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College Explorations has many different kinds of success stories to tell. Our students enjoyed some amazing mentorship/internship opportunities; they successfully applied to summer enrichment programs; they appealed financial aid decisions (and won!); they were accepted from wait lists; and they earned admission to some really wonderful colleges and universities!

While we'd never take credit for any college admissions decision, students working with us have been accepted to:

American University
Amherst College
Arizona State University
Auburn University

Bard College
Barnard College
Baylor University
Belmont University
Beloit College
Boston College
Boston University
Boston University Graduate School of Education
Boston University Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education Program (BS/MD)
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Brown University
Brown University Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME)
Bucknell University
Butler University

California State University-Los Angeles
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University Graduate School
Carthage College
Case Western Reserve University
Catholic University
Centre College
Champlain College
Christopher Newport University
Clemson University
Coastal Carolina University
Colgate University
College of Charleston
College of the Holy Cross
College of William and Mary
College of William and Mary EVMS Early Assurance Program
Colorado College
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Columbia College of Chicago
Columbia University
Columbia University Graduate School
Cornell University
Creighton University

Dartmouth College
Davidson College
DePauw University
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Dickinson College
Drexel University
Duke University
Duquesne University

East Carolina University
Eastern Mennonite University
Eckerd College
Elon University
Emory University
Emerson College

Ferrum College
Flagler College
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Southern College
Florida State University
Fordham University
Franklin and Marshall College
Frostburg University
Furman University

Georgia Institute of Technology
George Mason University
Georgetown University
Georgetown University Law School
George Washington University
Gettysburg College
Goucher College
Grove City College

Hamilton College
Hartwick College
Harvard University
Harvey Mudd College
High Point University
Hofstra University
Hood College
Howard University

Indiana University
Iowa State University
Ithaca College

Jacksonville University
James Madison University
John Carroll University
Johns Hopkins University

Keene State College
Kent State University
Kenyon College

Lafayette College
Lehigh University
Longwood University
Louisiana State University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University of Maryland
Lynchburg College

Macalester College
Marist College
Marquette University
Mary Baldwin College
Marymount University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate School
McDaniel College
McGill University, Canada
Miami of Ohio University
Michigan State University
Millsaps College
Mount Holyoke College
Muhlenberg College

New York University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University

Oberlin College
Ohio State University
Ohio University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Oklahoma State University
Old Dominion University
Oxford College @ Emory University

Parsons School of Design (The New School)
Pennsylvania State University
Penn State Accelerated Premedical Program
Pepperdine University
Plymouth State University
Princeton University Graduate School
Providence College
Purdue University

Quinnipiac University

Radford University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
RPI Physcian-Scientist Program (BS/MD)
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
Rhodes College
Rice University
Rider University
Roanoke College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University
Rollins College
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rutgers University

St. Joseph's University
St. Lawrence University
St. Louis University
St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Olaf College
Salisbury University
Salve Regina University
Samford University
San Jose State University
Santa Clara University
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Shenandoah University
Southern Methodist University
Stanford University
Stanford University Graduate School
SUNY-New Paltz
Stetson University
Stevenson University
Susquehanna University
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University

Temple University
Temple University Graduate School
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University
Towson University
Tufts University
Tulane University

University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of California Berkeley
University of California Berkeley Graduate School
UCLA
University of California Davis
University of California Irvine
University of California San Diego
University of California Santa Barbara
University of Cambridge UK
University of Central Florida
University of Chicago
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Colorado Denver
University of Connecticut
University of Connecticut Special Program in Medicine
University of Delaware
University of Florida
University of Illinois Urban Champlain
University of Iowa
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland College Park
University of Maryland Baltimore County
University of Mary Washington
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Miami
University of Miami Medical Scholars Program (BS/MD)
University of Michigan
University of Mississippi
University of New Haven
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina Wilmington
University of Notre Dame
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Law School
University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh Medical School Guaranteed Admissions Program (BS/MD)
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School
University of Redlands
University of Rhode Island
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of Rochester Early Medical Scholars Program (BS/MD)
University of San Diego
University of Scranton
University of South Carolina
University of South Carolina-Aiken
University of Southern California
University of Tampa
University of Tennessee
University of Texas Austin
University of Texas Law School
University of Toronto, Canada
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Virginia Law School
University of Virginia Masters in Public Policy & Leadership
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Military Institute (VMI)
Virginia Tech

Wake Forest University
Washington & Lee University
Washington and Jefferson College
Washington College
Washington University in St. Louis
West Virginia University
Williams College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

Xavier University

Yale University

…among others.

"You have been an instrumental part of this process. I cannot thank you enough for the information and moral support that you have provided...I am a big fan of yours and have been referring you to friends!"

"[My son] and I were blown away with your abilities -you also gave him HOPE with clear strategies."

"[You] really made me think outside the box."

"Your advice once again was golden."

"I just got a full ride to the University of Southern California!! I would've never applied without your advice. Thank you SO much."

"My dear Nancy, you are a genius."

"I have called you our beacon in the night because I did feel like it was a dark corridor, and you lit the way. Thank you for your wisdom and your patience and your intuition and your guidance. And for keeping [our daughter's] feet to the fire, and being our proxy when we weren’t getting through."

"Know that your intellectual viewpoints and influence extend well beyond the parameters of your east coast readership. You are indeed a rock star in our profession."

"We are really thankful to you for all of your guidance. We can't even imagine how it would have been without your help."

"I am so glad you recommended the ED strategy to [our son]...Twelve kids from his HS applied to Duke–3 ED, and 9 regular. One got in–[our son]. You played a big part in this."

"What would we and the profession do without your diligence, smarts and prolific ways. You are a gift!"

"If not for your help there is no way that I would be going to Evanston in the fall to attend Northwestern."

"[My daughter] absolutely adores you. I can't thank you enough."

"I know my parents are proud of me but more importantly thank you for making me proud of what I have accomplished!"

"The kindness, wisdom, articles and pictures that you so graciously share with the community are greatly appreciated. You are a gem and I am so happy to have you as a friend and colleague. "

"Thanks for all your help, you are amazing!"

"Thank you, O Sybil of Higher Learning!!"

"We're on opposite sides of the country, but I still enjoy your insights and learn lots from reading your articles!"

"I just wanted to let you know the RPI/AMC interview went really well ....The practice we did beforehand was really helpful and many of the questions you asked were mentioned during the interview."

"Your column is always informative and relevant. It keeps us current with regard to changes in the industry and helps us better serve our families. You are our own Bob Woodward."

"I just had to pass on that a fat envelope arrived today from Vanderbilt. Richmond arrived on Saturday as well. We are beyond overwhelmed and so grateful."

"College Explorations rocks! Thank you Nancy for everything. ;))"

"Wow! Mrs. Griesemer, you are a genius."

"I can't tell you how much we have enjoyed working with you. The guidance you have provided to both [my son] and me has been so comforting and valuable."

"Maximas gratias tibi (says the Latin teacher!)."

"Thank you so much Nancy for your passion for the kids..."

"I just got the email, I'M IN!!! And I couldn't be happier. Thank you for everything, I couldn't have done it without you!!"

"What [my child and I] learned in one session with you eclipsed 3 years of school appointments."

"The influence you have had on my family is indescribable. I can't say what the future holds, but you have made it all brighter. Thank you for everything."

"You greatly impressed ... us with your knowledge in so many college-related areas, including test preparation, high school courses, financial aid, extracurricular activities, and internships. We were especially interested in your description of the college perspective on the admissions process, and your views on the PSAT and the organizations involved in the National Merit process. We learned a lot, and have some follow up work ahead of us!"

"I'm very proud of myself but I never could have done this well without you."

"Thank you so much. Without you motivating me to retake my ACT, helping me change my essay, and guiding me through this process, I would not be in the position I am today."

"Well we were surprised by the email from William & Mary - also relieved and elated with the good news! This was a long shot and I really cannot thank you enough for your help with [our daughter] - it was a tremendous benefit for her."

"This holiday season I am THANKFUL for you!"

"...we literally would not have known about this internship world without you!"

"Thank you so very much for your words of wisdom ... and for all that you do to guide young people and their families through the sometimes hazardous pathways of the college search process."

"I GOT INTO MIT!!! Thank you so so so much for all of your help and guidance through this grueling process. I could not have done it without you!"

"I just wanted to thank you and let you know how much I enjoy the articles that you have provided to IECA members. They have been very helpful, and I have shared some with my clients."

"[Our son] would likely not have the choices he is blessed to have without your help."

"This is kind of a 'fan e-mail'-my first, at that! I am writing to thank you for all of your comments in the past month. I find your responses to be the most astute, articulate, and insightful of any other HECA, NACAC, or IECA member's. You have been an invaluable resouce during the craziness of the new CA4."

"As you know, we were all out of sorts when we flubbed with [our daughter's] application, but you really helped us to make the right moves after that mishap. Your guidance and calm approach have been instrumental all along in keeping us on track."

"We're so glad to have worked with you, and I know that [our daughter] truly appreciates all the insight, knowledge and assistance that you've provided - and the same goes for [her mother] and me! "

"[My daughter] has commented several times regarding how happy she is to be able to work with you - it has been a great help.

"Everyone with an interest in the world of college admission should listen to what Nancy has to say. No one is more informed, willing to share her vast knowledge or more dedicated, almost obsessive, to getting it right than she...So pay attention. Nancy does her homework; writes beautifully, precisely and without bias; and, she knows what she's talking about."

"I don't know how I can ever thank you for your guidance, your wisdom, your advocacy, your gentle comfort, your amazing intuitive and knowledgeable counsel. I truly feel like you are a blessing to our family. Thank you.".

"I wanted to thank you for the many suggestions and sound advice you have given us over the years. Your insight has been invaluable!"

"I am excited, humbled, and incredibly surprised to say that I will be attending Stanford University next fall…I owe you all of my gratitude, because I wouldn't be in this situation without your support."

"THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. [My daughter] is so picky and you were absolutely perfect for her...This process has been easy and it is all her decision. I am so thrilled and I really think you are the one that made it so good."

"I absolutely love your writing
(veteran A.P. English teacher here). You are The IEC Rock Star!"

"Nancy, you change lives."

"I am one of your greatest fans, Nancy. I love to read your writing. I experience you as thoughtful, wise, kind, generous of spirit and I'm assuming you are a pleasure to work with.With experience in college admissions that is quite deep, I'm usually in the role as mentor, teaching others the ropes. However, I always look forward to reading your stuff because I know that I'll learn new things from you and sometimes even change my perspective on a certain subject."

"I am in permanent awe of your terrific, helpful articles and the endless energy and creativity you seem to magically tap in order to come up with new and interesting themes week after week."

"I hope you continue to help high schoolers reach their college dreams"

"We are SO happy that we found YOU and that you did that wonderful interview session with her, it obviously made a difference, a HUGE one! What a great investment! So thanks, thanks, thanks!"

"WOW. I can't believe [my daughter] has made a decision and she is so happy. I will always be in debt to you."

"It occurs to me that you may not receive enough thanks for the quality reporting you provide all of us. I've a number of favorite columns but have seen over time that yours is, in my opinion, one of the most consistent--maybe the most consistent--in providing fresh and helpful content for counselors which is also understandable by the general public."

"We thank you, Nancy. Keep planting your little seeds knowing they can, and do, make a difference."

"Thank you for your hard work, appreciated expertise and unwavering support. "

"You brought such an overwhelming and scary topic out into the sunlight. I can'thank you enough."

"You are a very talented woman whose experience is only matched by your generosity. I find myself stopping whatever I'm doing when I see your name on an email note or a Facebook post. So thanks! Thanks for your commitment to our profession, your willingness to share, and your good sense."

"As a former high school guidance counselor myself and an IEC for 20 years, I have come to value and rely on your wisdom, your articles and your counsel on various higher education concerns. From the bottom of my heart, thanks for your hard work. I truly value it."

"Both [my husband] & I don’t think that Thank You is quite enough. You’ve done a phenomenal job working with [our son] & bringing out the best in his writing. We really appreciate all your efforts."

"I will never be able to thank you enough. You were unbelievable with [my daughter]. You are one special lady. "

"Nancy, you freaking rock!"


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