Welcome to SJC College Counseling.

We're here to help!

 

College admission has changed since today's parents went through the process. It's significantly more complex, competitive and time-consuming. Getting help makes sense.

 

We offer students highly personalized, one-on-one sessions to:

  • develop a list of best-fit colleges
  • explore options that maximize student strengths and interests
  • provide extensive essay coaching
  • organize and oversee each step of the admissions process
  • save families time and reduce stress

 

Expert admissions advisement from SJC College Counseling gives students and parents peace of mind. You will get the information you need to make -- and have -- better college choices!

 
 
~ RISING SENIORS ~
 
Are you squared away? If not, contact us now to see how we will help you confidently move forward in the admissions process. 

 

~ ADMISSIONS ~

Some schools where our students have gained admittance -- many included meritorious scholarship awards:

American University - Amherst College -  Carnegie Mellon University - Case Western Reserve University - Christopher Newport University -  Clemson University - College of William and Mary - Cornell University - DePaul University - Duke University - Duquesne University Elon University - George Mason University - Georgetown University -  Georgia Tech  - High Point University - Hofstra University - James Madison University - Johns Hopkins University - Lehigh University - Mount St. Mary's University - Miami University in Ohio  -  Monmouth University - Ohio State University - Penn State University - Philadelphia University - Purdue University -  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Rice University -  - Rochester Institute of Technology - Rutgers University - San Diego State University - St. John's University - SUNY Buffalo - University of Alabama - University of Arizona - University of California at Berkeley - University of California at Los Angeles - University of California at San Diego - University of California at Santa Barbara - University of Cincinnati - University of Colorado at Boulder - University of Kentucky - University of Mary Washington - University of Maryland Baltimore County - University of Michigan - University of Notre Dame - University of Oregon - University of Pittsburg - University of Rhode Island - University of South Carolina - University of Southern California - University of Virginia - Villanova University - Virginia Commonwealth University - Virginia Tech - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 

 

~ ESSAYS ~

Essays impact college applications.

We've helped students from all backgrounds share their voice, connect with readers, and stand out.

We can help you, too!

 ~ TESTIMONIALS ~

 

It's a great compliment when families refer SJC College Counseling to their friends and neighbors or contact us to work with a younger sibling. Here are a few recent comments:

 

"The peace of mind and organization that Sandy brought to the whole process was outstanding. She helped get our son, who was very behind in his preparations, focused and excited about his options for universities. He really enjoyed working with Sandy and was ultimately accepted to every school he applied to and received academic scholarships to boot! Sandy is great at what she does and truly enjoys working with students and families. She is excellent to work with and we're looking forward to working with her again this year to help us get our daughter ready."

Parent, Class of 2017 at Freedom High School in Loudoun County

 

I really appreciated that you always made yourself available to help when I most needed it, often on short notice. You genuinely cared about each essay I wrote and how to put me in the best position possible to get into my target schools. In addition, your patience made the whole process a lot smoother for me!"

Student, Class of 2016 at Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology in Fairfax County

 

"My son was accepted everywhere he applied... and received a merit scholarship to the honors program at * University... You were instrumental in making that happen!"

Parent, Class of 2016 at Broad Run High School in Loudoun County

 

"Since he started working with you my son is a hundred times more excited and focused on the college process.... Your help was incredibly valuable. I'll reach out to you again to start thinking about my next son's journey into college."

Parent, Class of 2016 at Centreville High School in Fairfax County

 

"Thanks to you our daughter will be attending her first choice school! This was the best money we spent on college prep -- it's been well worth it and we would do it again!" 

Parent, Class of 2016 at Potomac Falls High School in Loudoun County

 

"My son is much more confident now as he completes his applications. Working with you was really helpful!" 

Parent, Class of 2015 at Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax County

 

 

703.899.2778 * Sandy@BetterCollegeChoices.com

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