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Minimize the stress. Maximize the opportunities.


Julie Silver, founder of Positioned for Admissions, provides in-depth, personalized guidance to help you navigate the college admissions process. Based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, Julie offers in-person and virtual college counseling services for clients in South Jersey, Central Jersey, and the Philadelphia area. Julie also works virtually with clients from other regions of the United States.

Package rates are available for the services listed below.

Step-By-Step Guidance and Support

  • Frequent meetings and communication to keep student and parents organized and on task
  • Regularly updated to-do lists with specific deadlines as needed
  • Questions answered as they arise

Curriculum and Standardized Test Planning

  • Recommendations regarding student’s high school curriculum, testing options, and test preparation methods

College List Development

  • Thorough review of student’s high school transcript, standardized test scores, extracurricular resume, and questionnaire responses
  • Balanced list of likely, possible, and unlikely colleges, including those with scholarship opportunities
  • Ongoing revisions to college list based on preferences as they evolve

College Visitation Strategies

  • Where, when, and how to visit
  • Key activities to accomplish during each visit
  • Other strategies to demonstrate interest when appropriate

Activities and Resume Guidance

  • Advice regarding student’s school-year and summer activities
  • Suggestions for submitting supplemental materials to colleges when appropriate
  • Assistance with resume and activities section of the Common Application to present student’s interests and accomplishments in the most advantageous manner

Essay Development and Editing

  • Assistance with brainstorming for and editing of personal statement and supplemental essays
  • Focus on helping students craft strong essays that reflect their personality, perspective, and writing ability

Letters of Recommendation Guidance

  • Strategies to obtain the best recommendations possible from teachers, employers, coaches, etc.

Interview Preparation

  • Coaching on the types of questions to expect and how to formulate effective answers
  • Mock interview to help student practice articulating answers and asking meaningful questions

Application Timing and Completion Assistance

  • Advice regarding how and when to apply to each college once student’s list is finalized
  • Application strategy that minimizes stress and yields the best possible outcomes
  • Close attention to detail to help ensure that all applications are submitted on time and without errors
Final College Selection Guidance
  • Assistance with final decision-making process to ensure that student and parents have all the information they need to evaluate the options thoroughly