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Through one-on-one sessions and group workshops, I promote the success of each individual in their educational and career paths. I specialize in college application advising for prospective undergraduate and graduate students, and advising for early career professionals. Student and/or parent meetings are available. While acceptance/scholarships are not guaranteed, my students have been accepted to more than 100 schools and received nearly $8 million in scholarship offers.

Students from San Francisco to New York, Michigan to North Carolina meet with me in person and/or by video chat. Reach me at machiele.m@gmail.com

MM Higher Ed Advising LLC

About Michelle

My clients have achieved

  • A high rate of acceptance to top colleges & universities, including the University of Michigan (College of Engineering; College of Literature, Science and the Arts; Ross School of Business for undergraduate and graduate school).
  • Generous scholarship offers to large and small, public and private schools for undergraduate as well as graduate programs.

In addition to acceptance to top schools, my students have received nearly $8 million in scholarship offers. Many students meet with me over years of high school, while others begin the summer before senior year.

Class of 2020, $1.7 million in scholarship offers
Class of 2019, $2.5 million in scholarship offers
Class of 2018, $1.5 million in scholarship offers
Class of 2017, largest single scholarship was $154,000
Class of 2016, 37% of my students received a full scholarship offer

With over a decade of experience, I have a pragmatic yet always caring style of advising. Along with knowing the steps for applications, I understand emotions involved when reaching for a goal. Utilizing my toolkit and wealth of experiences, my students define their goals, write essays from their heart, and keep to the task at hand. My large professional and social networks have been helpful to students exploring career options.

  • From online college application accounts to connecting with people on campus, I teach my students what is needed to be competitive applicants.
  • Parents appreciate me answering their questions along the exciting college application journey.

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Program Details

  • Early High School Prep students in grades 8, 9, 10, and 11 gain a clear picture of what should be done each semester of high school (courses, leadership, activities, service, etc.) to improve chances for admission to dream colleges, as well as accessing available scholarship opportunities.
  • Undergraduate College Application Prep students benefit from appointments to keep on task, essay preparation, interview preparation, network skill building, and assigning Michelle as their Common Application Advisor.
  • Graduate School Prep students benefit from application strategy for masters and PhD program admissions, personal statement writing, and essay review, with set appointments to keep on task.
  • Career Prep clients benefit from skill building, strategies, and mentoring.

Details and Prices

College Acceptances

The map above displays acceptances for my previous students. It is exciting to think of them studying at their top choice of school! Many students received scholarship offers, some over $100,000 per school. Here is a list of schools shown in the map above:

Albion College; American University; Arizona State University; Baldwin Wallace University; Ball State University; Bethel University; Butler University; California Polytechnic State University; Calvin University; Carnegie Mellon University; Carthage College; Case Western Reserve University; Central Michigan University; Chapman University; College for Creative Studies; Colby College; Colgate University; Covenant College; Colorado School of Mines; Concordia University; DePaul University; Dominican University of California; Dordt College; Drexel University; Duke University; Duquesne University; Eastern Michigan University; Florida State University; Fordham University; Franklin & Marshall College; George Washington University; Georgia State University; Grand Valley State University; Harvard University (summer program); High Point University; Hope College; Howard University; Indiana University; Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis; Iowa State University; Kalamazoo College; Lake Superior State University; Lawrence University; Louisiana State University School of Medicine; Loyola University Chicago; Macalester College; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Miami University of Ohio; Michigan State University; Michigan Technological University; Morehouse College; New York University; Northwestern University; Oberlin College & Conservatory; Oregon State University; Oxford College; Penn State University; Princeton University; Purdue University; Ringling College of Art & Design; Saint Francis University; Saint Mary’s College; School of the Art Institute Chicago; School of Visual Arts, New York City; Seton Hill University; Stanford University (summer program); Stony Brook University; Syracuse University; Taylor University; The College of Wooster; The Ohio State University; The University of Alabama; The University of Arizona; The University of Iowa; Tulane University; University of Albany, State University of New York; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Davis; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Colorado Boulder; University of Detroit Mercy; University of Louisville; University of Maryland, College Park; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; University of Michigan, Dearborn; University of Minnesota; University of Notre Dame; University of Oregon; University of Pittsburgh; University of South Florida; University of Texas at Austin; University of Utah; University of Virginia; University of Washington; University of Wisconsin-Madison; Vanderbilt University; Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Washington University in St. Louis; Wayne State University; Wellesley College; Western Michigan University; Wheaton College; Wisconsin School of Business; Wittenberg University; Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Yale University

Michelle Machiele, you are the very best in helping students and their parents to navigate through this challenging process! We so appreciate you…we thank you & Tyler thanks you too for your support and work with him in the college search, review, app completion (& parental rescue department!) You are terrific.

Kris, parent

“Michelle has been a huge blessing to our family.  She has given us so much guidance and direction throughout this application process.  She got us off to a good start Junior year thinking things through,  making sure we were aware of test dates and now as we are getting closer to application time has been … Continue reading Alyson, parent

Alyson, parent

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