About OnToCollege

Our Mission

At OnToCollege, our mission is to help schools and families create two- and four-year college graduates with minimal debt.

A two- or four-year college degree is increasingly a prerequisite for good-paying jobs. In the face of escalating automation and globalization, a degree dramatically improves a young person’s life chances. Yet only 42 percent of Americans have either a two- or four-year college degree. (1)

And the likelihood of attaining a degree plummets where incomes are lower. Currently 80 percent of children from top economic quartile families graduate from college, while only 11 percent of children from bottom economic quartile families graduate from college—a 7.5 to 1 ratio. (2)

While having an associate or bachelor degree has become more critical, earning either has become more expensive. High student loan debt marginalizes the graduate’s ability to unleash the skills and knowledge inherent in the degree.

At OnToCollege, we believe all students deserve the right college at the right price. That’s why we’re passionate about helping students find their best-fit college at the lowest cost.

(1) U.S. Census Bureau, https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2016/demo/p20-578.pdf

(2) Fisher, Daniel. “Poor Students Are The Real Victims Of College Discrimination.” https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2012/05/02/poor-students-are-the-real-victims-of-college-discrimination/#72bcfdbd610e

Our History

After graduating from Stanford University, John Baylor began tutoring students on the SAT® back in 1991 while pursuing an acting career in Los Angeles. Brief careers in banking, acting, and sportscasting convinced him that his true passion was teaching, leading to the birth of John Baylor Test Prep.

After two and a half decades of growth, we now have a full team of trusted and knowledgeable tutors, teachers, and counselors helping high school students improve their test scores, scholarships, and college choices.

Tens of thousands of students have taken our proven, innovative, and fun ACT® and SAT/PSAT® online and in-person courses. John’s entertainment background ensures that students are engaged—a critical component of effective test prep.

Used by more than 425 high schools in 23 states, OnToCollege online classes routinely increase an entire high school’s ACT average score 1-3 points and SAT average score 50-200 points.

Besides preparing thousands of students annually for the ACT and SAT/PSAT, OnToCollege added a suite of College Counseling Tools in 2016, providing all the assistance students need to find their best-fit college at the lowest price. 

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OnToCollege | 211 N. 14th Street, Suite 315 | Lincoln, NE 68508 | 402-475-PREP (7737)

OnToCollege is not associated or affiliated with Baylor University, nor are any of OnToCollege goods or services. ACT® and PreACT® are registered trademarks of ACT, Inc. OnToCollege with John Baylor has no affiliation with ACT, Inc., and OnToCollege is not approved or endorsed by ACT, Inc. SAT® exam is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.