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The Pandemic Has Upended the College Admissions World!

Where can families go for advice to navigate this rocky new world?

Let me be your guide!

As a professional college counselor with over thirty years experience, I am up to date on the variety of changes in the college process due to Covid-19. For example, I recently told one of my juniors that eight out of the 10 schools on his list had decided not to require test scores. "THAT´S GREAT!" he exclaimed. "Not so fast," I replied! Students should still take at least one SAT or ACT before applying to college. HERE´S WHY.

Facts are one thing, knowing how to interpret them for your situation is another. My years of experience as a high school guidance counselor and college coach can help you avoid costly mistakes and have a rewarding college experience!

I’m an informed and dedicated advocate for students. Here’s what one parent said recently:

"Dianne Keilholtz is truly AMAZING! I can honestly say that without Dianne’s tireless work, guidance, knowledge and support that my daughter wouldn’t have gotten into her college of choice."

"Having moved back to the US after living overseas for 15 years we faced many challenges and bureaucracies in applying to college. Dianne not only helped us navigate these, she also went to battle for us when my daughter’s transcripts and volunteer work were not accepted. She helped in every facet of her application with knowledge, humor and a wealth of contacts. We were so lucky to have found Dianne…" READ MORE
– T. Walman, parent

Dianne Keilholtz

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

Through the years, I saw how far too often parents and students waited way too long before they started researching colleges, admissions, college costs, and financial aid. I founded Launching College Success to provide expert advice and personal counseling through every step of the college process:

  • Provide crucial information on college affordability, real college expenses and the realistic chance for need or merit aid.
  • Advice on high school courses to take.
  • Help you narrow your career goals and college majors by administering the Strong Career Interest Inventory and Meyers-Briggs.
  • Create a 'best fit' college admissions list tailored to your student’s goals and dreams, while considering your family´s budget.
  • Provide a scholarship list customized to your student’s career, interests, and talents.
  • Advice on writing an essay that showcases your student’s character, strengths, and talents.
  • And More...

Congratulations to my class of 2021!

Are You Putting Off College Applications?

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

“Working with Dianne made the college application process so much easier. She kept me on track and focused on what is important. This kept me from procrastinating and doing everything at the last minute. Her guidance helped reduce the overall stress that I had going into the application process. The help that Dianne gave me on my essays improved my writing not only with the essays but made me a better writer overall and I now have more confidence with my writing skills. Dianne helped with the college selection process and I loved the colleges that she recommended I apply to and felt they matched exactly what I was looking for. I don’t think I would have gotten the number of acceptances I did without her help. She was positive and encouraging. The fact that she got to know me and believed in me gave me confidence that I could get into colleges – even my reach schools”

~ A 2022 Senior

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