Thank you so much for meeting with us today. It was so nice meeting you, and your help was invaluable. You did such a great job of listening to my daughter and it was such a comfort to her to get real answers and advice from an expert. I think the discussion and resulting plan have already helped alleviate her anxiety. At this point she is uncertain what she wants to study and what schools she should be considering, and it all seems overwhelming. It helped immensely to at least put some certainty around a short-term plan forward in terms of her coursework and extracurriculars. Baby steps 👍😊 Your organized, calm, caring approach is just what she needs. Thank you so much!
Lisa is extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the whole college process. This is our second time using her and the CBM team. After leaving our College list meeting I was pleasantly surprised how engaged and positive my son seemed about working towards some of the goals outlined for him as he finishes Jr. year. Highly recommend.
PARENT OF BC STUDENT AND CURRENT JUNIOR
Abby was thorough, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Outstanding! Looking forward to working with Abby.
Incredible, practical, real-time thoughtful coaching for my son from Lisa Bleich on his next steps, college and geographic plans.
PARENT OF TRANSFER STUDENT
My younger son just finished his initial consultation with Abby. She worked with his brother starting his freshman year as well, all the way through his final college selection. There was so much stress removed from our parent/child relationship as she was the one guiding him in high school class selection, encouraging him to challenge himself with AP classes, setting realistic expectations for admissions and the need for extracurriculars and volunteer work, helping him find colleges that matched his personality and academic interest, working with him on his essays, and managing the application requirements and deadlines. I felt like I could step back and just be his emotional support and cheerleader throughout the stressful process. Abby is bright, funny, knows her stuff, and best of all connects well with her students. My son developed a sincere fondness for her and our entire family benefitted from her involvement and expertise. Thanks Abby!
PARENT OF UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ENGINEERING STUDENT AND CURRENT SOPHOMORE
Lisa is the absolute best. As a parent, I always feel relieved after seeing her, my anxiety about this process goes away, bc I feel like I have an expert in my corner. For my son, he always leaves excited and motivated. And who thought those would be adjectives used during the college process. Thank you Lisa sooooo much.
PARENT OF PENN STATE STUDENT AND CURRENT JUNIOR
We hope this finds you well! Joe and I wanted to thank you for your work with Vittoria. She had some great choices, and even more, she learned much about herself along the way that will serve her well. We hope you have some respite in your future! Again, we are so grateful.
PARENT OF DUKE STUDENT
We all couldn’t have been more excited when watching our son open that email last night!!
He is over the moon, and so are we! We are so grateful for all of the support and guidance you gave him (and us!). Can’t thank you enough for all of your help!! You totally called every move as we navigated uncertain Covid college times and how to go forward with the right choices.
PARENT OF ELON STUDENT
Thank you (twice now!) We did well! Your combination of advisor, editor, counselor and therapist made a massive difference for our daughter. She was on the fence about “needing” a counselor last summer. A few weeks ago she apologized to me for pushing back and said thank you for connecting me to Abby. That’s as good a testimonial as you can get from a 17 year old.
PARENT OF TUFTS STUDENT AND NEW SCHOOL STUDENT
My wife and I are still amazed how you spoke with her for an hour and said you thought a good “fit” school for her would be Duke, then went we visited 14 schools and researched them, she did like Duke the most (then Vandy, then Georgetown), and then it ended up being the best school she was accepted at. You nailed it. We also credit you with providing our daughter with achievements at the state level and greatly reducing conflict in our family due to your suggestion to get her back into music class at her school. You get all the credit for it because that change absolutely wouldn’t have happened without your intervention and suggestion. Sometimes some small tweaks can yield big effects. THANKS!
Ms. Bleich, Thank you for all of your help through my high school career. You motivated me to be the best student and person that I could be at all times. Your support allowed me to succeed.
HOBART AND WILLIAM SMITH STUDENT
Stefanie, Thank you for all the help with Brandon. You gave him encouragement and confidence. I’m so glad we invested in you! You’ve been amazing!!
We are finally over the hill and both girls will be heading to their dream schools this fall! Just wanted to thank you again for all of your help to manage the process and remove some of the stress. It was truly a pleasure working with you and your team and we are so grateful for the support. Happy to serve as a reference for any future clients if helpful.
PARENT OF CORNELL AND UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN STUDENTS
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of your help. We were discussing how lucky we felt with her acceptance to UVM nursing and getting into her top choice. I know that is due, in part, to you and your team. We haven’t had many things go as planned these past few years but putting Olivia’s process into your hands was the absolute best, right choice. She is exactly where she wants to be and I am so proud.
PARENT OF UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT STUDENT
I wanted to let you know that Andy was accepted to Duke last night. Thank you to you and your group of essay specialists too. Thank you all for the guidance and support that you gave to all three of my sons.
Hi Lisa and Debbie, I’m in Ann Arbor right now and absolutely loved the campus so I just officially committed to Michigan!! Thank you so much for all the help!. I absolutely love it here.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN STUDENT
Hi Lisa, I wanted to thank you for all your help during the college process. I really enjoyed working with you, and thank you for guiding me and being patient with me. I hope you have a great rest of the year. Thank you so much.
Just want to let you know I got into WashU!!!! Thanks so much for all your help in this process! We know Jakob reached out yesterday with the great news about his acceptance at Wash U! Just wanted to thank you & your team for all of your help & guidance throughout this entire process. We couldn’t have gotten through this without all of your expertise, we are very grateful!
We are celebrating Miriam’s WashU acceptance and can’t thank you enough for all of your guidance and support. You are the master (or “the captain” as we call you … :). We are so appreciative of you and your team!
“I cannot say enough about the wonderful help we received from College Bound Mentor. Lisa and her team have seen so many teenagers and studied so many schools that they were able to quickly understand my daughter and help her assemble a plan for the college application season that supported the direction and type of school that my daughter wanted. Lisa is the perfect person to serve as a third-party between parents and their college-bound child to take the family relationship “baggage” out of the situation and get things laser-focused on what makes sense and what needs to happen. We are very grateful.”
PARENT OF JUNIOR
I wanted to let you know that we’re very pleased with Anna’s college application process and the quality of her essays. I know she has had a lot with the common app, UC app. and UK as well. She has a good rapport with Colleen too. Thank you so much for everything Rebecca, we did it!!!!!!! I couldn’t have asked for a better team to send these applications out. I’m so proud!!!!
Stefanie, We are so thrilled with Miriam’s WashU acceptance and know how closely you worked with her these past many months to guide her. Thank you! We joked the only downside is that she doesn’t get a chance to finish all those other essays with you!
PARENT OF WASHU STUDENT
Hi Ms. Forman, I just wanted to thank you again for all the help you gave me in the process. Your help was likely invaluable in helping me get these acceptances, and I’d like to tell you how grateful I am for your advice and feedback.
SENIOR (STILL UNDECIDED)
Lisa, after months of hard work and procrastination, I have finally decided where I am going to school. I am committed to the University of Wisconsin-Madison! I want to thank you so so much for all of your help and hard work during this gloriously difficult time in my life. I cannot tell you how much your work helped me. I will keep you updated if I have questions about anything else college related. Again, thank you so much!
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN STUDENT
“I don’t normally write reviews, but I highly recommend Abby and Debbie. They were extraordinary throughout the college application process, and we had used other college advisory services in the past with our other children, so we have a good frame of reference from which to compare. They worked incredibly well with us and our son in all parts of the process, from helping think about potential college options to assisting with the applications and essays and even a college interview. Their experience and thoughtfulness was evident and their responsiveness throughout was greatly appreciated. We also recommended Abby to a close friend, and they, too, had a tremendous experience. And fortunately, both our son and his friend were accepted ED, so a happy ending!
Lisa, Thanks again for all your help with the boys. They are both very happy and aligned with schools that seem like good fits for them – which in the end is what matters.
PENN AND WASHU PARENT
Lisa and Jennifer, Thank you both so much! This was a big milestone for her. Really, one of her top two schools. I’m so happy for her. And so grateful to you both for making this such a good process for her and for our family.
Hi Abby, Leo is absolutely thrilled that he was accepted at Cornell! We were incredibly nervous these last few weeks but are relieved that he will be attending such a wonderful school in the fall. It really is a perfect fit for him. We are so grateful for all your help in getting Leo into Cornell. Your knowledge of the process and advice to Leo on how to present himself in the application were invaluable. He enjoyed working with you and with Debbie and felt both supported and reassured by your guidance. We will definitely pass on your name to friends with students who will be applying to colleges in the future.
Richa received acceptance by Vanderbilt yesterday. She is very excited! We really appreciate your help in the application process, it certainly did help!
Hi Colleen, I wanted to thank you again so much for helping me with my essay and supplements! I also wanted to let you know I was accepted to Washington and Lee!!! I am so excited and thankful for all of your help!
WASHINGTON AND LEE STUDENT
Dear Mrs. Bleich, I wanted to let you know that…I was accepted to Dartmouth class of 2025!! Thank you so much for everything you did for me, from reading my essays to encouraging me about my PPEs. You are the best! Working with you helped me define who I am as a student and a person.
What a great night last night! Lexi is so happy, and we are so happy for her and so proud of her. Thank you so much, Lisa, for all your help and expertise and responsiveness. You did so much to facilitate the application process and walk Lexi through this. We stayed as hands off as possible and really appreciated all your help and support.
I just wanted to thank you so much for all of your help. We are so happy and proud of Ryan . He could not have done this without you.
I GOT IN!!!! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!!!
I worked directly with Lisa Bleich and her assistance was outstanding. She gave me direction and insight that transformed my essays and completely improved my application. Without her guidance, I would not have been accepted into NYU. Even after I got accepted, Lisa still extended advice and a helping hand. Her advice is worth all the money. I highly recommend working with Lisa and her team!
NYU TRANSFER STUDENT
Jaclyn got in! Thank you so much for all your help! You and your team are amazing! She is thrilled.
I have 3 teenagers attending their top choice schools, and it wouldn’t have all happened without the help of Abby Power of College Bound Mentor. Are you wondering if you need an outside college counselor? I’ll share my perspective. My kids attended two different high schools: one, a small progressive high school with an established, hands-on college counseling team and, the second, a large Catholic high school with a college counseling office to provide guidance. Regardless of the quality of the school’s counseling office, the counselors aren’t cataloging experiences and what brings them joy/a sense of purpose to flush out a direction for a distinctive essay. They may not go super deep into these experiences to find hidden nuggets of accomplishments to help your student showcase their activity list in the most compelling way. Abby not only does this, but her funny, super-cool, direct, and real demeanor also kicks your kid into gear as needed to fill a void that she knows will matter. Abby knows what admissions departments are looking for–school by school–and before you know it, she knows your kid and what may be the right match. Abby quickly strips out what’s not necessary and not worth the stress and focuses you and your child on what matters most. She does it all with a genuine love for what’s right for your child with a level of authenticity that is so needed in this crazy process. If you’re a parent looking for a partner in all this, I can’t recommend Abby enough.
Thank you so much for your help. I really owe you an arm and a leg for everything you’ve done. And I don’t think my journey into college would’ve been the same. Thank you for providing your service and your support, especially with my college essay and having all the inside details with WashU. 😊 I think it was luck that I was able to have you as a mentor and have both your daughters go to WashU as well. Thank you again for everything!!
When my daughter, the youngest of three, and I had our initial conference call with Lisa, we had no idea what my daughter wanted to study or where she wanted to go to College. The zoom conference calls and direct interaction between Lisa and our daughter has resulted in the happiest 18 year who found her “true” calling and will be studying Fashion/Design in NYC in Fall of 2020. We are ecstatic and blessed that we found Lisa of College Bound Mentor. Thank you.
I wanted to let you know that my Barnard admissions officer called me and offered me a spot in their class of 2024! I want to thank you for all your help with my admissions process, it really means a lot.
I know Shivani sent you a note that she got accepted into Barnard and she has already committed there as well. She is very happy and we are too. I want to express my sincere gratitude and thanks for your guidance throughout this whole process. She could not have done it without that.
I know Andrea has been in contact with you. With her, life is full of challenges. She is such a hard working girl, but nothing is given to her in an easy way. This week has been amazing for her and her self-esteem. She got into schools that she thought were going to be tough to get into. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING BY HER SIDE ALL THIS TIME. You were her confidante and her to go person when she felt anxious. Thank you for being part of my girls lives in this difficult and challenging college application times. You help them to reach their college dream, you gave them smart guidance and serenity when they needed the most. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! All best,
Now that the excitement has died down (just the tiniest bit, we are still pretty darned excited!) I wanted to thank you for your continued help and professionalism in working with Simon kids. Oliver always felt that he had it under control and I attribute that confidence and management of his stress to you. I certainly wasn’t helping! In all seriousness though, knowing you were on “Team Oliver” truly allowed Mark and me to sit back and let this be his process as much as possible. Thank you! I am too excited and just wanted to tell you that last night he was officially accepted to Bowdoin!! He is beyond thrilled! Between you and Will – the whole college process was honestly easy and effortless. He is very single minded and goal oriented – you provided a perfect amount of guidance and support. Thanks again for your help with this. We couldn’t be happier for her and she is so excited to go to Tulane. Just wanted to say thanks for all of the hours of advice, support and task mastering that you gave to Maeve throughout the college application process. She raves about your help – and I do too. We are so appreciative. You made the process much easier and Maeve responded so well to your direct, helpful and smart perspective. I just wanted to say thank you so much for the help, advice, and support you gave me throughout this process. I am incredibly happy and grateful for the result. I am emailing to share some great news. First, I got into Fordham with their Dean’s Scholarship ($20,000 a year). Second, I was admitted into Mendoza at Notre Dame and will be depositing there. Thank you so much for all of your help with my college process. I couldn’t have done it without you!
Just emailing to let you know that I got my acceptance letter to Haverford today! So excited!! Thanks for all your help.
I got into Claremont! Thank you so so so much for all of your help I really appreciate it!
I’m excited to tell you that I was admitted to the WashU class of 2024!! Thank you so much for all your help along the way!!!
I got into BU’s Questrom School of Business. Thank you for all you and Jennifer did to make my college apps a smooth and easy process.
I just wanted to let you guys know that I just got into University of Vermont and was offered a presidential scholarship. Thanks so much 🙂
Hi Lisa and Debbie, Happy to announce that I was accepted to WashU! Thank you guys so so much for all your help!
I wanted to thank you for all the help you’ve given me. I’ve always been at an awe at those like you who lend a hand to others without expecting anything in return. Your help played a big hand in my acceptance and full-ride scholarship to LMU, for that I’m eternally grateful. Thank you for taking time out of your busy days to help me, especially on the days where I wrote my essays last minute 😭 I couldn’t be more thankful for all your help. All the best,
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY HONORS/SCHOLARSHIP STUDENT
Sorry for the long, overdue thank you for helping our son through the college application process. Needless to say, the outcome for him was excellent and he is excited to attend CMU and to be swimming on their team next fall. We know that you two played a critical role in many ways, but most importantly helping him unpack and clarify his personal positioning early on and then coaching him to reflect this in the numerous essays and application documents produced over the past 9 months. As parents we are proud of his many accomplishments and appreciate you helping to put these in the best possible light. His applications were compelling in a very competitive environment. Your expertise, feedback and project management guidance made a big difference. So thank you both for your patience and support as we know you have a lot of students and feel we had the best of the best working with our son.
CARNEGIE MELLON PARENTS
Just realized that we never took the time to thank you for all the work you’ve done with our daughter over the past couple of years. The support you’ve given her has been invaluable. We are obviously happy for her and proud of her achievements, but I must say that having someone besides her parents to keep her on track and advise her has been the best part of it. It definitely preserved our relationship with her during those precious last years having her at home. We’ll definitely be in touch very soon as her brother will be a Sophomore in the Fall, and we’d like to start the process then as we did for our daughter.
COLUMBIA/SCIENCES PO PARENT
After this spring break and visiting Wisconsin, I have decided to become a Badger! Thank you for the help through the admissions process!
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN STUDENT
The entire college process is daunting even for the best student, but from the get go Lisa and her team helped my daughter manage the stress by not merely helping her consistently meet internal deadlines and complete necessary tasks, but also by really getting to know her. With Lisa’s talent, skill set and dedication coupled with Debbie’s brilliance at editing and devotion to her clients, my daughter put forth her best application. Lisa and Debbie knew precisely how to teach my daughter to tell her story in the most compelling manner. There is no doubt, my daughter was accepted early decision to her dream school because of them! Opening up that acceptance email and watching my daughter’s face as she realized her dream was a priceless moment for my husband and me. Kudos and much thanks to College Bound Mentor!
Dear Lisa, I have decided to go to University of Delaware!! I’m so excited, thank you for all of the help!
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE STUDENT
I wanted to let you know that I got accepted into Newhouse. Thank you so much for giving your time to my common app, supplemental essays, and resume. I look forward to attending the university. Your work with me really goes a long way, and I am so grateful.
I am very pleased to inform you that I was accepted in Occidental’s class of 2023! The hardest part is now over. Truly, you have made what could have been a turbulent process into a smooth course of action, and my family and I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for us.
Just wanted to let you know that I got into UVA two days ago! Thank you so much for all the work that you’ve done and everything you two have helped me with. I’m still waiting on the rest of my decisions, but I’d be very happy going to UVA.
Dear Lisa, It is a week later and we are head to toe in Wake gear. Thank you for shepherding us through this daunting process. As you know we are thrilled with the results. For all of us, you made the process seem manageable and hopeful. With gratitude,
Dear Lisa, Thank you so much for all the help. I am very excited for Richmond thanks to you and Jennifer’s hard work. I am so grateful you were recommended to me.
UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND STUDENT
Your observations of Nikki’s strengths and recommendations on potential good fits for her were spot on. The relationship you built with her was of great comfort to us. Her ability to reach out to you without hesitation and fear of being judged was very comforting. I’m especially thankful to you for your prompt email responses to our doubts and guidance on course selections. Your brainstorming sessions on the common app essay to come up with a touching story is one of key reasons for success. The essay reviews and guidance were excellent. We are grateful for your guidance and will be thankful to you forever.
“Abby helped work with me in an individualized way and got to know me as a person, not just another applicant. She was extremely helpful and worked collaboratively with me, guiding me to the ideal school. I would recommend anyone applying to college to Abby, as she is kind, helpful and dedicated”
“Abby from College Bound Mentor provided an amazing service not only for our son, but also for us as parents navigating through this process for the first time. She was as patient with us as she was helpful to our son. We have two more children to get into college, and we’re hoping Abby will be there for them as well.”
Lisa is very insightful and immediately saw my children’s strengths after our first meeting and how best to present their “story” in their applications. She had great advice on how to further develop and strengthen their “story” during Junior year. She spent a lot of time with both our children brainstorming ideas for essays, as well as editing their essays. She knows what the admissions officers are looking for in the essays and had great suggestions on how to improve the essays so that the reader could really understand and get to know my children through their essays.
MIT/CAL TECH PARENT
Hi Lisa! Wanted to send you a quick note to thank you again for all you did to help Samantha navigate through her college process. She gained so much confidence while working with you and reached for her dream school. Wow. WASH U!!!! We are just so unbelievably proud of her!
WASHINGTON UNIVERITY IN ST. LOUIS
This evening I received my acceptance to Brandeis! I couldn’t be more honored and excited. I wanted to thank you for all your guidance and fantastic interview/ application help. Suzette from the CBM team was also outstanding. I’m ridiculously excited for what’s to come. Thanks for helping make this dream come true!!
Hey Suzette!! I just got notified I got into Brandeis!! I can’t thank you enough for all your help making my essays absolutely killer. Those essays are incredible. You’re outstanding! Please be around in a few years so I can hit you up for my Harvard law application. Thank you, Suzette!! I loved working with you!
I wanted to thank you for all the guidance and support you’ve provided. Ava is ecstatic and I know it’ll be an amazing experience for her. You encouraged her to apply to Vandy and that was the best advice we’ve received.
I got into Vanderbilt!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so incredibly happy!! Thank you so much for all of your help:)
Hi Lisa! I got into Colgate!!!!! I’m ecstatic! I just wanted to thank you so much for your help. I appreciate it more than you know. I went to visit yesterday, and I feel that Colgate is truly the perfect place for me. Thanks sooo much again!! I really couldn’t have done it without you. Sending my best!
Thank you both so much for your help with my Common App and my essays. Your advice was indispensable and helped keep me on track throughout the entire confusing process. Lisa, you have been an amazing source of guidance for me ever since I came to you in my freshman year, and you alleviated much of the stress and worry I felt throughout high school. I couldn’t have done this without the both of you!
I got my acceptance letter from Dartmouth earlier today. Thank you so much for all your help along the way!
I was just accepted to DUKE! Thank you so SO much for all your help, I couldn’t be more grateful! You got me into my dream school!
I found out today that I got into Scranton too with a 16,000 dollar scholarship annually. Three for three now.
UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON STUDENT
Mike got into GW this evening!! He is thrilled!! We are so happy for him and so proud of him! THANK YOU!!
Your observations of our daughter’s strengths and recommendations on potential good fits for her were spot on. The relationship you built with her was of great comfort to us. Her ability to reach out to you without hesitation and fear of being judged was very comforting. I’m especially thankful to you for your prompt email responses to our doubts and guidance on course selections. We are grateful for your guidance and will be thankful to you forever.
I got into the honors program and received the Dean’s scholarship at Northeastern. Thank you for being such a huge help with my essays and my questions throughout the process!
Thank you soooooooo much for all your help! I always knew Brian had potential but your direction made it all happen for him. We are thrilled.
Dear Beth, Lisa – Our son got accepted to GT and UMich! Thank you very much for an unparalleled support and guidance without which this would have been an extremely daunting task.
I just wanted to let you know that I was accepted to Northeastern University, my top choice! Thank you so much for all the help. I really don’t know what I would have done without it.
We are so grateful that Eric got into Brandeis. We appreciate very much your expertise and constant support. You are always patient and prompt.
All and all, we feel very blessed and thankful everyone is happy and successful with their choices. Nicole especially has really grown. It was a big step for her going so far and she second guessed herself up until the last day of orientation, but the self confidence she has gained is so evident and everyone comments on how much it has agreed with her! I’ve always appreciated the time you have taken to answer all my questions and concerns promptly and honestly, so thank you.
Thank you so much for everything. Your assistance with Sam’s applications was invaluable. We are still amazed at her ultimate list of options.
NYU TISCH PARENT
I remain very grateful to you for all of your advice and assistance with this process. In the end, you were a great help to my mother/daughter relationship. And that is the bottom line.
BOSTON UNIVERISTY PARENT
Thank you so much for the excellent guidance and all the aid without which, I reckon, this accomplishment could not have been possible. Looking back I feel this as a great achievement realizing the fact that we started working with you very late vis-à-vis other kids. I remember Oct 1st very well, the day I had my first discussion with Lisa . Despite the paucity of time and an already packed schedule you did a fabulous job.
CARNEGIE MELLON PARENT
@ Beth – We sincerely appreciate your honesty, commitment and flexibility during the course of the engagement. Your perseverance and meticulous tracking has helped us achieve this. Thank you once again for everything you have done because it means a lot to our family.
CARNEGIE MELLON PARENT
Thank you for everything you’ve done and helped me with. I would have been a mess without your guidance.
You have boosted Catherine’s confidence tremendously and I am grateful for your help. This application process is daunting and your push to keep things moving and timely is invaluable.
I am doing really well at school. Grades are not bad, I am doing research, I have made a bunch of friends and I cannot think of a better fit for me.
I just found out that I got into Tulane! I’m absolutely ecstatic 🙂 Thank you for everything I could NEVER have done it without you!
I GOT INTO COLUMBIA!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for everything!!
You were right the news from Emory did cheer me up, I got accepted! Thank you for all the help you have given me and I know I wouldn’t have been able to get this far without you! (I’m also happy that I don’t have to write essays for another 8 colleges !)
I just wanted to let you know that today I received a life changing email: I GOT INTO DELAWARE!!! The more I think about it, the more I want to be there. I actually wasn’t expecting to hear anything from them until March 12th, so I was totally taken by surprise when I got the email today (I admit to already setting up room surf, and painting my nails blue and yellow). But I am still waiting to hear from Michigan, Northwestern, Penn, and WashU. I am planning on spending a night at Delaware with one of my friend’s friends. Also, depending on Michigan and Northwestern, I am planning to visit and stay the night also. But I just wanted to let you know about this BIG NEWS!!!! I’ll update you as any other decisions come in. I am not sure if you know all the schools I’ve been accepted to, but the list (as of today) is: University of Delaware, Miami University in Ohio, Indiana, Tulane, University of Denver, SMU, and Ohio State. It feels awesome to be wanted!!
Thanks for all your help and support!!
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE STUDENT
Hi Lisa– JUST GOT INTO PENN!!!!!! Just thought i would share my new news!!!!!! thanks for ALL your help!!!
UNIVERSITY OF PENSYLVANIA STUDENT
Dear Lisa, I hope you are doing well! I finally enrolled Emory as I loved it when I visited during Easter Break. However I am spending next year in Israel to learn Hebrew and do volunteering so that I will go there on Fall 2014. Thank you so much for everything you did!!! I hope that we will keep in touch and that we will see each other again someday.
I wanted to let you know that I was invited to join the honors program here at Tulane. That seems to just be the icing on the cake of my experience here. I cannot describe to you how in love I am with this school. The people, the atmosphere, the faculty, the campus, the nightlife, EVERYTHING! I just wanted to thank you again for all of your help during my college application process and decisions; you helped me find my perfect match!
I am very excited to tell you that I was accepted to Caltech! Thank you for all your help throughout the process. I appreciate all the time you spent working on my application with me. It helped a lot.
I received the email last night (subject line Good Things!) that I got into William & Mary! Ahhh!
COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY STUDENT
Thank you so much for your help over the past few months. I am proud to say that I am now a member of Wharton Class of 2018. Thank you again for all the help you gave me during this period.
UNIVERSITY OF PENSYLVANIA STUDENT
I received my acceptance to Penn! Thank you for all your help!
I was planning on emailing you just today actually to say that I was accepted to Harvard! I know this never would have happened without all of your help. I can’t thank you enough! Your guidance clearly was profoundly helpful.
I GOT INTO TO NYU TISCH!!!!
Thanks for being so very wonderful!!!
NYU TISCH STUDENT
I just got into Syracuse, thanks again for everything. You’re the best!
Thank you so much for all of your help during this process, it hasn’t been easy. Hopefully I will have good news to report in February! I got into NYU Stern! I’m so excited, and can’t wait to actually go! I’ve been on their website and looking at dorms and classes and everything already! I really couldn’t be happier. Thank you so much for all of your help and good wishes; it was invaluable!
NYU STERN STUDENT
Wow I have had quite the busy week, but I have not forgotten about you! Thank you so much for checking in, that was really nice. I did get into Northwestern! I am ecstatic and feel so relieved after all of that hard work and waiting. But you helped me get there and I am forever grateful! I also got into SMU, Tulane, GW, Chapman, USC, and BC! A very successful process.
Just a quick note to let you know that Jack got accepted to RIT! We want to sincerely thank you for all the superb coaching you have given us. It is truly appreciated!
Lisa, THANK YOU SO MUCH! I’m so excited I can hardly contain myself. Couldn’t have made it through the process without your help!
Hi Mrs. Cassie! I was just sitting here waiting for my next class to start thinking about how much I love it here at UD and I realized that I have you to thank for giving me one of the best years of my life! I am so thankful for all of your help last year during the rough college application process. You were always there for me, helping me out and dealing with me. I will always remember that one day that you told me that you woke up in the middle of the night thinking about an idea you had for a college essay for me. I thought that it was so amazing that you were so dedicated to helping me get what I really wanted and I appreciate that so much. In the beginning school was very scary, I definitely was not expecting that. First semester was a little rough because of trying to find friends and dealing with some homesickness but after a long UD 2 month break I switched dorm rooms and now I am having the best time at school. I am so upset that I have to leave in a month and thinking about it makes me want to cry a little. I joined a sorority (Gamma Phi Beta) and I am loving every minute of it! The girls are so amazing and I have found amazing friends through it. During the fall semester I played on a soccer intramural team and I have joined another one this semester, I even joined a volleyball team which should be interesting because I cannot play volleyball to save my life. Also, I remember how nervous I was about declaring a Fashion Merchandising major last year but I am obsessed with it now. UD has such a great program and when I leave class I fall in love with it all over again. My dream is to do an internship abroad in Hong Kong when I am a junior which is offered here at UD. Thank you again for all of your help, I owe it all to you! If you are advising anyone that is going to UD next year or thinking about it you can have them contact me. I would LOVE to talk to them about how amazing it is here and give them any advice they need!
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE STUDENT
I just wanted to thank you for helping us with yet another successful college application process. As it was the case with our son, your involvement was instrumental in our daughter achieving her goal. We are elated with her choice.
I just wanted to let you know I got into GW!!! Thank you so much for your help, I couldn’t have done it without you!
GEORGE WASHINGTON STUDENT
I just wanted to let you know that I got into BC. Thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate everything you’ve done for me.
BOSTON COLLEGE STUDENT
I have officially committed to Harvard! Thank you so much for everything that you have done for me. Your support and advice were so integral during the past three years, and I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to meet you. Truly you have changed my life and my future. Without you, I know that I would never be in this position. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would be accepted to and eventually go to Harvard. Yet, you believed in me, and for that I am so thankful.
Thank you so much for everything! You’ve helped me so much this past year and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without your guidance. You are the best money I ever spent 🙂
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY STUDENT
Thanks very much for a very helpful and productive meeting on Sunday. I’m feeling pretty optimistic and confident about Helen’s future; I’m not sure where she will end up, but I think she will find a good fit. And we would be lost without your help!
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER STUDENT
I just got a call from Georgetown (even before I got the letter)… I got in!! Thank you so so so much for everything!
I just wanted to thank you so much for everything so far. As parents, we always write to you to ask about our children’s college app process and never seem to find the time to show how much we appreciate all of your hard work. So, today, for a change, I’ll do just that and not ask you anything 🙂
I can’t express the transformation Tuvana has gone throughout the college app process. When she met you as a sophomore, she was a girl who was doing everything because her mom was pushing her. Today, I see a mature young woman who’s taking charge for her own future. I’m tracking her progress with her essays, and apparently, she’s working on them. She’s finished with her college tours and during the tours, she asked questions to the staff and ambassadors.
This is all because of you and the way you led her to be her best self. She now believes in herself and has high expectations from her future.
Thanks to you, I’m not the nervous wreck mom that you met 2 years ago. I’m rest assured that my daughter is in good hands… I don’t know how we would have survived this daunting process without you… Thanks a million for all of this… I just wanted to let you know how appreciative we all are of your hard work for the success of our children…
EMERSON COLLEGE PARENT
Officially Emory University class of 2020!!! I am so happy, thank you for everything!! I really could not have done it without you!!
And you were worried that you might not be a good fit for my son … HA!!! You are nothing short of a genie, giving ME one wish. “I wish that for once, he finishes his writing assignments and turns them in on time.” BAM! Thank you for giving me my wish, AND a day early. I AM VERY HAPPY. Great work with a very, very tough student. Thank you, Abby.
Ann-Sophie got accepted!! She found out around 7 pm that she got into Northeastern with her EA, and then at 8 pm the great news that she got into Hamilton!! We are so happy and thrilled for her! Thank you so so much for all your help and support! It was such a huge help to have you on our side helping us navigate through this college application maze!
HAMILTON COLLEGE PARENT
I’m in total shock but I am so so so excited! I didn’t think I would get in so I waited to check the applicant portal until midnight. I’m so thrilled and I love BU so much! My mom is so happy! Thank you so much in this process and encouraging me to apply ED and see what happens!
BOSTON UNIVERSITY STUDENT
You may have heard from Neil that he got admitted into the University of Chicago. This is a big accomplishment and it would not have been possible without your help. We would like to thank you from the bottom of our heart for your guidance and coaching during this process.
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PARENT
We would like to thank you for the fantastic support to Ester during her application process. We could not imagine how requiring and hectic this time would be, both for her and for the rest of the family. You succeeded to make the process much more serene and very successful. She is so happy to be accepted at Barnard and so we are too. The studies seem to be really interesting and the fencing team is really good. Thank you for your invaluable support!
Thank you for everything you’ve done to help and improve me! Your suggestions and encouragement had lightened my path to my dream colleges. I feel so lucky to have you as my college counselor!
I want you to be one of the first to know that I GOT ACCEPTED INTO UPENN!!!!! Thank you so much for all your help throughout the entire application process. I could not have achieved this without you. All the hours working on the Common App and all the essays paid off, and I owe that all to you.
I know that J wrote to you yesterday to share his great news and to thank you, but we wanted to reach out to you ourselves. He is SO happy and relieved and we are so proud of him. He has worked so hard for so many years, always dreaming of going to a really great school. Now it is a reality. He had the brains, the drive, and the great interests to pursue, but your help the past two years, most significantly with his personal statement and essays, made the difference. We cannot thank you enough. By the way, we I read the rest of his essays yesterday and have to say that our favorites were Penn, Princeton and William and Mary. They were exceptional.
Abby provided an amazing service not only for our son, but also for us as parents navigating through this process for the first time. She was as patient with us as she was helpful to our son. We have two more children to get into college, and we’re hoping Abby will be there for them as well.
Abby helped work with me in an individualized way and got to know me as a person, not just another applicant. She was extremely helpful and worked collaboratively with me, guiding me to the ideal school. I would recommend anyone applying to college to Abby, as she is kind, helpful and dedicated.
My son’s situation was “out of the box” so we needed to work with people who not only understood that, but also had the expertise and experience to navigate us through the complexities and challenges of the college application process. Abby’s approach was the perfect balance of holding my son accountable for his role in the process, while ensuring that he felt supported throughout. We believe that approach made all the difference in terms of successfully targeting the schools that were right for him, while preparing him for the responsibilities of college life.
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI PARENT
Colleen was extremely helpful in working with my daughter to “show” her story rather than to “tell” it. Both Lisa, and Colleen and other staff members worked tirelessly to ensure that my children’s applications were the best that they could be. Thank you very much!
Suzette has done amazing work with my son and it’s been fun to see the progression of his essays from first stab to final product with her guidance.
Dear Suzette and Lisa,
I’m pleased to be able to tell you that I was recently admitted into Harvard’s class of 2022.
Thank you so much for all your guidance. I could never have gotten through the application process without your support.
Your brainstorming sessions on the common app essay to come up with a touching story is one of key reasons for success. The essay reviews and guidance were excellent.
We have never had the pleasure to neither meet nor talk to you, but Ester have mentioned your name so many times during the last months that we have the feeling that we almost know you.
Please, receive our appreciation for the fantastic support that Ester received from you! She is so happy to be accepted at Barnard and so we are too.
Beside the help to write her essays, we could see how your spontaneous support and enthusiasm was a very good help when she lacked confidence in herself. Sometimes you need others to believe more in you than yourself. Thank you so much for this as well!
Thank you so much!
Today was extremely helpful and interesting, and these attachments are great. I’m really enjoying looking through these case studies and getting in that mindset. I’ll definitely let you know if I need anything else. Thanks again.
I am happy to report that my son landed his dream job in June at Google. He finished Johns Hopkins a semester early. My daughter is also happy with her job at Condé Nast, which she got through her Lehigh connections. You did well for my kids and I am very grateful.
LEHIGH AND JOHNS HOPKINS PARENT
Another THANK YOU for helping me with the essays for law schools! I literally could not have done this without your help structuring my thoughts and pulling out the intriguing story. I remember how overwhelmed I was during our first call! I have been accepted by the 5 schools that I have heard back from so far: GW, BU, Vanderbilt, UCLA, and Michigan! I am super excited and keep psyching myself out to make a decision…before remembering that I don’t have all the information yet from which to choose. So now I am reading each welcome packet, weighing the scholarship offers, and planning my school visits. Anyways, I wanted to check in to update you and say THANK YOU so much. You were an integral part of this process!
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL STUDENT
I hope this email finds you well! I’ll be going to China for a year representing Princeton as a Schwarzman Scholar and then after that, it’s off to Yale Law. Thanks so much for your help along the process.
YALE LAW SCHOOL STUDENT
Hi Lisa and Suzette,
I wanted to share the good news. I’ll be a Rutgers dpt student come
next August!! Thank you both for all of your time, help, guidance, and support along the way. I couldn’t be more excited! (Rutgers DPT student
Colleen was the best! She was so helpful working with both my children with their personal essays as well as several school specific essays. I have a son and a daughter who have very different writing styles and Colleen was able to pull out the best from each of them. She was very patient and provided a lot of feedback to them during the editing process. Colleen tirelessly read through revision after revision until she was satisfied with the final version. Both my children were accepted to their schools of choice. We are so happy for them and grateful to Colleen for helping them achieve their goal.