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
When Nicole was 16, she left a particularly unhelpful meeting with her high school counselor and said to herself that one day she would be a counselor and she would be a MUCH better counselor than that guy. And unlike most of the other goals she set for herself in her adolescence (becoming a Broadway star, understanding AP calculus), this one stuck.
As a student tour guide at Tufts University, Nicole and her asthma (mostly) enjoyed walking backwards up the school’s massive hill as she played her small part in helping high school students think about what kind of college environment might be best for them. From there she went on to earn her Master’s in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a concentration in School Social Work. Post-graduation, she continued on as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard, teaching graduate coursework focused on counseling adolescents while she simultaneously worked towards obtaining an additional license in school counseling. She also enjoyed spending her summers as the Program Director for the Creative Arts Summer Program through Tufts Children’s Theater.
For the last 12 years, Nicole has been living her dream as a counselor right outside of Boston where she has supported students in getting accepted to to their best fit college. She loves truly getting to know students and helping to take the stress out of the college application process.
When she’s not counseling, Nicole likes unwinding with some low-quality television (against her better judgement she will always be aware of and able to offer her opinion on the latest Bachelor/Bachelorette drama), and she enjoys all things theater and singing.
Education & Experience
B.A., Child Development, Tufts University
M.Ed., Risk and Prevention, Adolescent School Adjustment Track, Harvard Graduate School of Education
C.A.S. School Adjustment Counseling/School Social Work, K-12, Harvard Graduate School of Education
School Counselor, Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury, MA
Professional Organization Memberships