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Testimonials

“Marie has well developed listening and counseling skills, impeccable professional and personal ethics, and a passion for education. She was extremely familiar with each of the colleges that [my daughter] was considering, not just in terms of academics but also the social atmosphere, dorm life, and other important considerations. She is extremely patient and has a very calming presence which we were grateful for during a stressful time. Above all, Marie can quickly develop a great rapport with high school students, instilling a sense of hope and even fun into the college admissions process.”

– A parent from Medfield, MA

“Our son is a B/B- student with some learning disabilities. Marie connected with him immediately and her interactive PowerPoint presentations kept him engaged throughout the process. She suggested a number of colleges that fit his interests, personality and learning style. We were amazed that he got into all of the schools where he applied AND got a merit scholarship from each of them! We highly recommend Marie!”

– A parent from North Andover, MA

“Hi Marie, I just wanted to let you know that I absolutely love Conn College. I truly cannot thank you enough for recommending it in the first place. I’m majoring in Botany and minoring in Spanish, and I’m very happy here!”

– A student from Bedford, NH

“Thank you so much for all that you have done for our family. I can’t even imagine where we would have been these past two years during the crazy admissions process without you!”

– A parent from Lafayette, CA

“I want to express my gratitude for all of your help and support getting my daughter’s applications out.  You have been absolutely wonderful.  You have managed to be both firm and caring with her, which is not always easy.  She really adores you.”

A parent from Merrimack, NH

“My daughter applied to Goucher College using a video application rather than a written one. Marie helped her develop a script and spent an afternoon filming her.  Every detail was considered — her clothing, the lighting, sound quality, and background. Then Ford edited the footage to include some family photographs as well as clips of her playing the violin. The finished product was absolutely superb.”

– A parent from Marblehead, MA

“Thank you for helping with my transfer applications! Everyone told me that it would be hard to transfer into a nursing program and I am so excited that now I have so many choices and have received so many merit scholarships too! You’re the best!”

– A student from Redding, Connecticut

“Hi Marie! I was just walking through campus. It’s probably one of the most gorgeous days of the year here in Claremont, and I kept thinking about how lucky I am to be here. I wouldn’t be here if not for you, and I want you to know how deeply grateful and appreciative I am for having had your guidance, support, and wisdom throughout high school and for introducing me to Claremont McKenna College. This place has opened the world to me, and I can never thank you enough.”

– A student from Cape Elizabeth, ME

“One of the other guys on my ski team and I just realized that we both worked with you. We were talking about how amazing you are, and I just wanted to send another huge thank you for all that you have done for me, my family, and everyone! We are all very thankful for you!!”

– A student from Topsfield, MA

“OMG, it’s even more amazing here than I had expected. The dorms are incredible! The people are great and the campus is gorgeous. I am so happy!! Thank you!!!!”

– A student from Ipswich, MA

“My son commented when you left today, “How do kids know where and how to apply to colleges without an admissions consultant?” Thank you for all of your help with his engineering applications.”

 – A parent from Wenham, MA

“My child identifies as transgender/non-binary and uses “they/them” pronouns. Marie has been on board with us throughout this journey, as a source of support and a resource for helping to evaluate the extent to which particular campuses are welcoming and inclusive for LGBTQ students. Likewise, Marie is skilled at assessing the nuances among various faith-based colleges. Our family is Jewish and campus culture around acceptance was important on many fronts.”

– A parent from North Reading, MA

“We can’t thank you enough for all you have done for our daughter this year and for the kindness and the patience that have characterized all of your dealings with her.”

– A parent from Amherst, NH

“My child was accepted to several selective colleges and chose Mount Holyoke where she is happy, involved in campus life, and doing great work. Without Marie’s assistance, I don’t think she would have been accepted at most of her top choice colleges.”  

– A parent from Hamilton, MA

“Thank you so much for helping me transfer schools to Duquesne University. I couldn’t be happier with the choice I’ve made and it’s really all thanks to your help and efforts. Thank you for guiding me through the process and helping me make the right decision. You have really made a huge change in my life and I’m so grateful! I look forward to seeing you when I am back home.”  

– A student from Lynnfield, MA

“Thank you so much for guiding me through the grad school application process and especially for helping me create such an incredible essay. I’m excited to start my MPP program this fall and couldn’t have done it without you.”

– A graduate student from East Greenwich, RI

“Marie helped my daughter with her art portfolio and applications to colleges specializing in fine arts. She educated us about different types of art majors and how to evaluate art facilities during our campus visits. She also suggested that my daughter apply to some art institutes as well as traditional universities which turned out to be the right path for her. Plus, she got scholarship money!”

– A parent from Boxford, MA

“Thank you for your organized, creative and comprehensive work regarding my grad school applications – FABULOUS! You are worth every penny you earn – and more. I certainly hope I have opportunities to recommend you to others. You are excellent at this.”

– A student from Portsmouth, NH

“I just wanted to thank you for teaching Sarah how to “adult” [that thing  none of us really wants to do!]. Being forced to reach out to the unknown has always been hard for her. But your caring support helped pave the way for her to take on new risks that have changed her life for the better!”

– A parent from Danvers, MA

“I just wanted you to know that Anna is doing well at Loyola.  She is happy, adjusting fine, and making great friendships.  Additionally, she made the Dean’s List.  So, thank you for helping to guide her to what seems to be a wonderful college experience!”

– A parent from Bedford, NH

“I cannot thank you enough for your amazing consulting service. Not only do you keep the kids on track and groom them into even better students, but you’re an excellent role model. Your enthusiasm and positive aura are exceptionally motivating. Excellent work, Marie!”

– A parent from Newburyport, MA

“I know you were on a  Zoom with Jack today. I was in my office, but I stepped out at one point and overheard a little. You have such a nice way with the kids. I appreciate all you are doing… we would be completely lost without you!”

– A parent from Middleton, MA

“You’re the best Mom #2! I hope you are enjoying your summer.”

– A student from Ridgefield, CT

“I don’t know how you do it – how you get right to the heart of who each of these kids are and love them for it. You do way more than help these kids with college. You validate who they are, why they are so special, and why the world needs them. You have a gift for looking beyond the minutiae (the outer shell) and seeing the beauty (inside the heart).

– A parent from Peabody, MA