Parent Testimonials

“College application process was made less stressful with practical preparation, attention and assistance from Claire.  My daughter was able to identify the colleges that suited her most, and was accepted to all her top three choices.” – Yeong C. Lim, parent of Blair Academy ’14 for Wellesley College ’18.

Fabulous communication and guidance through the college search and application process. Thank you!”  – Laura G., parent of  GCHS seniors bound for Siena College ’18 and Cortland SUNY ’18
“After weeks agonizing over which school my daughter should accept, Claire was able to help us take a step back to look at the bigger picture and then guide us practically and sensibly through the merits, pros and cons of each choice. Claire shares in-depth information about many schools that you can’t read in a text book so it actually felt like being able to take a look behind the scenes to get the true picture. Having Claire work directly with my daughter helped us all keep our emotions and personal preferences in check which enabled my daughter to make her decision with confidence and certainty.” –  Andi W., parent of RHS Senior for Dickinson College ’18
“Thanks  Claire for providing the energy and inspiration for helping our son in his college choice – and getting him off to a great start. We always find something useful on your site. Your passion for colleges helped us with our choice.” – Olha L., mother of son (Delbarton HS) Bucknell U’13.
“Claire was a great help to us during the entire college search process.  She has an incredible grasp on what makes a good essay and the input she gave our son was very helpful. Her insight into the financial side of college and what scholarships are available proved to be invaluable.” – Patti M., parent of son South Side High School ’13, U South Carolina ’17
“Of course you (Claire) were instrumental in this whole process.  Your help in reviewing his essays and the Georgetown interview prep session played an important role in (our son) gaining admissions.  We are so appreciative of your effort and expertise.  Please accept our sincere gratitude.  You made a difference in a young man’s life.” – Ed T., parent of son (Delbarton HS) Georgetown ’18;
“Claire Preston’s  knowledge of colleges  and how to help your child navigate through the overwhelming amount of information and help them target what schools would be the best fit was invaluable.  She made the application process so manageable which is why we hired her for both our children!” – Kathleen A., parent Clemson ’14 and Penn State U ’16
“Claire was the first person to expose me to Patriot League schools. Without her consultation I would have been unaware of Bucknell’s prestige and dedicated alumni network.” – Bucknell Alumni Class of 2013 (Delbarton School)
“It was a pleasure working with Mrs. Preston and she made the  college process simple and fun! Her knowledge of seemingly every college is incredible and she knows the tricks for everything from writing essays to writing a resume. Her enthusiasm kept me focused and got me into nearly all of my top choices, and I couldn’t have done it without her! Thanks Mrs. Preston!” – Andrew K.; Villanova ’18