Testimonials

”We have been working with Ellen since our daughter was a first-year student.  Ellen is consistently focused on helping to achieve the best possible outcome. She offers resources, strategies and encouragement in a creative and fact-based method.  Ellen’s expertise and guidance in the financial approach to college planning has proved to be extremely helpful and reassuring."  


Parent of a sophomore 


"Thank you for all of your help. You really made a seemingly stressful process straightforward; I am so grateful!" 


High school senior


Thank you so much for your help with Amy's college essays and resume. She is well into her revisions and can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. Your expert editing and advice are most appreciated!


Parent of a senior

"Ellen was a huge help guiding us along the college search journey. She is very knowledgeable about the process and all that is involved. She helped us consider many options that we hadn’t thought of and that the high school hadn’t mentioned. She customized the search to my daughter and our family’s needs. She not only educated us, but guided, encouraged, and mentored us along the way. She worked with our daughter to polish and present her accomplishments and involvement in activities. She is also well versed in the financial aspects of the college search… working with her will save you money in the end. We are very pleased and recommend her highly and… our daughter got into her first choice of school and we feel that she made a strong and educated choice. Thank you Ellen!"


Parent of a senior


"Thank you so much! I couldn't have done it with out you, really!"


High school senior

"I enjoyed working with Ellen during my college search. She helped me to showcase all of my extra-curricular activities and accomplishments so that it made a strong presentation to the colleges I applied to. She helped me create a well organized resume which made me feel much more confident during the interview process. She also rehearsed interview questions with me so that I felt comfortable and went into interviews feeling prepared. She was available when I had questions and was very supportive and encouraging. Applying to college is stressful and she made it much less so. She thought of things that we never would have. My school guidance counselors were great with the big picture, but Ellen tailored the process specifically to me."


High school senior


"Thank you so much for your guidance, it is an incredible aid to us.  We can't thank you enough for helping us fast track and concentrate our efforts." 


Parent of a senior

"Ellen helped us think about our son in a whole new way. She showed us that each student has unique skills to offer prospective colleges and packaging those skills is critical.  Ellen helped us make senses of the process and even look at it as fun."


Parent of a junior

 

"Being the oldest child in my family and therefore the first to embark on this journey of college admissions, I didn't know where to start. Overwhelmed, I met with Ellen to help guide me toward the initial steps of the admissions process. She helped me to perfect my college essay and create a resume, and she helped me understand all of the ins and outs of building a good college application. With her help, I was put at ease, and even got accepted into my top-choice college. Her expertise in college admissions and financial aid as well as her undivided dedication to her clients are immensely helpful and reassuring. Thank you Ellen!"


High school senior​​

"It might seem early for me as the mother of a freshman to be considering college admissions, but working with Ellen has made me realize that there’s lots of planning and organization that we can do now that will alleviate stress later. Ellen is a terrific resource! She has reassured me with her thorough knowledge about the financial aid process, and instead of dreading this next big step in my daughter’s life, I’m actually looking forward to it!"


Parent of a freshman


"Thank you again for your knowledge, guidance, support and encouragement! I so appreciate your expertise, hand in hand with your friendly delivery!"


Parent of a senior

"As a result of our work with Ellen—an initial parent meeting, then a one-on-one consult with my ninth-grade son—I feel a greater sense of ease and preparedness for the college application journey that awaits. Most importantly, we now have a partner available to field questions, guide and/or provide research to help clarify interests and options in this process that can seem puzzling. Ellen is passionate about helping youth embrace and frame their current interests, then offering thoughtful suggestions for courses, activities and/or programs to pursue. As a parent or youth, you can’t go wrong by tapping into Ellen’s depth of knowledge."


Parent of a freshman