Q. Our son is going into his senior year in a highly rated high school. He has straight A’s for his first three years, and he’s on the school’s football team (they’re not so hot). A friend recommended that we see her child’s college counselor, who guaranteed that he would get her daughter into an Ivy League school and did. He charges $2,000 for his services, which include training for the admissions test and advanced placement. The guarantee was backed by a full- refund promise. He said that he has "very special relationships" (whatever that means) with the admissions officers at a number of colleges. I am hesitant, but my husband says that we should go for it. Our son says that he would rather do it on his own, but he’ll do this if we think it’s necessary. Help!