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Parent Comments

"Melissa was extremely helpful and gave me a different perspective on my college applications. My writing, and application as a whole, benefited greatly from having her look over it.  It definitely helped to have an unrelated source looking at my work.  She looked over the application holistically, as an admissions officer would, and this helped me see the larger picture of the person I was putting forward."  

Amelia H.


"Thank you so much for your help throughout the process of completing my college applications and essay.  You were extremely helpful in guiding me and assisting me on what to include in my applications, and in helping me develop and complete my essay.  Initially, I had no idea where to start when it came time to begin my application process but with your help every step of the way became clear and manageable.  With your help, I was accepted into the number one college of my choice and received scholarship money as well.  Thank you again for all of you help!"  

Abbie S.


"Melissa helped me immensely with my college application. Before my three and a half hour long phone call with her, I had almost nothing completed on my Common Application. She was very patient as we stayed on the phone for this very long amount of time. She walked me through each part of my application and helped me organize myself. With her help, I was able to finish the biggest part of the Common Application that night. She made the whole process stress free, and I have been accepted to all my colleges. Thank you, Melissa!"  

Drew K.

"I would highly recommend Melissa as an educational consultant.  While my daughter had already narrowed down her list of colleges and had started her applications, Melissa helped her fine tune her essays and applications so that my daughter presented her best self to schools.  Melissa had a very good rapport with my child and continued to send her messages after our initial meeting with additional suggestions for her applications. Even after my daughter submitted her applications, Melissa continued to be a helpful resource for us with information about college interviews and financial aid.  Melissa has a wealth of knowledge about finding the right college and application process and was very pleasant to work with."  

Liz N.


"We would like to thank you Melissa for all your patience and help with our daughter's applications for college. You walked her through the process and guided her in the right direction with her essay. You helped her believe in her ability to write the best possible essay.  In the end, she was accepted into her top choice colleges with scholarship offers."  

Jodi and Joe S.


"As a parent, I wanted to help my son, but I was just as unfamiliar with the process as he was. Melissa truly saved our sanity - and lots of time. She also helped my son choose the most important activities to highlight and read over his essay to make sure that it truly captured everything he has to offer a university as an incoming student.  Melissa didn't write the essay for my son. She simply guided him.  Melissa's advice helped my son hone his essay to perfection, but still let his personality and writing shine through. I highly recommend Achieva Educational Consulting. Melissa is the best."  

Stephanie K.

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