Hi! I became a college admissions consultant to help students like you navigate the current challeng...

5 years of experience
International Relations
Creative Writing
Denise helped students get into:
Franklin and Marshall College | F&MLafayette CollegeUniversity of Florida
University of RichmondWake Forest UniversityDickinson College
Franklin and Marshall College | F&M
Lafayette College
University of Florida
University of Richmond
Wake Forest University
Dickinson College
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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

My process

For my Big Fish package, I meet with students monthly early in the process as we get to know each other well. During that time, we talk a lot about fit from an academic, social and financial standpoint. Parents are involved in the process and are required to complete a questionnaire. All appointments are scheduled by the student and consultant to build independent skills. We begin school and career exploration, test prep options, extracurriculars, college tours, summer planning and resume building. We meet bimonthly at the end of junior year to brainstorm the personal statement, editing, interview prep, job search, etc. As we approach senior year, we meet as often as needed focusing on the supplemental essays and applications. My process continues through the second week in May of the senior year, after the final deposit is made. All appointments are scheduled within a student's flexible schedule and are done virtually or in person, if preferred. I do have other packages available on my website www.bigfishoncampus.com and on this site.
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.


Little Fish

3 hours

Little Fish is designed to jumpstart the process into Big Fish. This will typically consist of 2-3 meetings with additional email or telephone consultation if necessary.
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The Goldfish: Personal Statement Essay

4 hours

This package is designed to brainstorm for the essay, including topic development, critique and editing.Supplemental college essays can be added to this package at an hourly rate.


Catch the Wave

10 hours

This package includes ten hours of targeted time to assist the student with the application process (face to face, virtual or offline). Additional time may be purchased at an hourly rate.


Big Fish

40 hours

This is my comprehensive support package.
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Advising hours

College admissions advising

$175.00 / 60 min
Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process.

Interview Prep

$175.00 / 60 min
We will prepare a mock interview together.

Essay review

Full Review

$75.00 + 15 cents per word
Estimated return time: 24 hours