What Parents and Students are Saying…

I honestly can’t imagine having gone through the college admission process without the assistance of Diane Connolly! Her knowledge base of colleges and universities and willingness to look at each student individually were priceless. She spent time getting to know our daughter – both her strengths and those areas she struggled with. My husband and I feel strongly that without Diane’s guidance, our daughter might not have ended up in the best place for her.
–Tisha L., mother to Natalie, Sewanee: The University of the South

Georgia Tech was a stretch school for my daughter, but Mrs. Connolly delivered. I would highly recommend her. She was a great help making the application process more understandable, and she is very easy to work with.
–William D., parent to Abigail, Georgia Institute of Technology

I would completely recommend Mrs. Connolly because of her tireless dedication to assisting students throughout the college admissions process. She went above and beyond to help my daughter whenever she needed her. Other families will certainly benefit due to the countless hours she will spend to make sure every i is dotted and every t is crossed.
–Tamara H., mom of Peiton, Vanderbilt University

Diane’s calm, easy-going personality made the unique stress that is the college application process much easier to deal with. Just having her as a resource when a problem – or one of our many questions – arose was invaluable. She is very detail-oriented, thorough and knowledgeable about the entire college admissions process.
–Dean D., father of Paige, University of California-Berkeley

Mrs. Connolly is committed to getting to know you well and truly cares about every student she advises. She is with you in every step of the process, from the initial search to writing a resume to the final decision. Her ability to work with the student’s initial list while also giving insightful suggestions on other potential schools gave me a much broader perspective.
–Lucy S., Carnegie Mellon University

Mrs. Connolly genuinely wants to get to know her students, and I can’t say enough good things about her. She was great! She made the college process for both my parents and me fun, and she was very reassuring. Her experience in the field and the “in” she has with colleges are second to none!
–Sara A., Berry College

The decision of where to attend college is life-changing. Understandably, a decision so big can be preceded by a long, stressful process. Having a knowledgeable, capable person to guide you and your parents makes all the difference in ensuring two main things: first, that the college process is rewarding (even with all its efforts!) and second, that whatever college you choose is the best choice possible. Mrs. Connolly ensured both of those things for me.
–Mary Landis G., St. Olaf College

If it wasn’t for Mrs. Connolly, I would not have found my college fit, let alone gotten accepted. From reviewing my resume to helping me build the perfect essay to answering all my questions, Mrs. Connolly was there. Her resources and connections are innumerable, which helped me get to know the representatives and professors from schools, as well as helped me stand out in the application pool. I am so grateful for all the hard work she has done for my family, my future, and me.
–Bethany H., College of Wooster

Diane was great at listening to what my girls wanted, then talking through what was realistic and what other options they might not have considered. She worked hard to make sure my daughters had the proper information and correct pieces to their application. She also knows how to write, and is able to help her students get the most out of their admissions essays. And did I mention the excellent rapport she has with college admissions officers? She knows many of them personally. I would most definitely recommend her services to any family facing this complicated process.
–Kelly K., daughters at University of Notre Dame and St. Mary’s College

Diane was so very helpful with my children’s college searches. She was very responsive to our needs and knowledgeable about the process. She provided a reality and calmness to the application process, both of which were truly appreciated, especially with our oldest, as the whole college search is so much different than when we applied to college.
–Patricia B., two children attending Furman University

Diane’s expertise in writing and editing made an enormous difference for our son when he was working on his application essays. Her tips on how to create an interesting and unique essay were really helpful, and our son felt she respected his voice even while making astute editorial suggestions. Best of all, she lowered the stress level for all of us – the whole family felt better after every consultation!
–Patti D., mother to Drew, Columbia University