of his students getting accepted to one or more of their top 3 schools.

Allen received his master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs 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 education and improving the quality of life of all individuals.

Why Use Professional College Planning Consulting Services?

Booker College Planning is there to answer all of your questions and concerns while providing ongoing advice and support to give you exactly what you need through the college planning and application process.

According to Fox Business News, 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.

We know that planning for your future can seem overwhelming, especially when you are a college bound student. 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 parents so that it can be an enjoyable experience.

Booker College Planning

  • Helps students focus, prepare, and meet important deadlines through the college planning and application process via in-person meetings, virtually, or phone conference.
  • Suggests target, reach, and safety schools that are the right match, where students can flourish and grow
  • Provides an outsider’s expert objective view on your family’s college investment
  • Helps students present their best selves to colleges
  • 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
  • Creates a student resume that will open college doors using academics, outside activities, and summer programs
  • Brings proficiency to decisions on educational and career goals and choices
  • Helps to make the college search less stressful, more effective, and manageable

Booker College Planning is a New York State Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).

Booker College Planning is a NYS-certified Minority-owned Business Enterprise

Booker College Planning is a fee based consulting business and is not affiliated with any educational institutions.

Booker College Planning does not provide financial aid or scholarship services.