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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Vanderbilt University, Class of 2025 – STUDENT & PARENT

STUDENT: GOT INTO VANDERBILT! Thank you so much for all of your help throughout this process. I can genuinely say I would not be going to my dream school if it was not for all of your hard work and the many, MANY hours that went into helping me craft the perfect application. Laurie is responsive, honest, and always extremely helpful. I really appreciate everything you did for me! PARENT: No matter how educated or well-versed you believe you are with respect to college admissions, One-Stop will increase your child’s chance of acceptance to an elite school from a mere possibility to a substantial likelihood. Your child’s great grades and scores, even if valedictorian and 1600 SAT, will rarely be sufficient to ensure acceptance. We chose One-Stop for our child, because they helped shape our daughter’s application so well, while also preparing her to enter college ready to succeed. In addition to being accepted into her college via Early Decision, they taught her email etiquette, improved her writing skills, and helped her mature. We never imagined how extensive their service could be-couldn’t be happier!

University of California, Berkeley Class of 2025 – STUDENT

Laurie and Matt were great college counselors! They helped me find many activities that I loved being a part of throughout high school, and made the college application process much easier for me. Super excited to be joining UC Berkeley in the fall and I couldn’t have done it without their guidance! Thank you, Laurie and Matt for all your help!

Case Western Reserve University, Class of 2025 – PARENT

We contacted One-Stop looking for someone who could guide us through the whole college admission process. Laurie and Matt were great help throughout the journey. They spent time understanding our daughter’s aspirations and counseled our daughter on which classes to take each year and her options for summer activities. They provided a lot of tips on preparing her resume for college admission, preparation for standardized tests and preparing college essays. One-Stop helped with reminders to ensure adherence to the college application deadlines. The mock interviews for her alumni interview went a long way toward boosting her confidence. And then One-Stop helped us weigh in our options towards making the final decision. We appreciate the help and guidance we received. Thank you, Laurie and Matt!

Colorado College, Class of 2025 – PARENT

Three things about Laurie: 1) She’s the reason my son is going to his first-choice college. 2) she’s the reason he figured out what his first-choice college was in the first place. 3) she’s the reason I didn’t lose my mind during the college application process. Laurie is a tremendous listener and a thoughtful counselor. Her meetings with my son were cheerful and optimistic, while being practical but not pedantic. She broke down the steps for him, made sure every part of the process reflected who he actually is, and was conveyed in a way the school could understand. Laurie spent a huge amount of time giving feedback on the little things, like essay formatting, but also put a lot of thought and gave guidance on the big things, like picking letter writers who knew him as a person, or highlighting activities that were his passion. Meanwhile Laurie was responsive, thoughtful and generous with her time when it came to my questions about the process, and reassuring about it working out in a way where my son would end up matched with the right school, which is exactly what happened.

Emory University, Class of 2025 – PARENT

Matthew and Laurie, we wanted to express our gratitude for all your guidance and support over these past couple of years. Hard to believe the process is finally over!

Georgia Tech, Class of 2025 – STUDENT

I’m thrilled to let you know that I just committed to Georgia Tech! Thanks for all you’ve done, Laurie & Matthew.

University of Michigan, Class of 2025 – STUDENT

Matt & Laurie, I applied to ten schools, and I wasn’t denied anywhere. THANK YOU for all your guidance!

Rhode Island School of Design, Class of 2025 – PARENT

We couldn’t wait to share our good news with you, Matthew and Laurie. Our daughter was accepted into her first-choice school!

Duke University, Class of 2025 – PARENT

I met Laurie when my son was a high school senior. Although he had already submitted his applications, we really needed guidance on a number of issues, and Laurie met with us a number of times to help. She was extremely knowledgeable and experienced, and understood all aspects of the application process in depth, including the admissions pictures at specific colleges. As a mom, I was very grateful to Laurie for helping my son at a time when he was really struggling. Her advice was great, and in the end my son was admitted to several of his top choice colleges. Thank you!

Emory University, Class of 2024 – STUDENT & PARENT

Student: I GOT INTO EMORY!!!! Thank you so much for all of your hard work for the past year and more. I cannot describe my gratitude for everything you have done. I could not have done this without your help. Parent: My husband and I sincerely thank you! Your knowledge, hard work, and dedication made our boys’ college application process much easier and smoother. You always there for them, whenever they need you. We greatly appreciate your transparency and valuable advice. As they both got into their top choice school, we cannot be happier.

Brown University, Class of 2024 – STUDENT & PARENT

Student: I GOT IN!!! Thank you once again for your help in making all of this happen! Parent: I truly appreciate the work you’ve done for us and for our children. You directed their processes so that admissions officers saw their very best selves. Thank you for your hard work, professionalism and expertise.

University of Rochester, Class of 2024 – PARENT

She got in! She also got 12k merit per year. We are so happy!! Thank you so much! Thank you so much for all your help!!

Harvard University, Class of 2024 – STUDENT

Three things about Laurie: 1) She’s the reason my son is going to his first-choice college. 2) she’s the reason he figured out what his first-choice college was in the first place. 3) she’s the reason I didn’t lose my mind during the college application process. Laurie is a tremendous listener and a thoughtful counselor. Her meetings with my son were cheerful and optimistic, while being practical but not pedantic. She broke down the steps for him, made sure every part of the process reflected who he actually is, and was conveyed in a way the school could understand. Laurie spent a huge amount of time giving feedback on the little things, like essay formatting, but also put a lot of thought and gave guidance on the big things, like picking letter writers who knew him as a person, or highlighting activities that were his passion. Meanwhile Laurie was responsive, thoughtful and generous with her time when it came to my questions about the process, and reassuring about it working out in a way where my son would end up matched with the right school, which is exactly what happened.

Swarthmore College, Class of 2024 – PARENT

Matt & Laurie, just wanted to let you know that (our son) got accepted into his first choice school, Swarthmore. It was a very exciting moment for all of us. The college application is a rough process but we are very lucky to have you. Your guidance and support are greatly appreciated. The knowledge, expertise, and patience you have given to students are much beyond our expectations, which is why we now have our daughter working with you. THANK YOU!

Carnegie Mellon, Class of 2024 – PARENT

Laurie & Matthew, Thank you for all your support and guidance along the way! Major credit goes to you for helping her navigate through the admission process. We need to celebrate with you! Wishing you a very happy holiday season and new year!

Villanova University, Class of 2024 – PARENT

We are all so happy and relieved about our son’s acceptance to Villanova. What a great early Christmas gift. Thank you!

University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2024 – STUDENT & PARENTENT

Student: Student: I’m in! I’m in! Future Quaker :)))) thanks so much for all your help! The feeling is surreal—I got into my dream school! From brainstorming essay topics with me, to providing guidance in regards to high school scheduling, to keeping me on task, Laurie was there every step of the way, relieving stress throughout the process. She is a master of her craft. Parent: We are so grateful for Laurie and all of her knowledge, insight and guidance! Our daughter is headed to her dream school, and she couldn’t be more thrilled! Through what can be an often overwhelming and stressful process, Laurie kept us calm while continually motivating our daughter to put forth well thought-out and packaged applications. Though we live over 2,000 miles away, working with Laurie was seamless, and we cannot imagine having gone through this process without her.

George Washington University, Class of 2024 – STUDENT

I GOT IN!!!! I’m so excited right now!! Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me!

Cornell University, Class of 2024 – STUDENT

Thanks for all you have done for me, Matt & Laurie. You explained everything so clearly and helped me to make sure that my application stood out from all the others. Can’t wait to begin college in the fall!

Brandeis University, Class of 2024 – STUDENT & PARENT

Student: I GOT IN!!!!! I am also a Presidential Scholar, and I’ll receive $15,000 per year- awesome!!!!! Thank you so much for your support and encouragement throughout this entire process. I truly appreciate it so much, and I am so thankful for your help! Parent: Thank you for recommending Brandeis and then guiding our daughter through the process. Your expertise and invaluable suggestions definitely helped in achieving this favorable outcome. Our whole family is very grateful to you. We will surely recommend One Stop CC to our friends so they get the best advice there is, as they go through this rather stressful process.

University of Virginia, Class of 2024 – STUDENT

Laurie and Matt, I just learned that I was accepted into UVA! I’m really happy! Thank you for all of your guidance and support through this process!

University of Notre Dame, Class of 2024 – PARENT

We started working with Laurie a little bit late in the college process, but we were still able to catch up with her help. We were so impressed by Laurie’s ability to communicate easily with teenagers and her valuable insight on the college admission process. Our daughter was awarded two prestigious scholarships at great colleges, and she was also admitted by her dream school, which was a high reach school. Thank you so much, Laurie, well done!

Yale University, Class of 2024 – STUDENT

I still can’t believe I got into Yale! Thank you so much for being an amazing support system for my college application journey. I’ll be forever thankful and impressed by how completely thorough your guidance was–from the all-important essays and extracurriculars down to the details in crafting emails to colleges and asking for recommendations. I can confidently say that you’re the reason I got into my dream college!

Tufts University, Class of 2024 – STUDENT

Thank you so much for all of your help throughout the process. I’m so excited to be attending Tufts next year!

University of Michigan, Class of 2024 – STUDENT

I just committed to Michigan! I am so excited. Thank you for all your help and encouragement. It’s the perfect school for me.

Yale University, Class of 2024 – STUDENT

Thank you for everything you have done for me, Laurie & Matt. You kept me calm throughout the whole process and were always there to answer my questions. I had a tough choice between three amazing schools at the end, waited until the last minute, and then finally you helped me choose my school. I can’t wait to start college.

Cornell University, Class of 2024 – STUDENT

Matthew & Laurie, I wanted to write to thank you for all your guidance. I’m excited to begin my studies at Cornell. It’s the perfect school and environment for me, and I am not sure that I would have ended up there without all that you did for me. I will always appreciate your help.

Case Western Reserve University, Class of 2024 – STUDENT

Thank you for all your help, Laurie & Matt. I’m so excited to start college! And my parents and I were so excited about the large merit scholarship.

Duke University, Class of 2023 – STUDENT & PARENT

Student: Thank you so, so much for all of your support throughout this process!! Thanks for believing in my (crazy topic) essay & believing in me, even when I didn’t think I could do it!! I’m so appreciative of everything you guys have done, I couldn’t have done it without you!!! THANK YOU!!! I’m a Blue Devil! p.s. NO MORE ESSAYS Parents: Laurie and Matt, last night… tears of joy. Our daughter’s dream came true. She couldn’t have done it without your guidance and advice. Thank you so much for all your help!

Muhlenberg College/University of Pennsylvania 7-year Bio-Dent Program, Class of 2023 – STUDENT

I received my official acceptance letter to Muhlenberg and the University of Pennsylvania Dental Medicine School, the 7-year combined program. I also received a huge merit scholarship plus I was placed in the Dana Scholars program! Thank you!

Johns Hopkins University, Class of 2023 – PARENT & STUDENT

Parents: We are so grateful for your help and guidance throughout our daughter’s college application process. We are so thrilled that she got into her dream school. You were always there for her, encouraging her, pushing her and supporting her. The direction you provided was crystal clear; your suggestions were wise and insightful. We can’t thank you enough. Happy Holidays! Student: I can’t believe the college process is over! Thanks to your constant support and motivation, these four years of high school flew by so quickly. From discussing standardized testing to preparing for interviews to finalizing my college list, I definitely couldn’t have done it without your help. And you introduced me to the opportunity that resulted with my applying and to my ED school! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

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