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we are forging
a new


35,000+ miles
200+ colleges 
60 campsites
36 states
1 year of camper living

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our journey

In a radical pursuit of knowledge, Apex founder Chad Van Soest is embarking on a year-long quest to see 200+ colleges and universities across the United States. With family and pets in tow, the expedition will last from August 2022 to June 2023. Moving from state to state in a travel trailer, Chad will tour universities across the country, make connections with admissions offices and report back the essential facts and campus feel of each university with regular blog posts.



We believe families deserve exceptional service as they plan for college, and with today's uncertainties - like covid and rising tuition costs - choosing the right college is more important than ever. Our 15+ years of experience managing the application and admission process is hard-wired into what we do. Now, we are going above and beyond by accomplishing what few other independent educational consultants have done before: dedicating a year to personally visit hundreds of college campuses across the nation in order to bring back not only the facts, but the intangible, in-person campus feel to our students and families.

see the 200+ colleges on our list

We aim for the highest! Chad has visited 70 colleges and universities throughout his career, but will be adding over 200 to the list by the end of this trip!

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