Simplify the college application process with planning and research well before the actual application process begins.  Researching and choosing the best college for you requires awareness of deadlines, reasons to apply for early action or early decision, essay preparation, obtaining letters of recommendation and interview preparation.  With Charlotte Kaplan's expert advice, the college selection, application and admissions process, and the road through financial aid and scholarships will be easier and more effective.

As a College Admissions Advisor at a large suburban high school for 8 years, and an Independent College Admission Advisor for 5 years, I have successfully guided students from public and private high schools to colleges throughout the country using proven techniques:

  • Conduct college searches for each student and identify college options from Ivy League to vocational education. 

  • Assess students' unique characteristics for consideration at universities seeking students with talent in sports, theatre, music, debate, art, mathematics,  and science.

  • Evaluate each student's personal and academic objectives, to assist in school selection. 

  • Read applications, and critique essays and resumes.

  • Research and distribute scholarship information and review scholarship applications and essays.  Under my direction, each of my graduating senior classes secured on average over $6.5 million in scholarship awards.

  • Explain and assist with financial aid information and applications.  Evaluate and discuss university financial aid award letters.

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"You are a superhero! It is amazing how much you do for all the students.  I have really enjoyed all our conversations and directions."

Camila R., Harvard University


"Thank you for giving of your time.  You provided us with a wealth of information and certainly pointed us in the right direction.  This phase of preparation can become extremely overwhelming and it helps to have someone like you take us through."

Cindy Ann B. (Parent)


"Thank you so much for all your help and advice this year.  I am really grateful for all the hardwork and effort you put into preparing me for college and for my future.  Thank you for being an encouraging person."

Sharon K., UNC - Chapel Hill


"I honestly cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for me.  You went out of your way to help me in every possible way you could and always had the answers to my questions.  I knew I could always count on you."

Rohit B., Cornell University


"Thank you for all your help this year.  I would not have been able to do it without you."

Brett E., U.S. Naval Academy


"We just wanted to say thank you."

Nicholas D. and parents, Carnegie Melon



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