Thank you for helping our daughter with her applications. Having Kim’s guidance really took a lot of pressure off her and Iikewise, she enjoyed working with Kim.
On another note, she got a 10K merit scholarship per year to another state university but is happy with her decision to attend Penn State.
Parent, Oakton High School Graduate, Class of 2017
Emily Snyder worked with all three of our daughters during their college search and application process. She was amazing. Emily sat down with each daughter to discuss what they were looking for from a college. She honestly advised them, based on their grades, test scores and other activities, as to their best options and developed lists to help with our college visits. Emily was there for us through the entire stressful time. She provided an outside, non-partisan opinion, taking out the emotion of the college application process. My husband and I were grateful to have her advice and counsel. The great news was that all three of our girls got into their first choice universities – University of Virginia, Duke University and Elon University. Two of the girls got in early decision – Duke and Elon!
Glen and Carol Bolger
Parents, West Potomac High School Graduates
“In her senior year, my daughter Madison had narrowed down a list of about eight colleges that she thought might be good options for her but she was anxious about the application process and whether she was missing something. Talking with Emily gave her the reassurance that she had a good plan but Emily offered a few additional options Madison hadn’t considered. Emily walked her through which schools on her list offered early action and which didn’t and that helped Madison schedule and prioritize her applications. Emily gave her some realistic expectations on her chances of acceptance at each school and that prodded her to complete the early action application to the University of Michigan rather than wait for the general deadline and that is the school she ended up attending. Emily reviewed Madison’s essays but knew better than to smother her individual voice trying to make the words and phrases seem perfect.
We introduced Emily to our son earlier in his high school career to help guide him toward a plan for reaching his goals. Hearing from Emily the importance of participating in clubs and activities, of using his time well, made more of an impact than if we had told him ourselves. We plan to schedule more visits periodically so that Emily can help him see if he is on track.”
Janice, Parent of Washington and Lee High School Graduates, Class of 2015 and 2019
“Matt chose GMU and he is doing well so far. The school looks like a good fit for him and he is taking some challenging courses such as Chemistry and Calculus. Thank you for all of your help with Matt; it really made all the difference. I hope you can take on Elizabeth, our friend’s daughter; she too could greatly benefit from your support.”
Andrew, Parent of McLean High School Graduate (2016)
“It meant so much to us that you were not focused on her learning differences but on her as a complete high school student and athlete. She can be a bit of a hard sell but you didn’t push her, leaving her open minded throughout the process. I know I had my concerns about the size of VCU and again, you listened and waited until all of our thoughts were on the table and said the magic words – ‘Nobody comes back from VCU unhappy.’ In a nutshell, thank you for everything. It seems like two such small words but we were so fortunate to have you share this process with us and both of our children.”
Parents of a Woodson High School 2012 graduate who just completed his senior year (2016) at The College of William and Mary and a Fairfax 2015 High School Graduate, currently enrolled as a student athlete at Virginia Commonwealth University and on schedule to graduate in 2019.
“I wanted to update you on Adrienne. She finished her masters in Special Ed from Hofstra last week. She decided to explore “Higher Ed” as a job possibility after spending the last 2 years as a graduate assistant in the office for commuter students while in school. She is now the Assistant Director in the office of Parent and Family Programs at Hofstra, starting today! Hofstra continues to be a huge part in Adrienne’s life. So glad you suggested it as a school for her!! Both of my kids went to the “perfect” school for them because of you!”
Lisa, parent of Adrienne, a Woodson High School 2010 graduate and 2014 Undergraduate and 2016 Teaching Graduate from Hofstra University, and Jamie, a 2013 graduate of the GW Community School, currently enrolled at Emerson College, and expecting to graduate in 2017.