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Helping Students Get into the College of Their Choice

SINCE 2004

Individualized College Counseling

In addition to detailed, expert insight into the college admission process, we offer tailored services designed to draw out each student’s personal best application.

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Stand Out with Your Essay

Essays are generally a requirement for college, and with over 100 million people applying every year, how will you stand out? 

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Find the Best College for You

No two people are alike, and with colleges, it's the same - each offers different environments, courses, and majors. Let us help you find your best fit.

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Showcase Your Talents

Depending on the colleges and major you're interested in, we might showcase different talents to have your most fitting qualities stand out.

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We have worked with Ellen for all four of our kids. She is certainly patient. What was also very evident
was the customized approach she takes. All
four of our children were admitted to their first school of choice - Cornell, Denver University, Wisconsin -
Madison and University of San Francisco.



About Ellen

Owner & College Advisor

Ellen Martin has worked as an independent college counselor since 2004. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina she works with clients from New York to California.

For over 20 years, Ellen interviewed applicants for the University of Pennsylvania and remains an active participant in Charlotte outreach programs for highly selective colleges.

If you are looking for a focused, dedicated college admissions counselor who can get results, Ellen Martin is your expert.

What Sets Us Apart

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20+ Years


Different colleges, parents, and students - we've worked with so many people and processes over the years that we've seen (and can understand how to navigate) it all.

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Responsive Communication

Through every step of the process, we will work with you to communication about your college admission application in the best way for you.

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A la Carte Services

Whether you need help writing a college essay, personalized college admission help during the entire process, or something in between, only pay for what you need.

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