College Docs helped me so much with the whole college process. I was able to manage my school work and applying for school. I learned how to prepare for an interview, how to write an excellent essay and meet all of my deadlines on time. It was so helpful getting feedback about my essays, and what I needed to work on.
College Docs helped reduce a lot of my stress of the college application process. It was nice to have a lot of support and advice when it came to choosing the perfect school for me. Without them I wouldn't be where I am. I learned that if you are ever having trouble, you can go to College Docs and ask for help because they are so determined to get you to where you want to be.
S. F., student
The pressure of deciding on a college is immense and can easily overwhelm even the most stoic of people. This effect can be increased even more if the choice is for a graduate school. I wanted to make absolutely certain of my decision for the program that would ultimately give me a doctorate of physical therapy. This would be a roughly three-year commitment and I knew I would need help. With the help of Vicki and Joan at College Docs, I was able to do just that.
Vicki and Joan made it very clear that they take their responsibilities very seriously. We initially established a checklist including all of the steps and procedures which would eventually need to get done. After some general criteria was met, such as only top 50 ranked programs, I left it to College Docs to handle the vetting of the programs. During my very next visit they had arranged a spreadsheet of some twenty five schools which all fit my criteria and ten or so details about each one including class size, on-campus housing, length of program, study abroad opportunities, etc. Many of these details were things I had not even considered when creating my selection criteria but seeing them on the page made me realize how important they could all be in my final decision. This kind of proactive decision-making in several other places along this several month process made the laborious work load far more manageable and streamlined.
Once the school selection had been narrowed down to a dozen or so, the real work began. We spent several hours over a few sessions tweaking and revising not only the main essay, but the supplemental essays as well. All of these required extensive work and revising as they would essentially be the real determining factor between myself and all of the other academically comparable candidates. They planned ahead of the earliest deadlines for school submissions and stuck to those goals flawlessly which also helped to keep my stress levels low.
It is absolutely not an understatement at all to say I am certain I would not have gotten into the programs I had without the help of Vicki and Joan. Because of them I had my pick of programs to choose from and am now attending Northern Arizona University’s DPT program in August 2018. I cannot thank either of these two enough. Because of College Docs I am sure I am on the right path for my future.
G.S., graduate student
I want to thank you so so so so much for everything you've done for me. I cannot possibly express how much I appreciate the time, energy, and work you put in to help me through this whole process.
I have heard back from all twelve schools and these are the admission decisions:
3. Ithaca ($20,000 renewable scholarship)
4. University of Vermont ($16,000 renewable scholarship)
5. Wheaton ($19,000 renewable scholarship + $3,000 for study-abroad program)
6. Franklin and Marshall
I cannot thank you enough for all the help you've given me. I am extraordinarily grateful.
I can't possibly thank you enough for all you've done for me. This whole college process has been such a journey that I would have been so much more difficult without you. I can now finally say that I have happily committed to the University of Florida, and I'm very excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
J .S., high school senior
This information was immensely helpful,
Thanks so much,
Lesley is great. We got slammed with some horrendous weather early on but I managed to still make the best of it.
So far there seems to be lots of interesting people and classes that I can imagine will only become more accessible as the weather gets nicer.
In terms of my art the school is very engaging, frankly more so than my first college.
I owe you my thanks for helping me get in!
H.C., transfer student
I am writing to tell you that I got accepted to Tufts University! I’m kind of still in the freak-out mode, but I just wanted to let you know the decision and thank you again for all your help that got me to this point. I will keep letting you know as decisions come out, this was the first one released!
I just wanted to let you know that I got accepted to Oberlin as well!
Found out I got into Haverford today! I was really surprised too, because I know Haverford only accepts <5% of transfer students. It’s very exciting and encouraging news.
Just writing you to tell you I got into both Macalester and Vassar!
I never expected to have this many options! Right now I’m leaning towards Tufts. I toured it today and I got a good vibe from it, and am kind of feeling that a slightly larger school may be better and less confining.
It’s clear from the vast difference in responses from colleges this year compared to last year that you helped me A LOT.
I found out that I got accepted to Wesleyan and Barnard!
Thank you so much for your help through the challenging application process. I’m honestly still in shock at how I ended up getting into 7/8 of these schools.
Going to Tufts next year!!!
Thanks so much!
B.H,, transfer student
Dr. Franklin was instrumental in fine-tuning my writing and listening to what I wanted to express in my graduate school entrance essay. She also helped me with understanding what requirements were needed to apply for graduate school and kept me to a timeline. Dr. Franklin and College Docs were extremely beneficial to my graduate school application process. I would recommend them to undergraduate and graduate students alike to assist in the application process and additional needs!
I.B., graduate student
He went from a 1580 combined to a 1730 (on the SAT). Thank you so much!!! He will be sending off his common app with confidence!!! Just that little bit of time (tutoring) with Alex made such a difference. Can you imagine what more time can do!!! Have a great New Year and I will keep making referrals to you.
The improved scores allowed him to meet admission expectations at UConn/Storrs and he is accepted!
I cannot overstate the role that Dr. Vicki Boudin played in guiding us through this process. There is absolutely NO WAY I could have done this without Vicki. She was able to establish a relationship with my daughter who was guarded and suspicious at the beginning of the process. By the mid point, Vicki and she had established quite the rapport.
Vicki was instrumental in holding my hand and guiding me through the process. My daughter would not be going to college this year without Vicki’s services. Her advice was a life saver.
We are very happy that we made the decision to work with College Docs to help us find the right college for our daughter to attend. Because her learning disabilities resulted in a poor high school GPA and low SAT scores, we were not sure which colleges, if any, would be appropriate for her. College Docs did an excellent job finding schools for us to consider. They knew which schools had good programs for students with learning disabilities. Our daughter was matched with a consultant, Dr. Joan Franklin, who was just right for her. We felt that everyone worked well together - consultant, student and parents. The consultant kept us on track with all the various deadlines. She helped our daughter edit the essays and fill out the applications.
The entire college admissions process went extremely smoothly due to the expertise of College Docs. They greatly reduced the stress of the application process. We would not have been able to work with our daughter on any aspects of this process, so we knew that we needed a third party to help us. They kept our daughter on track with what she needed to do in order to meet all the various deadlines.
We knew that our daughter would not be able to handle the college admissions process on her own and that we did not know enough about it ourselves. We knew that we needed to start the process early and that we needed help to keep on track with all of the various steps along the way. We are very grateful to College Docs for all their expertise and feel that our daughter now has an opportunity to attend an excellent college that is just right for her.
The professors and staff at University of New Hampshire are so helpful and friendly.
The food is excellent, delish, THE BEST. Coming for a foodie, that’s high praise - it’s because of the hospitality program
Campus is beautiful—new pools and stadium Lots of clubs/organizations to join
Amtrak right on campus. Easy to get work-study job
I love it here!
S.F., college freshman
Hello Joan and Vicki,
My kids LOVE their school choices.
Surprise! C. is fully involved in school joining study groups. He stated he wants to be super successful because he never wants to leave.
S. is so organized she has surprised everyone… she whips out her resume and planner like a pro. Fantastic Disability Office – Super accommodating and they have their own tutors. There’s academic support everywhere!!!
She is receiving support for a lecture class- there’s an additional small class environment for students who need to regroup/support.
The disability office and other academic departments do have scholarships which she can apply for and she will receive merit scholarship based on academic success. Also, easy to get a work-study job.
Thank you for all you did for them. They are so happy!
R.C., parent of multiples
On Colorado State University:
- Campus is beautiful… Big, but feel “the love”; “I love it here!!!
- Great transportation: bikes, bus, zip cars
- Professors are super low key, friendly
- I like that I can live in housing specific to my interests
- Plenty clubs/sports/activities
- New Football stadium
- Fort Collins is very upscale and has lots of fantastic restaurants/microbreweries/art galleries
- Colorado offers outstanding outdoor adventures right close to campus
Everything is going great at Hofstra! I love all of my friends and classes are super fun. I just got a job on campus as an office assistant in the journalism department, and it's federal work study so that's great. Also, I just got cast in my first club show last night!! I'm super excited about it.
I really feel like I'm doing well here. I'm super happy and I'm loving it at Hofstra. I couldn't have done it without all of your help.
A. M., college freshman
Working with College Docs took the stress out of the college transfer process for us as parents. They worked with our daughter, helping her to mold her essays to truly reflect her scholastic and vocational goals and interests, as well as her accomplishments. They were very responsive and provided feedback with very quick turnaround time. They understand what colleges are looking for and their critiques were on-point and direct.
Of course the clearest measure of their helpfulness is our daughter’s success rate during the transfer process. She was accepted at seven of eight schools that she was applying to. This included several schools where she was wait-listed when she applied as a freshman.
We’re grateful to the College Docs team for helping to turn around our daughter’s college experience. After her disappointing freshman year, she has had very positive sophomore and junior years at her new school and is looking forward to her senior year.
J. H., parent of transfer student