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
Molly Seay is a counselor at heart and has spent the last decade helping hundreds of students find their paths.
Molly began her career in Charlottesville, Virginia counseling at Albemarle and Western Albermarle High School. In those roles, she managed caseloads of 350+ students, served as chair of the School Based Intervention Team, was the College Board coordinator for students with disabilities, facilitated AP, PSAT and SAT tests, and managed all accommodations for students’ testing needs. In 2016, Molly headed down the road to Richmond for a year at Saint Gertrude School before landing at St. Catherine's School as the Associate Director of College Counseling. Molly's students have attended college all over the US, UK, and Canada but, no matter where they land, her favorite part of the job is listening to a student's story, supporting them through the highs and lows of college admissions and always doing her best make the college journey less stressful and more fun – the way it should be!
Molly earned her bachelor's from Virginia Tech in Human Nutrition, Food, and Exercise and she earned her master's in School Counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University. She’s a photography fanatic, loves getting her hands dirty in her garden, would rather refurbish an antique over buying new and looks forward to college football every fall- Go Hokies! And her favorite place to be is with her daughter, Jane, her Lewellin Setter, Sadie, and her husband, Matt, who keep her laughing every single day.
Education & Experience
B.S., Human Nutrition, Food, and Exercise, Virginia Tech
M.Ed., School Counseling, Virginia Commonwealth University
Counselor, Albemarle High School, Charlottesville VA
Counselor, Saint Gertrude School, Richmond, VA
Counselor, Western Albermarle High School, Charlottesville VA
Associate Director of College Counseling, St. Catherine's School, Richmond VA
Professional Organization Memberships