Testimonials

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    What our valued clients have to say

My son, a bright, talented teenager, was completely unmotivated his first two years of high school.  He didn’t try, didn’t care, and didn’t take his grades seriously.  Thus, he ended up with mostly C’s and D’s his first two years.  I expected that my son would automatically end up at a local community college at that point, rather than a four-year university. Then I found Sue and Andrea.  They talked to my son very frankly and directly.  Their pitch:  if he changed his attitude and worked hard enough to get A’s and B’s his last two years of high school, they would help him to “explain” his academic record to college admission officers to reflect his positive grade improvement.  It worked. My son turned himself around academically and will now start college at Washington State University this fall.  I don’t believe he would have been accepted but for the “roadmap to success” that Sue and Andrea created for him. 

- Parent

Anxiety! That’s what thinking about the college search and application process gave us. Using Eastside College Consultants gave us such peace of mind. They walked us through everything; and we are thrilled to report that our daughter, Annie, is currently a happy freshman at her first choice college, and on nearly a full scholarship! I really do not think she could have done so well without the comfortable rapport she had with Sue and Andrea. Their patience and expert care made the process understandable and achievable.

- Parent

Accepted into USF!!! Yeah! They sent me an email today. I actually teared up a little, I was so happy! It definitely made my day. Thanks for all your help and hard work!

- Erica

Guess what?! I got into my first choice college! I got my acceptance letter today! Just wanted to let you know. Thank you! You have no idea how much help you guys have been. Honestly, thank you. And yes, I will keep you posted on the remaining applications.

Rachael

We were very pleased with the services that we received from Eastside College Consultants. It was clear from the start that your personalities and style of communication would work well with our Rachael. During the first meeting you were able to do what we hadn’t been able to do in the six previous months. Your suggestion of universities to visit was excellent. The workbook that you provided her was an excellent resource. Your assistance and advice in completing the applications was invaluable. We were concerned because although Rachael had good grades, she does not do well on standardized tests, such as the SAT. However, thanks to your help, she was accepted to all four universities to which she applied. The whole family appreciates the help that you gave us in working through the research, exploration, decision making and application process. It is readily apparent that you are both seasoned veterans in working with students and families. The process can be so overwhelming and complicated, and it is nice to know that you will be there for our second daughter when she begins the process in a couple years! Thanks again for all your help!

- Parent

As the big move to college faces our high school seniors, the anxiety can spill over into otherwise healthy family relationships. We were very happy to discover Eastside College Consultants to bridge that gap between ourselves and our daughter. We were able to rely on their expertise, which gave us confidence that she was being well-advised. They also assured us that out daughter was meeting all the deadlines that come with college applications. This service is invaluable if your household is as busy as ours, and you can’t put your life on hold to accomplish these tasks. The final proof is a happy daughter in a successful college placement!

- Parent

Thank you, Sue and Andrea, for everything you’ve done for me. Without your help in finding colleges, organizing my testing schedule and application timelines, and help with my personal statements and essays, I probably wouldn’t have been accepted into all my college choices…

- Alex T.

The advice you gave me was very helpful in determining when and how to get all the college application paperwork done in a timely fashion. I personally believe your tips on the essay, in particular, were significant in determining admission to my first choice college. Thanks so much for all your assistance.

- Meghan W.

We have enjoyed working with Sue and Andrea. They take such a personal approach in working with young people. There is nothing formulaic in the way they arrive at a potential list of appropriate colleges for each student. They have a unique way of drawing out the particular interests and needs of the student and uncovering possibilities that might not have otherwise been considered. They are accessible, responsive and, above all, always positive and encouraging. We recommend their services with great enthusiasm.

- Parent

My wife and I have been very pleased with the college advisory services of Eastside College Consultants. During the long and sometimes intimidating college application process, Sue and Andrea have been incredibly helpful and readily available to answer our many questions. They developed a personal relationship with our son, helping him narrow his college choices and offering invaluable guidance along the way. We owe it to them that our son now has a choice of his top three schools for next fall.

- Parent

The advice we received from Eastside College Consultants was incredibly valuable to both my daughter and to us as parents. Their guidance allowed us to confirm that our daughter was properly focused on colleges which matched her goals and to identify what else needed to be done to present her application in the most favorable manner. Their advice was a significant factor in my daughter being accepted to all of her desired schools. We will be using their assistance again for our other children.

- Parent

Thank you, Sue and Andrea, for going above and beyond the call of duty. When it was difficult for us, as parents, to motivate our son to complete college oriented tasks, you managed to step in and do so. You made it a point to establish a good working relationship with him which, for our son, was key in getting him to keep moving forward in his pursuit of college admission. He’s half way there, and I don’t think it would have happened without your services. And an added benefit we are all still speaking! We are truly appreciative

- Parent

You befriended our daughter in the initial meeting and made her feel comfortable with the whole process. You provided the necessary guidance for her to show her talents and accomplishments in the best possible light. She feels very confident in her choice of schools. We are very grateful for all your help and support. We’ll let you know when the next two kids are ready!

- Parent

Thanks so much for all the help you gave me during the past year with the college search and my applications and essays. It was an absolutely wonderful Christmas present to have all of my paperwork mailed off to my respective colleges before Christmas break. I now truly believe that I would be happy spending four years at any of the schools to which I applied. Thanks so much for all your time and support.

- Anisha P.
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