Planning ahead, being prepared and casting a wide net are the most important considerations when beginning the college admissions journey. With Emily as your guide, you can count on honest, straightforward advice and reliable support for the best possible result. Emily believes the college admissions process almost always works out in the best interest of the student. What students can do to simplify the process is construct a strong foundation, benefit from Emily’s experience creating the perfect list of schools for each student’s unique interests and goals, and allow her to help you stay on top of the many details and elements necessary for a positive outcome. The college admissions process is more competitive than ever, especially in a test-optional landscape post-COVID. Navigate it more successfully with Emily’s assistance, counsel, and support.
Emily can provide guidance on almost every aspect of the college admissions process. She has worked with every kind of student, from the most enthusiastic to the most reluctant, and everyone in between!
You will not find a more accessible Independent Educational Consultant anywhere. Emily is readily available to students and families throughout the process. Regular check-ins and monthly college admissions news updates keep families aware of trends and changes. Her depth of knowledge on schools both familiar and previously unknown will make building a list more manageable especially in the increasingly competitive universe of admissions.
Athena students have been admitted to more than 300 college and universities, both here and abroad. A balanced list with plenty of highly likely admits assures students will have choices and options.
“Emily saved our relationship with our daughter during the college application process. She was the point person, and we never had to ask our daughter how it was going. Emily was on it and every deadline was met, her essays were great and all we had to do was break out the Champagne when our daughter got into her ED school.”
“Our son’s learning difficulties made putting together a college essay scary, but Emily was able to help him present his best self in his essay. No drama, no fireworks, just a great essay that let him express himself perfectly. Worth every dollar!”
“I attended one of Emily's college essay boot camps last summer and came home really excited about writing my essay for the Common App. I was able, with Emily’s incredibly thoughtful insights and ideas, to put together an essay that showed my personality. Best of all, I was done with all the writing for my applications by the time I started senior year, thanks to Emily’s responsiveness and patience, and submitted all my apps with weeks to spare.”
“Emily helped us realize that good grades and test scores were not enough to earn a spot at his top choice. We learned this early on and were able to find, with Emily’s help, things that made him a desirable candidate. We didn’t know how many ways a student can show talent and passion. We also learned that a backup plan is essential when seeking admission to the most competitive schools and Emily helped us hone our list and make sure our son would have choices.”
“We came to Emily late in the process; a week before our son’s Early Decision application was due, Emily sorted out his Common App, edited his essay, made sure all test scores met the score choice requirements and updated his Naviance page. While we wish he had done everything himself, Emily saved the day and was worth every penny.”
“Emily helped us late in the college application process after we used another advisor who was slow and expensive. Emily was professional, exact, concise and helped my son polish his essay in one meeting and we believe helped him to get him into his first choice school. In hindsight, we should have used Emily for the whole college application process as her insight is invaluable in finding the perfect fit. Her essay help is without question amazing and the best bang for the buck!”
"As an international applicant, our daughter was nervous about the entire application process. Emily provided the hand-holding she needed, kept her on a schedule to assure timely submission of all the materials and even suggested a few schools that our school counselor was unfamiliar with. Our daughter was admitted to every single school to which she applied, earned generous merit awards at several and just started her first year at her first choice school!”
E. W., China
"Our daughter was so confused about how to apply with no test scores after multiple test date cancellations and how to list her activities when so many were suspended. Emily’s research and excellent editing skills helped us re-evaluate our list and configure her activities properly. She is thrilled with her admissions results.”
“Given my autoimmune disorder, I was learning remotely for more than a year. Emily helped me find ways to make the most of my down time by encouraging me to start a business, found a small non-profit, and learn to code via free classes online. I was able to fill the gaping holes in my resume with meaningful activities I loved. Her out-of-the-box thinking is unmatched.”