When it comes to the college admissions process, Ashley can help students and families with, well, just about everything. Her combined experiences as a former independent college counselor, test prep program director, ACT/SAT tutor, and marketing copywriter all work seamlessly together to help students strategically plan their college journey—from tackling application essays to mastering their test-taking skills. She's helped students get accepted into schools like Yale, Berkeley, UCLA, and Dartmouth.
Whether she’s flexing her creative writing muscle to help students brainstorm, sharing her branding expertise to help students position themselves more thoughtfully on their applications, or offering up her valuable test prep knowledge, Ashley has helped her students reach their goals—ultimately landing them at their best-fit college or university. And when she’s not helping students build their skills and confidence, she’s literally building and renovating her house (DIY!) with her husband, Matt.
Education & Experience
- MFA, Creative Writing, Bennington College
- B.A., History, UCLA
- Former Program Director, Test Prep Gurus
- ACT/SAT Tutor, Tier One Tutors
What are people saying about Collegewise?
I would often be stressed about what I needed to get done or about how things were turning out, but every time I walked out of the office, I was so at ease. I think the most important part about being at Collegewise was how personalized the process was, and how much care and time and effort went into me specifically.
It felt like we sent Blake on a journey in a faraway land, and he got a tour guide who told him what paths to try and which to turn away from. Not having been in this strange land ourselves, as parents, our greatest fear was we would give wrong directions. Great experience, comfort-able for Blake from start to finish!
Bill Michelle, Parent of Blake Michelle
Going to my meetings at Collegewise never felt like a chore, but more as something to look forward to! Everyone in the office is so friendly, willing to help, and made for such great moti-vators and supporters when it came time to fill in apps and write essays. 10/10!
We loved working with Collegewise! They are extremely knowledgeable of the college admis-sions “do’s and don’ts” space and made the daunting process actually enjoyable. Collegewise kept Ryan on task and worked with him to keep him focused and make the best use of his time during the sessions.
Orly, Parent of Ryan
I was very pleased with Ryan’s experience. It took so much pressure off of me, and made Ryan responsible and accountable throughout the application process. Collegewise’s knowledge base of schools, their applications and stats were very helpful.
Michele Miller, Parent of Ryan Miller
While working with Collegewise, the stress of college applications just melted away! Although the writing and research took some time, it was absolutely worth it because, in the end, I knew I had sent in the best application I could and the college I picked would be the perfect fit for me!