Having previously worked in college admissions, Matt Musico was an invaluable mentor to me and made the college process feel less daunting. Every time I walked into his office, Matt was always smiling. He went beyond his job description by not only investing in the process, but in the student. By getting to know me, he brought out my strengths and helped me focus on the things that stood out on my application. Every time I was flustered, Matt would send me the exact words that I needed to hear. He knew how to help me relax and take a deep breath. I trust his knowledge and was excited to share both the good and bad news with him. It was a pleasure to get to know such a kind, helpful, and reassuring counselor.
Working with Matt was one of the best decisions we have ever made! As parents going through the college application process for the first time, Matt helped guide our daughter through a process that can be daunting and overwhelming. He helped refine her interests, identified appropriate target schools, and provided invaluable advice and counsel. We are extremely proud that our daughter was accepted to her first choice, and can't thank Matt enough for helping her realize her full potential.
MONICA, PARENT OF SAMANTHA
I had a great experience working with Matt. From the time we started working together during my junior year to when I got accepted into my ED2 college, he was always there to answer any questions I had or to provide advice where I needed it. The aspect that stood out to me was that Matt and I always had a plan for what came next. Whether it was writing supplements, researching colleges or submitting applications, we approached everything with a plan to tackle it, which made the expansive college process feel simpler. Another part of working with Matt that I enjoyed was just catching up during our meetings. I never felt overwhelmed or overly stressed by the college process thanks to my work with Collegewise.
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS
We are so grateful to Matt for helping us through the college admissions process. Benjamin is my first child, so we had absolutely no idea what we were doing. We also participated in the jump start program with Matt, and this was invaluable as it prepared us well ahead of time. Thanks to Matt's advice, we were able to attend many college visits before the pandemic hit. Benjamin and Matt bonded so well, and Matt was instrumental in helping my naturally introverted son gain so much self-confidence. Matt was always very communicative and solid with the advice he gave to me too. Benjamin was accepted into his ED school, and we could not have done it without Matt. We will miss our meetings with him!
SARAH, PARENT OF BENJAMIN
WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
Matt Musico worked with my son from the summer of his sophomore year. They soon established a comfortable and safe rapport. Matt helped with class selections, encouraged extracurricular participation, and was a calming force amidst all the madness of the college application process. My husband and I felt confident in Matt's advise, reached out to him often to ask specific questions, and received timely responses from him. Ultimately, my son got in to his number one choice college in a highly competitive application year, and we are over the moon. Matt's frequent e-mails and updates were highly effective and much appreciated.
TERRI, PARENT OF AARON
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
Matt’s career in admissions began at his alma mater, Sacred Heart University, where he spent four years as Associate Director of Admissions. In his time behind the admissions desk, Matt read over 4,000 applications and met with thousands of students, giving him the insight necessary to expertly advise students on how to leave a lasting impression in their college applications and essays.
As a seasoned sports writer—he’s been penning articles for news outlets like Bleacher Report and Yahoo! Sports for seven years—Matt is one of our resident wordsmiths and excels at helping each of his students find their unique voice and craft their stories into truly unforgettable essays. He’s also very familiar with the New York and Connecticut school systems, having spent his four years in admissions visiting high schools in the tri-state area and learning about the unique opportunities and pressures that high school students face in those schools.
When he’s not expertly advising his students, you’ll find Matt spending time with his wife and toddler (or sneaking in a quick run when his son is asleep).
Education & Experience
Former Associate Director of Admissions, Sacred Heart University
M.S. in Sports Management
Specializes in athletic recruiting
Professional Organization Memberships