The short answer is "No." The long answer is that a college counselor should never guarantee your child admission to a specific school. If they do, you should be very concerned about their authenticity as a professional college counselor. However, a professional college counselor can ensure that your student is presented in the best possible light – and more importantly, is applying to universities and colleges that are a good fit for his/her academic strengths, talents, future career ambitions, social environment and financial constraints. Students and families often find this “perfect match” aspect to be the ultimate value in working with a professional college counselor.
Sandi is an active member of the National Association for College Admissions Counselors and the Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admissions Counselors. She regularly attends local and national college admissions conferences. In addition to conference attendance, Sandi makes it a priority to visit at least ten new college campuses each year. Visiting college campuses across the country allows for first hand knowledge of schools and allows Sandi to build relationships with admissions counselors across the country. Sandi is also a believer in the power of being a lifelong learner. She is always looking to quench her thirst for knowledge through professional development opportunities and via relevant research related to college admissions trends.
Some of our acceptances include the following: Bucknell, Clemson University, Coastal Carolina University, College of Charleston, Drexel University, Duke, Duquesne University, East Carolina University, Elon University, High Point University, Johns Hopkins University, Penn State University, Stevenson University, Towson University, University of Delaware, University of Maryland College Park, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, University of Florida, University of Miami, University of Western Florida, Wake Forest University.
"If it weren't for Sandi, we wouldn't have had options from which to choose." -Parent of Class of '19 College Student
"Sandi kept us on track throughout the sometimes chaotic college application process!" -Parent of Class of '20 College Student
"Sandi made herself available to us day and night. She always got back to us quickly with answers to our questions which kept our anxiety low throughout the process." -Parent of 2018 College Student
"Thank you, Sandi! It was so nice to have you to keep on top of Carleigh, so that I didn't have to be the bad guy! -Parent of Class of '20 College Student
"Sandi's help was invaluable to us. From helping our daughter find colleges that would be a best fit, to drafting an application timeline, to brainstorming essay ideas, to reviewing the college essays, and helping us to make a final decision, Sandi was there every step of the way with a smile on her face!" -Parent of Class of '21 College Student
"Thank you for keeping us calm throughout this process! Sandi kept us on track, so our son had all of his applications in by Thanksgiving! We received all of our acceptances early and Jake was able to enjoy his senior year. It made our lives as parents SO much easier! -Parent of Class of '21 College Student.