Here's what students and parents have said about working with Jill . . . 

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This process was truly a pleasure!  You brought us out of crisis mode and gave me my sanity back!!!  I will forever be indebted.  

- PARENT

Thanks so much for all your help. You have changed our lives. You saved us from a lot of strife. It's been worth every penny. It’s been truly invaluable. This Thanksgiving I am thankful for you!!!  

- PARENT

You are the greatest advisor, Jill. I'm not sure what we would do without you. Thank you for all of your support helping R through this process.

- PARENT

We want to thank you again for the help and guidance you gave to our son. You really brought us off the proverbial cliff and for that, we will forever be grateful.  You are great at what you do and you gave us a sense of security I don't think we have gotten from anyone else. 

- PARENT

  • There are no words … I’m beyond thrilled for him that he has these fantastic options! I can’t thank you enough for opening these doors for him.  You made this very unknown intimidating process an absolute victory!

    - PARENT

  • Thank you so much for all your wisdom and support in the college application process. We are SO thrilled our daughter got into her first choice school Early Decision. We couldn’t have done it without you!

    - PARENT

  • We want to thank you again for the help and guidance you gave to our son. You really brought us off the proverbial cliff and for that, we will forever be grateful.  You are great at what you do and you gave us a sense of security I don't think we have gotten from anyone else. 

    - PARENT

  • You are the best.  So thankful for you.  So appreciate everything you did for our daughter.

    - PARENT

  • Jill reduced stress within our family by helping me carefully submit applications. She would make sure everything was right and made the whole process much easier.

    - PARENT

  • Thank you so much for being there for us. You are so attentive and caring. In addition to being a great college counselor, you have given me and my husband great tools to help J navigate this process.  We feel so lucky to work with you!

    - STUDENT

  • Not only did my son get into his first choice school Early Decision, Jill helped us with every step along the way. Jill is so knowledgeable and helped me and my son feel confident with every phase. There is no question that I will hire Jill again for my younger children. I enthusiastically recommend her to any family who wants to embrace their child's college process.

    - PARENT

  • Jill has been amazing through this entire college process.  Starting in 10th grade when we first met, she really took an interest in getting to know me personally and gave tailored advice especially to me.  She was never hesitant to give her honest opinion about a college, even if it was different than what my parents believed.  What was most helpful to me during the college process was her availability and willingness to discuss any issue or answer any question, no matter how simple or ridiculous it may have been.  Jill met with me often either in her office or via Skype and always tried to accommodate my hectic schedule. 

    - STUDENT

  • Jill Madenberg was an amazing support system in many ways.  My daughter went through a lot of emotions during the entire college process. Jill was wonderful. She made my daughter feel secure and successful. She helped make a stressful time so easy. When my daughter needed her, she was there.  Jill met with her throughout the process in person, in a small group and took her phone calls when she needed to reach out.  It was a very special experience. We will never forget the support and genuine care that Jill provided.  

    - PARENT

  • Jill- You have truly empowered our son and help him to grow as an individual. I am so grateful that he has the support of someone as special as you along his journey to college. It means so much to all of us that you give him strength and confidence. As his parents, you will have helped us too. Thanks again for everything you have done for him, and continue to do.

    - PARENT

  • I just wanted to say thank you for all you’ve done for me. Thanks to you, I felt really prepared to deal with the whole process. I know I did the work myself, but I doubt I would have been in the same place that I am in now, with any part of my application. I remember coming to you on Halloween after finally finishing my common app and you guiding us through every step of submission. I was so nervous. Thank you for helping me decide to apply to UChicago, and always informing me of my options. I am so happy that I got in, but I really would have been happy with any of the colleges we chose. I feel very prepared to deal with the rest of the challenges that face me this year, and I’m so excited for college! Thank you for making me feel so confident in my abilities, thank you for listening to my worries, and thank you for always being there for late night meetings.

    - STUDENT

  • I can't even begin to express my gratitude to you for the time you spent with me on the phone last week. Not only are you refreshing to talk to, but your knowledge is absolutely mind-blowing. I feel like we know more than most people at our school, but after speaking with you it is so incredibly apparent that we know so little. Thank you again Jill. I feel like "thank you" is not enough as I am beyond grateful for you. 

    - STUDENT

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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