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…
College Applications & Essays
Majors & Careers
Extracurriculars
Building a School List
Transfers
College Interviews
School-Specific Supplemental Essays
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
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.

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 Admissions Advising

$150.00 / 60 min

Set a focus for your session to get help with any aspect of the admissions process.


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

$115.00 / 45 min

I'll edit your 200-400 word essay.


Essay Revision 500-650 words

$150.00 / 60 min

I'll edit your 500-650 word essay.


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 and your adults- 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.


Transition to College

$150.00 / 60 min

Tips for Transitioning into the College Years

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
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
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
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.