“College Search Navigators helped me at every step in the college application process, especially with the essays. They encouraged me to apply to schools where I could succeed and also pursue the academic programs that interested me. College Search Navigators guided me to the perfect college for me. Thank you! “Timothy G., Class of 2011, Marist College
“College Search Navigators did a wonderful job assisting both my daughters with the college admissions process. They really absorbed who my girls were as unique individuals and helped them in articulating this to their target colleges. Both of my daughters have had marvelous experiences at schools that are perfect for them. “Frances O., mother of Beth Anne and Claire, Class of 2008, Georgetown University; Class of 2011, Boston College
“College Search Navigators was able to grasp the sensitivity of my college essay and make it stand out among the thousands received at St. Joseph’s University. With their recommendations, my essay captured the attention of the admissions counselors, which enabled me to receive many opportunities that I would not otherwise have been able to obtain. “Jackie G., Class of 2012, St. Joseph's University (crew team scholarship recipient)
“College Search Navigators helped me find the perfect fit school! Drexel’s unique co-op program was just the educational experience that I was looking for to reach my career goals. “Ryan G., Class of 2014, Drexel University
“The easiest decision I made during the college admissions process was hiring College Search Navigators. I could not imagine having to go through this process alone. During the school year, I had a very busy schedule. They worked with me all Spring and Summer to free up my Fall. Thanks to College Search Navigators, my journey to college was a smooth and successful one! “Tom B., Class of 2014, Loyola University (Maryland)
“Thank you for everything you have done for Victoria. It is evident that your students are very important to you. We feel that you went beyond our expectations to provide the best possible opportunities for her. Thank you for your time, effort and compassion and insight. “Brenda A. mother of Victoria A., Class of 2014, University of South Carolina
“If it weren’t for College Search Navigators, I would have waited until the last minute and would not be at the school of my dreams! “Charlotte S., Class of 2014, Elon University
“College Search Navigators helped simplify my college application process. I didn’t know where to begin, but luckily they helped me along with this very stressful process and made it as smooth as possible. I would recommend them to anyone because they succeeded in helping me find the college that was right for me. “Natalie C., Class of 2015, Loyola University Maryland
“The college application process can be very overwhelming for the student as well as the family. Our family had long discussions about which schools would be the best for our daughter to apply to. We were all rather stressed and confused when I luckily heard about College Search Navigators, and this was the best thing that ever happened to us. College Search Navigators made it all come together for our daughter in a very personalized way. All deadlines where met and all papers signed and now our daughter is off to a great university. I have to say that College Search Navigators helped us make it all happen. I highly recommend them. “Amnery C., mother of Natalie C., Class of 2015, Loyola University Maryland
“Your help with my college and law school applications was fantastic. Picking which schools to apply to, which activities to emphasize in my applications, and how to present myself in my personal statements were all easier because of you. I cannot thank you enough for your warm encouragement and always knowledgeable advice. “Ivana D., Class of 2007, Johns Hopkins University; Class of 2011, Harvard Law School
Don’t Let Summer Pass You By!
While many think of the summer as a time to relax, hit the beach and do anything but something academic, summer is the best time to explore potential academic majors and careers. You can learn more about this at your local library. Take advantage of the down time to up your game. You will be glad you did.
In Memory of Diane Gallo
We are deeply saddened by the passing of our co-founder Diane Gallo. Diane, a beloved independent educational consultant who went above and beyond for the students she served and their families, will be greatly missed. She was a great colleague and friend to all. If you had been working with Diane, please reach out to her husband Michael Gallo with a written request for a refund of any monies that may be owed to you at 43 Hillside Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ 07452.
Did You Know?
With the number of applicants now using the Common App and the ease of submitting an online application (in the 2010-11 cycle, 1.8 million applications were submitted as of January 1, 2011), admissions officers are looking for more than just an application to make admissions decisions - you need to demonstrate a genuine interest in the school. The best ways to do this include visiting the campus, having a campus interview if offered, attending college fairs and completing the intake form for schools you are really interested in, attending any local events in your area sponsored by the college, and emailing the admissions counselors with specific questions about programs that interest you. These steps can help to differentiate you from the herd of "stealth applicants" who use the Common App as their sole contact with the school.
"The easiest decision I made during the college admissions process was hiring College Search Navigators. I could not imagine having to go through this process alone. During the school year, I had a very busy schedule. They worked with me all Spring and Summer to free up my Fall. Thanks to College Search Navigators, my journey to college was a smooth and successful one! "Tom B., Class of 2014,
Loyola University (Maryland)