I just got a notification of acceptance for Harvard. WOOOOOOOO!!!! I’m gonna go celebrate now. Thank you so much for your help through the process! I definitely wouldn’t have done as well without your guidance, advice, due dates, mock interviews, and essay revisions. I definitely don’t think it would have gone as smoothly without you! So, thank you so much!
Your help is a very important part of his success.
I got into Brown-PLME!!!
No other words needed. I can't express how happy and excited I am and cannot thank you enough for being part of this journey with me. I hope you are doing as well as I am!!
We are so happy for the excited and lucky ED result. Of course, daughter wouldn’t be there if not for you. Thank you so much Susan, for your kind, dedicated, professional, and hard work accompanying daughter on this journey.
Thank you for all your support for daughter. We couldn’t be more happy with the outcome!
I want to say a big THANKS to you! We too are proud of son, but I believe you played a huge part in all these acceptances. Son could not have done it without you. Thank you!
I GOT IN!!! Thank you so so much for your help!! I’m still crying over it!!
We are extremely happy the son has been accepted into UPenn. We would like to thank you very much for all the careful planning and meticulous execution you have done for on! It has all paid off! We don’t think we would have got the same result without your help. Our sincere gratitude to you!
I met you a little less than 2 weeks before my application deadline. You worked with me, giving all your best and effort to discover my strengths within such a short period of time to help me make my application strong. You are very organized and replied promptly to every question I had. Your help was what made me get into colleges with full-rides. Looking back, I am truly grateful to you for helping me to reach the position I hold today; otherwise, I would have neither gotten into college nor have been able to make it with a 100% scholarship. My only advice to others is to work early and start early with you. You are fantastic and never let me down. I want to thank you for all the help you have rendered. It was really helpful and I still cannot imagine what I would have one without your help. I have recommended you already to some of my younger cousins and I will always do that to anyone I come across. Nevertheless, I look forward to working with you in the future again. Thank you so much.
Thank you for rooting for me!! I couldn’t have done it without your help!!!
Thanks Susan for your hard work, guidance and support to son throughout a very challenging process. We believe Purdue is a good fit for him an trust he will enjoy and get the most out of the next stage of his life as a college student. We want to thank you fo your hard work and attentiveness during this long journey.
Very thankful for your words and support during this process. Your guide was key!! We are very lucky to work with you! We are very excited for the new adventure, and we are sure that daughter will enjoy the new student life and learn a lot!
We appreciate all of your insight with this process and were so pleased with daughter’s results.
I cannot thank you enough for guiding my daughter through her successful transfer application process. Your research for suitable colleges was very thorough. The list of colleges you suggested was well-balanced and tailored to my daughter's needs. During the time of my daughter's application process, she was working as an intern, a full-time job. So she was rather busy. You guided her with great discipline and patience. Through the process, she also learned a great deal from you about how to do things in general. Both my daughter and I are so happy with the results. She is now enrolled in Cornell University studying Computer Science, and doing well there. We are forever grateful for your help.
As any parent of a student pursuing a degree in Musical Theatre knows or will discover, this is a daunting process! The extra applications, essays and auditions add an entirely new layer on top of the traditional college admittance process. Our daughter was lucky enough to have your guidance throughout this undertaking. First, you helped our daughter identify programs that would be a good fit. Then, you helped her develop several essays which could be used for multiple applications with a few tweaks here and there. You were very responsive and extremely helpful with feedback regarding the essays. You also helped our daughter do activity resumes and other documents required by the colleges. You were extremely organized and kept our daughter on-track while she applied to a dozen programs and made the process much easier on my husband and me. Our daughter ended up getting into a fantastic program and we were all thrilled with the outcome. We highly recommend College-Wise.
We would like to thank you for all the help during the college evaluations and the essay project plan. My son did a terrific job on the essays, with your guidance and revision.Your project management was on point and very pivotal. Thank you.
I wanted to personally thank you for your help. Honestly, it may not have been about a life-or-death matter, but I will never forget the caring way you responded to me at a time when I really felt desperate and in need of help. It might be something you don’t often want to do, but personally, I was extremely grateful for your late night responses. Your advice was wise and experience and felt incredibly helpful.
I feel very thankful for all the help that you have done for son. I am pleased for all the tasks you assigned to son, all the ideas that you provided and all the suggestions on writing personal essays and supplemental essays. The thought process/ideas behind writing these essays will not only benefit his college application, but also benefit his future writing experience. Thank you, and hope you can get some rest while helping all those kids.
I got admitted to my top school, Bowdoin. I am super excited for my future 4 years there and cannot express enough gratitude I have towards you. From the very first email, first Skype call, to you helping me getting my math class at school, to helping me find my summer program, to our first and hopefully not last, meeting in Boston, to the beginning of the application until the moment I received my acceptance letter. Both me and my parents cannot thank you enough. I would not be able to get into any of the schools without your constant support in the writing, and school research. I think I have grown a lot from this application process and I hope you can also take a break before a new wave of application season begin. Knowing the fact that you have to work until 1 or 2 am in the morning really broke my heart and I truly hope you can give yourself a nice break to relax from it. I also hope all of the other students that you have been working with also had some amazing results.
Thank you so much!
I wanted to thank you for the absolutely wonderful expertise and guidance that you gave our daughter through her entire senior year. I can’t tell you how much we appreciate you!!! You made this very stressful process virtually pain free and provided her with excellent advice along the way. She is ecstatic to be attending Northeastern! It really is a wonderful fit for her. My son is now a rising senior and I would love to have him work with you if you feel it’s a good fit. We have plenty of college coach services here in Austin but our experience with you was fabulous and I am afraid they wouldn’t meet our expectations!
Thank you again!
Student: (December of Senior Year): There are literally no words to describe how thankful I am of having you in my life. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for your help. Even though I started working with you a tad late, you managed to turn my world around and give me the structure I needed. We are almost done with apps. Now onto the auditions. I have confidence that everything will turn out great. You’re the best! (March, after several acceptances were rolling in): I honestly could have not done any of this without you. You have guided me through this process, that ended up being 45 million times crazier than I thought it would be.
Parent: Thank you for everything you have done for my son. You have been the best that could happen to him in this process.
I have to say that not only has my daughter received great college counseling but her writing has improved dramatically since beginning this process with you. What a great added bonus!! Thanks. (After acceptance): We are extremely excited and relieved!!! It feels like a big weight has been lifted--one I didn't even realize I had. Thank you for all your help with everything.
I just wanted to let you know that I was accepted to Vanderbilt University as an ED2 applicant! I want to thank you for all of the help and advice you’ve given me along the way - It’s been hugely beneficial to me during the college application process. Thanks so much and I’m glad I had the opportunity to work with you!
We are so happy! Thank you for your hard work with son on the amazing 16 applications! Also he got into the economics major, which is among the top in Vanderbilt. This is really a dream come true.
I’m happy to announce I will be attending school at UC-Berkeley next year. Go Bears! When I was applying, I wouldn’t have imagined I would actually have gotten in. After giving it some thought, I decided to go to Berkeley, not just for the brand, but for the programs, opportunities, people, and location as well. I have to say I’m very grateful for your help in this process, and I want to thank you for everything you’ve done.
I just wanted to write to let you know that I got admitted to Brown!! Thank you so much for your help and guidance!! Thank you so much for guiding me along the college admissions journey!! I couldn't have done any of this without you by my side!! Hopefully, I won't have to send you any more emails at 2 am in the morning!!
Thank you so much for all your wonderful help to son and us throughout his application process! We are so lucky to get to know you and meet you! We just can NEVER thank you enough for everything you did for son and us!! 🙂 💖
Thank you sooooo much for the super sweet email to congratulate son! We know you, like us, are truly happy for him from the bottom of your heart! You are just like a family member to us! You work super hard! Even on the day before Brown's notice, you are still actively preparing all kinds of documents for son! The interview prep you did for son was extremely helpful to him! You predicted all the questions being asked during his real interview! The whole process of your work is just amazing and unbelievably organized! Your suggestions are always so valuable and your review is always super thorough! We especially love the Activity Resume idea since it is so helpful for so many things which we could not predict at all when you first told us to prepare for it... Thank you sooooooo much for guiding son throughout this crucial process! Thank you for your patience during crunch time! This acceptance is truly the best holiday gift to son and our family ! We already have a friend who followed us to work with you now. We hope to be able to meet with you again in the future when you visit Boston or when we visit NYC! We hope to be able to stay in touch with you even though we are closing this chapter of life…
I read through the Evaluation and College Search Report today, and I am so impressed by the insightfulness of the whole report. And most importantly, you tailored the college selections to fit son’s strengths very precisely. We truly appreciate all your effort. We will follow through with the plan that you outlined for us.
We would like to thank you for all the great help during this process. Son did a terrific job on the essays, and your guidance and revision were pivotal. I believe our combined effort will bear the best fruit in the new year.
I GOT INTO ROCHESTER! I'm attaching my acceptance letter! I cannot thank you enough for all of your help. This truly would not have been possible without your support, guidance, and dedication. YAYAYAYA!!!
Daughter got admitted to Boston College! We are all delighted and thrilled ! She is very happy! At last we got it! Thank you very much Susan! We couldn’t have done it without you! The money we spent on you is the most worthwhile part of the whole overseas study of daughter! Thank you for all the effort and hard work you have provided! Best counselor you are! Very professional! Daughter learned a lot from you! We appreciate what you have done for daughter and your professional hard work and extra work you have done for her! You are the best consultant ever! Under your assistance, daughter has gotten an offer of her ideal school, and has maximized her portfolio, I think. Thank you again.
I am very happy to inform you that I was accepted to Brandeis!!!! Wow that is an exciting moment in my life to share with you my happiness, joy and relief from rest of the admissions process.
I have a big Thank You for you! Without your help and support, without your passion to push me until I do my best, I wouldn’t have got to this point. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
I will attach their acceptance message to this email. Thank you so very much for everything!
I just wanted to let you know that we are really thrilled to be in this moment. Daughter's wishes came true. We all thank you so very much for everything you did for her. Your timeless work and support of our girl was exceptional. We were very lucky to have you on our side. We can not thank you enough for giving us this amazing Christmas gift!
As you know this festive season, especially the last week before Christmas is the most exciting week in whole year. With your support and amazing job helping daughter to get accepted to Brandeis as her first choice, this year we have more reasons to celebrate the upcoming Christmas and the New Year 2020.
Daughter is very happy with her acceptance at Brandeis and right now is focused on her last year of high school. We are very happy too to have her not far from us as she starts college in the next fall. As you know, we are very happy and thanks for all your help and support for our daughter during her college admissions process. From the beginning, your work ethic was very impressive. You showed great compassion throughout your work. You sent emails frequently, gave instructions professionally, and gave valuable feedbacks all the time. With your help and persistent support, my daughter got into her top school (Brandeis University), and is very satisfied with where she is now. We are always talking about you and all your help! I ensure you we will recommend you and give your information to the families who are looking for help at the high school level and up. We couldn’t think of better professional work than what you did for our daughter.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
(After all his many acceptances were received in the Regular Decision round, after a rejection in the Early Decision round, and I had sent the student the following quote: “As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.”):
Ironically, this was my Senior quote from High School! You are so intuitive. That's one of the things I'm most grateful for about you, Susan. You have a unique gift in empathizing with others, capturing their life, and meeting them right where they are at. I'm grateful for many things you've done for me, but this quality I am especially grateful for because it just shows how incredible you are! Can I just say, "Wow, what a journey! I am so grateful for you and all the hard work you put into helping me find the PERFECT fit. I couldn't be more excited about my future, and you played such a critical role not only in helping me find schools and gain admission but discover more of my identity and passion. YOU helped me draw conclusions from my life experiences and stories that truly defined what attributes I am bringing to my college experience. So once again, let me articulate a massive THANK YOU! In this college admissions process, thanks to YOU, I started identifying that my greatest memories, favorite experiences, and cherished accomplishments were due to that inner spark inside that causes me to dream, build, create, and establish counter-cultural ideas in the hearts of those around me. At my core, even more than a performer, I am a communicator and dreamer, a visionary who loves seeing what the world needs and being the one who is crazy enough to dream up a solution for it. After all, "if you want to grow, lead something" and what better way to find a program that accentuates that gift...I never would have arrived at this conclusion without you, and I am so excited for what's ahead. Thank you, Susan, for your guidance and counsel.
I GOT INTO TISCH!!! This is a dream come true and all I can say is thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you THANK YOU. Sincerely the happiest person on the planet.
Thank you again for the help!! I believe the general advice has been excellent and appreciate all of your counsel and patience. My wife and I are thrilled for son and proud of him also. The advice on the extra theater coaching was a big plus! Coupled with the essay help, the resume, activity list etc were all instrumental in marketing the total package. In any event it is a long way from the panic we felt when we first meet you.
We're so grateful for all your wonderful advice. Every essay she submitted was better because of your excellent review and comments.
Thank you so... much for all you have done for son in his application. Wow! We are thrilled to hear the news! Words can’t express how much we appreciate your effort. Thank you for your guidance, support and supervision. It’s impossible without your tireless guidance and effort. Many many thanks to you!
I got into Northeastern! I got into Northeastern's NU In program where I study abroad for the first semester of freshman year! I'm beyond excited. Definitely want to attend Northeastern. Thanks so much for all of your help, Susan. It means so much. I will be studying in Germany! I'm so SO excited and couldn't thank you more, because without your help I wouldn't be in this position. Thank you so much for all of your help with all of this. It means more than you know!
I've changed and grown a lot along with your help. It was indeed a great experience working with you. I've learned a lot from you and I cannot describe how thankful and how grateful I am that I chose to work with you these past three years of high school. Thank you, Susan😁
Thank you so much for all your help for the past three years especially during the application period. I can see again the great progress our daughter has made. You are excellent. I really appreciate all your guidance, help, and continuous support of our daughter. It is really very nice of you and very helpful that you really made her grow up. I found that I made the right decision to work with you!
Overall, both my parents and I are all very satisfied with the results. And I really have to thank you for all the help you’ve provided. Seriously, without your help, the result could be ugly...
Susan- I just want to take a moment to thank you so much for all of your hard work and wonderful guidance in helping our daughter and us through both the summer program and college admission process. We could not be happier or more satisfied. You were wonderful throughout. You were always prompt and diligent and I always thought your comments and suggestions were right on the money. You are very good at what you do. You are really great….You do go the extra mile.
We have certainly enjoyed working with you! I think we all have gained a better insight into essay composition. We are goal and task oriented folks and I think we could have made our way through the process, but you made it much easier and really got us up to speed with all the various aspects of the requirements and deadlines. I appreciated your attention to detail and the thoroughness you paid to the essays, especially adding the polish! And of course, the hand holding you provided in December, as the first of three quick rejections came in! You have a nice personal touch! I’m sure we will stay in touch, please feel free to add us to your list of happy, satisfied parents!
I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for all of the time and effort you spent with my daughter on her college applications. We surely could not have done it without you! Actually, it was you who pushed us to look at Marymount Manhattan! My daughter and I are both so excited about their program. You were really a god-send to us! …Thank you again. You know I think you were incredible and I know how hard you worked with my daughter! I have only wonderful things to say about you!
After getting back from Boston on Thursday, I could not feel any better about where I'm going to school next year…….I want to thank you so much for everything as well. This process has been absolutely insane and without you, I cannot imagine how I would have made it through. From the beginning you were informative and more than supportive. There are no words to describe the gratitude I have for the work you have done. Thank you again!
I remain very impressed by the amount, and quality, of work you and Son have completed so far………I am truly amazed at the time, effort, and dedication you are putting into son's applications. We couldn't be happier with your service. We all want to thank you very much for all of your help and advise during this process. Son's applications are all much stronger thanks to your participation.
Everything worked out better than expected. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your guidance, support, shoulder leaning, and patience! I know you will always be someone I count as a friend.
We are very grateful for all the help you have given our daughter. You are a real pleasure to work with and it has really made a daunting process far easier to deal with. We love how detailed you are. This has really caused her to look at each of her college choices in great depth so that she does have a very good idea of what sets each school apart. We want to thank you so much for all your help with our daughter. Your help was invaluable and we will highly recommend you.
You are worth every penny - regardless of what schools our daughter does or doesn’t get accepted to. You really help make this process pleasant and not stressful. It’s so hard to know what to do and what not to do. It’s just so great to have someone to bounce all the concerns off…
I can’t express how wonderful we think you are! You are a gem. I have spoken to my friends who used college counselors for their kids and they don’t give anywhere near the feedback and wonderful, personal advice. Great job!
(after many acceptances and scholarships): All in all, this has been an unbelievable result in this intensely competitive year. I do believe we have you to thank for helping us pick schools with a good “fit” - I think this was very important - and you’re incredible advice to daughter about how she should tailor each application to show how she “fit” the school. I think this, together with all your other wonderful advice, really helped her achieve these amazing results….
My daughter is sooo happy. She had tremendous results with her schools. I really look forward to working with you again in a few years with my younger daughter. Even younger daughter says that she wants to work with Susan! She sees how much you helped her older sister….
We always speak of our daughter’s wonderful results - and are sure that your guidance was a major factor in that. As for email counseling - well, we are big proponents of that. Frankly, it was the best sort of counseling for us. We were both busy and scheduled up to our eyeballs, so being able to respond to you via email at any time of the day or night was extremely helpful to both of us. As you know, our daughter many times responded to you in the early hours of the morning - way after we all thought she was asleep! If it wasn't for that flexibility, I think she may have felt even more pressured and Lord knows, she was under tremendous pressure with all the music admit requirements.
Student: Thank you. For everything. For researching colleges for me. For editing my essays. For making me do the things that were optional. For staying on my case and making sure everything I did was done thoroughly and the right way…. I really, honestly could not have applied to college again without you. I mean it, I wouldn't be in the position I'm in today without you. I wouldn't be working at the coolest radio station in Philly, and I most likely would not have been accepted to the majority of these schools had I not worked with the expert. I promise you, when I make my first Grammy acceptance speech, YOU will be the first person I thank.
After all is said and done, I'd say we did pretty good. I'll tell you, man, when you asked me if I was ready to commit to all the work that I'd be faced with to apply to these schools, I did not expect it to be that..that....grueling. When I told my friends I couldn't hang out because I had college work to do, nobody could understand. Some of my friends applied to ONE school and just went there. But after 8 months of hard work and determination (kept alive with help from my family) it all paid off. I mean, it REALLY did. From August to my final audition at UArts on 3/20, my life was devoted to getting into a school that would help me live the dream. The dream of being in the music industry. The dream of being the next major producer. And now, that dream is coming true. We sent in my deposit for SUNY Purchase the other day, a school that is NOT easy to get into that has a nationally recognized Studio Production program. WAAHOOOOOOOO YEAHYEAHYEAHYEAH AWWWWWWESOOOOOOOOOOOOOOME!!!!!!!!!!!!
In all seriousness, this year off has been successful because of your dedication to me and your wanting me to succeed, and that is so greatly appreciated. By me, and by my Mom and Dad. You're great. In fact, I'll go as far as to say that you are. The. Best. I love you, thanks so much for your help! Thank you. Thanks. Thank you.
Parent: Thanks for doing everything that you did for son (& us). What an incredible mountain of work it is to get into a college music program. There's no way we could have done what you did with son. You can be a slave driver that dishes out a lot of homework.....but it pays off. His essays, Activity & Music Resumes really came out good. I also think you steered him toward some great schools that offer a pretty diverse selection to choose from. His record this year was 7-1-1 as compared to 0-6-1 last year. Between the gap year work that he is doing and your help, his value improved dramatically…So--thanks again, we really appreciate all of your help.
I appreciate all you have been doing to support our family in many different ways! Your kind and warm words brings joy to my world!
We really appreciate your help and instructions to son. With your help, every step of his college application helps him to know himself better, and also makes more clear what he wants to pursue in college. Thank you so much for all your hep and encouragement.
I just wanted to let you know that I actually received a $6000 merit scholarship to Oberlin! I was so excited when I got that letter in the mail! :) I also wanted to thank you for your advice on choosing colleges, and I certainly used it to help me with picking between Oberlin and Boston University...And the best fit for me (in my parent's and my own opinion) is Oberlin. I'M A YEOMAN!!! YAYAYAY!!! Thanks again for everything! I would never have gotten in or finished any applications without you! Much appreciation and thanks!!!!!