I highly recommend My Ideal College to anyone with a high schooler. My daughter went from having no idea what she might like to do after high school to feeling confident about what path she wants to take. With the high cost of college, it is well worth this investment. I've talked to many parents whose child went into the wrong field of study and ended up wasting a lot of time and money. Laurie is amazing with teens and has created such a great program that helps take away some of the uneasiness that comes with the college search. Thank you, Laurie!
Daniel just started his sophomore year as an Army ROTC cadet at UNG. Your help with testing to narrow his focus back in 2021-2022 has made all the difference. He had a 4.0 freshman year. He joined the equestrian team and has really benefited from the structure of both programs. He's majoring in Intelligence, learning Russian, self-directing, making friends, and most importantly, really believing in himself. He's been off ADHD meds for two years, managing his condition with diet, exercise, plus more structured time management. He's made the decision to contract with the Army. While this is not something we saw coming, it's 100% the right thing for Daniel. We appreciate all the help you provided. He's on a solid path.
The My Ideal College team had a supportive and structured approach to college application preparation. The routine of weekly meetings kept me focused on what I had to accomplish. Ordinarily, I would have been overwhelmed and unsure how or where to start. The regular video sessions held me accountable. We would review the work I accomplished and plan my next steps. When writing my college essays, my advisor did not do the work for me but rather helped guide me to personal success. I feel confident in the applications and essays that I plan to submit. The process even included surveys for me and my parents so we could all provide our own preferences and perspectives. They all were collected and considered for the report we received. The personalized report also included school options that I didn’t even think to explore, like colleges that provide financial aid to attract out-of-state students! I would highly recommend My Ideal College to all high school students that are planning to apply to college!
Laurie did an excellent job simplifying and talking through the topics that all of us parents wrestle with.
Let me tell you! Navigating college applications and essays for your high school senior while working full-time plus having other responsibilities is no laughing matter. Before working with Laurie and her team, I was super stressed out about my daughter's college admissions applications and associated essays. Making sure that she kept on top of those deadlines, including scholarships and grants, was way too much for me, especially knowing how our children don't always listen to what we, as parents, say to them. I decided to hire Laurie. After hiring Laurie, a HUGE weight was lifted off my shoulders! My daughter was in contact with her and her team throughout the process. She had other adults holding her accountable and guiding her through it all. Game changer for both of us and our household! After working with Laurie and her team, my daughter now writes more effectively, is confident in her college choice, and has up-leveled her communication and event management skills. I couldn't be happier! If you are where I was, then call Laurie! She'll make that whole process easy and seamless.
Laurie helped my daughter, who is a rising high school senior, and I go through a process together which was extremely helpful in her decision on what occupation, college degree, and which colleges she wants to pursue. It has given her confidence in her direction and she is truly excited about her post-high school future instead of anxious about overwhelming decisions in an unknown direction. Thank you, Laurie, for using your expertise to help me have some peace of mind and to help my daughter find her passion and purpose! You’re fantastic!
Our son had already completed an Exploratory Studies class at his university and had explored lots of majors, but still did not have confidence in choosing a major and a career path for his future. Laurie’s use of the Harrison Assessment was a key to his coaching. The assessment affirmed his strengths and abilities and the reports that Laurie shared with him gave detailed information about how his strengths line up with specific careers. This gave him the confidence to look again at a career that he matched well with and he is excited to have a clear direction for the rest of his academic career and his future after college. Laurie’s personal approach and one-on-one coaching was very helpful and worth the investment! We both enjoyed working with Laurie and would recommend her services to students who are wanting to figure out more about their own strengths and specific careers that match up with those strengths to help them find success.
My Ideal College provided my daughter with vital information about careers where she could not only succeed, but also thrive because she’d enjoy what she was doing. Ms. Genevish’s individual attention coupled with the time she took to discuss results and what they mean in the real world was so personalized—that’s not something you find in other places. I’d recommend My Ideal College to anyone planning to further their education.
My daughter's one-on-one counseling with Laurie took us from "no clue" to a very viable career choice that we both feel good about! I am so impressed with the process and how specific the results of the assessment are. The confidence that comes from knowing we've found something that matches not only my daughter's interests but also how she thinks and interacts is invaluable! Laurie gave us great insight for our particular situation, which was so helpful for narrowing down options and keeping us from second-guessing everything. We've tried other career exploration programs, but the difference here is the detailed assessment/reports and Laurie's expert input. I highly recommend My Ideal College!
Eric is really a good kid and I think your evaluations made him feel worthwhile again, so money well spent.