‘You are perfect in this role’

You are the perfect college counselor; we couldn’t have gotten through the college application/admissions process without you.  I can’t thank you enough for the role you played in JP’s college quest.  We appreciated your support but also your honesty with us and JP.  Your assistance didn’t start with the applications in his senior year, rather during his early high school years with encouragement and with admonition.  You gave JP the reality check that he needed while motivating him to do his best so that he would be satisfied with his college choices and acceptances.  Your attention to detail and critical assessment of JP resulted in acceptances at 8 different colleges.  JP chose to apply to some colleges that were a long shot to say the least.  You were supportive of those choices — even though your professional experience told you that acceptance was unlikely.  Thank you for giving us other suggestions for colleges that were a good fit for JP and had a very high likelihood of acceptance.

We are also very thankful for your knowledge of the financial aid process, the FAFSA and all of the other hoops that we had to jump through.  I can’t thank you enough for making sure that we met all deadlines and provided all of the supporting documentation that was needed.  Thank you for being available at all hours of the day and on weekends — to quell our anxiety.  We couldn’t have done it without your care, concern and professionalism.

There is no better feeling than helping a young person make choices that will impact the direction that his/her life will take.  You are perfect in this role.  You are supportive, creative, committed and you love what you do!

Rosalyn Overstreet Gonzalez
Washington, D.C.