Helpful, Prompt, Respectful, Accurate
“We knew our son wasn’t going to be a typical college applicant–he had been private schooled, homeschooled , private tutored, umbrella schooled, had skipped grades, and he was younger than the average high school grad. I’d read books on getting into selective colleges and I knew that with today’s competitive admissions, we needed to get this right!
I felt plagued by questions, and Barbara came to my aid. First, she helped my son gain dual-enrollment at a university that had previously turned him down. Second, she guided us in creating a balanced and impressive transcript presenting our son as a solid high school grad, but with just the right flair to make him stand out. Third, Barbara assisted us in nearly every aspect of the college application process.
Barbara has a great understanding of college admissions and what colleges expect. No question is too ‘dumb’, and she gets back to you promptly, respectfully, and accurately.”– Michelle
Started Discouraged – Ended with Success
We are grateful for all of your kind assistance as our family went through the college admissions process. With low motivation, our daughter doesn’t fit the “perfect student” profile and she’s not a strong tester. We were feeling discouraged about how colleges would view her application. You guided us to focus on the big picture and help our daughter build on her areas of strength, including her active involvement in community service. She ended up thrilled with the results of her college search. She was admitted, with a big scholarship, to her first choice college. She’s very excited about her future and we are too!”– Susan
Thanks for Patient and Gentle Guidance
We are so thankful that you were there for us during the college admissions process. The whole application process seemed so overwhelming and frightening, but your support made all the difference. The results were better than I could have imagined. Not only was our daughter accepted at nine out of her ten college choices, she was offered scholarships and aid from each. Your patient and gentle guidance through the Common Application essay, crafting the college list, and dealing with the financial aid and scholarship process was so helpful.
She’s finishing her first year and her classes have been inspiring and professors have been so supportive. As a freshman our daughter has already been awarded a paid summer science research position; something I can’t imagine happening at most colleges. We expect the benefits of careful planning will continue to pay off as she works toward her goal of graduate school.” – Cynthia
Improved Confidence in Decisions
As a licensed school counselor, I thought I had the right information to navigate the college entrance process for my son. After speaking with you, I realized the complicated higher education climate is constantly changing and we were overlooking some important details. Your expertise helped me feel confident that we made the right decisions and got the best possible financial aid package. Thank you!” –Constance
Simplified High School Planning
“Thank you for helping us plan for dual enrollment and testing. It was so much easier to get this done with your help and I feel better knowing we have a good plan for high school.” -Karen
Full Tuition Merit Scholarship-Highly Selective College
Our son received a $160,000 merit scholarship to his first choice, highly selective, college! Your help in finding this scholarship which so uniquely fit him and your guidance in the application process was key. The admissions department was greatly impressed with the transcript, course description and homeschool profile. Best of all, you made writing the college essay painless for both him and me.
The college application process seemed particularly confusing and daunting to us as this was our oldest child and he had always been homeschooled. Your expertise helped us create a very thorough, accurate portrayal of him as a student, person and musician. Your ability to see and illuminate each child’s unique strengths and the rapport you establish easily with teens are a great asset.
The expertise you provided was invaluable and will be put to use again on our younger children’s college applications and in guiding them through their high school years. Thanks again for helping us to sum up our son’s teen years in such a fulfilling and accurate way.” -Jennifer