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Consider These Figures:

$215 Billion

2015 debt load of students - the highest in history!

$9 million

The extra lifetime earnings possible for someone with a bachelor's degree*

4,000 - Plus

The number of colleges in U.S today

434 : 1

The number of students the average high school guidance counselor is responsible for**

Let Dianne Be Your College Guide

You may be starting your college search, college admissions and financial aid process, or you may have already done a lot of research. In either case, you’re about to – or have already – discovered that it’s a lot more complicated, competitive and expensive than it was 20 years ago.

Dianne Keilholtz is a college coach and educational planner who can help. She worked in the Frederick County, Maryland public schools as a high school counselor for 28 years, and supported hundreds of students in the college search, admissions and financial aid process. Dianne has a B.S. degree in Special Education from Hood College and an M.S. degree in School Counseling from McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland. She is also a National Certified Counselor.

Check out our latest blog post for details on our Oct. 19 workshop at the Martinsburg Public Library, "College Admissions and How to Pay for it."

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Dianne Keilholtz

Here’s How We’ll Help You With Your College Search

Through the years, Dianne saw how far too often parents and students waited way too long before educating themselves on the college search, admissions and financial aid process. Dianne founded Launching College Success, a college admissions and financial aid coaching business, to provide expert advice and personal counseling through every step of the college process, including:

  • Providing crucial information on college affordability, real college expenses and the realistic chances for need or merit aid.
  • Giving advice on what high school courses to take to support your student’s dreams of admission to specific schools.
  • Administering the Strong Career Interest Inventory and Meyers-Brigg to help your student narrow her career goals and college majors.
  • Creating a ‘best fit’ college admissions list that is uniquely tailored to your student’s goals and dreams, while considering your family’s budget.
  • Providing a scholarship list that’s customized to your student’s career, interests and talents.
  • Supporting your student in writing a high quality essay that showcases his character, strengths and talents.
  • Giving your student a timeline to meet his deadlines for testing, college applications, etc.
  • Offering a mock practice interview prior to the actual interview between your student and admissions.
*According to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau **According to Katherine Cohen, CEO and founder of IvyWise
Launching College Success

Need help with any aspect of the college search, admissions and financial aid process?


We offer a variety of services tailored to your student and family.


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Here's What One Satisfied Client Had to Say...

“Dianne is extremely knowledgeable in the college admission process, as well as providing scholarship information…She is a true professional, and knows the process inside and out. She speaks frankly and makes the information understandable. As a parent…I found she worked with my daughter on her own level, respectful of her ideas and opinions. The investment was well worth our time. She went above and beyond what we expected.”

~ Kim S. (Florida Parent)

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