This is what students and parents say about working with Jody:
Jody is amazing. We had used a different college company with our son in the Midwest. It was regimented and not very personal. Working with Jody was refreshingly different. Instead of regimented, Jody is organized, and encouraging. She helped my daughter to stay on schedule & therefore she completed all of her applications early, allowing for time to focus on senior year. Jody has a system for students so that they have all of their materials in one place on-line, and access to her notes. She also provides a dependable on-line method for scheduling meetings. Senior year is challenging and my daughter felt comfortable communicating with Jody on the best of days as well as the tougher days. She is dependable and accessible & takes kids where they are at in the moment, guiding them skillfully.
We are so grateful for Jody’s expertise, professionalism and calm during what can be a pretty stressful experience for students and parents. We wish we had signed on our daughters freshman year, but despite starting much later, Jody got her on track quickly. Jody takes time to really understand and listen to the student, while working within a family’s financial realities. Her recommendations made sense, and our daughter has received many acceptances. We recommend Jody without hesitation!
I highly recommend Jody. Without her services and support to my son, it would have been very difficult to get through the college application process, and we would not have been nearly as successful. She is patient, supportive and encouraging with the students. She keeps them on track and helps them to think outside the box. It allows the parents to step back and simply support your child as a parent. She communicates well, and built good rapport with my son. She was a great resource to him, and us! Thanks Jody!
Jody is a treasure to work with, and full of information about exactly the field of study my daughter was interested in (environmental science). She was enormously helpful over the 4 months we worked with her, giving us inside info about colleges, advice for essay writing, financial aid tips, all in an organized and efficient way. Getting accepted into multiple colleges became easy in a very complicated business, and using Jody’s unique Student Portal was ongoingly helpful. I would wish for every student to work with Jody in their college process. She made it easy, exciting, and effective. I would recommend her to any student wishing to attend any kind of higher education institution. She is worth every penny when you consider the investment of a lifetime. 5 stars!
Jody with College Counseling 4 U is a life saver. We had no idea how to approach the incredibly daunting process of getting our son into college. Jody is down to earth, accessible, knowledgeable, and organized. She took our son through the entire process of extra-curriculars to essays to applying to colleges to scholarships. She truly works MAGIC! Our son applied to 8 colleges and has been accepted to 6 (still waiting to hear back from 2) WITH scholarship offers. This would have not been possible without her help and expert guidance. And she will stay with him through his first year as well! Worth every penny, hands down. I can’t recommend her enough. If you’re curious or overwhelmed by the process, just set up a meet and greet to see if she might be a good fit for you. Thank you Jody!
I can safely say there is little possibility that my daughter would have gotten into her college of choice w out Jody. I could not get her motivated – I got workbooks, I toured school with her, I made schedules, nothing was working to get her engaged in the process. I was referred to Jody by my daughter’s friend who completed a less hands-on workshop – so lots of different ways to work with Jody, but can’t recommend highly enough
the option of taking the pressure off the parents and having a skilled, kid-friendly professional guide the way. Thank you Jody!
Jody was super helpful guiding our daughter through the application process. She helped Uma get organized, select colleges, fill out the applications, and she provided feedback on her essays. It definitely took the pressure off of us pestering our daughter. Jody communicated with us after each session. I highly recommend Jody!
Jody was very helpful through the process of applying to colleges. She helped minimize the stress by taking you through the process step by step. Overall, she made it possible for me to create the best applications possible and helped reach my goals of getting accepted into my top schools. I couldn’t have got through the process without her.
Jody was nothing but helpful for my family and I during my college application process. She made sure everything was done in a stress-free manner and always listened to my concerns and questions. I felt so much more confident in my applications with her help, and I also appreciated how warm and welcoming she is to all her students.
Jody is a superb counselor that helped me decide on colleges that I’d like to attend. We worked thoroughly through the entire application process in a very low-stress manner and secured my place in the schools I’m interested in. Thank you so much, Jody!
Jody is an amazing college counselor! I worked with her from the end of Junior year through midway of my senior. I just got excepted to all the schools I applied for and I think a lot of that is owed to her, she helps with managing all of the confusing details and pairing you were schools that would be a good fit. I learned about a lot of schools that I don’t think I would’ve found without her. If you have any anxiety or worry about applying to college or details of the transition Jody would be perfect for you. She’s understanding, kind, flexible and super supportive!
I cannot recommend Jody enough for college counseling! Every session is worthwhile! Whatever college advice you need, she has!
Great college help, the portal helped me stay on track and meet deadlines, and the meetings helped me de-stress and stay on track without getting overwhelmed by all the things.
Jody made a challenging process so much easier – feeling grateful for her expertise and calm guidance. I recommend her highly.
Jody at College Counseling 4 U is an exceptional college guidance counselor. We found her when our daughter was a freshman, and Jody guided her in what classes to take and recommended activities that would give her a well-rounded high school transcript. Jody is incredibly knowledgeable about how to navigate submitting applications, financial aid information and deadlines. Jody is also a great bridge between child and parent when things get stressful, as they tend to do.
College Counseling 4 U has been an invaluable resource in the complicated transition from high school to college. It is an investment in your child’s future, and we are so pleased that we found Jody. She is a professional through and through who offers a service that benefits kids and parents alike, and she does it all with kindness, care and diligence. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Jody is an exceptional counselor in helping parents and students navigate the system of applying for colleges, writing essays and dealing with the entire process. She is flexible in dealing with students’ schedules and communicates well. Overall my son Kevin and my husband and I would highly recommend her as an advocate for families.
Jody helped our son complete and submit his applications and essays early enough that he began receiving admission notices in December of his Senior year. As a result there is more time to research scholarships, IB and AP credit, and he has more time to decide which school to choose. Totally worth it!
Jody, was like having an extended part of our family whom was looking out for our son during a very stressful time. She kept him on track during junior and senior year. It took a lot of weight off our shoulders as parents. She kept track of all the deadlines, getting him through the applications and essays. Meanwhile, she really connected with our son and tried to steer him towards the right choices for him.
I cannot imagine navigating college planning without the patient and expert guidance of Jody and College Counseling 4 U. She kept the process on schedule and encouraged thoughtful reflection from our high school senior. I cannot be more emphatic about the benefits of seeking her counseling early in one’s high school career – she gets students (and parents) thinking proactively. Our youngest child, a soon-to-be sophomore, will start working with her soon.
Jody has so much inside knowledge on what admission counselors are looking for. She helped me edit my application essays until they were exactly how I I wanted them. She also was a great person I could talk to when I was feeling stressed about the applications or tense times with my parents. She helped me so much and the program she offers is an investment worth taking.
College Counseling 4 U made the college application process stress-free and easy. As a parent, I can’t recommend it highly enough. Jody worked with our student to shape and customize his list of schools. She kept him on track so that applications were done early with no grousing or procrastinating. He’s excited about his college prospects and we owe so much of it to Jody.