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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Tufts University, Class of 2025 – STUDENT

Laurie & Matt, I GOT INTO TUFTS!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP! I can’t wait for next year!!

Vanderbilt University, Class of 2025 – PARENT

My son got into Vanderbilt, his first choice!!! What a great Christmas gift! We could have not been where we are without Laurie! Her knowledge of colleges and high schools is extensive and thorough! What college is looking for what kind of students? How colleges view individual high schools? ASK Laurie, she knows them all!!! She pays attention to every detail about my child! She knows how to mentor a not too driven but capable student! She knows when to push and when to encourage! She is also a parents’ mentor! She made me realize what to expect in the whole process! She is always responsive! Whenever you have a question, she answers it right away! She is HONEST! She NEVER sugar coats anything. When she tells me there is a chance, it pretty much is the way it is! I can’t shut up about how resourceful, capable, dedicated, knowledgeable and experienced Laurie is! If you want to maximize the opportunity of your kid getting into his or her dream school, Laurie is the choice, not of the choices, but the ONLY choice! I had wasted time and money before I found the real deal—Laurie!!!!

Wake Forest, Class of 2025 – STUDENT

One-Stop made me so prepared for the college process! Starting with the worksheets Laurie gives out for your first college visit, you know exactly what to look for in terms of size, spirit, atmosphere, etc. She makes sure that you have a final college list by the end of your junior year, with a perfect mix of likely, target, reach schools. She makes sure to keep you on top of deadlines with essays and interviews. Her interview prep was very helpful. I felt prepared and knew everything that I would possibly need to know about potential awkward or difficult questions. With college essays, Laurie makes sure that every word on the page belongs there. A long and tedious process for sure, but my essays were much improved in terms of flow, grammatical errors, and content. She was a major help with this whole process and was a large help in getting me into my Early Decision school. In comparison to my friends, I felt much more prepared because One-Stop covers everything from the activity list to random but very important statistics regarding the college process. She makes sure everything is done early and done well. I am very happy to have had Laurie lead me in this long and frustrating process!

Oxford College/Emory University, Class of 2025 – STUDENT

I am overjoyed to say that I will be going to Oxford College at Emory next year. Words can’t begin to express my gratitude for all your help.

Tufts University, Class of 2025 – STUDENT

I just shared the good news …I got in! THANK you very much, Laurie & Matt, for all the hardworking and tremendous help!!!

NYU, Stern School of Business, Class of 2025 – STUDENT

Great news — I was accepted to Stern today! Thank you, Laurie and Matt for your continued support and work for me, even when I haven’t been the most responsible student. Thank you so much for your continued help!

Villanova University, Class of 2025 – STUDENT

Laurie & Matt, I can’t thank you enough for everything that you’ve done for me over the years, I’ll never forget all of the wonderful opportunities made possible through you and One- Stop.

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 & PARENT

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!

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