Working with Karen took essentially 100% of the stress out of the process for our family. Karen worked with us to develop an appropriate list of schools to visit and based on our initial visits very quickly got a sense of what our daughter was looking for in a school and who she is as a person. Karen had a ton of knowledge about school culture and was open about sharing her insights while still making our daughter feel that the choices she was making were her own. Karen and our daughter worked seamlessly to complete the Common App and the essays. With deadlines, our daughter was never playing catch-up or rushing to finish. As parents, we were able to remove ourselves from the application part of the process and be available to be available for the fun part – the school visits! While there are never any guarantees, our daughter did get accepted to her early decision choice and I believe that is because of her academic record, her application, and Karen’s help in finding a school that really felt like the right fit for our daughter.”

North Star Admissions Consulting