• Karen Schiavo
    Karen Schiavo answered February 1

    Hi Karen - Seeing if you are taking new clients . My daughter is a sophomore in high school. I would prefer to do this by telephone if possible. Thank you. Evonne

    Hi Evonne, 

    I am currently working with clients solely on an hourly basis and would be happy to speak with you about this. My phone number is (925) 890-7100. Thank you for your inquiry!

    Karen

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  • Sheree Gravely
    Sheree Gravely answered 10/31/2021

    My company has asked me to relocate to Ohio and we could choose to live in the Chagrin Falls or Bexley areas. Which could better prep our kids for college and Ivy League admission?

    Hi there - Thanks for reaching out.  Though I serve families across the state, country, and even internationally, I am not as familiar with Bexley as I am with Chagrin Falls. Also, I believe many high schools are great at prepping kids for college AND please know that getting into the Ivy Leagu... more

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  • Anna Seltz
    Anna Seltz answered 5/10/2021

    We are interested in finding a college counselor for our daughter Hannah (17) - who is currently in 11th grade. Anna Seltz came highly recommended to us by family friends (Christine and Geoff Buhn, Narberth).

    Hi Anna,

     

    Thank you for reaching out to me.  Please send me your email and phone number to the email address below and I will send you information on my work and fees and we can set up a time to discuss your needs for Hannah. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Sincerely,

    Anna Seltz

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  • Mark Bechthold
    Mark Bechthold answered 3/30/2021

    A friend's son was accepted to UCLA, yay! His portal had shown the acceptance, but after he told UCLA that she had changed a high school class, the portal is now saying, decision on hold or something like that. Does he need to escalate this to be sure that nothing "funny" hap

    Hello,

    An acceptance for admission is usually worded very carefully as being contingent upon something - like successful completion of current coursework (or in the case of the UCs, the need to successfully complete the A-G requirements).  I would suggest contacting the Office of Admissions for... more

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  • Matt Burns
    Matt Burns answered 10/13/2020

    Do you provide your services beyond the Tacoma, Olympia, and South Puget Sound regions? Has COVID changed anything for you?

    Thank you for your question. Yes, I work with students who live in regions other than Tacoma, Olympia, and South Puget Sound. COVID makes working online the best way to keep my students, their families, and me safe while we work together to find colleges and post-secondary opportunities that fit the... more

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  • Mark Bechthold
    Mark Bechthold answered 10/8/2020

    Are there certain universities that are known for providing more swimming scholarships (for mens) than others?

    The number of scholarships that may be offered (varying by the governing organization and the division) is limited by the governing organization itself (NCAA, NAIA, or NJCAA).  As that is the case, no school within the same division could offer more scholarships (in total) than this limit. &nbs... more

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  • Kate Balboni, MA
    Kate Balboni, MA answered 9/23/2020

    My child is Senior HS. We are working on the college admission process and have specific questions. How do I share all the details with you before I jump on a call with you?

    Hi Neena,

     

    I just saw and responded to your email.  My services are less expensive through ECN, however they do limit us on time.  If you'd prefer to just continue our discussion via email that might be more convenient.  Otherwise, we can set a call up on ECN and you can share y... more

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  • Audrey Slaughter
    Audrey Slaughter answered 6/20/2020

    Hi, my daughter is a rising junior. She wants to be a vet eventually. When is a good time to start working with a consultant to help her with college research / applications? Also we are interested in receiving help with financing. I have heard different consultants specialize

    Hi Tara,Those are many good questions! 

    1- The time to start working with a consultant is as soon as your daughter is ready. While I have some students start as early as 9th grade, to help understand their interests and how to work on activities during the school year and summer, the ideal time... more

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  • Cathy McMeekan
    Cathy McMeekan answered 4/6/2020

    Do you think coronavirus could affect college admissions in the fall?

    I do believe that the coronavirus will affect the students enrolling for the fall of 2020 as well as for those applying this fall for 2021.

    Many colleges have pushed back their decision deadlines from the universal May 1 Candidate Reply Date to June 1 (or later). I think this will mean the colleges... more

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  • Evelyn Jerome-Alexander, M.A., CEP

    We had to cancel a spring break college visit on the west coast because of corona virus. If my daughter get accepted, we don't have time to visit before she must make a decision. Is there a good way to delay the decision?

    Hi there!  Great question.  Some colleges have already decided to push the enrollment deadline (which had traditionally been May 1) to a later date, and many are now considering that change.  Colleges share your concern about forcing you and your child to make a decision without ever ... more

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