“We are so grateful to you for all of your wisdom and guidance throughout Matt’s college application process. We were so overwhelmed at the outset, but you patiently and tactfully explained the current college application universe to us and shepherded us through."
We appreciated your straight talk and your frank assessments, as well as the time that you took to get to know Matt and his unique qualities. You helped Matt with the hardest part of his applications — his essays — and kept pushing him to show his best side. You deserve so much of the credit for the happy outcome!
In addition, you have taught Matt how to market himself, which will serve him well in the future. We feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with you.”
"Marla, thank you for all you have done to support Madelyn on her college journey -- from college essay development, review and editing, to college interview prep time practicing question and answers, to additional essays for various scholarship opportunities.
Your expertise and influence really helped to strengthen our daughter's confidence in herself and the process. She always felt good when a task was complete, where she was proud of her work and the overall effort. You were always there to go back to for more help, and that in itself was wonderful. This college process is so stressful, and we are so glad you were there as a support, guide and cheerleader. Thank you for everything!"
"Dear Marla, I can't thank you enough for guiding Emma through the overwhelming college application process. Your expertise was invaluable, as were your organization, gentle hand and encouragement. And it was so positive that Emma could work directly with you, rather than with her bewildered parents, so her independence and maturity could develop as well. We couldn't be happier...
Rob and I have the deepest appreciation for the careful work you did guiding and supporting Emma every step through this lengthy process. Your expertise and your insights are phenomenal and helped her focus on the right schools and have a happy landing. She/we couldn't have done it without you!"
"About one year ago around this time I was in a panic. What, where, how to go about the college process with Connor? And after one short phone conversation with you, where I pulled over on the side of the highway, I felt like everything would be alright. We could figure this out. Despite starting the process a bit later than most, it's amazing where we are now. Less than a year later, Connor has been accepted to attend Elon, his first choice! We are beyond thrilled!!
Your kindness, patience, perseverance, strength and expert guidance was just the right fit for Connor. Plus, your sweet laugh and humor always put a nice spin on, “Come on let’s go - you can do it”.
I feel extremely fortunate that we were able to connect with you.
Alex, our freshman, is so excited to work with you! Knowing what we know now... we would love to start that process sooner.
Thank you for all you’ve done!!!"
“Marla, we were so fortunate to have your expert advice for Amelia's college search. It was a particularly tough year for the high school’s seniors, with many of her friends still waitlisted or deciding on schools below their top choice.
Amelia visited campus last week for Admitted Students’ Day, and she loved it!
“Over these last six years you have assisted our four children find their dream college. Today JJ accept the offer from Johns Hopkins for the Class of 2021. I remember touring the school with him and we all knew it was a reach, but he loved it. Now he will be there in August. Thank you, Ms. Dream Maker!”
“Thank you, Marla for helping me through this process. It feels awesome to be admitted to my first choice school and I have you to thank you for your amazing help.”
“I woke up early to check the Union site today and got the great news that I was accepted! Honestly, I really couldn't have done it without you.”
“….We especially appreciated your calm and directive style. When we met you all those months ago, we were totally comfortable from the first meeting and knew you were the right consultant for our family. Thanks for seeing us through the maze.
In additional to being totally knowledgeable and professional, your style was both warm and kind. We could not have been happier with how you and Sarah worked together.”
“We used Marla’s services for all of our children, and each college has been perfect for each of our different kids. Marla got to the strengths and talents of each one to help them to choose the perfect school where they’ve had ton of choices to explore.”
“There is no way we would have thought to look at many of the schools Marla suggested. Gavin is going to have a hard time deciding among his many acceptances!”
“Totally psyched to be attending Tulane. My parents are SO happy about my scholarship and so am I !!”
“I wish we had used your services for our first child. I don’t know how I would have helped my daughter through this process the second time around without your professional wisdom.
Working parents have no time to pay attention to the zillions of details that go into applying to college today. I love how you stay on top of all the changes and little things we could never find the time to learn on our own, not to mention keeping all of us on track month after month. Thanks for steering the family in the right direction with your expertise.”
"Transferring colleges was not something I was totally looking forward to, but you helped me figure out where I should really be and how to get there. I am so much happier now."