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


"Thank you so much for everything you've done to help me figure out and get through the application process. Working with you made me feel much less overwhelmed and kept me on track, and I think I would have felt utterly lost as I tried to narrow down schools and figure out what I was looking for if I hadn't had you to help me. Your help with my Common App essay, in particular, was absolutely invaluable; I ended up with an essay that I feel demonstrates an impressive amount of who I am, and that I am proud of. Overall, I'm not sure I could have submitted an Early Decision application that I was proud of if it weren't for you!"

Chantilly High School graduate attending the College of William and Mary


"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."

Freedom High School parent of graduate attending Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Art & Design


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!"

Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology graduate attending Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science


"You helped me highlight everything special about myself -- including things I didn't think were important!"

Centreville High School graduate attending Georgia Tech's College of Engineering


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

Paul VI Catholic High School parent of graduate attending University of Virginia's School of Engineering


"Thanks again for all your help and encouragement. I really don't think we would have gotten to this point without you."

Parent of transfer student attending Drexel University


"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!"

Broad Run High School parent, graduate attending the College of William and Mary


"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 of two Centreville High School graduates, attending Duquesne University and the University of Virginia




Since 2013, our students' hard work and preparation led to admissions at the following institutions: American University, Amherst College, Arcadia University, Auburn University, Babson University, Belmont University, Boston University, Brandeis University, Bucknell University, California State University at Sacramento, California State University at San Francisco, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Christopher Newport University, Clemson University, College of the Holy Cross, College of William and Mary, Colorado State University, Cornell University, Davidson University, Denison University, DePaul University, Drexel UniversityDuke University, Duquesne University, Elon University, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida Southern College, Fordham University, George Mason University, Georgetown University, Georgia Tech Institute of Technology, Hamline University, High Point University, Hofstra University, Indiana University at Bloomington, Ithaca College, James Madison University, Johns Hopkins University, Kent State University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Loyola Marymount University, Lynn University, Marist College, Merrimack College, Mount St. Mary's University, Miami University in Ohio, Monmouth University, North Carolina State University, Northeastern University, Ohio University, Ohio State University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Old Dominion University, Pennsylvania State University, Pepperdine University, Philadelphia University, Purdue University, Radford University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rice University, Roanoke College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Roger Williams University, Rollins College, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, Salisbury University, San Diego State University, Seattle University, Southern Methodist University, St. John's University, Stevens Institute of Technology, SUNY Albany, SUNY Buffalo, The College of New Jersey, Union College, University of Akron, University of Alabama, University of Arizona, University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Davis, University of California at Irvine, University of California at Los Angeles, University of California at Merced, University of California at San Diego, University of California at Santa Barbara, University of Cincinnati, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Georgia, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Kentucky, University of Mary Washington, University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Maryland College Park, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, University of Maine, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Mississippi, University of New Hampshire, University of Notre Dame, University of Oregon, University of Pittsburg, University of Rhode Island, University of Rochester, University of South Carolina, University of Southern California, University of Tennessee, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Dallas, University of the Pacific, University of Vermont, University of Virginia, University of Washington, Villanova University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest University, West Virginia University, Western Michigan University, Virginia Military Institute, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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