Next Steps

How to get started as a Class 101 college planning franchise owner

Once you submit your information, you will receive an email with a link to the free Class 101 franchise report, which will give you detailed information about our brand, as well as the requirements for franchising with us. Shortly after you’ve received this document, Colleen O’Brien, who oversees the Class 101 franchise process, will call you. The first call usually lasts just a few minutes and gives us a chance to introduce ourselves to one another and address initial questions you have about our franchise.


You will be invited to our corporate office for a Discovery Day so that you can experience for yourself a typical day for a college planner and to experience firsthand the culture of Class 101. Once we determine that you’re financially qualified and that you’re a good fit for the Class 101 team, we hit the ground running! We will schedule your training experience at the Class 101 home office in Lexington, Kentucky. This training will cover everything you need to know about launching your Class 101 business, from learning how to effectively market and manage your business in your community to learning the detailed Class 101 processes.

We will be on hand to guide you through the entire process of launching your Class 101 office to ensure that you have everything you need to make your new business a success. From the time you sign a franchise agreement with Class 101, we estimate that your business can be open in as little as three to four months. You may launch your business from home, and although an office is not an initial requirement, we do require you to secure office space by the end of year two. Prior to securing office space, you can meet with students in their homes or at a local business.

DSC_2023_1000pxLETo get started, please complete the form on this page.  We’ll email you a report and follow up with a short conversation to answer any questions you have. We run credit and background checks on all franchisee applicants.

Thank you in advance for your interest in owning a Class 101 college planning franchise. We are looking forward to hearing from you and are excited that you’re interested in joining the Class 101 team as we become the premier college planning franchise nationwide.


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