When you choose to hire an independent educational consultant, you want to make sure you select wisely.

One-Stop has helped hundreds of students and parents navigate the college application process, and we’re proud of our success! Read how our families have praised their experience with us…

Member Testimonials

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Rice University, Class of 2027 – STUDENT

I GOT IN! Thank you for all the help these past few years!

University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2027 – STUDENT & PARENT

Student: Thank you, One-Stop, for all your help. From the meetings helping me to create a rigorous, yet well-balanced schedule, to the hours spent over the summer reviewing comments on my personal statement, I can confidently say I would not be where I am today without you. One-Stop makes the entire college process easier, and they truly take the time to get to know their students. I could not be more excited to attend Penn in the fall!       Parent: I wanted to thank you so much for all your help!!! My daughter is ecstatic, and the purchasing of swag has started. This process has been incredibly smooth. My daughter really enjoyed working with you, and was very happy with the help she got with her essays. Now onto the next exciting phase in life!

Wellesley College, Class of 2027 – STUDENT

I got accepted!!! Thank you so much for all your help these past few years

Cornell University, Class of 2027 – STUDENT

I am very pleased to say that I have received my letter of acceptance from Cornell CALS biological engineering major. Thank you very much for the help

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Class of 2027 – STUDENT

I GOT IN!! Thank you so much for all your help and mentorship along the way! I really could not have done it without everything you do!

Emory University, Class of 2027 – PARENT

He got in!!! We could not be more grateful for all of your help and guidance. We have no doubt this outcome is the result.

Brown University, Class of 2027 – STUDENT

Thanks so much for all your help with my college list, my essays, my activity list, and my interview prep. I’m so excited that I will be attending my dream school in the fall.

New York University, Stern School of Business, Class of 2027 – STUDENT

I really appreciate your assistance through this ever-so-grueling process for the past three years. Without your guidance, I couldn't have discovered the vast assortment of programs, internships, and camps that I participated in and/or won awards in. Without a doubt, you are the best counselors out there!

University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2027 – PARENT

Just wanted to thank you so very much for all your help, expertise, and encouragement along the way. It has been a long and winding road; we are thrilled that our daughter was accepted to her first choice due to your guidance, conversations, comments, materials, and reminders! Thanks again!

Vanderbilt University, Class of 2027 – PARENT

He got in! Thanks so much for your help and support!   We are all so thrilled that our son was accepted Early Decision to his first-choice school, Vanderbilt University! Laurie & Matt were an invaluable resource to all of us through the entire process - including developing a standardized test strategy, finalizing his college list, reviewing (and re-reviewing) his activity list and multiple essays and prepping him for interviews. Having Laurie and Matt as experts in our corner allowed us to navigate the process with confidence and helped keep the peace in our home during a stressful time! We are forever grateful for their knowledge and guidance!

Oxford College at Emory University, Class of 2027 – STUDENT & PARENT

Student: I could not be more grateful for Matt and Laurie's help all throughout the college application process. I was honestly terrified with little-to-no knowledge of how to go about applying or even finding a college that I loved. I can confidently say that Matt and Laurie have given me all the information and tools I could possibly need, from small tips and tricks to constant advice, information, and updates surrounding this tumultuous year. They made sure I was on track with deadlines, gave constructive and detailed feedback on my essays, and most of all, encouraged me to keep pushing through and do my best to make the best application I could craft. I could not have done it without them, and I sincerely give all of my thanks for everything they have done for me.       Parent: We are so excited that he got in! But we all know that it would not have happened without your help! I am very grateful for all your advice. I am especially grateful for your persistence in producing a perfect essay. It was very pleasant working with both of you throughout the entire process. Thank you so much for being extremely patient with his essays. We appreciate all the support and guidance very much!

Rhodes College, Class of 2027 – PARENT

The importance of success in this very important college admission endeavor cannot be overstated. We invested in One-Stop for help navigating the process, gaining an “edge.” By building a relationship with Laurie and Matt, we learned so much along the way. Early Decision is binding and never imagined it was something we would entertain. But working though the statistics, visiting campuses, and being made aware of merit offerings at each school, our final analysis made Early Decision a clear enhanced opportunity for a college acceptance which “fit our child.” We not only gained acceptance, but significantly lowered our cost of attendance at a college which would never have been on our radar, if not for One-Stop. Do your family a favor and jump at the opportunity to work with caring counselors Laurie and Matt. Counseling credentials matter in this process, and most importantly, they have the credentials. Having One -Stop oversee and guide your child’s requirements/deadlines allows you to foster an improved relationship with your son/daughter and see them actually enjoy their senior year. Looking back, we will never question the life changing decision we made on behalf of our child.

Villanova University, Villanova School of Business, Class of 2027 – STUDENT

I got in! Thank you very much for all your help through this process, I couldn't have done it without you.

New York University, Stern School of Business, Class of 2027 – PARENT

We never dreamed our son would get accepted into NYU Stern. Thanks for being there all the way through the process! The last four years was full of stress, excitement, and hope. We are really happy his dream came true. But more important, he’s learned a lot during this journey. He became a better listener, more confident, and grown into an independent adult ready to take on his own responsibility. It’s never easy to work with teens, thanks for your professionalism and patience!

University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2027 – STUDENT & PARENT

Student: Ready to throw some toast! I'm so excited -- thanks so much for all of your help!       Parent: Thank you! And thanks SO much for everything!! I have a very happy and relieved child.

Tulane University, Class of 2027 – STUDENT

So excited to get accepted into Tulane. I can’t wait to experience New Orleans and all that college has to offer!

Yale University, Class of 2026 – STUDENT

The biggest thanks to Laurie and Matt for literally everything. The meticulously organized college lists, opportunities, summer programs, Common App guides… Your crazy knowledge of each college - not just its programs and acceptance rates, but a genuine understanding of its students, values, and ~vibe~ .  Your constant belief in me was another thing. And your attention and dedication to helping me present and become the best version of myself was something else altogether, and probably the most meaningful thing for me while working with you. Encouraging me to write, sharing with me the opportunities and outlets to do so… it's also been formative to my personal journey. So, THANK YOU for all the magic you work.”

Carnegie Mellon University, Class of 2026 – PARENT

A HUGE THANK YOU to you!!!! Our son wouldn’t have got accepted without your help, FOR SURE! There were so many things we didn’t know about and would have made the wrong choice and negatively impacted his application. His classes would have been off track. He wouldn’t have taken AP Lit this year either. He probably would have spent too much of his time prepping for the PSAT. We had never heard of so many of the opportunities you helped him explore, and he would have had a different college list. I can’t even imagine what the results would be like without you guiding him thru essay writing process. We have learned a lot from your professionalism, your work ethic, high standard in everything you do, attention to details and a lot more.

University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2026 – PARENT

We wanted to thank you for the wonderful journey we were able to achieve due to your support. We could not have done this without you. There were 18 kids who applied to Penn from our son’s high school, and only our son got in. Thank you!

Rice University, Class of 2026 – PARENT & STUDENT

Parent: My wife and I were over the moon when we heard our daughter got her ED acceptance. We would like to thank you for your great guidance and help in this long journey. Since her 9th grade, you have been guiding her step by step, helping her to realize her potential, build a strong CV through carefully chosen extracurricular activities, and work with her to select a list of colleges that fit her personal interests and academic goals. Furthermore, you performed several rounds of review on her essays, which greatly helped my daughter to deepen her understanding on each topic of supplement essays, and I have to say that she wouldn’t have been able to do it without your insight and great advice. We appreciate all of your effort that prepares my daughter for her future! Student: Thank you so much, Matt and Laurie, for all of your guidance and support throughout the college application process! From the activities & honors list to my common app and supplemental essays, I would be left in the dark without the extensive edits and feedback I was given. I am thrilled to be attending my top-choice university, and I am eternally grateful for One-Stop’s help every step of the way!

University of Notre Dame, Class of 2026 – STUDENT

Matt and Laurie have been an invaluable asset through the college admissions process, providing great insight on different schools and the factors they look for in admitting students. They have a great breadth of knowledge about all-things college and are extremely experienced in guiding students. As long as you put in the work, take your own initiative, and follow their advice, you should be well-poised to attend a highly-selective college or university of your choice.

Harvard University, Class of 2026 – STUDENT

I got in!!!! Thank you so much for everything!

Emory University, Class of 2026 – PARENT

Thank you so much for your guidance, support and encouragement throughout the college application process. We are still in shock that our daughter got accepted and will go to her dream school next year!

Connecticut College, Class of 2026 – PARENT

We wanted to express our gratitude to Matt and Laurie for giving us the support and insight into the college process. The key to our success was beginning in freshman year; it set us on the right track from the beginning. The resources you provided, from testing advice, to choosing the best colleges that suited our daughter's strengths, goals and wishes truly decreased the stress of this daunting process. The almost daily emails with advice and opportunities, gave her the ability to expand her resume and keep us on track. The individualized care helped us identify the best institution suited for our daughter. She’s going to the school of her choice, with an enormous merit scholarship. Words can’t express how grateful we are. You care so much and work so hard to provide the best experience at such an overwhelming time. We took none of it for granted. It’s not just a job for you, and that really shows! I can’t imagine that there is a better college counseling company out there! Really. Thank you so very much.

Northeastern University, Class of 2026 – STUDENT

So excited that I was accepted into my Early Decision school tonight. THANK YOU, Matt and Laurie for all the help you’ve given me over the last four year. I couldn’t have done it without you!

Muhlenberg College, Class of 2026, Shankweiler Scholar & Presidential Merit Scholarship – PARENT

The moment we met, we knew One-Stop was the right partner for us to work with for our son’s college application process! So much has changed since we went through the process 30 years ago, and One-Stop was there every step of the way - no stone unturned, no question left unanswered. Their knowledge and detail-oriented methodical process provided us the guidance we needed. Most importantly, One-Stop identified key areas that our son needed to focus upon academically to maximize his chances for college admissions and merit scholarships, for which we are forever indebted.

Brandeis University, Class of 2026 – PARENT & STUDENT

Parent: We were new to the U.S. college application process. The resources and guidance provided by Laurie and Matt helped our son feel prepared, from testing strategy to college lists, and essays to interviews. Thanks to their patience, structured approach, and lots of gentle nudging, he was ultimately spoilt for choice with a long list of great-fit college acceptances. Thank you for making it such an enjoyable learning process for me as well! Student: Laurie and Matt’s invaluable suggestions and feedback on my essays, suggestions on potential colleges, and overall guidance helped me be accepted into almost all of the colleges I applied to! I am very grateful for all of the assistance Laurie and Matt have provided me along the way. Thank you for all your help!

Columbia University, Class of 2026 – STUDENT

I am unable to express how grateful I am for your help and guidance through the last two years, and I’m glad that we are able to witness this moment together.

Vanderbilt University, Class of 2026 – STUDENT

I just wanted to let you know I have committed to Vanderbilt! I was awarded the Cornelius Vanderbilt Merit Scholarship (full tuition) Thanks so much for all your help throughout this process!

Emory University, Class of 2026 – STUDENT

I got into Emory!!!! Thank you for everything over the last four years from my essays to the challenging interview I encountered. I truly appreciate it.

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