It is truly my pleasure to have the opportunity to sing the praises of Davida Amkraut for her exceptional expertise, insight, and efforts as a college admissions consultant. Last year was beyond difficult for many families and their HS seniors in the college admissions process. Added to these at-large hurdles, Marcus had the challenges of coming from a small, little-known western Colorado community and even less well-known K-12 classical education, charter school. This year, as Marcus re-entered the college application arena, we had 2 goals as a family: we wanted Marcus to successfully reap the rewards of all his hard work in school by acceptance into his top choice of university; and, with Marcus being so far away, we wanted to have a skilled professional support him through the admission process, allowing us as parents the gift of having our dynamics and communications not be consumed by checking-in, follow-up, et al, on applications, deadlines, etc. Davida’s prowess and performance far exceeded our expectations. In addition to her savvy skills in the various components of an application (personal statements, essays, description of extra-curricular activities), and her knowledge and acumen of schools that would be a good fit (and how to tailor an application to best address each school’s specific preferences). Having considered several other admissions consultants on the East Coast, we can assure all that her fees were so reasonable by comparison – and well worth every dollar when looking at outcomes. Marcus was accepted, early decision, to George Washington University, and we could not be more pleased for him. We can only hope that this acknowledgement begins to capture our appreciation of Davida – thank you again!
Catherine, Fruita, Colorado