What are parents and students saying about us?



“I wanted to get a leg up on the college admissions process by writing my essays in the summer. Susan helped me deal with the stress of the process and meeting all deadlines. By late September/early October, I had all my applications finished and was able to thoroughly enjoy a stress-free football season.”

Washington University in St. Louis – Class of 2019




“I was applying to highly selective colleges and knew my applications needed a new set of eyes. My essays were not where they needed to be, and I was stuck. Susan made time for me even though she had a busy schedule. She was approachable and strategic in her advice. Her essay advice and draft push-backs were exactly the kick I needed.”

University of Pennsylvania – Class of 2019




“I was so impressed by the nature of Susan’s essay feedback. If it had been me commenting on the first draft, I would have given some heavy-handed comments. Susan’s comments, instead, asked pertinent questions and artfully suggested some alternative directions. I was just so astounded at the subtlety of Susan’s approach. All I can say is, Wow.”

Parent – Rhodes – Class of 2018




“There is nothing more stressful than staring at a blinking cursor on a blank white page. Susan was a HUGE help with my essays AND choosing a school that fit me. Without Susan first mentioning Rhodes, I never would have found my dream school.”

Rhodes College – Class of 2018




“Susan seemed to know me better than I knew myself and allowed me to express that to colleges through well thought out, organized essays. Her knowledge of the application process allowed me to learn about myself and build my voice as a writer.”

University of Texas at Austin – Class of 2018




“As an international transfer student, Susan allowed me to stand out, think outside the box, and create an application that captivated. Susan gave me a strategic approach in composing creative essays that were original and always true to who I am. Susan was always available and hands-on.”

International Transfer Student – Loyola Marymount University – Class of 2016




“Susan was a blessing to have when I needed help most. Susan was able to take away much of the added stress during the grueling process, and I was grateful to have her advantageous feedback on my many rough drafts of my college essays.”

Boston University – Class of 2016




“I came to Susan with an application essay in dire need of a second pair of eyes. I expected a few helpful suggestions, but I received so much more. Susan’s straightforward and incisive line of questioning got the job done.”

University of Texas at Austin – Plan II Honors – Class of 2014




“Susan’s knowledge of matching colleges to my goals was remarkable. Although we communicated primarily through Skype, I felt as if I had her by my side throughout the entire application process— especially while writing essays!  When my SAT/ACT scores were not as high as I had hoped they would be, Susan suggested that I apply test-optional. The thought of applying without submitting test scores terrified me, however, Susan gave me the courage to do so.”

American University – Class of 2020




“I knew after our first hour with Susan that she was the real deal. My daughter has never been happier. Susan does an incredible service for parents like me! Thank you!!”

Parent – American University – Class of 2020




“Susan was the best thing to happen to my daughter. Her ready smile and brilliant expertise on which universities to consider, how to interview, and even who was the best ACT/SAT tutor for my daughter’s study style were invaluable. Her complete availability to our entire family during this process was gratifying.”

Parent – Boston University – Class of 2016




“I’m convinced that the key to success in the college application process is not just preparation, credentials, or ambition; it’s setting realistic expectations, good planning and minimizing stress. Susan helped us with all three. We engaged Susan early in our journey to help us compile a list of schools that made sense for my daughter. Susan was honest and direct about my daughter’s chances at each school, so she went into application season with a clear plan and her eyes wide open. Having a resource like Susan on our side took a lot of stress out of the process — and we had a fine outcome!”

Parent – Northeastern University  – Class of 2021