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I’m Eydie, an independent college counselor and mom of three

I know traditional “about me” pages are a place to let readers know about your accomplishments and accolades as a way to wow your audience.

While my academic achievements: a Master of Social Work (MSW) from UPenn, a Master of Education at Harvard, my Certificate in College Counseling from UC Irvine, and countless hours of professional development and topics ranging from adolescent development to parent coaching, and professional experiences, traveling for my national sorority to talk to young women across the country, working at Bentley University in the office of Student Affairs, and of course the last 20 years as an independent college admissions specialist make me uniquely qualified to understand this process from many different angles…

...it is the role of “mom” to three of my own children and “bonus” mom to “my villages” children that make me uniquely qualified to be “your girlfriend.”

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Your girlfriend's guide to surviving your child's college application process and beyond

Are you preoccupied with your child’s college admissions process?

Do you find yourself spending hours trying to find the answers to “what is a good college?

Should my child submit their SAT/ACT scores, what colleges should we visit, what does demonstrated interest and restrictive early action mean, and what should my child be doing to help them get into said “good” college?

Does the process consume every conversation while at the same time overwhelm you when someone brings up the topic?

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This guide is full of tips and the approach I believe we ALL need when it comes to talking about college as a family. Trust me, when I say I know because I’ve been right where you are, it comes straight from my experiences!