Before you go to college, first get at the core.

Empowering families with the knowledge and tools to tackle HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE, AND CAREER PLANNING with confidence and clarity.

Serving families nationwide

Headquartered in Central Ohio, At The Core has been serving families nationwide since 2012.

BY GRADE PLANNERS

WHAT WE DO

Heading to college

COLLEGE MAJOR/CAREER

“I have no clue what I want to be and need help understanding what careers might be right for me.”

Parents can’t afford to send their children to college without a clearer picture of what they want to do.

No one else does what we do. Go from guessing and grasping to confidence and clarity with our Guided Self Assessment service.

Programming

PRESENTATIONS

So many moving parts: ACT/SAT, $$$, college choice, high school courses, majors, etc.

Find a program to give you the knowledge you need. You got this!

START HERE! Upcoming Programming & Events
(wide variety of topics for all grades)

Heads Up! Equipping Students for What’s Next (grade 7, 8, 9)
Smart Money Moves for the College-Bound (grades 6 & up)
Looking Ahead: Planning for Success in High School (grade 8)
College Application Workshop (summer before senior year)
Getting Ready for College: Resources for Families of Rising College Freshmen
College & Career Coffee Chats (grades 6-10)
Lunch & Learn presentations (grades 6 & up)
Scholarship Parties for Seniors (grade 12)

CONSULTATIONS

Do you feel lost, behind, don’t know where to start? Do you just need someone who has the answers?

We get it! We’re parents, too!

Our Private Consultation expert facilitators reduce stress and bring you more joy and confidence. The meeting’s content is driven by YOU…what do you need to talk about?

“This process was very beneficial and definitely has directed me into my areas of interest and has left me more confident with the process of figuring out the correct career for me.”

S.C. Student
S.C. Student

“I’m feeling much more confident about helping our sophomore after attending this session. So many questions answered and tips given!”

S.M., Parent
S.M., Parent

“By taking simple questions and going so in depth, At The Core was able to recognize things I had never thought of before.”

M.E., Powell, OH
M.E., Powell, OH
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Why Go to College? Career/Major Thinking for Teens™ (Grades 8-12) WEBINAR

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Making the Most of Summer: Setting Your Student Up for Success in College and Career (Grades 8-11) WEBINAR

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LATEST BLOG POSTS

Career thinking

Beyond High School: How Parents Can Support Early Career Thinking

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RESOURCES

We are frequently asked to help….families know we are connected to resources that they may need.
To serve you well, we’ve created these info-packed pages for you.

PODCAST LIBRARY
Beth Probst is a frequent podcast guest and loves helping families with her valuable tips. Check back often for the latest podcast episodes.

RESOURCE LIBRARY
See the helpful links to a wide variety of topics for families of college-bound students.

Friends of At The Core
Helpful outside resources to share with our At The Core family…

ACT and SAT Information
Tips for college entrance exam testing.

College-Bound Videos
Though not a substitute for what you’d learn at a live event, we have a library of video clips on college-bound topics.

Facebook Posts

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Getting At The Core
BREAKING NEWS: Common App prompts released for current juniors! mailchi.mp/gettingatthecore/class-of-2025-essay-prompts-caw ... See MoreSee Less
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Getting At The Core
OHIO FAMILIES - Today's students need to understand ALL the options after high school including the in-demand, well-paid jobs in Ohio currently going unfilled. Teens and families need information about these 21st century career options and how to gain the skills for jobs in emerging technologies. Join us online for this important free discussion on 3/13/24 with representatives from the Ohio Technical Centers. Register: buff.ly/3wmU2lC ... See MoreSee Less
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Getting At The Core
Edited to add: weather has NOT impacted our event at the Orange Library. Come join us at 10:30 am!STARTING TODAY (2/28/24) FREE chats with DACC! Well-informed parents (grades 6-9) need to know about all the options available later in high school! We'll be at the Orange Library this morning at 10:30 am, and we'll host a live webinar tonight at 6:30 pm. Seating is still available. Bring a friend! Busy today? Check out our events on 3/6/24. mailchi.mp/gettingatthecore/dacc-promo-2-28-24 ... See MoreSee Less
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Beth Probst

OUR Founder – bETH PROBST

Since 2012, Beth Probst, Founder and CEO of At The Core, has inspired college-bound families to think strategically about college, major, and career selection to avoid stress and extra expense. Beth’s practical tips and stories from the trenches inspire families to be thoughtful, practical, and creative about college-related decisions. Beth is available for public speaking and podcasts.