Successful College Admissions


It has been my honor to support students and families though the college admissions process for over 30 years, first as a high school counselor in Maryland and, since 2014, as an independent college counselor.

One of the keys to successful college admissions is for a student to visit the colleges. I myself visit at least 15-20 colleges per year so that when I put a school on a student’s list, I know that the school and the student would be a good fit. Think of it the same as purchasing a home. You wouldn’t spend that kind of money without walking through and checking to make sure you will be happy there.

Visiting a college before going there, to me, is the same as purchasing a home. A student who, if possible, walks the campus, samples the food, checks out a dorm, and talks to a professor, is more confident in their college choice than a student who decides on a college simply by checking out the website.

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Successful College Admissions

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There are experts on campus to answer questions. Colleges know that families want to ask questions about admissions and financial aid, so those resources are likely available year-round. exciting time because of the changes they encounter, and because of the enormous responsibilities for personal and intellectual growth. While in high school you learned how to find, organize and absorb information and these skills will be quite valuable to you in college. Your teachers took the primary responsibility for structuring and assigning the subject matter, and for monitoring your progress as you mastered it. High school teachers must, by law, have skill and training in how learning occurs and how best to teach.
Successful College Admissions
Successful College Admissions
Successful College Admissions

Since 2014, I have supported students and families through all aspects of the college process. Many of my families have asked me to help their second, third, even fourth child through this process.

The colleges listed below are only some of the many schools my students have been accepted to. I attribute this not only to the depth of my knowledge and experience with all aspects of the college admissions process but also to my commitment to continuing to visit colleges.

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You might do a mix of organized campus tours, unscheduled visits, interviews and class trips. During the summer, campuses are quiet, but families have more time to roam and explore the university and surrounding area.experience during your junior year is necessary in order to be competitive for the best offers coming out of college. An internship is the most logical way to get that experience. Learn about internships options.

Colleges My Students Have Been Admitted To Include:

East Coast

  • Colby College
  • University of Vermont
  • St Michaels University
  • Champlain College
  • Norwich University
  • Brandeis University
  • Northeastern University
  • Tufts University
  • Emerson College
  • Babson College
  • Simmons University
  • Dartmouth University
  • Syracuse University
  • Rensselaer Polytech Institute
  • Barnard College
  • Cornell University
  • Fordham University
  • Wagner College
  • Eugene Lang College of New School
  • Princeton University
  • Rider University
  • Rutgers University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Drew University
  • Penn State University Campus
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Messiah College
  • Mercyhurst College
  • Franklin and Marshall College
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Juniata College            
  • Kings College
  • Gettysburg College
  • Lehigh University
  • Lafayette University
  • Muhlenberg University
  • Case Western University
  • Denison University
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Maryland
  • Towson University
  • Salisbury University
  • St Mary’s University
  • Frostburg University
  • Washington College
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Hood College
  • Bowie State University
  • United States Naval Academy
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Loyola of Maryland
  • Stevenson University
  • McDaniel College
  • Mount St Mary’s University
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With most colleges offering two information sessions and tours a day, even in the summer, many families cram visits to several universities over the course of a few days. Big urban schools, like NYU, tend to have robust summer sessions with a lot of students on campus, so teens and their families can get a good idea of what the campus is like during the regular school year. Plan in advance during your student’s junior year. Many larger schools offer summer sessions, so visit those schools during the summer and focus on smaller suburban or rural colleges during the school year. 

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Successful College Admissions


  • James Madison University
  • George Mason University
  • Mary Washington University
  • Radford College
  • Virginia Tech
  • Shenandoah University
  • University of Richmond
  • William and Mary
  • Averett College
  • Bridgewater College
  • Sweet Brier College
  • Elon University
  • High Point University
  • Queens College
  • North Carolina State
  • Duke University
  • Appalachian State
  • East Carolina university
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • Guilford College
  • Catawba College
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Wake Forest University
  • University of South Carolina
  • Clemson University
  • Furman University
  • College of Charleston
  • University of Georgia
  • Emory University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Florida State University
  • St Leo
  • University of Tampa
  • Eckerd College
  • Florida Southern College
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Central Florida
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Lynn University
  • Flagler College
  • Florida International University
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • New College of Florida
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Stetson University

Midwest Colleges

  • University of Alabama
  • Auburn University
  • University of Mississippi
  • Louisiana State University
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Tennessee
  • Belmont College
  • University of Michigan
  • Macalester College
  • Carlton College
  • Notre Dame University
  • Purdue University
  • Washington University of St. Louis
  • University of Champlain-Urbana
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Missouri
  • Creighton University
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

West Coast Colleges

  • University of Seattle
  • Reed College
  • University of Southern Oregon
  • Humboldt State
  • Occidental University
  • University of California San Diego
  • San Diego State
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • Pomona University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Claremont McKenna University
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As a former special education teacher and school counselor, my knowledge of colleges and the importance of the college visit is extensive. Contact me at or 240-285-1920 to explore how I can support both you and your student through this process.