We know the college planning process can be intimidating and stressful. There are high stakes decisions to make and goals to meet. Allow us to understand, guide, and inspire your student - and perhaps lessen the burden on your family.

Just as many students require additional support beyond the classroom in their core subjects, students benefit from the additional time and attention that a consultant has the capacity to provide outside of the school day.

Why choose a college consultant?.

"Jen was organized, approachable, and thorough. She listened to my child's concerns and wishes, and incorporated that information with her feedback at each subsequent meeting." 

Nancy, Rochester, NY

Begin from Within

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Why a lotus flower in the logo?

​"Like the lotus, you experience three primary stages of evolution. The first is marked by ignorance and darkness, when you lie below the dense mud - a closed chrysalis - which, by nature of existence, will eventually be pulled upwards by the warmth of the Sun. The second is exemplified by the climb through the clouded waters of your emotional experience, yet still the flower reaches to the Sun, knowing no other destiny....no other purpose. The third brings full illumination in the splendour of the light. The Lotus flower blossoms, baring its exquisite beauty to all those who are aware."

​-Patricia Cory

"Jen helped organize our son's college application process and set priorities for him so he was able to meet all his deadlines without feeling overwhelmed. She reviewed his essays and gave him great insight into what colleges are looking for in an essay. Her positive and upbeat approach to applying to college gave him the inspiration to finish all his applications on time and with great success.  We highly recommend Jen to make your senior's college application experience a positive one."

Shari and Al, Rochester, NY