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Woolf College Consulting


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College and Graduate School Admissions Consultant Who Finds the Best College/Grad School Match for Students and
Motivates Them to Achieve their Academic and Personal Goals

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Woolf College Consulting

  1. 1. Woolf College Consulting Works for You THE BEST MATCH LIFELONG SKILLS Customized Counseling that matches academic and personal goals with the best Real-world Expertise that gives students the tools to skillfully showcase their unique colleges and graduate schools personalities, strengths and abilities Review and Analysis of each student’s background, academic experience, activities, How to write a compelling essay interests and career ambitions How to prepare for and conduct a winning interview Design and Management of an individualized action plan, including course selection, testing, school visits, and the preparation and submission of applications How to create a powerful, professional resume Evaluation and Assessment of offers of admission that empower students to make the right decisions regarding higher education How to effectively evaluate colleges and universities, programs and opportunities STRESS-BUSTERS SPECIAL SERVICES Professional Knowledge of the admissions process that reduces student anxiety Early Start consulting during Middle School and 9th and 10th grades, at no extra and keeps parents well-informed and in the loop charge for students who enroll for 11th and 12th grades Perspective that is balanced and independent and complements the work of the Options for students with learning differences and ADD/ADHD school counselor Ivy League advice Insight into current trends and developments through higher education publications, Gap year, summer and study abroad programs regular school visits, and regional and national conferences Law school and graduate school admissions Guidance that gives students as much time as needed to plan and apply to college and graduate school Availability beyond school hours
  2. 2. Who I Am My Education: I hold a Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA, and I My Media: I have been featured in the cover story, am a graduate of the PACAC Institute for College Counseling. I am a magna V.I.P., in the January 6, 2008 edition of The New York cum laude graduate of New York University, where I was elected to Phi Beta Times Special Supplement, Education Life; in the Kappa. I am certified as a secondary school teacher by the State of New September 2010 issue of Westchester Magazine York. I hold a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law where I graduated at (Getting That Big Fat Envelope); in the Great Schools the top of my class. Parent’s Guide to K-12 Success (Should My Teen Take Four Years of a Foreign Language?); and in My Experience: My career-oriented focus to college and graduate school (Stress, College Admissions and admissions draws on my experience in the business world, as well as my Your Employees). educational background. As an award-winning editor and writer specializing in higher education and secondary school, I have gained invaluable insight I am a contributor to Get into College (Atlanta, into families, secondary school and higher education. Thanks to my law Georgia: Hundreds of Heads Books, 2009) and How background, I am an effective advisor to and advocate for my students. My to Survive Getting Into College (Atlanta, Georgia: law, writing and editing skills give students an advantage in brainstorming, Hundreds of Heads Books, 2006), and I share tips crafting and polishing essays that sing and in creating powerful, professional on the college process in the Counselor’s Corner resumes that become the foundations for their careers of the Get into College online newsletter: the college search, surfing college websites, visiting colleges, My Presentations: I have moderated programs with college deans from colleges visiting you, organizing applications, across the United States in Greenwich, Connecticut (College Ahead!) and summer activities, financial aid, meeting deadlines, in Scarsdale, New York (the annual Inside the Admissions Office program), and creating a senior year checklist. and I have run college admissions workshops on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. I have also moderated programs for my fellow professionals: I have written about college for the RJ Insider’s Where Credit is Due: How to Decipher the High School Transcript, for IECA Guide to College Life and for the newsletter of (Independent Educational Consultants Association) and Students Living CACLD, the Connecticut Association for Children Abroad and College Admission, at the annual conference of the National and Adults with Learning Disabilities. I was the Association for College Admission Counseling, an organization of more College Insider columnist in Westchester County, than 11,000 professionals who assist students as they make choices about N.Y. You can read a number of those columns in pursuing postsecondary education. the Articles section of my website. My programs have featured panelists from American University, Barnard My Affiliations: I am a member of the National College, Bucknell University, Butler University, Columbia University, Dickinson Association for College Admission Counseling College, Indiana University, Lafayette College, Muhlenberg College, (NACAC), the Higher Education Consultants Northeastern University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, SUNY New Paltz, Association (HECA), the Independent Educational Syracuse University, the University of Chicago, University of Connecticut, Consultants Association (IECA), the New York State University of Rochester, University of Virginia, and Vanderbilt University. Association for College Admission Counseling Bringing together the decision-makers in college admissions to talk with (NYSACAC) and the Westchester/Putnam/Rockland students and parents and my colleagues is among my greatest pleasures. Counseling Association (WPRCA).
  3. 3. What They Say... “Betsy has excellent rapport with students, parents and college “I want to thank you and again say that you have been amazing and that administrators. Her essay-editing skills and ability to match kids and colleges again, thanks to you she is in! The thing I really like about how you work is that are first-rate.” you did not allow her to settle for second best in her essays.” Associate Provost and Executive Vice Dean, Ivy League medical school Parent of high school senior, Syracuse University [Early Decision] Class of 2014 “Thank you SO MUCH for helping me get into my dream schools!...My family “You made the process so much easier and less angst-ridden. If only I had and I truly appreciate all you’ve done for me.” been so smart with my first and second children!! I now wonder why I didn’t High school senior, Dartmouth College Class of 2012 hire a college counselor for my other kids. The process was so difficult; not the work per se, but the interactions. So much nagging and arguing... My daughter By senior year, [Betsy] is contacting [students] weekly to remind them too enjoyed working with you. You were, as always, helpful and willing to take about deadlines, to brainstorm ideas for college essays and to review their the time to talk through her decision-making process.“ applications. She prepare[s] them for their interviews by staging mock Parent of high school senior, Hobart & William Smith Colleges Class of 2012 sessions.” New York Times, Education Life, January 6, 2008 “After you finished working with my son on his personal essay, he showed it to his English teacher. She’s the toughest teacher in the school, and she loved it. “My daughter got into the car one day after working with you, and said, ‘I She said she could tell that it was his voice.” would have finished my personal essay sooner if I hadn’t worked with Betsy, Parent of high school senior, Bentley University Class of 2013 but it would have been crap’...Thank you so much for all of the great help you gave her, because I don’t think she could have done it without you.” “College is going great. I absolutely love Binghamton University and definitely Parent of high school senior, M.I.T. [Early Action] Class of 2013 made the right decision. I’d like to thank you again for helping me achieve my goals and getting to where I am right now. “ “Many thanks again for all your help - am impressed and appreciative of your Freshman, Binghamton University Class of 2012 significant effort to, as you say, Stand Out. Will be in touch re my next child in due course.” “We couldn’t have done it without you, and I can’t thank you enough. Parent of high school senior, Swarthmore College [Early Decision] Class of 2013 We’ll see you with the next one!” Parent of high school senior, Wesleyan University [Early Decision] Class of 2014 “Many thanks again. If you ever need us to vouch for you, please use us!!! We are very happy clients.” “I got into Penn! Thank you for everything!” Parent of high school seniors, Brandeis University [Early Decision] Class of 2013 and School of Visual Arts High school senior, University of Pennsylvania [Early Decision] Class of 2012 Class of 2013 “Anyway I just wanted to thank you so much for all of your help. Without “...with much gratitude, Betsy, for your guidance and hard work in aiding our your help I do not know how far I would have gotten in the college process. daughter through the ‘college adventure’ of choosing, applying, interviewing... Throughout the whole year you have been so helpful with everything from my You did so well by her. She told me the other day that for the first time in her essays to my resume to all the deadlines. I just wanted to personally extend life, she feels smart. We never would have found St. Joe’s without you. She my gratitude to you and I will be sure to keep you posted on how my college just loves it.” experience is going. Thanks again.” Parent of college freshman [awarded athletic scholarship], St. Joseph’s University Class of 2013 High school senior, Indiana University Class of 2014
  4. 4. It’s never too soon to jump-start your college and graduate school planning. A call or email is all it takes! WOOLF COLLEGE CONSULTING Betsy F. Woolf Mamaroneck, NY Telephone: 914.381.6338 Fax: 413.803.7521 bf w w w w /a47/797 w w _college Copyright Betsy F. Woolf 2010. All Rights Reserved.