Laura Manko
Laura Manko

About

Hello! My name is Laura Manko and I am here to help you with the college process. As a licensed High School Counselor, I have been helping high school students get into college and achieve their future goals for 15 years! The college process can be confusing and challenging so I am here to help. I have experience with college admissions and applications, financial aid, scholarships, test prep, career and college exploration, resume writing and so much more. I received my Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Humanities & Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. I then went on to receive my Masters in Education (M.Ed.) in School Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Pupil Personnel certification from Duquesne University.My focus to help students and their families navigate, explore, and achieve their personal and educational goals!

Laura helped students get into:
Bucknell UniversityUniversity of Pennsylvania
Kent State UniversityYoungstown State University
Ohio State UniversityWestminster College (Pennsylvania)
Temple UniversityCarlow University
Bucknell University
University of Pennsylvania
Kent State University
Youngstown State University
Ohio State University
Westminster College (Pennsylvania)
Temple University
Carlow University
Laura helps with…
Majors & Careers
High School Course Selection
College Applications & Essays
Building a School List
College Interviews
Admissions Timeline
Standardized Tests (SAT/ACT)
Jobs & Internships
Athletic Recruiting
FAFSA
Common App
Extracurriculars
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Pittsburgh
15 years of experience
University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg – BA | Psychology
Indiana University of Pennsylvania – MEd | School Counseling
Duquesne University – Cert
ASCA
Psychology
Sociology
Education
Communications
Special Education
First-Generation College Students
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Students with ADHD
Volunteering

My process

My process is individualized to each student's needs. We work together to develop goals and make a plan. I will offer organization and timelines to breakdown the college process and offer support and advice along the way.

Packages

Starter

10 hours

For families looking for help on a couple of key schools or a specific stage of the application process.
$950($95/hr)
Save 5%

Success

25 hours

For families looking for comprehensive support on every part of the admissions process.
$2,250($90/hr)
Save 10%

Advising hours

College admissions advising

$100.00 / 60 min

Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process.


Building A School List

$50.00 / 30 min

We can work through your school preferences and start a college list.


Career & Major Exploration

$100.00 / 60 min

I can offer resources and guidance to help you navigate and explore career paths and college majors.


College Admissions Advising

$50.00 / 30 min

Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admission process.


Selecting High School Courses/Academic Advising

$100.00 / 60 min

How to be strategic in selecting your high school courses to help prepare you for college.

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
Pittsburgh
15 years of experience
University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg – BA | Psychology
Indiana University of Pennsylvania – MEd | School Counseling
Duquesne University – Cert
ASCA
Psychology
Sociology
Education
Communications
Special Education
First-Generation College Students
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Students with ADHD
Volunteering
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.