College Planning Specialists of Florida

Local College Admissions Guru Reveals How to Compel Ivy League and Other Elite Colleges to Shamelessly Beg, Plead and Practically “Crawl Naked Over Broken Glass” to Admit Your College-bound Student!


Weston, FL -- (ReleaseWire) -- 06/16/2008 -- Free workshop reveals closely guarded, “inside secrets” of how to get into, and pay for, America’s most competitive, prestigious colleges and universities

“I attended their workshop. Working with them was the best financial decision I ever made.” These enthusiastic words were spoken by Martha Salas of Miami, Florida, who attended a free workshop given by Weston resident Peter “College Pete” Ratzan (B.A., Tufts, M.A., M.B.A. George Washington University), owner of Weston-based, former high school teacher at Ransom Everglades (Miami), author and radio host. Ratzan is offering this workshop one time only: Tuesday, June 17th, 6:15 pm at the Parkland YMCA.

The workshop is intended for parents of high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Attendees will learn the closely guarded, “secrets” of college admissions and financial aid, including:

•The three critical factors that determine whether your student’s college application gets placed in the “A” pile or relegated to the “circular” file;
•The shocking, unspoken truths about your student’s chances of getting into a Florida public university today;
•The four “bet the farm” questions you must ask a minimum of 6-9 months BEFORE YOU EVEN THINK about applying to a college;
•How even families making six-figure incomes can qualify for thousands in financial aid;
•How the so-called “student loan crisis” and recently passed legislation affects you;
•How to send your student to a prestigious, elite private college for less out of pocket than a “cheaper” state university or even community college;
•The unpublished, outrageous facts about Florida Pre-paid, Bright Futures and other college funding vehicles you were hoping would take care of your college financial needs;
•Why you’re going to have your heart broken if you think you can rely on your guidance counselor for advice on how to get into, and pay for, a top college; and
•Many more “secrets” that your college adviser, guidance counselor or other “trusted” adviser is clueless about!

For more information, call 954.659.1234 ext. 299 or visit

Space is limited due to room size, so pre-registration is urged!

Together with his partner, outspoken college funding expert Andy Lockwood, College Pete co-hosts the College Planning Power Hour radio show Sundays at 10:00 am on 1400 WFTL Sports, ESPN (streaming live at Lockwood and Ratzan own, a Weston-based college planning consulting firm, and recently published the book, The ‘Never Pay Retail for College’ Financial Aid Maximization System, which debunks numerous myths and misconceptions held by parents and so-called experts alike. You can schedule an interview on this important subject by calling Andy directly – 954.389.7011.