Denise Karp
She/her/hers
Denise Karp

About

Hi! I became a college admissions consultant to help students like you navigate the current challenges and changes in college admissions. I know how busy you are and how stressful this process can be.

I graduated as a double major in psychology and Spanish from Union College and earned my M.Ed. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My early career in education as a school psychologist provided me the opportunity to coordinate and counsel high school students in their college and transition plans. I have experience working with students with ADHD and anxiety and understand the impact that it has not only on the student but the entire family. I have been a substitute teacher, volunteered in the schools, managed the tennis teams, and taught religious school. My students enjoy working with me and benefit from my knowledge and experience as an Associate Member of IECA. I also have two sons who I have helped through the college-admissions process in the past few years. I ca...

Denise helped students get into:
Franklin and Marshall CollegeLafayette College
University of FloridaUniversity of Richmond
Wake Forest UniversityDickinson College
Bryant UniversityBentley University
Franklin and Marshall College
Lafayette College
University of Florida
University of Richmond
Wake Forest University
Dickinson College
Bryant University
Bentley University
Denise helps withโ€ฆ
Majors & Careers
Building a School List
College Interviews
College Applications & Essays
Admissions Timeline
Connecticut
5 years of experience
Union College (New York) โ€“ BA | Psychology and Spanish
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill โ€“ MEd | School Psychology
IECA
Business
Psychology
Education
Law
International Relations
Theater
Biology
Language
Creative Writing
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
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Describe yourself in five words
Mom, flexible, reliable, knowledgeable, interested

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Best piece of advice
Marriages were not made in heaven, but here on Earth.

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First job
Lindenhurst, New York: School Psychologist

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Dream job
I'm doing it now

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Favorite book
Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education

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Favorite subject in school
Tie between English and Spanish

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Favorite after-school activities
Watch high school tennis where my kids used to play

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Favorite artist
Anything country: Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, etc.

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Favorite TV show
America's got Talent

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Favorite food
Pizza

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Hobbies
Netflix, Escape Rooms, (Used to play tennis prior to injury)

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 college deposit is made. All appointments are scheduled within a student's flexible schedule and are done virtually or in person if preferred.

Packages

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.
$200($67/hr)
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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.
$700($175/hr)

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.
$1,750($175/hr)

Big Fish

40 hours

This is my comprehensive support package.
$4,600($115/hr)
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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

$40.00 + 10 cents per word
Estimated return time: 24 hours
  • Review your profile and the information provided
  • Review your essay draft
  • Offer detailed guidance for refining your essay topic and structure
  • Leave in-document feedback and changes
  • Correct grammar and punctuation (if applicable)
  • Provide a set of clear actionable next steps
Join a quick meeting
Letโ€™s chat
Any questions? Letโ€™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
Letโ€™s chat
Any questions? Letโ€™s hop on a quick call to learn more about your needs in the admissions process and how I can approach them
Connecticut
5 years of experience
Union College (New York) โ€“ BA | Psychology and Spanish
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill โ€“ MEd | School Psychology
IECA
Business
Psychology
Education
Law
International Relations
Theater
Biology
Language
Creative Writing
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
๐Ÿ–
Describe yourself in five words
Mom, flexible, reliable, knowledgeable, interested

๐Ÿ™
Best piece of advice
Marriages were not made in heaven, but here on Earth.

๐Ÿ’ผ
First job
Lindenhurst, New York: School Psychologist

๐Ÿ’ญ
Dream job
I'm doing it now

๐Ÿ“š
Favorite book
Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education

๐Ÿ““
Favorite subject in school
Tie between English and Spanish

โšฝ
Favorite after-school activities
Watch high school tennis where my kids used to play

๐ŸŽต
Favorite artist
Anything country: Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, etc.

๐Ÿ“บ
Favorite TV show
America's got Talent

๐Ÿด
Favorite food
Pizza

๐Ÿช„
Hobbies
Netflix, Escape Rooms, (Used to play tennis prior to injury)
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.