Recent Articles

"How Your Teen Can Nail Her College Essay" (New Jersey Family)

September 18, 2019

New Jersey Family interviewed Jill and colleagues about college essays.

"How Attending an Alternative School Impacts College Admissions" (US News & World Report)

August 09, 2019

US News & World Report's Josh Moody interviewed Jill about alternative schools. One type of high school does not fit all.

"Counselors Blast College Board's Plan to Assign Students a 'Disadvantage' Score"

May 21, 2019

OP-ED: "Colleges Can Reduce Student Stress" (NACAC Journal of College Admission)

April 16, 2019

Thanks to NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) for publishing Jill's opinion piece in their Spring 2019 Journal of College Admission on ways for colleges to reduce student stress.

OP-ED: "A Better College Admission Process Should Start in our High Schools" (NACAC Admitted Blog)

March 21, 2019

Read my new op-ed for NACAC's (National Association for College Admission Counseling) Blog. Let's take a look at our high schools and how to best support students.

"What Students Should Know About the GPA Scale" (US News & World Report)

November 30, 2018

US News & World Report's Josh Moody featured college advice from Jill about different GPA scales and how they are used in college admissions.

"Last Minute Advice for College Application Season" (Jeff Selingo on LinkedIn)

October 25, 2017

Thanks to Jeff Selingo - New York Times bestselling author, Washington Post columnist, higher education strategist, and LinkedIn Top 10 Influencer - for the LinkedIn interview and endorsement of "Love the Journey to College."

"What Vanderbilt, Northwestern and other elite colleges don’t say about acceptance rates" (Washington Post)

October 07, 2017

The Washington Post's Jeffrey J. Selingo features college advice from Jill as well as her new book with Amanda, "Love the Journey to College," in his recent article on the selectivity in college admissions.

"College-Search Quandary? There’s an App for That" (The Wall Street Journal)

September 19, 2017

The Wall Street Journal's Sue Shellenbarger interviewed Jill and Amanda Madenberg about the digital tools available to help students navigate their journey to college. 

"Exam Cheating on Long Island Hardly a Secret" (The New York Times)

December 01, 2011

The New York Times interviewed Jill about the exam cheating scandal on Long Island. 

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With more than 25 years of experience working with hundreds of high school students, Jill possesses a wealth of knowledge about the college admissions process, and believes the process should be exciting. Jill helps by working closely with each student on college selection, creating a vibrant and authentic resume, planning meaningful and appropriate summer activities, creating personalized testing strategies, brainstorming essay ideas and techniques, building interview skills, reviewing scholarship opportunities and more. Most importantly, Jill eases the stress and helps students feel confident about the college planning and selection process.


Schedule a time to ask Jill your questions or hire her to speak to a group in your community. Working with Jill will provide you a greater understanding of the college application process and, more importantly, a feeling of confidence rather than confusion.


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