Doreen's help and guidance was invaluable throughout my college application process. She elevated my essays to the next level and provided fantastic support and guidance. She provided inspiration and ideas when I struggled to brainstorm, edited and gave feedback on each essay, and was always an email or text away whenever I hit a roadblock. I credit her for giving me confidence and helping me recognize/use my strengths in both essay-writing and the overall application process. - S. NJ
" I worked with Doreen and she helped me so much with the college application experience. Having help to navigate the complicated process was like a weight off my shoulders, and took a lot of the stress out of applying. She had so much knowledge on what is the best approach to every situation that could come your way. In the end, I was accepted into my dream school of NYU and I couldn’t be more grateful with the level of guidance I received from Collegiate Advisory. -Parker S. GA
Doreen helped me so much with my college search and with editing my essays. She helped me navigate my applications, always giving me lots of tips and insight along the way. She also went the extra mile by helping me to edit everything that I sent her way. She always made me feel comfortable and confident about my college search, while also making me feel supported. I highly recommend working with her! X. NY
My experience with Doreen throughout the college application process was remarkable. She alleviated many of my fears and concerns, guided me through every step of the way, and went the extra mile in editing each of my essays. I cannot express how positively I feel towards this group for having helped me get accepted into my dream schools! I have the utmost gratitude for everyone, especially Doreen, and could not be more thankful for all the help they have given me during this process. -Chelsea NJ
"Collegiate Advisory Group helped me SO much in preparing my school lists and my overall master plan for applying for colleges during my senior year. Sharon and Doreen are helpful, attentive, and most importantly, they really care about the success of their clients. I couldn't have done it without them!" -Alli W. NJ
Doreen was extremely knowledgeable on what colleges want to hear and how to structure my essay in a way that would help me to see the best results. I would recommend this service to anyone applying for college - Kierstyn W. WV
Doreen was fantastic to work with, knowledgeable and responsive and helped me meet all of my tight deadlines. Highly recommend -Tori D. CO
Really helped me throughout my college process when I started off not knowing where to begin. Was extremely thorough in every facet of the process, and also provided really useful tips that I would not be able to get anywhere else. From helping me solidify my major and college list to getting my essays in order, it was a huge help overall. Would recommend!-Lauren NJ
I worked with Doreen and she helped me with everything from essays to transcripts during the college process. Her advice and guidance is unmatched and she is very available and knowledgable about the college application experience. I always know I can depend on her for any questions or concerns I have. Doreen also helped keep me on track and I was able to finish all of my applications with no stress and with a lot of confidence. I cannot thank her enough for how much she guided me during this time.-Sabrina NJ
Doreen helped me find my voice through my college essay. She really helped me improve my writing through revision while being extremely kind and eager to help. I could not have written my essay to its fullest potential without her great advice! -Megan NJ
" Sharon and Doreen are incredible, they are available and very accommodating. Their advice was helpful and friendly. Because of their work helping me revise my college essay I was able to get into my top pick of colleges. I cannot recommend them highly enough. "- Jake F. NJ
It was a pleasure working with Ms. Sharon and Ms. Doreen. They were very helpful and helped me develop my essays both grammatically and thematically while still having it be my essay and my voice.- Alina, TX
Doreen and Sharon were invaluable in helping me to create my college essay. Through their guidance, I was able to express my thoughts and vision in a manner that I would never have been able to do on my own. Thank you for all of your help!!!-Jacob H. NJ
I would absolutely recommend Doreen when going through the college application process!
Initially I was just looking for someone to help create a schedule and keep my daughter on track to meet application deadlines. But Doreen totally exceeded my expectations. From helping my daughter get five applications and essays in for early action (and we were late in getting started) to researching additional colleges to suggesting the Presidential Scholarship for Villanova, her knowledge and advice were invaluable.
Doreen was extremely flexible with meetings and the online meetings allowed my daughter to meet at times that were convenient based on her schedule.
Most of all, my daughter felt comfortable with Doreen and she was able to keep my daughter accountable and on track.
It's not just about meeting deadlines; Doreen has knowledge of the schools and the process that we as parents do not have. Worth every penny! Thank you, Doreen! - Phyllis, NJ
Doreen was so professional in helping my son, Joshua, with his college essay and college applications. She made him feel at ease and worked with him every step of the way. He had a specific time frame in mind and Doreen was so accommodating in helping him reach his goal date to submit his applications. I will be recommending Doreen and Collegiate Advisory Group to everyone I know. They are extremely knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and their prices can’t be beat!! Thank you,-Jackie,NJ
I highly recommend Doreen to help your future college student work through the application process. She worked with my son, scheduling meetings to help him prepare his applications and the supporting materials required. After each meeting he felt prepared for the next steps, eager to make edits on his essays and confident in his next steps. The application process went smoothly for him, and I credit her for giving him the encouragement and support he needed to feel confident in each step he took. When he was finished with his sessions, he came to us and asked us to listen to his final essay drafts, framing it with, “I’m ready to submit, I’m just sharing.” He was proud of his time spent with her and feels she helped him prepare to put his best foot forward as he embarks on this exciting next chapter of his life! Amy NY
Because of Doreen, our college process has been organized and simple. It’s a service you don’t know you need until you have it. It’s some of the best money we have ever spent. Thank you, Doreen! -Jen, NJ
I can not say enough great things about Sharon and Doreen. Their input and advice made the application and decision process a pleasurable event for the twins. They really helped the boys think about what they wanted and what was important and guided their thought process to assist in making the right choices for each of them. -Nancy, NJ
I highly recommend Doreen's college planning services. Doreen is highly knowledgable about all aspects when applying to colleges. Doreen will help you choose your classes, extracurricular activities, help narrow your college selection, plan out your college essays and more. She is very organized, extremely understanding and customizes her approach to work best with your child. More than anything, Doreen understands that the college process is so overwhelming and she will go above and beyond to help you and your child get through the process. If you are just starting the process, or in my case, have a senior going through it, you want Doreen on your team. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!-Mindi - NJ
We used Collegiate Advisory Group a little differently than others as my daughter needed a little guidance and structure for a summer internship search in the tech field. Doreen, with a background in tech, provided a structured plan from identifying positions, customizing resume, utilizing specific college and Linkedin resources, applying and cover letters, and preparing and practicing for interviews. She was always available and proactive in making sure my daughter followed through. -Larry, CA
Thank you so much Doreen! you have been a lifesaver. Appreciate your wise guidance. -Jill, CO
"Sharon and Doreen were wonderful. My daughter was guided through every step of the process and led in the right direction for her. I can happily say this takes most of the stress off the parents. I would recommend their services to all."-Taylor's Mom NJ
Diane’s support with my daughter’s essay was tremendous. She has a way of uncovering the strengths of each student and making sure they highlight these areas in their essay. She helped my daughter to articulate the things she wanted to say in a way that showed growth through her high school years, while still maintaining my daughter’s voice. She asks questions and probes until she uncovers a few possible paths the essay could take, and then she makes some suggestions, and allows the student to create and develop their own essay. My daughter found her methods truly effective. Diane relates well to students and uncovers their perspective and voice, and makes sure the essay shows their uniqueness. -Susan MA