We just can’t thank you enough for all your help in assisting our son (and us) through this very overwhelming college application process. Your patience, professionalism, organization, guidance, and most importantly, your knowledge and experience of the college application process and requirements were simply incomparable. You really made our son feel like he was your only focus, and you were so effective at asking just the right questions that allowed him to organize all his needs, wants, and qualifications to come up with the perfect list of colleges for him. Your background and credentials speak for themselves, but you really were exactly what we needed (and were searching for) to:
- Identify the right list of colleges that fit our son.
- Outline exactly what was needed for him to be a valid candidate at the colleges he applied to.
- Set up college visits and make sure they were very productive.
- Be fully prepared for any and all interviews.
- Prepare a robust, stand-out college essay that really reflected his individuality.
- Meet all the various application deadlines (and determine the right mix of early action vs. regular decision submissions).
For us as parents, you really removed the stress of the process so that we could enjoy the overall experience with our son. We simply can’t thank you enough. We know our son will be very happy wherever he ends up (after he makes the tough decision from all the admissions he’s received!!).
Chris & Kori H., Moorestown, NJ
Less than optimal SAT and ACT scores for my daughter were making an already stressful process unbearable. We knew we needed help, and after our initial meeting with Julie, we knew we had made the perfect choice. Working with Julie helped us understand the entire college process more completely. Julie worked tirelessly with our daughter on preparing for her tests, making a list of appropriate colleges, laying out a visitation plan, as well as completing applications and essays. Our daughter was accepted to her first choice of schools, a school which if not for Julie, we would not have known about. I would recommend Julie to any parent who feels frustrated by the college admission process.
Sal S., West Windsor, NJ
The college application and admissions process was something I had been dreading for months, but Julie’s help made the task seem less daunting and less stressful. She was patient and kind throughout the process and motivated me each step of the way. Her constructive feedback was detailed and helpful. She always explained the reasoning behind her suggestions, which allowed me to apply them on my own in the future. One repeated difficulty I had was fitting the required word length, but Julie was extremely skilled at finding ways to condense my essays without detracting from my unique personality and voice. Overall, Julie’s encouragement and knowledgeable advice were invaluable, especially since I got in to my top-choice schools.
Julie is not only extremely knowledgeable and experienced in her field, but also imparts that knowledge with warmth, dedication, and humor. She has a knack for guiding each student she works with along his or her own individual path toward the most appropriate college for them. My son learned essay writing skills, interview techniques, and many other tools that helped him make the choice that was right for him.