Each student is unique and so is their college selection process.  Here are some of the colleges where students who’ve worked with me have been admitted:

2012-2022 Acceptances



“Thank you sooooo x 10^100 much for all the essay guidance, internship finding, college visit planning, and so much more. Also for your guidance, friendship, and support throughout the entire process!!!”
Student admitted to Brown University’s BA/MD program

“You have helped me so much with my college search, summer research, internships, and much more! You opened my eyes to many colleges, and I am so grateful for that.”
Tufts University student

“I just received my acceptance and I am so unbelievably excited. Oh my goodness. You are an angel for helping me!”
Scripps College student

“Thank you for being there for me throughout high school and providing the keys to unlock the next chapter in my life. I would not be where I am today without you!”
—University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business student

“I’m sort of too shaky to even be happy. But it’s going to hit me soon, I’m sure. Thank you, gracias, danke, gratias ago vos…”
Yale University student

“I got my first acceptance!! And I got the $20,000 per year Dean’s Scholarship that I didn’t even know existed!”
Student admitted to Northeastern University

“You were so fun and helpful to work with on my college applications. You guided me through the whole process, and you helped me think about how I could convey what makes me ‘me.’ Overall, you made the college application process much less stressful.
—Vassar College student

“You helped me develop a roadmap to reach my goals and aspirations. I thought about how I wanted to learn and from this, I figured out where I wanted to learn.”
—Oberlin College & Conservatory student

“Thank you so much for going through this journey with me. You are practically a second mom to me!”
—Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student

“I absolutely love art school and I can’t imagine having made any other decision.”
—Rhode Island School of Design student

“You helped me see the future as a wide-open and exciting space to explore, and you helped me feel like I had something unique to bring to it. While I was accepted on my own merit, I do not think I could have done it without your support, patient advice and oversight.”
—Wesleyan University student

“You helped me see my potential, weigh my options, and navigate through a process that would have been so much more stressful and confusing without your advice…Cal has been such a good fit, and I would never have considered it if you hadn’t encouraged me to apply.”
University of California Berkeley student

“Thank you so much for your advice, expertise, and occasional prodding–not only did you make this stressful process a whole lot less stressful but, honestly, you probably made the difference between an acceptance and a deferral.”
Swarthmore College student

“Thank you so much for your help in getting me where I am now. I couldn’t have done it without you. I am so happy and see much promise in my future. (I have an internship at an Aerospace Contracting Company this summer!).”
UCLA Engineering student


“We are eternally grateful to you for making the college admissions process painless for me and enjoyable for our daughter!”
Parent of UC Berkeley student

“I can honestly say that I don’t know how we could have done it without you!  As you know, being admitted to Stanford is absolutely our son’s dream come true.”
—Parent of Stanford University student

“Thank you, Valerie, for guiding us and helping us get to this terrific result.”
Parent of Haverford College student

“Not only did you help our son stay focused and not get discouraged, but you helped him see the high standards that are necessary outside of the classroom. You truly care about these kids, and we all see it.”
Parent of University of California Santa Barbara student

“You made a huge difference in our lives. I’ll look forward to ’round 2′ with our son!”
Parent of Carleton College student

“Thank you so, so much for all your help, so generously given.  My son felt respected, liked and understood.  I echo those sentiments.  You made a big difference and we’re both grateful.”
—Parent of Lewis and Clark College student

“My gratitude to you is immeasurable! I just know our son would not have these great options if it weren’t for your insight, guidance and nurturing. I remember when we first met with you, you shared your perspective that the process can be positive and lead a student to greater understanding about her/himself.  And that has been true. Thanks for your nuanced understanding of the system and of our son’s psychology and your thoughtful emotional support for me.”
—Parent of Bates College student

“YIPPEEEEEEEE!  Big kudos and thanks to you Valerie – with all of my heart.  I am also very proud of our son’s enhanced maturity (and his Presidential Merit Scholarship!)”
—Parent of Pratt Institute’s School of Art & Design student

“I can honestly say we could not have done this without you! At least not without alienating our daughter. You have inspired her, given her self confidence and the tools necessary to be successful in these challenging years. It still seems like a dream that she is going off to her first-choice school!”
—Parents of Tufts University student

You really facilitated our son making this decision and stepping up and owning it himself. Your guidance in finding the right type of schools for him to apply to and a large number of acceptances and merit scholarships have turned this journey into a long series of successes.  This has set a very nice tone for the start of his college career.”
Parent of University of San Francisco student

“I cannot tell you how much I value your involvement in our son’s work. You have been more than an advisor to him. You have given him support, information, encouragement, and your admiration.”
Parent of Pitzer College student

“My daughter received the full scholarship for attending UCSB which are combinations of Cal Grants, UCSB Grants and different kinds of scholarships from several organizations. We appreciate you from the bottom of my heart.”
Parent of University of California Santa Barbara student

“Today our daughter got the awesome news that she has been accepted to medical school and I thought of YOU. How you believed in her, gave her confidence and helped her find her way through those challenging years and times. You guided her undergraduate path to success and we will be forever grateful.”
Parent of Tufts Medical School student