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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Stanford University, Class of 2027 – STUDENT & PARENT

Student: Stanford has been my dream school since I was five years old. With your guidance, that dream is now a reality! You helped to identify my strengths and improve on my weaknesses and developed me to become the best applicant possible. We succeeded together!   Parent: Matt and Laurie, your knowledge of the college application process is unparalleled, and your thoughtful advice allowed my son to focus on the most important tasks and what he does best. Now, he is going to his dream school. The valuable insights, constant encouragement, and confidence we received made this challenging process much smoother. We are overjoyed with the results, and we greatly appreciated everything you did!

Harvard University, Class of 2027 – STUDENT

I'm incredibly grateful to One-Stop for all your support and encouragement throughout the college application process. Thank you, Laurie and Matthew, for helping me find activities I was passionate about, editing my college essays, helping me stay on track, and providing detailed, personal responses to any questions I had. You not only gave me confidence during the application process but motivated me to become the person I am today!

University of Notre Dame, Class of 2027 – STUDENT

I just committed to Notre Dame! I appreciate all of your help over the last four years to help me get accepted into my dream school.

University of St. Andrews (Scotland), Class of 2027 – STUDENT

Thank you so much for all your help over these last four years, Matt and Laurie; you were an integral part of my college application process. I've decided to attend St Andrews. This was only because of your help with my extracurriculars, ACT, and UCAS essay. Thank you again 🙂

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!

Rice University, Class of 2027 – STUDENT

Throughout the difficulty that is the college application process, Laurie’s dedication and expertise were invaluable to me. From our first meeting, she took the time to get to know me on a personal level and understand my goals and aspirations. She is incredibly thorough and detailed in everything, including providing personalized advice on college selection, editing essays and emails, and finding extracurricular activities. Laurie was always just an email away and helped me feel like I was never alone in the application process. She replied quickly with well-thought-out and in-depth answers to all my questions, big or small. I would highly recommend One-Stop to any student who is looking for a personalized, supportive, and knowledgeable guide through the college application process.

Princeton University, Class of 2027 – STUDENT

Laurie & Matt, thank you so much for the help on my essays and guiding me through this process, including the financial aid process. I have just committed to my top choice!

Brown University, Class of 2027 – STUDENT

I would like to sincerely thank One-Stop for its help in my college application process! From sending out countless opportunities that I wouldn’t have otherwise known about, providing insightful advice to help me find the best fit, and simply being there to support me—One-Stop’s care and depth of knowledge have been invaluable in getting me to my dream school!"

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!

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Presidential Scholarship Awarded, Class of 2027 – STUDENT

Thank you so much for all the help over the years, Matthew & Laurie!

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.

Carnegie Mellon, Class of 2027 – STUDENT

So excited to be attending Carnegie Mellon University next year. I can’t wait to explore Pittsburgh. Thank you so much for all your guidance throughout this process.

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.

Case Western University, Class of 2027 – PARENT

We were so happy that our son was admitted to Case with such generous merit aid. Thank you so much for introducing this great school to his college list and encouraging us to apply.

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.

Wellesley College, Class of 2027 – STUDENT

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

University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2027 – 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!

Oxford College at Emory University, Class of 2027 – 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.

Case Western Reserve University, Class of 2027 – STUDENT

I just committed to Case Western Reserve University for pre-med, with my large merit scholarship.  I know my communication these past four years has not been the best, but I truly appreciate everything you have done for me; your insight and guidance have been wonderful.

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!

Brown University, Class of 2027 – STUDENT

I GOT INTO BROWN! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT! I sincerely appreciate everything with the deepest gratitude. Thank you once again!

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 – 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!

Gettysburg College, Class of 2027

Thank you so much for assisting me along the way. I am so grateful! And thank you for helping me realize that art school is not for me. Now I can have a normal college experience and learn many different things.

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.

University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2027 – STUDENT & PARENT

Student: Thank you so much, Laurie, for all of your invaluable assistance throughout the college admissions process! Your expertise regarding schools and essay writing and your advice regarding extracurricular activities and so much more was incredibly helpful and made the whole process less daunting. I can’t wait for my next 4 years at Penn! Ready to throw some toast! Go Quakers! Parent: We had another fantastic experience working with Laurie. Laurie offers wonderful knowledge and insight and has her finger on the pulse of the ever-changing college admissions landscape. Despite living on the West Coast, we selected Laurie as we felt that she offered more valuable guidance and comprehensive services than the local IECs with whom we spoke. Her counseling enabled our son to craft well-packaged applications that maximized his chances of success and got him admitted to his dream school.

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!

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