But not knowing what colleges want to hear in an application means even qualified students can be overlooked.
But it doesn't have to be that way.
College-bound students who understand how to tell their own story can transform their application from black and white to living color.
"I work as a professional writer/editor but could not have accomplished what Victoria did. That’s because she is an amazing teacher as well as writer. Maybe the best part for me was that my input was not required at all. "
"As parents going through the college application process for the first time, but with twins, we are so grateful for Victoria's guidance. Her experience as an educator and knowledge of the application process provided our family with the confidence we needed to ensure optimal results for our kids. "
"As a non-parent and writer Victoria is able to help kids appreciate and tell something about themselves in a way a parent never could. I don't know exactly how to describe what she does, but it's very valuable beyond the production of an essay. "