Student Testimonials

“I’d like to say the hardest part of college is getting in, and I am thankful to you for helping me during the process.”                                                                                                             AY, University of Michigan student

“Thank you for your help throughout my U of M application process. I learned yesterday that I have been accepted to the Ross Business School! Thanks again for all your feedback, and taking time to brainstorm with me over the phone.”                                                             MY, Skyline High School senior accepted to University of Michigan

“Strategic thinking – that is what you do. You helped me see my application in a new way, and think of things I did not think of before. Thank you!”                                                                RH, full fellowship to University of Maryland

“So far I have gotten into University of Illinois and Case Western. In my acceptance letter Case Western, they mentioned my essay. Thanks for all of your help!”                                              KS, Community High School senior

“That was definitely helpful. I was feeling like I was drowning and now I feel better. You really helped me.”                                                                                                                                         NR, University of Michigan graduate working for Google

“Thank you so much for letting me and my family know about the summer program opportunities at schools like Harvard and about the Joyce Ivy Foundation. It truly would have never crossed our minds without your guidance, but thanks to you I was able to find and attend the summer program at Harvard, which was one of the best experience I’ve ever had. It was great to interact with a professor, get feedback on my writing, explore Boston, and meet tons of people from all over the world. We will be meeting with you again soon, I imagine, and we will continue to highly recommend you to all of our friends. Thanks so much.”
AB, Huron High School senior accepted to University of Michigan, +$20,000 scholarships

“Thank you so much for all your college application/planning advice. I found everything you had to say so incredibly helpful, and I’ve started looking into a lot of college summer programs that I wouldn’t have even thought about before. Since I’m the first child, there’s so much unknown about the process (and I know you’ve experienced this overwhelming feeling as well in terms of the application process!). I can’t you how grateful I am for all your help!”  AB, Huron High School junior

“Michelle helped me a lot with my college application. She was very thoughtful and kind. She answered all of my concerns about the college admissions process. I would recommend her to all high school seniors including those who are new to the American higher education system.”
Sure J, Huron High School senior

P1200209“I had my interview over the phone today and I think it went really well! I could answer all the questions she asked me without getting stuck at any point, and I still had three questions to ask her by the end of it. I think it was a good conversation overall! I already sent her a thank-you email, so that’s covered too. Talking to you about how to prepare for it helped a lot, thanks so much!”
JJ, awarded +$100,000 scholarship

“I have been accepted into the University of Michigan!!! Thank you so much for your help with my essays!! I am glad I worked with you! Thanks again!”
AY, Huron High School senior

“Thank you so much for all of your help with my college applications process. I ended up applying to nine schools in the end. I was accepted to Kalamazoo College, U of M, UC Santa Barbara, Case Western, and Swarthmore College. After some thought and college visits I have decided I will study at Swarthmore College next year! I will also be playing on their Men’s varsity soccer team in the fall.”                         QM, high school senior

“People told me that my last semester of college would be great. It is actually very hard – I’m balancing deadlines for schoolwork and applications. Thanks for your help.”  YF, University of Michigan senior

“My mom thought I would never get into college because I just couldn’t start my applications. You helped me so much!”
PT, student accepted to the University of Michigan

“Thanks for all your help with the essays and the resume. It really helped me out with the whole process.”

“Thank you so much for all your college application/planning advice. I found everything you had to say so incredibly helpful, and I’ve started looking into a lot of college summer programs that I wouldn’t have even thought of before. Since I’m the first child, there’s so much unknown about this process (and I know you’ve experienced this overwhelming feeling as well in terms of the application process!)…”

“You helped me so much with job applications. It is hard to balance pride with self-efficacy in completing applications. I mean, I have a strong sense of self and in what I can accomplish, but it is hard to complete job application materials because I feel like I am boasting. Thank you!” Calvin College student, applying for summer job.

“I was offered a great job. I could not have done this without you! You helped me think differently about the whole process.”  University of Michigan graduate

“Thank you for all of the resources right out of the gate.”  Purdue University graduate

You are invited to write your thoughts of Michelle’s College Application Coaching for my future students and their families to learn from. Think of your comments as signing a virtual yearbook for future college applicants. By writing here, you agree to have your first name as well as ‘student’ or ‘parent’ appear on the Testimonials page with your words. Thank you!