Daphne Braun
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Daphne Braun

About

Daphne Braun is the Founder of Elska Consulting, an independent educational consultancy whose mission is to empower students as they make educational choices. Daphne focuses on prep-school admissions, college admissions, essay writing, athletic and performing arts admissions, and non-traditional after-high school experiences and options. Daphne brings over 20 years of kindergarten-college educational experience as an educator, administrator, and advisor. She holds a BS from Northwestern University (Cum Laude), a JD from Southwestern University (Magna Cum Laude), and is a member of the New York Bar of Attorneys. Daphne recently completed a College Counseling Certificate from the University of California, San Diego. Daphne can be reached for educational consulting at elskaconsult@gmail.com .

Daphne helped students get into:
Gonzaga UniversityWhitman College
Williams CollegeHamilton College
University of North Carolina School of the ArtsUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Pomona CollegeOccidental College
Gonzaga University
Whitman College
Williams College
Hamilton College
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Pomona College
Occidental College
Missoula
7 years of experience
Northwestern University – BS
Southwestern University – JD
University of California, San Diego – Cert | Certificate in College Counseling
N4A
Athletics
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Special Education
International Students
Law
Education
History
International Relations
Public Policy

My process

While I have helped students get into many top ten universities, I am most interested in helping to find and be admitted to "the right fit." I believe students should never feel they are approaching life transitions through a deficit model of “I am not enough” but instead through a lens of “What’s right for me?”. I hope to be a positive source of stress relief for students and families.

Packages

No-stress First Time Consultation

0 hours

A no-stress way to meet each other and discuss needs. Or, just to get a little bit of advice! (Note this only may be booked once.)
$20($60/hr)
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Let's See Package

5 hours

Support for overriding admission questions, starting the college application process, or to try out my services before full commitment. (If you commit to another package I will deduct this fee from the total.)
$800($160/hr)
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List-to-commit, junior

10 hours

Support for college applications from making the list to school commitment. Less comprehensive than the regular list-to-commit package; still, lots of support at every step of the college application process.
$1,600($160/hr)
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List-to-commit

40 hours

This package is comprehensive, providing support from the beginning of the college list process through choosing a school. It includes: Administration and scoring of student surveys to help identify “just right” school environments or after-high school experiences Student sessions to craft and curate a highly customized school/gap year list based on academic, personal, and geographical interest and student profile An editable school excel list with chances for each school Advice on “next steps” for creating a competitive application Support with and guidance for determining college costs Parent session to go over the curated school list, school financing, and answer any questions about the overall process Essay support (from brainstorming to final edit) Regular student Zoom meetings Support for creating an activities list ACT/SAT test-prep study plan support Advice for extra-curricular lists, class choices, references, and supplementals
$4,500($113/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.


Admissions Support

$325.00 / 120 min

Review/lightly edit completed application and essays


Why U?

$340.00 / 120 min

Review of and recommendations about school-specific supplements.


Into to College Prep

$325.00 / 120 min

Two sessions to build a comprehensive and tailored school list.


Common Application Essay Support

$370.00 / 60 min

Review common application essay


Going for it - the Top 50

$345.00 / 120 min

Review the list, advise on how to make the application more competitive, and answer questions.

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!
Missoula
7 years of experience
Northwestern University – BS
Southwestern University – JD
University of California, San Diego – Cert | Certificate in College Counseling
N4A
Athletics
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Special Education
International Students
Law
Education
History
International Relations
Public Policy
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.