Maddie Corder
she/her/hers
Maddie Corder

About

I have been advising students for nearly a decade on the college exploration and application processes. I believe there is a right fit college for everyone and my goal is to help students find that fit to achieve their dreams.

Maddie helped students get into:
University of Illinois at Urbana–ChampaignUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Indiana University BloomingtonPurdue University
Northwestern UniversityNorthern Illinois University
Southern Illinois University CarbondaleSouthern Illinois University-Edwardsville
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
Indiana University Bloomington
Purdue University
Northwestern University
Northern Illinois University
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Maddie helps with…
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Majors & Careers
Extracurriculars
Building a School List
Transfers
College Interviews
Waitlist & Deferral Assistance
Community College
UC Schools
Common App
Trade School & Vocational Pathways
FAFSA
Art & Music Portfolios
Highly Selective College Admissions
High School Course Selection
Standardized Tests (SAT/ACT)
College Applications & Essays
Admissions Timeline
School-Specific Supplemental Essays
Plainfield
8 years of experience
English
Northeastern Illinois University – MA | School Counseling
Saint Xavier University – BA | K-12 Music Education
ASCA | NACAC | IACAC
Business
Economics
Psychology
Education
Music
Computer Science
Engineering
Chemistry
Biology
Math
Special Education
Dreamers
First-Generation College Students
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Students with ADHD
STEM
Community College
Students with Learning Differences
Gifted and Talented Students
Fun Facts
🖐
Describe yourself in five words
Good listener, kind, creative, friendly, honest

💼
First job
Golf Caddy

📓
Favorite subject in school
Math

Favorite after-school activities
Music ensembles

🍴
Favorite food
Pizza and tacos

My process

After getting to know my students and what their goals and preferences are, I like to come up with a plan for them to research colleges. I help students build a balanced college list and we talk about what they like about each of the colleges on their list, while always keeping in mind academic and financial fit. Once it's time to begin applying, I can help students every step of the way with the application components, including assisting with essays, and creating a timeline so students are staying on track. I also assist students with the financial aid process and ultimately listening to students to guide them in their final decision-making process.
Plainfield
8 years of experience
English
Northeastern Illinois University – MA | School Counseling
Saint Xavier University – BA | K-12 Music Education
ASCA | NACAC | IACAC
Business
Economics
Psychology
Education
Music
Computer Science
Engineering
Chemistry
Biology
Math
Special Education
Dreamers
First-Generation College Students
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Students with ADHD
STEM
Community College
Students with Learning Differences
Gifted and Talented Students
Fun Facts
🖐
Describe yourself in five words
Good listener, kind, creative, friendly, honest

💼
First job
Golf Caddy

📓
Favorite subject in school
Math

Favorite after-school activities
Music ensembles

🍴
Favorite food
Pizza and tacos
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.