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Read our Interview in the
Journal News
guide to private schools

A tongue-in-cheek video from Pleasant Valley High School in Chico, CA, illustrating some factors that play into college admission decisions.

A very interesting
20-minute video

A shout out to
Georgia Tech for this
amusing commercial:


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For over twenty-five years, Susan Smith has been dedicated to helping students and their parents with the often daunting and complex college application process. Located in Katonah, NY, she serves students and families across the tri-state area (Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Bergen and Fairfield Counties), New York City and beyond.

The college your child chooses will have an impact on his or her life. Students and their families may find the decision making process overwhelming as they struggle to evaluate options and make informed choices. Susan counsels students and their families in the selection of educational institutions and programs based upon the student's individual needs and talents. She helps each student complete the application process with personal attention, guiding them through the entire process and advising them on every detail. Her students attend Ivy League, private, state, specialized and alternative universities all around the country. Click here to see a list of colleges her students have chosen over the years.

As an independent consultant working with scores of families, Susan serves as an adjunct to your child’s school counselor, providing advice related to your applications and essays, as well as a timeline to keep you on target.