Ronni Shaw
She/Her/Hers
Ronni Shaw

About

Ronni Shaw (she/her) is from Boston, Massachusetts and attended Washington University in St. Louis and Boston University School of Social Work. She is trained as a clinical social worker and has worked extensively in education, non-profits, community organizing, foundation direction, and social and political activism. She became especially interested in the college application process when her children, at a private college-prep high school in Nashville, were guided with the exact correct balance of support and independence. She has helped many young people make that same journey.

Ronni helped students get into:
George Washington UniversityTulane University
Emory UniversityNortheastern University
University of ChicagoLoyola University Chicago
New York UniversityColumbia University
George Washington University
Tulane University
Emory University
Northeastern University
University of Chicago
Loyola University Chicago
New York University
Columbia University
Ronni helps with…
Admissions Timeline
Building a School List
Majors & Careers
College Applications & Essays
College Interviews
Transfers
Extracurriculars
High School Course Selection
Standardized Tests (SAT/ACT)
Financial Aid & Scholarships
School-Specific Supplemental Essays
Community College
Highly Selective College Admissions
Waitlist & Deferral Assistance
Boston/Southern New Hampshire
34 years of experience
Washington University in St. Louis – BA | Sociology with a minor in psychology. Also took many education, literature, and anthropology classes.
Boston University – MSW | Social Work degree with emphasis on clinical work and community organizing.
Psychology
Sociology
Anthropology
Education
Law
International Relations
Communications
Art
Design
Public Policy
Special Education
First-Generation College Students
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Volunteering
Community Organizing
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)

My process

I want to hear from you, and the main adults in your life, to begin this process. Together we will figure out how best I can help, what your main goals are, and make a detailed plan to reach them in a timely manner. I will ask questions to help you define your objectives and concerns and to make sure I am understanding them accurately. As I provide service & support, I will check-in offen to make sure you feel we are on the right track. I will expect you to be honest & open about your expectations, our pace, and the quality of the help I am providing. I will give you regular & detailed feedback. Examples of what we can work on include, but are not limited to, strengthening your extracurricular and academic profiles, crafting an essay and resume that showcase your skills, applying for financial aid & scholarships, creating and narrowing your college list, and making the final choice. My goal is to help you find the academic and social environment that is the best fit for you to have a successful college experience and set you up to achieve your longer-term goals. I will provide an optional short evaluation for you to complete when our work together is finished.

Packages

5 hours

5 hours

Great for the following type of work: defining, setting and managing goals, choosing schools to apply to, working on your essay or resume, practicing interview skills, or reviewing financial aid/scholarship options.
$700($140/hr)
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10 hours

10 hours

Great for a deeper dive into a few of whichever portions of the college application process you find most challenging. This package includes a strategic planning piece including due dates for you to share with your adults.
$1,300($130/hr)
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25 hours

25 hours

Here is detailed support for your application process and includes a strategic plan with delineated objectives, assigned responsibilities, and due dates outlined for you to share with your adults.
$3,000($120/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.


Are We Right For Each Other?

$20.00 / 30 min

Tell me your story and ask me questions. Decide if I am right for you!


College List Building

$190.00 / 75 min

We'll create, and decide focus for researching, a list of schools for you to seriously consider.


College List Narrowing

$150.00 / 60 min

From your list, we will choose safety, target, and reach schools that are the best fit for you.


College: Ultimate Decision

$150.00 / 60 min

I'll help you and your adults decide which college to accept!


Essay Brainstorm

$115.00 / 45 min

Brainstorm or hone potential essay topics to set you up for success.


Essay Outlining

$150.00 / 60 min

We'll detail and outline your two best ideas so you will be ready to write a successful essay.


Essay Revision 200-400 words

$150.00 / 60 min

We'll edit your 200-400 word essay together. You will know your next steps in the writing process.


Essay Revision 500-650 words

$225.00 / 90 min

We'll edit your 500-650 word essay together. You will know your next steps in the writing process.


Extracurriculars

$75.00 / 30 min

We'll discuss how to build and present your extracurriculars.


Get Organized!

$115.00 / 45 min

We will build a shared Google Sheet to track your college data and deadlines.


Getting The Most Out Of Your College Visits

$115.00 / 45 min

For HS Sophomores and Juniors- How to use your time & money wisely when visiting colleges.


HS Counselor Reference

$115.00 / 45 min

We will strategize for obtaining this key component. This session can be in 2 parts for follow-up.


Interviewing 101

$150.00 / 60 min

We'll figure out your strengths and work on your challenges related to interviewing.


Interviewing 202

$225.00 / 90 min

We'll run a mock interview and discuss your strengths and challenges.


Majors & Careers

$150.00 / 60 min

We'll discuss potential career paths and pick potential majors for you.


Resume Prep

$150.00 / 60 min

We'll create structure and format for your resume, including major deletions and additions.


Resume Revision

$150.00 / 60 min

Together we will edit your resume for content and format, leaving you with a polished resume.


Transfer Students

$220.00 / 90 min

We'll make a plan for the change that's right for you, including essay ideas and list building.


Your Quesions

$75.00 / 30 min

For ongoing clients: message up to 3 questions, 24-hours in advance, to be answered at our session.

One-on-one advising
Personalized college counseling
Building a school list. Getting into an Ivy League school. Writing amazing college essays. I can help!
One-on-one advising
Personalized college counseling
Building a school list. Getting into an Ivy League school. Writing amazing college essays. I can help!
Boston/Southern New Hampshire
34 years of experience
Washington University in St. Louis – BA | Sociology with a minor in psychology. Also took many education, literature, and anthropology classes.
Boston University – MSW | Social Work degree with emphasis on clinical work and community organizing.
Psychology
Sociology
Anthropology
Education
Law
International Relations
Communications
Art
Design
Public Policy
Special Education
First-Generation College Students
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Volunteering
Community Organizing
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.