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, comfortable for Blake from start to finish!
BILL, PARENT OF BLAKE CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
Collegewise helped make my daughter’s college application process smooth and painless. In the end, my daughter was accepted to and will be attending her first choice school, USD. I could not be more thrilled for Alana, and I owe so much to Collegewise for making my daughter’s dream school a reality!
TORREY, PARENT OF ALANA UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
Collegewise provided me with a better understanding of the college application and decision process than I thought possible. Collegewise’s guidance throughout the process allowed me to really figure out what I was looking for in a college, while also maximizing my options.
ISABELLE SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY
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.
EMMA UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
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 motivators and supporters when it came time to fill in apps and write essays. 10/10!
EMILY BOSTON UNIVERSITY
The college application process is confusing and tedious, and Collegewise really helped with that process. It was reassuring to go over my application with my counselor so that we could make sure that I had a better chance of getting in!
KYRA VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY
Jackie earned her bachelor's in philosophy and psychology at Hartwick College, then her master's in student affairs counseling from Syracuse University, and she's been immersed in admissions ever since.
She started her admissions run at Marymount Manhattan where she spent a lot of time working with students through the transfer process, and then off to Wagner College where she managed recruitment and admission for Wagner's competitive BS/MS physician assistant program. She reunited with Syracuse in New York City, serving as the Assistant Director of Admission for Metropolitan NY--her regional hustle paid off with an increase of almost 20% in apps from the city. Jaclyn's last stop on the way to Collegewise was at Pace University, where she championed and implemented their recruitment strategy, and was a part of the leadership team that wrote and launched a test-optional policy, all in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
When she's not reading applications, Jackie is a big cinephile--she loves any and all movies, but has a soft spot for horror films. She also loves to bake, and you’ll probably find her making homemade brownies to munch on when she’s feeling stressed.
Education & Experience
B.A., Philosophy and Psychology, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
M.S., Student Affairs Counseling, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Web Development, Flatiron School, New York, NY
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission, Pace University, New York, NY
Assistant Director of Metropolitan New York Admission, Syracuse University, New York, NY
Assistant Director of Admission, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY
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