Sally P. Springer, Ph.D., Educational Consultant
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"You were such a big part of this process with our family. You helped more than you'll ever know, helping our son make his list of colleges, preparing the applications, reviewing essays, having it be "his thing" not "his parent's thing" (soooo important to us that HE be the one calling the shots as it is HIS college career, not ours), and taking the anxiety off of me as far as knowing what, how, and when to do things during the whole process. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!"  J. L. (parent)

"For my parents, having an expert on the college admission process like Sally available for them to ask questions and set timelines was a huge advantage. I am their first child to go through the process, and Sally helped me narrow down schools, set a firm, realistic timeline for writing essays, and helped me present my best self in my applications. For myself, it was a huge relief having Sally there; she answered all of my frantic, late-night questions, no matter how small. Sally was a huge help during the crazy college process, and I know I can look back at this time with no regrets; Sally helped me to make the best applications, and I am attending my dream school this fall."  H. J. (student)

"Our family had the pleasure of working with Sally Springer to assist our daughter with her college applications.  I can honestly say, we could not have done it without her!  The process of applying to college is overwhelming.  Sally was such a tremendous help every step of the way. Her willingness to be so flexible with appointment times made it possible for our daughter to do all of her homework and extracurricular activities and squeeze in plenty of time on evenings and weekends to apply to eight colleges. She was always available by phone or email for any questions and concerns that came up during the process. Her kind, supportive and caring personality was so helpful during such a stressful time. Sally's knowledge of colleges and the application process is so impressive! I would highly recommend her to any family with a college bound student. My only advice--don't wait until fall of senior year!"  E. H. (parent)

"I am so thankful to have had Sally guide me through the very intimidating admissions process. She really helped me space out my applications and make everything very organized through her portal. Her recommendations and suggestions on essays made all the daunting writing that I had to do easier and it was very helpful. Thanks to Sally and her advice I got into my dream school!" C. S. (student)

"Sally is not only a true expert in this field, but her friendly, open and engaging demeanor helped all of us during the process. Our son worked with Sally and what a blessing it was. Sally engaged him so effectively, through all the stages of the process. Early on, they discussed in depth the wide variety of options available in colleges and universities. They ultimately identified an excellent list of high-quality, yet “good bet” schools, along with some “long shots” and some "possibles". Sally was particularly instrumental in identifying schools with early action application windows AND getting our son to complete the applications to these schools on time! The process has become very complex, the rules of the game ever changing, and the level of selectivity increases with each year’s applicants. Sally guided us through this ugly maze with ready answers at every turn. The outcome: our son will be attending an excellent school in a program that should enhance his chances to not only succeed, but to also be happy while doing so."  J. S. (parent) 

"Sally was not just my guiding light through the college application process, she was a friend and a sidekick. Without Sally I most definitely would not be attending the university I am set to attend this upcoming fall. With her thoughtful inquiry, depth of knowledge, and immense resources I was able to expand my scope of colleges I was considering and send forth the best portrayal of myself to colleges. Sally's service was truly an invaluable part of my senior year of high school."  R. G. (student)

"Our daughter wasn't ready to think about or focus on college until early in her senior year. Fortunately, we were able to engage Sally Springer to assist us. She met with the family and couldn't have been a more attentive listener to all of us, or more understanding, supportive and encouraging of our daughter. She gave us all the feeling that we could approach college admissions with confidence. She tailored a list of special schools, based on her conversation with our daughter as to her goals, values, and interests, and shared the annotated list with us. We were thrilled. From then on, she worked directly with our daughter on every detail of the application process until all were submitted. She built a great rapport with our daughter and really personalized the process. The two of them completed the extensive process in record time. There's so much to know and so much at stake  -- we were relieved to put the process in the hands of such a knowledgeable, accessible, and caring professional."   A. E. (parent)

"Thank you so much for helping me througout my college process. I honestly do not think I could have done it without you. You made everything a lot less stressful. I can't believe it's all over! Thank you again."  C. L. (student) 
"I read "Admission Matters" during our daughter's junior year and realized we would need help with college applications.  Much to our relief we FOUND Sally!  Our minds were put to ease thanks to Sally's knowledge and familiarity with all types of colleges and the application process.  Since the application process seems to get more complicated, a consultant like Sally Springer is certainly the best way to get through the college maze!  One could not find a more knowledgable, helpful and kind person to assist during this daunting time and challenging procedure!  I recommend Sally with absolutely NO hesitation at all!"  L. H. P. (parent)

"Thank you so, so much for your guidance this year. You helped make the college admissions process a little less intimidating and helped give me the confidence I needed to move forward without anxiety. I couldn't be happier with my college choice!"  M. P. (student)   

"Sally Springer was the best investment we ever made. For a very reasonable fee, Sally walked our  second son through the college application process, helped him define what he wanted in a college, and helped him "own" the process. She really tries to help her clients find the schools that are right for them. The best part was that we didn't have to nag our son, worry about deadlines, argue over essay topics or engage in any of the conflict we had when we helped our oldest son apply to college. Our second son was accepted at a school he really wants to attend. This month our third son will be working with Sally on his college applications and we know she will provide the personalized support and  attention he needs to realize his aspirations. The applications get done, the kids are proud of their product and there is peace in the house! Best money we ever spent!"  K. W. (parent)

"I wanted to take the time to thank you for everything. I had so many options for schools to attend next year and I am so grateful for your guidance and counseling." L. L. (student)

“When we went to college, you picked a college and went.  Times have changed, there are so many hoops to jump through and the process can be daunting for both parents and their college bound children. Thank goodness we found Sally to help my daughter navigate through the process.  She calmed her fears and was able to guide her through the hurdles.  She was flexible and easy to work with.  As my daughter received her acceptance letters, Sally was one of the first ones she celebrated with.  I would highly recommend her counseling services to any family embarking on the college admissions journey.”  J. P. (parent)

"I just wanted to thank you for all of your help! I got in to every school I applied to and received scholarships to 4 schools. I can't wait to start in September! Thank you so much for all the time, effort, and snacks that you put forth towards my education. It was great to have an organized, experienced friend by my side."   S. N. (student)

"Sally’s help was invaluable during the college application process.  Sally worked with our daughter to develop a good list of schools, some of which we knew very little about.  Our daughter was accepted to 11 of the 12 schools she applied to, and received generous merit awards from most of them. Our daughter will be attending a wonderful school that is a great fit for her, which we would not have known about without Sally’s assistance.  I can’t say enough about how great it was for our daughter to work with Sally and how much we appreciated her help."  J. H. (parent)

"Now that all of my college decisions have been released, I wanted to thank you for all of the help you have given me. You really helped me find a good list of colleges to apply to and you helped me learn how to organize my thoughts and directly address the prompts for my college essays. I would have had a really difficult time otherwise trying to figure out how to do both, and I am grateful for all of the college options that are available as a result of the help I have received from you."  D. B. (student) 

"We feel so fortunate to have found Sally to work with my son on his college application process.  His small high school offered very little information or support particularly when it came to private colleges.   My son (and his parents) found the amount of information available overwhelming; it was difficult to know where to start and which references were reliable.  Sally helped my son hone in on the characteristics that were important to him and then worked with him to develop a list of colleges that met those criteria.  It was wonderful to see him take ownership of the process as his confidence grew.  As parent, I appreciated serving in the role of sounding board rather than task master.   With Sally’s guidance, my son completed his applications without feeling overburdened or stressed, and we felt confident that the application reflected the best light possible."  S. J. N. (parent)

"I wanted to write just to say how thankful I am for all the help and pushing that you did to make this happen. I'm super excited for next year. Thanks again. All your help meant so much and I'm sure you are an angel for all your students." A. L. (student)

"Sally Springer was a huge help to our family in the college application process for our daughter. After hearing her speak at Davis High School College Night I knew we needed her help. Even though we'd done our research and essays were in progress, Sally was very helpful in guiding us through the changes that have occurred since our previous child had applied to college a few years ago.  She is very professional -- a great listener, clear thinker -- and she made many excellent suggestions, the best being application to schools we weren't familiar with. She was very flexible and pleasant to work with and our daughter received an excellent scholarship to one of the schools Sally recommended. She is capable of helping you from the beginning of your search and application process or mid-stream with essays and school selection. I wish we had called her sooner and would recommend her highly."   D. M. (parent)

"I knew some of the things I was looking for in a college, but I wasn’t sure which colleges offered  them. Sally developed a list of schools that fit my preferences and then helped me narrow it down to a reasonable number that still provided me with a wide range of options. She then served as a valuable guide throughout the application process, especially in helping me revise my Common Application essays. I am now going to go to a great college that I never would have heard of without Sally, with a scholarship. I got into 8 of the 9 schools I applied to (I declined a place on the waitlist of the 9th), so I was truly able to choose the school that was the best fit for me."  
                                                                             A. K. (student)

"B. got into almost every school he applied to. I am amazed at his success and attribute that to your guidance. I believe your recommendations on his essay surely helped. Please do use me as a reference." K. S. (parent)

"Thank you SO much for all of your help in the college admissions process! You are so knowledgeable and helpful and your suggestions were great; I could not have done it without you! I really enjoyed working with you and appreciate your dedication."  M. M. (student)

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