Denise Haile
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Denise Haile

About

Throughout my 20+-year career, my focus has solely been on admissions work. Over the past five years, I have been employed as an Independent Educational Consultant, where my primary responsibility has been guiding and assisting numerous students each year in their successful applications to prestigious institutions such as Harvard University and other highly competitive universities. As a Harvard graduate myself, I take great pleasure in supporting students who aspire to navigate the application process with minimal stress.

My experience focuses on domestic students and first-generation college applicants. In addition, I have also worked with students from diverse backgrounds from around the world. To actively recruit students, I have traveled extensively, visiting numerous countries including India, Canada, China, Brazil, Ghana, the UK, Korea, and Spain. By limiting the number of students I work with, I ensure that each individual receives the personalized attention they deserve, all...

Denise helped students get into:
Babson CollegeAmherst College
Boston CollegeBoston University
Bentley UniversityAmerican University
Harvard UniversityNew York University
Babson College
Amherst College
Boston College
Boston University
Bentley University
American University
Harvard University
New York University
Denise helps with…
Majors & Careers
Extracurriculars
Building a School List
College Interviews
Waitlist & Deferral Assistance
Community College
UC Schools
Common App
FAFSA
Highly Selective College Admissions
High School Course Selection
College Applications & Essays
School-Specific Supplemental Essays
Boston
24 years of experience
Harvard University – BA | History of Science
Bentley University – MBA | Operations
Northeastern University – EdD | I wrote my dissertation on the retention of African American males in a predominately white university.
IECA
Business
Education
Computer Science
Engineering
Biology
MBA
Creative Writing
Athletics
First-Generation College Students
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
STEM
Transfer Students
Graduate Admissions
Gifted and Talented Students
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
🖐
Describe yourself in five words
caring, accepting, happy, intuitive, dedicated

🙏
Best piece of advice
There is a perfect school out there for everyone

💼
First job
Bakery assistant

💭
Dream job
Voiceover actress

📚
Favorite book
Les Miserables

📓
Favorite subject in school
History

Favorite after-school activities
Choir

🎵
Favorite artist
Michael Jackson

📺
Favorite TV show
The Voice

🍴
Favorite food
Chinese food

🪄
Hobbies
Singing classical music, travel

My process

I am a counselor who prioritizes building strong connections with my students. I take pleasure in deeply understanding each individual, investing significant time together, and ensuring your comfort throughout the college admissions journey, enabling you to produce your finest work. To accomplish this, I possess excellent listening abilities and patience. By recognizing the potential within every student and offering guidance, I have successfully assisted students in gaining admission to competitive colleges.

Packages

College Interview Preparation

1 hour

We will have a mock interview where you will get useful feedback on your answers to college's commonly asked questions.
$175($175/hr)

College List Preparation

1 hour

This time will give me a chance to learn what you are looking for in a college such as location, size, major, etc. so that I may offer suggestions to you.
$175($175/hr)

Personal Statement for the Common Application

1 hour

Let's work together to edit your draft of the common application's personal statement so that you stand out from other applicants!
$175($175/hr)

Overview package

15 hours

For families in search of guidance regarding the fundamental elements of the application process, including the compilation of comprehensive college lists, the composition of a compelling common application personal statement, the crafting of some of your supplementary essays, I stand ready to provide invaluable assistance.
$2,493($166/hr)
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Success

25 hours

For families in pursuit of comprehensive assistance throughout the entirety of the admissions process, I offer my steadfast support and expertise.
$4,156($166/hr)
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From Start to Finish Package

40 hours

For families searching for all-encompassing guidance regarding every facet of the admissions process, catering to both domestic and international sophomores, juniors and seniors aspiring to secure admission to esteemed universities in the United States, I extend my unparalleled support and specialized expertise.
$6,650($166/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.


Essay review

$262.00 / 90 min

Let's use this time to see how I can help you in your application process, from personal statement to all of your supplementals.


Essay review-supplementals

$175.00 / 60 min

Assistance with improving your essays, supplemental essays, for your university applications.


Final application review

$262.00 / 90 min

For families who want someone to review their student's common application to check for readiness


Transfer student consultation

$175.00 / 60 min

Research and discuss possible college options.

Essay review

Essay review

$175.00 + 0 cents per word
Estimated return time: 4 hours

Description

Let’s meet your deadline by getting a professional evaluation.

Recent reviews

4.7(55 reviews)

“Very personable and knowledgeable!"

Paul L.

“Very helpful, all the feedback given to me was great and very constructive! The changes made help escalate my essays to where I want them to be! Thank you!"

Jonathan R.

“ So helpful and kind!! Can’t wait to be working with Denise more!!"

Jordan S.
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
24 years of experience
Harvard University – BA | History of Science
Bentley University – MBA | Operations
Northeastern University – EdD | I wrote my dissertation on the retention of African American males in a predominately white university.
IECA
Business
Education
Computer Science
Engineering
Biology
MBA
Creative Writing
Athletics
First-Generation College Students
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
STEM
Transfer Students
Graduate Admissions
Gifted and Talented Students
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
🖐
Describe yourself in five words
caring, accepting, happy, intuitive, dedicated

🙏
Best piece of advice
There is a perfect school out there for everyone

💼
First job
Bakery assistant

💭
Dream job
Voiceover actress

📚
Favorite book
Les Miserables

📓
Favorite subject in school
History

Favorite after-school activities
Choir

🎵
Favorite artist
Michael Jackson

📺
Favorite TV show
The Voice

🍴
Favorite food
Chinese food

🪄
Hobbies
Singing classical music, travel
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.