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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

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

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

 

- PARENT

We recently worked with Jill for our first born son. She provided us a wealth of wisdom and knowledge, both quantitative and qualitative. Jill’s assistance in essentially laying out a twelve month calendar of the entire process was invaluable and put us all at ease. At the end of the day, unlike many in the college advising field, Jill is a trained and very experienced guidance counselor and was completely consumed with assisting and guiding our child toward making the wisest application decisions.  We look forward to working with her again with our other children.  

- 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

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

Overwhelmed and stressed by our older son's college application process, we searched for professional assistance for our younger son.  Fortunately, we chose Jill Madenberg as our Independent Educational Consultant. Jill bonded quickly with our son and assessed his strengths and weaknesses.  Her questionnaire helped to identify schools offering the tuition, location, course of study and extracurricular parameters that suited him. Jill detailed both the positive and negative attributes of each school in relation to our son. She made herself available around his schedule, replied to his questions and concerns promptly, and kept him motivated throughout the entire process.  Jill also helps with other college related services such as essay review, help with financial aid, ACT and SAT tutoring. As parents, it was a very rewarding to watch our son take control and manage his college application process. THANK YOU, Jill!

- 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

Unfortunately Jill was not the first consultant I engaged to assist me in getting my son into the right college. The first, although highly recommended, had a different approach to the process that makes it all the more easy to recommend Jill to other parents. Whereas the first quickly established where she felt my son should go, Jill continually listened to both me and my son as the process went on and offered alternatives even after we felt we were done applying. The more she listened to what we wanted, the more ideas she had. Whereas I felt comfortable communicating with our first consultant, my son never joined in the process on his own. With Jill my son developed his own relationship.  They were collaborating over emails discussing the process and the various colleges he had heard about. Jill would always forward me the emails so I could keep track of the progress. Lastly, I felt Jill was very current on the nuances of the application process. She would often forward articles, send group emails with ideas and pass along application statistics that reassured both me and my son through this stressful time.  Never underestimate the importance of an experienced guide when traveling through unchartered areas. In Jill I feel I found such a guide and wholeheartedly recommend her.

- 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.  

 

- STUDENT

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!

- 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 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

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.  

When I first started my college process I had no clue how I would figure everything out. Jill was able to help me with every aspect along the way.  In the beginning of the process, Jill suggested a list of schools she thought I would be suitable for and took the time to explain the thought process behind each choice. She exposed me to schools that I would have never even known or thought about had it not been for her suggestions. She did an excellent job explaining the application process and helped me improve my college essay and writing supplements. She is always readily available to help. One afternoon when one of my applications had been sent in accidentally before it was completed, Jill met with me immediately to help me edit and send in a new application. I ended up getting into so many colleges that I loved, and then she helped me narrow my choices.  I highly recommend using Jill Madenberg to help you along your college process.

- 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. 

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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

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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