My name is Alison and I want to help you find the best college fit!
I graduated in May 2012 from the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education with an M.S.Ed. in School and Mental Health Counseling. I am a College Counselor who will help you with the college search and application process, as well as with academic advising. I recently finished a replacement position at Livingston High School, where about 90% of seniors go on to four-year colleges, and am currently serving as an application reader for a top-tier university. My internship and practicum were completed at Haddonfield Memorial High School, Girard College in Philadelphia, and White Williams Scholars, a program that works with Philadelphia public school students interested in pursuing higher education. I have also spent a number of years as a representative for my own college's Admissions Volunteer Network. In addition, my stepdaughter is a college freshman, so I have first hand experience going through the process with a family member and understand it from a parent’s perspective.
I enjoy working with all students and will help with any grade level, whether you are a ninth grader wondering where the process starts or a senior concerned about submitting all of your applications on time. A few of the things I can help with include creating a list, visiting colleges, writing essays, organizing to meet deadlines, understanding NCAA rules, completing financial aid applications and much more. In addition, having worked as a Designer for over a decade, I have particular expertise in working with students interested in pursuing art and design in college.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you to find the right college.
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