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Common Application Personal Statement Essay: The Slippery Slope of Question #1

Students have a choice of five prompts when writing their essay for the Common Application. In 2015-2016, forty seven percent of applicants submitted an answer for question number 1, making it the most common essay submitted: “Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. … Continue reading Common Application Personal Statement Essay: The Slippery Slope of Question #1

Keep calm!

College application time is exciting yet stressful. Keep calm by reaching out to me. Drawing on my experiences from more than 1,000 student advising meetings, I am able to assist both students and parents. From essay editing to application strategy, I'm here for your family. Looking forward to helping you "Keep Calm!" Michelle machiele.m@gmail.com

Aug. 12, 2015 – College Application session for families, please RSVP to machiele.m@gmail.com

Aug. 12, 2015 - College Application session for families, please RSVP to machiele.m@gmail.com This is a very exciting time of year - sunshine, swimming pools, and the Common Application! Please pass along to your friends that on the evening of Aug. 12, 2015, I will host a College Application session for families. Rising seniors and … Continue reading Aug. 12, 2015 – College Application session for families, please RSVP to machiele.m@gmail.com

College Application Coaching sessions

About once per month I host a college application session for families. Students and/or parents are welcome, all invited. Feel free to pass along to families of high school juniors as well as planning-ahead-sophomores. RSVP to machiele.m@gmail.com for directions Another exciting year ahead! See you soon, Michelle  

"Our whole family was settling into a new location due to my husband's job change and our daughter's college applications were all coming due. Michelle was able to not only fine tune the wording on her essays etc. but more importantly to help her consider the suitable options for her here in Michigan. Having someone … Continue reading

Michelle helps …

Michelle helps make the college application process feel much more manageable! She has a very friendly, calming and reassuring presence that can be felt by both parents and students. She is well versed in the pros and cons of different type of colleges (small/large, public/private, etc.) and does a great job in helping students and … Continue reading Michelle helps …