Stephanie Vitanzo
Stephanie Vitanzo
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About

I am deeply invested in and committed to supporting the unique academic and emotional journeys of each student. I am truly at my best when helping others and have been fascinated by human relationships and interpersonal communication from a young age.

As a licensed K12 school counselor, I have dedicated the past 17 years to working with students both at the higher ed and secondary level including college counseling and advising, career development, individual and small group counseling, peer conflict and mediation as well as expressive arts therapy.Through my work in schools, I have seen first-hand the transformative nature of establishing positive relationships with youth. I deliver a deft blend of counseling and advocacy skills which have proven successful in helping others navigate the many social and emotional challenges of middle school, high school and beyond.

My focus is helping students and their families explore, develop – and ultimately achieve – their personal goals. Fr...

Stephanie helps with…
Majors & Careers
Building a School List
College Interviews
Common App
College Applications & Essays
Admissions Timeline
Bergen County, NJ
17 years of experience
Muhlenberg College – BA | Psychology
Northeastern University – MEd | Higher Education Administration
Montclair State University – MA | Counseling, Licensed School Counselor K-12
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)

My process

Your path to college doesn’t have to paralyze you!

I help to empower students to recognize their unique qualities, celebrate their authentic self and place emphasis on FIT over FORCE.Let me help by focusing on your strengths, passions and mapping your application journey in a straightforward, organized and realistic way.

My process begins with individual care and attention to what makes you, YOU. TOGETHER we develop a personalized plan to meet your needs.

My coaching style is: *action-oriented *student-centered *defines roles *values individuality *crystalizes expectations *establishes structure *emphasizes healthy communication within the family

Packages

"The Jump Start" Profile Check

3 hours

By completing the CJS Profile Check, you can expect to receive a timely, realistic and straightforward assessment that provides you with an initial college list. Additionally, the assessment will gauge your level of admissions competitiveness in today’s college market, offer specific strategies for increasing your competitive edge, and suggest additional schools that you may not have considered. (The inclusion of transcript, test scores and writing sample is required.)
$392($131/hr)
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Freshman Transition: "The BIG Jump"

4 hours

You've been admitted! Now what? Post-admission counseling will give you the skillset for a successful Freshman year. We’ll help you choose your first year classes, set academic goals and handle financial responsibilities. Provide insight to prepare you for a new living and social environment {we’ll even offer guidance on what to pack and what to leave at home)
$520($130/hr)
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"The Running Start" Toolkit

5 hours

Feeling overwhelmed? Don't know where to start? Unclear family expectations about college? This package provides all the tools necessary to begin your college search in an organized way: Everything from identifying and refining your personal goals, strengths and career interests to advice on entrance exams, help understanding admissions terminology and strategies for planning a campus visit.
$665($133/hr)
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The "Writer's Block" Bundle

12 hours

Do you find yourself staring at a blank screen? Lacking personal statement ideas? This package appeals to students who need help expressing themselves in written form. Students will receive unlimited revisions on all application essays (maximum of 8 unique writings) and includes unique writings, as well as supplemental essay responses. Students are reminded that strong writing and powerful statements don't come overnight. While feedback will be constructive, focused, and effective, admission committees want to hear YOUR voice, not someone else's.
$1,485($124/hr)
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The "Triple" Jump All Access**

20 hours

This comprehensive package supports and addresses many of the incessant stressors that often accompany the logistics of juggling college applications. This package includes a profile check, search assistance and suggestions (including likely/target/reach recommendations), personal statement and application reviews (up to two unique major essays), resume/activity formation, interview practice and tips. **(starting no later than July preceding senior year)
$2,500($125/hr)
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Advising hours

College admissions advising

$150.00 / 60 min

Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process.


Essay review

Full Review

$65.00 + 15 cents per word
Estimated return time: 10 hours

Description

A comprehensive review of your essay draft. Recommended if you have a rough or strong draft.

Recent reviews

4.9(7 reviews)

“The review was timely and helped me hone my topic and avoid repetitiveness which I really appreciate. The feedback was great, it was very specific. The edits to grammar, structure, and transition looked slightly rushed. It was a bit hard to read, some words and sentences were almost completely incoherent and I had to guess what she was trying to say. "

Olivia J.

“I loved how Stephanie was able to explain thoroughly where at certain points I don't represent myself fully. I also loved the tips that she gave me on what to improve on for my future drafts."

colin a.
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Any questions? Let’s hop on a quick call to learn more about your needs in the admissions process and how I can approach them
Join a quick meeting
Let’s chat
Any questions? Let’s hop on a quick call to learn more about your needs in the admissions process and how I can approach them
Bergen County, NJ
17 years of experience
Muhlenberg College – BA | Psychology
Northeastern University – MEd | Higher Education Administration
Montclair State University – MA | Counseling, Licensed School Counselor K-12
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Tips for success
1. Prepare for your first session
Plan out the questions and topics you'd like to discuss. If you'd like to work together in the long term, discuss expectations for each other.