Start thinking about your educational goals as a freshman.

For many students the process begins during 9th grade when I meet with them and their parents to introduce them to the college application process. We typically meet three times and discuss how to make the most of freshman year while taking advantage of academic and extracurricular opportunities. We review the five components of a college application and begin a preliminary discussion of the student’s academic record (advice is given on 10th grade course selection), standardized testing, and extracurricular interests. The focus for freshmen includes dealing with the transition to high school and establishing a foundation for the next three years.
  • My daughter was accepted to her first choice, NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Anne was an invaluable asset to our college application process. She guided my daughter through writing her college essays, completing the common application, providing advice and instilling confidence. Anne's 25+ years of experience as a college advisor has given her great insight into what schools are looking for in applicants. Her calm, organized, thorough and thoughtful demeanor made the process manageable. Anne's ability to use FaceTime and Google Docs to work remotely with my daughter was efficient and effective, and provided a great alternative for our busy family. — Parent, Roslyn, NY

  • Anne Gould was one of my most invaluable resources during my college search and application process. Over the course of her career she has visited many colleges and as a result has not only developed relationships with admissions officers but understands the nuances and features of those schools. She explained the process to me and my family better than any website or book and was insightful and thoughtful when helping me choose which schools were the best match for my personality, career goals, and academic interests. In fact, I never considered many of the schools she suggested, and as a result, I was accepted early decision to what turned out to be my dream college. — Student, Boston University