Testimonials

Feedback From Students and Parents

Working with you was a huge success and helped our family through a challenging time. In the end, our daughter found a school that was a perfect fit, she had choices, and she was proud of the process. I feel like you understood how important money would be long before we did. Thank you!

- Ashley, Bellevue Parent

Heather is super helpful all the time. She gave me good suggestions and advice, which helped me calm down from my stress. She is ALWAYS on top of things and fun to work with. I’m so glad I found her!

- Eva, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

I am so thankful I chose you as my counselor because of your dedication to helping me and how personal you made our meetings...so thank you!

- Madeleine, Occidental College

Heather was an amazing college counselor and the entire process was great! I looked forward to our meetings and was always excited about the next step. I've recommended her to many people already and will continue to! Heather was extremely personable and a wonderful college counselor. From the beginning to the end, Heather was there to help with all things college and it made the application process much much smoother :)

- Maia, Colorado State University

As other parents have said, just do it! You took care of the details which enabled us as parents to focus on the bigger things like visits and budgets. I'm so proud, pleased and impressed with the number and quality of schools my son was accepted by... and we credit your help in how he responded to essays.

- Jamie, Seattle parent

The essay revising/editing was so helpful, as well as always having you there to run ideas by and check on due dates. You also kept me on a schedule for applying to schools and without that I would not have been able to apply so early and in response hear back early. I don't know how to thank you enough for everything you did for me! I am beyond grateful to have had you help me throughout this entire process. You have been so much help throughout this entire college process and anyone I recommend you to would be so lucky to get to work with you and receive all of your amazing guidance and help.

- Rees, Gonzaga University

We thought Heather was a good catalyst for the process and because of her updates, follow up and involvement with our son, it really kept the process moving. On a personal level, we really like Heather. She's personable and communicative and was able to get us answers to any question we had. Heather's knowledge was extremely helpful to us as parents because we didn't need to do all the research regarding the schools and application process. It also removed a lot of potential conflict that may have arisen if we had tried to be more in control with our son. Having a neutral third party (and one that our son really connected with) delivered a better outcome (both process and end result) for all of us.

- Juli, Seattle parent

"I was extremely pleased with Heather's services. My student had very particular needs and specifications that required a lot of expertise and research and Heather met these requirements outstandingly. We barely made modifications to the original college list that Heather proposed. As we started writing essays, Heather really made an effort in getting to know my student, so that the writing would reflect who he was and the potential he had as a future college student. I look forward to continue working with her as my younger son starts his college search process."

- Leticia, Bellevue parent

“I am thrilled that we found Heather last year! She is a great balance of knowledge and time management during the craziest months prior to college apps. She was very insightful on what different colleges are looking for, making recommendations for schools that we hadn't looked into, honor programs and always being aware of our budget forschool. She assisted us with financial aid questions and timelines as well as suggesting plenty of scholarships.

Heather guided my daughter through writing essays and interviews that lifted a lot of weight from all of the pressure. It was a very long year, but in the end my daughter was accepted by one of her top schools and received enough scholarships and aid to go to school in Boston! I can't recommend Heather enough...she has a warm personality and a great spirit - I think this is key to our kids feeling like their college coach is relevant and wanting to interact with them.”

– Tami, Kirkland parent

“Thank you for helping us with navigating the college entry experience, Heather. Your professionalism, willingness to really hear our needs and your follow through helped our daughter feel confident in a somewhat daunting college application process. We loved your knowledge base, ability to be in rapport, follow through and willingness to listen to our daughter when she had some concerns. We appreciated you helping her draw out her abilities to transfer them to paper, you helped her be on task and you helped make the process of navigating the college entry process much easier than it was before we had your help. The best part is that she got accepted into all 6 of the colleges she applied to. Thank you so much.”

– Stacey, Seattle parent

"With Heather's help my son was accepted at his top University! She was very knowledgeable and provided information on application process, such as what degrees could interest my son, the application process, evaluation of transcripts, etc. She assisted with the essay and brainstormed to identify information overlooked."

– Martha, Seattle parent