Having Jenny help guide me through both the college search and essay writing process relieved a lot of the stress and pressure that I was feeling about applying to college. During our meetings, she always had A LOT of energy and was very flexible with when we could meet. I also greatly appreciated how she placed a lot of trust in me and stressed the fact that I was almost an adult and should do things on my own (like calling colleges and asking any questions I had). The encouragement to be independent I received from Jenny is what I loved most about working with her.
Collegewise has been such a helpful resource for me. The stress with applying for college and scholarships has been minimal with all of the help and support available. Both Laura and Jenny have given me such helpful reviews of application essays and support during the application process. Not only are they helpful, but they are so kind and easy to talk to whenever I have questions. My Collegewise experience is so valuable to me. I don't know where I'd be without it!
Jenny has helped me tremendously throughout the college application process; I truly do not believe that I could have gone through this without her or Collegewise's resources. From reminding me of deadlines to checking essays, she was always readily available to help me through each step of the journey. Before signing up with Collegewise, the college application process seemed really long and tedious, but after signing up, it was simple and straightforward to understand.
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
From the very beginning, Jenny has been knowledgeable, professional, upbeat, enthusiastic, and patient. I am confident that, through Jenny, both Chris & Garrett will have enough insight into the schools that have received their applications to "own" their college decision and are more likely to succeed in the school of their choice. Yes, twin boys who will be attending different schools. Jenny worked with each of them independently...so far...95% acceptances from the schools. Jenny is also working with them regarding scholarships/financial planning, etc. Highly recommended!
SHEILA, PARENT OF CHRIS AND GARRETT
APPALACIAN STATE & UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA - CHARLOTTE
Utilizing Collegewise was easily the best thing I could have done to prepare for my college applications. Not only was Jenny helpful in editing and brainstorming essays, but she also kept me on track with due dates, boosted my confidence (I needed that when applying to reach schools), and just generally made me feel really confident about what I was doing. Jenny really helped me feel confident in my decisions, and I was even able to get scholarships that I never thought I would have stood a chance at getting. Thank you so much for bringing out the best in me!
EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
I can't tell you how helpful it was to have Jenny guide Luke through this experience. Although Luke absolutely hated writing about himself, I think he learned a lot about what he had accomplished during his high school career. Jenny recognized Luke's talents and assured him of his worth. Parents are somehow unable to do that. I appreciate that it was Jenny who helped keep Luke on track, gave him feedback on his essays, and told him the truth. It definitely saved my sanity and probably my relationship with my son. We are forever grateful.
CORRIE, PARENT OF LUKE
Jenny had what can only be described as a meteoric rise in the world of admissions. After a college internship in the financial aid office at her alma mater, Peace College (now William Peace University), Jenny moved into Peace’s admissions office first as an assistant director and later as director of admissions. After 12 years, thousands of applications, and too many admissions committee meetings to count, Jenny decided she wanted to spend all her time doing her favorite part of the job—counseling students—and joined Collegewise in August 2014.
Jenny is particularly adept at project management and guiding students through the intricacies of the college application process. Over the years, her students have raved about her financial aid expertise and skill in helping them explore great financial-fit colleges and secure merit aid. Jenny also has deep experience with summer planning and has helped countless students discover and land valuable internships that help them grow as people and make them better college applicants. She’s a respected and sought-after public speaker in the community, sharing her wealth of knowledge with families at Wake County Libraries and the Durham County Public School System. Jenny’s students have gone on to attend schools like Duke, Cornell, Georgetown, Vanderbilt, Rice, UNC—to name a few.
Originally from the South, Jenny loves southern cooking and has very strong opinions as to the superiority of Eastern North Carolina barbecue over, well, every other kind of barbecue. It’s a vinegar/pepper base vs. tomato base distinction that apparently has sparked controversy and debate all the way to the highest levels of North Carolina state legislature.
Education & Experience
Former Director of Admissions, William Peace University Former Associate Director of Admissions, Peace University Transfer Admissions Expert
NACAC: National Association for College Admission Counseling SACAC: Southern Association for College Admission Counseling CACRAO: The Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers College Foundation of North Carolina