"It is bittersweet to come off your newsletter email list. It means we are truly done - no more college applications. Of course you never know - one or more of my boys might be reaching out for help on resumes and applications along their paths of employment and additional programs.
Your service is a great value - high quality at a reasonable price. Your high school to college Plans were perfect in helping my sons think about their high school years when they were freshmen. You helped them think about what they really enjoyed doing and the related planning (classes, extracurriculars, and even testing) that eased their college admissions process when the time came. This certainly helped reduce the stress when the true work started junior and senior year, and we are all very thankful for your help in guiding them with your direct, but supportive, style. Your knowledge of the process streamlined many things and kept them ahead of the game.
Thank you for sharing your talents with each of my children and helping them each find their passions and voice; your service was truly a blessing to have available through this increasingly crazy process!"
- Christie Osborne, parent of CHHS students, 2020 and 2018
"Pat was a HUGE help to us! She helped to create high school (2 year) plans. Pat did an incredible job of getting to know both of my daughters as individuals. She had great insight into what strengths and weaknesses they had in terms of the college application process and made valuable suggestions for activities that might interest them while filling potential ‘gaps’ in their future applications. She helped plan their courses during their Junior and Senior years and also discussed the differences between the SAT and ACT. In addition, Pat outlined the testing dates and helped determine when my daughters should take their tests for returned tests and retakes if necessary. Honestly, I felt like Pat gave us a template to navigate the college process! I’ve recommended her to several friends and everyone I know has been grateful."
-Stacy Cox, Mom to a UNC Junior, FSU Freshman, and 8th grade twins
that will meet with Pat sometime in the near future, 2020
"Thank you so much for helping me through the college application process. I am truly grateful. I was accepted into every school I applied to, which I know you expected but I still find it hard to believe. I'm very excited about what lies ahead and I can't wait to start my new adventures in Florida!" - R.M., Middle College graduate,, 2019
"We are so very grateful for all of your help! You helped me keep my sanity through this process with twins more than you will ever know." - Lisa Kelly, parent of two CHS seniors, 2019
"As the owner of ColPrep Tutoring, Pat was a great resource to help us through the stressful and complex process of college applications, standardized tests and extra-curricular lists. Her advice was extremely helpful to me as a parent, and she was always available to answer my questions. She connected us to great tutors. When she opened Lewis Select College Consulting, she did a spot-on College Match (I think she secretly has a crystal ball). She showed great knowledge of the schools and fit, suggesting 2 schools that were out of our list, which turned out to be among my daughter’s top choices. Happy to have connected with Pat - just wish we have started the process at least one year before junior year." - C.O., parent of two CHS seniors , 2019
"Pat has been so helpful holding our hands as parents while she focuses on ensuring our kids are ready for college! She has worked with us for both our children. I highly recommend working with Pat very early in high school to put a plan in place that makes the process as simple as it could be. Thank you, Pat!" - Gina S., parent of CHCCS rising senior and sophomore, 2019
"You know how sometimes your children listen to other people more than their own parents? Well, our son listened to Pat intently, and her words motivated him to take on more leadership and community service roles while there was still sufficient time. She even offered specific volunteer opportunities that matched with his interests. My husband and I learned a lot from Pat, and today’s college application process was comfortingly demystified for us, but the real gem of our experience was getting our child to act."
– Rae Jean P., parent of a rising senior at CFS, 2019
" I'm so excited about the scholarships you found for me. I had not seen ANY of them on the websites I had visited. I'm looking forward to applying for them and I'll keep you posted. Oh, and I'll be back next year once I get to college so you can help me again!" - A.J., CHCCS senior 2019-2020
"Thank you so much for your amazing college match! The University of Rochester was never on my radar until you suggested it to me as a great fit and it turned out to be my perfect fit! After looking into it and visiting, I loved it so much that I applied Early Decision and was accepted not only into the university, but also into a special accelerated Master's program for education! I'm so excited to start in the fall and to spend the next 5 years there! I can't thank you enough for all of your help!"
—Jillian B., U of Rochester Freshman 2018-19
"I have been doing some research on the colleges you suggested on the College Match and I really like them.
I'm applying to three of them.
-Claudia R;, CHCCS rising
" When I met with you in my senior year, you had a way of instilling a sense of confidence in me. You truly cared about me and my stories and helped me construct the best version of myself and communicate who I am through my essays. I was so excited to earn acceptance to UNC. Fast forward 2 years - here I was again working with you on my Kenan-Flagler Business School application and essays. I was just notified last week that I gained acceptance and was also selected as a finalist to their GLOBE program. Thank you for everything!"
- J.Z., 2019
"I highly recommend Pat, both for big picture issues of classes, tests, extra curricular insight, and testing timelines, but even more so for efficient focus on my child's strengths and interests. Pat has wonderful ideas for preparing for and connecting with schools of interest outside of expected campus visits and applications. Best of all, she has terrific energy and enthusiasm which keeps the college search process the
fun and exciting opportunity
it should be. Thank you, Pat."
- J.M., parent of junior at ECHHS, 2019-2020
"I got a very high score on the SAT II Subject Test in World History. I'm so glad I met with you so you could suggest that I take it this year. I just wanted to let you know how much you have helped me with preparing for college."
- Connor Lopez, CHCCS
rising junior, 2019-2020
"I'm so excited to be a Morehead Scholar! Honestly, it's a dream come true and I want to thank you for all of your help. I went in feeling very prepared and relaxed.
Thank you SO MUCH!"
- C.C., CHCCS senior 2019
"We were so lucky to have found Pat to help with our daughters' college searches. The 2 year PLAN was critical in helping our girls delineate what was important, where to put their efforts, and how to showcase their talents. She has a wonderful ability to see the best in every child. I have recommended her to many! Some of the best money
we've ever spent!"
- Jane A., mother of UNC junior
and rising senior at CHHS,
"The college matches you made for us were great. We had not even considered several of these schools. Now it's time for my son to use the helpful links you provided to narrow down where we'll visit."
- Elizabeth R., parent of a
CHCCS rising senior, 2018