From the very beginning, our counselor made everything so simple and easy to understand. From helping identify schools all the way to acceptances, it was so non-stressful. I don't think we would have completed everything without help. We realized that while everyone else was so stressed around trying to figure out where to apply, when to apply, and how to apply, we had everything planned out with our counselor. The best time and money spent to help our kid make the right decision for his future.
JANNET, PARENT OF JAMESON
EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY
Collegewise is the reason I’m going to be attending the university of my dreams next year. While working with Ashley I learned a lot about myself and how I wanted to express my life in my applications. We always stayed in contact, and she helped me with any questions or concerns I ever had. Ashley created an amazing environment where we could laugh and get work done while doing so. I can’t express how excited I am for the next chapter in my life, and that’s all thanks to Collegewise! I couldn’t have done it by myself.
Ashley was amazing to work with. Without her, Jenna would definitely NOT have gotten all the wonderful college offers. I think the best part of working with Ashley was that she got to know Jenna and was able to guide her toward the perfect college choices based on Jenna’s academic level, personality, wants and needs. Also, Ashley and Jenna worked together beautifully and independent of Jenna’s parents. We are forever grateful to Ashley.
SHEILA, PARENT OF JENNA
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
Collegewise has helped me tremendously throughout the college application process. I felt really confident with all my essays and every time I clicked "submit." I especially liked having my personalized Collegewise portal, as I was able to easily manage all my work and track my progress. I cannot imagine this process without my college counselor!
CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY - SAN LUIS OBISPO
I could not have asked for a better college application process than the one I received with Collegewise. Everyone that I worked with was very knowledgeable and I never had a question go unanswered. A big part of what I loved about Collegewise was the ability to get to know my counselor on a personal level. This really helped with finding colleges that were right for me and understanding where I was coming from if I had difficulties wording my thoughts when it came to writing essays. Overall, I felt truly supported and was able to develop 12 amazing applications, without a single one receiving a rejection. I in no way could have done it without Collegewise!
Having Ashley as my college counselor really helped me throughout the college application process. She made sure that I was on track and knew what I wanted in a school. At one point, I found myself struggling to put together a creative and persuasive personal statement. Thanks to Ashley’s great skill and genuine desire to help, I was able to organize my ideas, emphasize my achievements, and present a creative and articulate statement. Ashley really helped me figure out how to show admissions counselors who I am and what I’m all about. Her honesty and diligence are hard to find in any field and were an incredible benefit to my application process. I highly recommend Ashley’s college counseling services.
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
Professional Organization Memberships