"We are so appreciative of all of your wisdom and assistance. You made a scary process so much easier. We are always happy to be references and to sing your praises."
Parent of 2022 graduate of FCPS high school attending the University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
"Engaging with Sandy to help our daughter with college admissions was one of the best decisions we made last year. Being it was our first child, we were simply overwhelmed with the process and preparation for college applications. Sandy has a very structured and systematic process from start to finish to ensure everything stays on track. Her knowledge and expertise to bring the best out of my high schooler was second to none, and we were truly impressed by her strategies, insights, and professionalism. She often spent time above and beyond what was expected to ensure my daughter had everything she needed to move forward and complete her tasks. With her consistent guidance and support, my daughter was able to gain admission into her dream school! I would recommend Sandy to anyone who is looking for comprehensive support with college counselling and admissions."
Parent of 2022 graduate of LCPS high school attending Cornell University's College of Engineering
"You were instrumental in finding the right fit for (our son) and helping him with his applications. Thank you so much and have a wonderful summer!"
"I recently successfully graduated from Amherst College last week.... I just wanted to thank you again for your help that went above and beyond my most hopeful expectations. I know that a lot of my success can be traced right back to people like you that helped me so much along the way. Thank you for being so invested in the students you help, and I just want to let you know how thankful I am for your life changing impact for me and my family."
2021 college graduate in Applied Math at Amherst College
"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!"
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
"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 of Freedom High School graduate attending Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Art & Design
"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!"
Parent of Paul VI Catholic High School 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... You were instrumental in making that happen!"
Parent of Broad Run High School 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
"I was grateful to have worked with you on my essays and application earlier this fall. I wanted to share with you that I've officially heard back from all of my universities. I'm so appreciative for your help and excited with the results. You made such a difference with my application."
Fairfax County High School graduate attending Bryn Mawr College
Since 2013, SJC College Counseling students' hard work and preparation led to admissions at the following institutions:
Allegheny College, American University, Amherst College, Appalachian State University, Arcadia University, Arizona State University, Auburn University, Babson University, Belmont University, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Bryn Mawr College, Bucknell University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Christopher Newport University, Clark University, Clarkson University, Clemson University, College of the Holy Cross, College of William and Mary, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, Cornell University, Davidson University, Denison University, DePaul University, Drexel University, Duke University, Duquesne University, Elon University, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida Southern College, Fordham University, George Mason University, Georgetown University, Georgia Tech, Gettysburg College, 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, McGill University (Canada), Miami University in Ohio, Michigan State University, Middlebury College, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Monmouth University, Mount St. Mary's University, North Carolina State University, Northeastern University, Northwestern University, Ohio University, Ohio State University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Old Dominion University, Oregon State University, Pennsylvania State University, Pepperdine University, Philadelphia University, Purdue University, Queen's University (Canada), Radford University, Reed College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rice University, Richmond American International University in London, Roanoke College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Roger Williams University, Rollins College, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, Salisbury University, San Diego State University, Sarah Lawrence College, Southern Methodist University, St. John's University, Stevens Institute of Technology, SUNY Albany, SUNY Buffalo, Temple University, 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 Riverside, University of California at San Diego, University of California at Santa Barbara, University of Cincinnati, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Delaware, University of Georgia, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Kentucky, University of Maine, University of Manchester (UK), University of Mary Washington, University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Maryland, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, University of Miami, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Mississippi, University of New Hampshire, UNC Charlotte, UNC Wilmington, 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 Tampa, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Dallas, University of the Pacific, University of Toronto (Canada), University of Vermont, University of Virginia, University of Warwick (UK), University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, Villanova University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest University, West Virginia University, Western Michigan University, Virginia Military Institute, Worcester Polytechnic Institute