TESTIMONIALS AND STATS
karen L, University of PENNSYLVANIA
”I most appreciated the fact that Anjali was really passionate about ensuring my success throughout the college process, from giving feedback on my essays to conducting a mock interview to reviewing my music supplement videos. In terms of essay feedback, I found the quick turnaround rate and mutual communication throughout the editing process to be extremely helpful. Through working together, I found the quality of my essays reached a new level that I may not have been able to achieve alone. I would recommend Anjali to other families because I think it can definitely be really helpful to have another set of eyes on college essays and to have help throughout the college process. She definitely helped me put my best foot forward through the essays and interviews.”
ANN G, StanforD UNIVERSITY
Civil, Environmental Engineering
”I strongly recommend Anjali to college applicants and their families. She is extremely experienced, with a keen understanding of students. She knows how to help them reach their full potential. And the communication was great! She is patient and always willing to help. Her professionalism and sense of responsibility reassured me during the application process and eventually helped me get admitted to Stanford. To me, she is not only a counselor, but also a good mentor.”
Paul Z, Cornell University, Computer Science
”Working with you, I appreciated that every aspect of applications was covered, and that everyone worked with me based on my availability. I also really appreciated the guidance on setting up a LinkedIn profile and help on my resume. I would definitely recommend Anja Education Consultants because with your help on the application process, I was admitted into my first choice, Cornell University.”
Gaby and Brian, boston university
”I was so impressed with what Anjali did to get us through this whole process. If we tried to do it ourselves, we would have been extremely frustrated and we would not be anywhere near the level of success we had with Anjali’s help.
If you have the opportunity to work with Anjali, take it. This is the most incredible return on investment of anything I have ever paid for. We trusted Anjali and the result speaks for itself. We were absolutely blown away.”
Brian R, Gaby's Dad
”Anjali is a delight to work with and it has been an incredible journey. She turned something terrifying, my future, into something manageable and possible. Anjali’s guidance was incredibly comforting and is not something I could have gotten anywhere else.”
George Z, son at Cornell, computer science
”We appreciated your team’s great patience, productive and responsive discussions, and support in accommodating my son’s schedule as much as possible, especially on the essay work! We would definitely recommend you to other families!”
KEVIN L, McCombs School of business, UT AUstin
SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS UP TO 80K
“I am so grateful to Anjali! She has helped me in many ways through this process, and I am so glad about the way everything turned out. I can't thank her enough!”
ZOE Y, CARNEGIE MELLON U,
BSA Major (Science & ART)
”I would definitely recommend Anjali as a college consultant. She worked so hard with me and answered all my questions so patiently! I had both an art portfolio and my regular applications as a double major applicant, so I had a lot to prepare. In the end, I was accepted by my dream school, CMU, and I would not have gotten there without Anjali and all the help she gave me!”
Ellen G, EMORY UnivERSITY,
“We would absolutely recommend Anjali. This process was painless from the parent perspective, and our daughter felt supported throughout the process. She received feedback on every essay and was able to practice for interviews. Anjali helped her find schools that would be a good fit. She helped her identify her unique strengths so that she could highlight them in the applications. She kept her on schedule. This process can be so overwhelming, but by having reasonable deadlines and consistent follow ups, Anjali made the process doable and reduced so much of the anxiety - for her and for us.”
Melissa R, Ellen's Mother
Tom C, vanderbilt University,
“The thing I appreciated the most working with Anjali is that she tries to know you. She did her best not only to teach me the technical aspects of applying to college and keep me on schedule but also tried to help me find my interests and passion. She personalizes your whole plan, academics, extracurriculars, and helps you focus on essays that are really about you.”
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Abertay University, UK
Arizona State University
Bocconi University, Italy
Brunel University, UK
Cal Arts (California Institute of the Arts)
Carnegie Mellon University
Columbia College Chicago
Franklin Olin College of Engineering
Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Imperial College London, UK
Indiana University - Bloomington
Johns Hopkins University
King's College London, UK
Lewis and Clark College
Maryland Institute College of Art
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Miami University - Oxford
Michigan State University
Mount Holyoke College
New York University
New School for Social Research
Ohio State University
Penn State University
Point Park University
Queen Mary University London, UK
Rhode Island School of Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
SCAD (Savannah School of Design)
Sciences Po (Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris), France
St. John's College
St. Olaf College
Texas A&M University - College Station
Texas State University - San Marcos
University of Birmingham, UK
University of California - Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz
University of Colorado - Boulder
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign
University of Manchester, UK
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
University of Miami
University of Michigan
UNC - Chapel Hill, Greensboro
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rochester
University of Texas - Austin, Dallas, San Antonio
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Washington - Seattle
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Washington University in St. Louis
William & Mary
mINA AND ARI, CORNELL UNIVERSITY
”The sense of direction and ownership that Ari got was invaluable. The process for college application is very tricky and having an expert along the way was very helpful.
With your prior experience, you were always very calm about the process and were reassured that things would work out well. You also emphasized finding the right college fit which was very important and the correct mindset to have.
The step-by-step process was very helpful. The checklists for essays and other tasks kept Ari organized even with mounting pressure of school work. The essay brainstorming and editing process was the most beneficial part since there were so many essays to be completed. The editing help and suggestions were absolutely top-notch from the get go. The reminder emails about scholarships, sending SAT scores, filling out financial forms were also very helpful as was the help with resume editing and organization.
I would definitely recommend you to other families. College admission process can be very time consuming and hard to navigate. It is certainly hard for a student to navigate alone unless they are only applying to one or two schools. A parent may think that they can handle it based on what they have read online but there is a lot more nuance involved.”
Mina G, Ari's Mother
”The thing I appreciated most was the essay feedback. It was very valuable and improved my essays tremendously. Not only did it make them more refined grammatically, but the feedback also helped me improve upon my ideas and make the essays more coherent overall.
One of the most helpful things was the general timeline and the writing timeline. The general timeline was most helpful for pre-writing steps such as learning more about colleges, attending informative sessions, and determining which colleges to apply to. The writing timeline was useful for knowing when to have drafts for each essay done by.
I would recommend you all to other families, as you helped streamline the application process and got me organized so that I was always on track to apply on time. Also, being able to have writing advice was essential to the application process and helped greatly. In general, all the steps, from researching colleges to choosing which to apply to and finally to writing the essays, were done thoroughly.”
James R, University of Virginia (out of state student)
$213,000 in Scholarships
”I appreciated that Anjali was always positive and always had my best interest in mind. The college applications process can be quite stressful at times and she always encouraged me to remain positive and accept that I would end up where I am meant to be.
The most helpful things were her guidance on essays, interviews, and my timeline. I was especially stressed before my first college interview and she helped me prepare for it by doing a practice interview. This made the real interview much easier than it would have otherwise. Using her timeline allowed me to finish all my essays well ahead of the deadlines, as well as ensure all necessary actions were taken prior to submitting my applications. So each application was 100 percent ready to go before I submitted!
She truly cared about my well-being. Regardless of where I ended up going, she wanted me to be at a place where I would be happy and become the best possible version of myself. Additionally, I would recommend her because she knows how difficult the college applications process is, which she made clear at the beginning of the process. It is easy to underestimate how difficult the process is. She encouraged me to work hard in order to stand out in a competitive pool. I would not want anything done differently!”
”Anjali's support and patience with deadlines, considering James' competing obligations of school and tennis season, was greatly appreciated. He needed to reschedule meetings with her and extend deadlines, and she met him where he was at and alleviated some of his stress. She was also incredibly responsive when he contacted her. It was wonderful.
We really didn’t understand the current environment of the college application process. We previously thought, 'he worked hard in his academic and extracurricular endeavors, and he will be able to go to the schools he chooses.' Anjali showed us there were no 'safety' schools and exposed the many issues facing the college application process today.
The schedule she established was useful for his overall planning, and reviewing the applications for any errors with him prior to submission was reassuring. Her knowledge and attention to detail helped him navigate the process more confidently.
I have already recommended Anjali to friends. Her knowledge and experience in the college application process was extremely helpful.”
Katie B, James' Mom
Isha Sheth, UC Berkeley
“I would definitely recommend Anja Education Consultants. I really enjoyed having someone to guide me through the process as it was very confusing at first. With their help, I learned how to be organized and I particularly loved the system used to keep track of everything.
The most beneficial aspect for me was getting assistance with my essays. While my strong suit lies in generating ideas rather than the actual writing, I managed to enhance the quality of my essays while preserving my original concepts. The feedback I received was constructive without being overly critical, resulting in significantly stronger final essays compared to my initial drafts. Despite thinking I started late, I managed to finish everything well ahead of schedule, completing the bulk of my essay writing in just 1-2 months.”
Nezima, Raymond’s Mother, Cornell University
“Working with Anja Education Consultants team was one of the best investments I’ve made. I appreciated having a team that facilitated the college application process for us because the process can be stressful and daunting. It is reassuring that there is someone who’s there to point your students in the correct directions and ensure that they’re meeting the deadlines. I wanted my son to decide on a college based on his needs and personality, and Anjali had the necessary background to guide him in choosing the colleges that would best suit him. It was reassuring to work with someone that has been through the application process with previous alumni and to discuss successes and failures in the application process.
It was also helpful to have your great writing coach guide my son with the essay preparation. The time management aspect was extremely useful in meeting deadlines. I also appreciated Anjali’s personal attention to my son’s future endeavors by providing constant and transparent communications. I would absolutely recommend the Anja Education Consultants team to other families!“
Kerry Musfeldt, Elie's Mom, Boston University
“I would definitely recommend Anja Education Consultants to other families because of the invaluable support and stress relief they provided to Elie and us as parents. Elie appreciated the sense of organization and assistance from a team she felt at ease with. We are also grateful for the interview preparation efforts. Interview skills are valuable throughout one's life, and I believe this support and training will greatly benefit Elie in the years ahead.”
olivia n. and her parents alex and arlene, uc irvine
“Working with Anjali and her team has been really helpful as we initially felt clueless and lacked knowledge about the college application process. Our school's support in this area was limited, so having the team’s in-depth support was a game-changer.
We are extremely pleased with the outcome and want to commend the team for their exceptional work. Olivia's college application journey was significantly less stressful for us. The peace of mind we gained from knowing she was in capable hands was truly priceless.
Overall, the experience with Anja Education Consultants has been incredibly positive. Olivia received acceptances from highly competitive schools, which is a testament to the effectiveness of the support she received.”
Valerie Jordan, Belicia’s mom, usf
”I really appreciate the individualized attention that Anjali and her team give to each student. My daughter really felt valued and had her self-confidence renewed. In addition, Anjali really made a point of keeping parents informed while requesting their absence from student meetings. This practice ensures that the students are keeping track of their own progress and completing the assignments on their own without parent meddling. As hard as it was to trust my child to stay on top of her assignments without my help, it allowed her to mature and demonstrate college-readiness.
The most helpful aspect for our family was the writing coaching sessions. My daughter is a strong writer but struggled to identify a personal story that would capture the attention of an admissions counselor. The writing coach took the time to get to know my daughter and listen to her stories before deciding what experiences to capture in her essays. The two worked together for weeks, passing drafts back and forth until they landed on the perfect essays. This was individualized help that I did not have the bandwidth to provide but will always be grateful for.
I would highly recommend Anjali and her team to other families. Although the consulting package represents a big investment, the attention that is given to each family is well worth it. I would have never known how to pair my child's strengths and gifts with the best fit school. My child is so pleased with the institutions that she and Anjali selected and has already started to receive acceptance letters. I feel confident that my daughter will thrive in college because Anjali has a gift for college matching.”
Soraya p, Imperial College London
”I have appreciated Anjali’s care, flexibility and dedication to me, my future and my concerns. Anjali never fails to find time, even at short notice, to meet with me, coach me or improve a piece of work. She is a perfectionist (in the best ways), like me, and always pushes me to perform at my highest level.
I personally believe Anjali’s care and encouragement have been the most helpful. She deeply and genuinely cares about her students and their wellbeing. Anjali is great in removing stress from this inherently stressful process. She puts the whole process into perspective and has made me feel calm about my future. I would definitely recommend Anjali and her services to other families. Her care and efforts are unmatched by any other academic counselor!”
mAX BEHFAR, RIT
“I greatly appreciate the ease of communication with Anjali and her team. Whenever I had a question, I could count on receiving a prompt response, alleviating any worries about making crucial mistakes.
The assistance with essays was particularly the most helpful. In my English classes, I had been taught to write lengthy paragraphs and expand on every idea as much as possible. Receiving feedback that helped me condense my essays without compromising their quality was really helpful.
I would recommend working with Anjali and her team. The admissions process is so complicated and time consuming. The support they provided in terms of pacing, essay refinement, and addressing questions made it much less stressful than it would have been.”
Russell Hinds, Dash’s dad, CU BOULDER
“I would definitely recommend working with Anjali and her team. The level of support and guidance they provide simplifies the complex college application process. The detailed assessment and evaluation provided by her team was exceptional. It allowed my son to gain a comprehensive understanding of his strengths and weaknesses, guiding him towards the right direction for his college applications. Additionally, I appreciated Anjali’s availability and responsiveness.
The most helpful aspects were the essay help and support with submitting applications. Furthermore, the detailed process for choosing colleges provided clarity and direction, making the selection process much more manageable.”
Hannah Z, Barnard college
Film and Gender Studies
“One of the most important differences between Anjali and some other consultants is that she truly cares about the future of each student and looks for the best fit schools. Throughout the application process, she kept inspiring me and helped me discover what kind of person I am and what I want to do in college. She gave me great feedback for my essays, but insisted I use my own writing style.
Parents need to realize college is a step for future but not the end of the future, choosing a school that will bring students a great college experience and help them to develop comprehensively. Anjali can help students and parents to make the right decision and choose a path that suits them. She can bring families a big picture of college application and help them to see the future more clearly. Also, I didn’t only learn about college applications but also gained so many skills that I believe will be beneficial for me in the long run.
Anjali is also a great consultant for students interested in applying to art related major in colleges. For me personally, I got a chance to work with a director Anjali knew to prepare my film profile. As a result, I not only gained great help in completing it, but also got to know the film industry from a professional director.”
SRUTHI I, ut AUSTIN DEAN's SCHOLAR
100K SCHOLARSHIP U MIchigan
”I worked with Anjali on my essays and would recommend her for sure! I was struggling how to communicate ideas to be consistent with the word limits. It was helpful to discuss what I wanted to say and brainstorm various ways of expressing my thoughts, especially for the common app essay. Anjali offered very useful suggestions on packaging ideas into a form that worked.”
Spencer R, Emory University
$240,000 in Scholarships
”I appreciated your professionalism and responsiveness. Spencer and I felt supported all the way through the process, which was very foreign to us, the US application procedure being totally different to those in Europe and the UK.
I very much liked that you began with an interests and strengths assessment and then a chat about future jobs which would be suitable to Spencer’s profile. This made it easier for us to choose colleges.
I already have recommended you to friends, for the same reasons I chose you--your very helpful guidance through a complicated and foreign process for us as Europeans.”
Camilla R, Spencer's mom
Guillermo F, NYU ED
”You gave us excellent advice! Your experience helped us to develop a strategy to apply to NYU and navigate the application process. Your recommendations to improve Guillermo’s essay and also your advice on alternative majors to consider were especially useful. You also helped me to communicate better with my son. I just wish I had met you earlier in the process!”
Angeles F, mother of Guillermo
CYNTHIA S, SWARTHMORE COLLEGE
“First, I really appreciate Anjali’s work ethic. Not only did she always give feedback on my essays on time, she always inspired me to come up with new ideas. What’s more, she helped me prepare for my interviews. I would recommend her to other students because working with Anjali is not just about college applications, but also about finding the right path in future studies and career. She helped me discover a lot more regarding my academic interests.”
ALAN L, university of washington
“Thank you for all the work and effort you have gave me. It was wonderful to work with someone with musical background that I could relate and talk to. The work sessions we had were an eye opener to both the educational system and to life. Thank you for your support and affection.”
Ayden Thoma, Baylor University Honors
$287,000 in scholarships
”The thing that I appreciated most about working with Ms. Maazel is her effort to get to know me not only as one of her clients, but as a person. She always asked about my family, school, work, and other factors in my life that created a friendly environment within every video conference that we had. Especially useful was the spreadsheet that included every aspect of the application process, including things that I would not have considered such as sending thank you letters to my academic recommenders and cleaning up my social media presence.
I would recommend Ms. Maazel to other families because of her incredible knowledge in the college application process, the effort she puts into both getting to know her clients and finding what universities best fit our needs, as well as taking an immeasurable amount of stress off of my parents. Her help allowed me to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships, something that would not have been possible without her help. I just wish I had started with her earlier than the end of my junior year.”
Owen S, Sciences Po
(Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris), France
“I recommend Anjali to parents and students who want to increase chances of admission to the most competitive university programs around the world. She and the counselor she trained helped me understand the most effective admission strategy given my profile. They guided with me with my list of universities, resume preparation, and especially the personal statement, which for Sciences Po was the 'lettre de motivation'. Anjali’s methodical approach, creativity and attention to detail helped me produce the best writing I was capable of and helped me to show how my academic and extracurricular background were especially relevant to the colleges on my list. She took a lot of the stress out of the process, and it was even fun working with her! With an admission rate of under 10%, Sciences Po was a major challenge. It was also my dream school, and I truly thank Anjali for helping me get there!”
Lisa C, bryn Mawr College
“I thank Anjali so much for her help! I could not have done it without her!"
Grace S, Cal ARTS (california institute of the arts)
SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS UP TO $199,000
“Anjali stayed on top of the plan for our daughter. She scheduled appointments regularly and kept the momentum going toward that final goal of college acceptance. Anjali was not only an education mentor, but she took the time to get to know Grace and offer personal guidance and love. Anjali became one of the most important people in my daughter’s life as she navigated through four years of high school and future planning. Having Anjali there as a mentor has been a gift! I would recommend Anjali to other families as she is very well-versed in the field of education. She has many contacts in the field and so much experience in what colleges want in their candidates. She is also stays abreast of the ongoing changes in college education.”
Maria S, Grace's mom
Aydin O, OlIN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Full RIDe SCholarship from CU BOULDER
“Thank you so much for the help in my application process. Your gentle support and excellent bedside manner has made it much less stressful than it could have been, and your help has ensured a consistent high quality of work throughout my applications.”
TONY d, Rice University
96K scholarship recipient from tulane
“Anjali was very skilled both in helping me with essays and applications, and as a friend. Because she got to know me well and I felt comfortable talking to her, she was able to guide me both in writing successful essays and presenting my life story and who I am through only words and pictures submitted online. Under her guidance, I decided to study architecture and got into Rice University.”
Jonah t, Lawrence university
“Anjali is in a unique class—I’ve never met a college advisor as intentional and truly interested in my son’s well-being as Anjali. I appreciated her balanced, knowledgeable, creative, professional, discerning support. I would highly recommend working with her; well worth the investment!”
Renee T, Jonah's mom
Megan H, BOCCONI UNIVERSITY, MILAN ITALY
TURNED DOWN PURDUE UNIVERSITY & UT AUSTIN OFFERS
COMPUTER SCIENCE & BUSINESS
“We have been fortunate to be able to work with Anjali from the beginning of my daughter’s freshman year in high school. She has always made the priority helping Megan narrow down her true wants and needs in regards to her college aspirations. She will ask probing questions and give honest and helpful feedback in response. Through this process Megan has been accepted to her dream school in her dream country and will be undertaking a degree she is genuinely excited about. We could not be any more appreciative and grateful.”
Kathrine H, mother of Megan
“To me, the most helpful thing was Anjali's ability to help me find schools that fit my personal criteria. She was always honest with me and made certain I understood what I needed to do in order to get into the schools I wanted. And her help with my college application essays also made the entire college application experience far less stressful. In addition, your quick responses to my question either through text or email kept me on schedule. I only wish I had listened to her and started test prepping earlier! Trying to test prep while taking the heavy course load of my junior year was very difficult. Without her help, there is no way I would have found the perfect school for me that I will be attending in the Fall.”
LINSEN w, tulane UniverSITY
design & social innovation
“The quality of Anjali's work with me went beyond my expectations. I really appreciated her informed perspective on college applications and what the admission offices are looking for in students. Anjali doesn't just hand you a product or edit essays for you-- she teaches you how to do it. She had a very individualized plan for me, based on my personal characteristics and uniqueness. I definitely learned a lot from Anjali, from resume and interview skills to writing techniques and how to present my best self. I learned so much about myself as well in the process of digging for essay topics. There is only one college application in your life, and working with Anjali has created an unforgettable memory for me.”
John t, UniverSITY of ILLINOIS - URBANA CHAMPAIGN
“Anjali followed me closely and gave me a lot of advanced solutions to my application questions. She understands the entire college application system very well and led me through the process step by step. The accountability was so helpful, as she helped me set up a schedule for my essays and we met weekly. I would definitely recommend her!”
Mayra P, TEXAS A&M
SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS UP to $199,000, INCLUDING U. OF ROCHESTER
“I really appreciated how Anjali found the best fit colleges for me. And I appreciated the direction she gave me in this process, especially when it came to essays and interviews. I learned a lot about myself along the way. Talking to her definitely gave me more confidence in the college application process. Additionally her reminder texts always kept me on track! The essay editing was also extremely helpful as it helped me eliminate unnecessary information, find ideas, and give my essays structure. With you as a college counselor I was able to find out so much about what I want my future in college to look like and about myself. You personalized the college application process to me while keeping me aware of what might be more likely for me or rather be a reach. All in all you helped me find ways to present myself and the things I have done and experienced in high school as the best candidate to colleges that I could be. ”
Michael G, michigan StatE
5 Scholarships up to 65k
“Anjali is incredibly knowledgeable and patient with students (and their nervous parents). She had a firm and upbeat approach with our son, and she was equally attentive to our needs as parents. She helped keep our son on track and focused. Her perspective and candid manner really helped us hone our list of colleges to consider. She also pushed Michael to really think and dig deep to write his essays and got great insightful results from him. Anjali also helped us as parents navigate the emotions of the process: expectations, fears, excitement, and not many disappointments! I would wholeheartedly recommend her.”
Lauren Gastwirth, Michael's mother
Julia F, SYRACUSE University
“We would definitely recommend Anjali and already have. She has in depth knowledge of the whole process and even includes new tools to obtain better results, like profile building, including
internships, scholarships, etc. Julia clearly had all the support she needed while working with Anjali, so I could simply follow from the sidelines.”
Simone F, mother of Julia
”Anjali helped me a lot with my college list and selecting the right major. She also supported me through insight, valuable information, and excellent guidance on how to structure and write successful college essays. She reduced the stress of the process and helped me manage my time efficiently. I would definitely recommend her!”
Sam G, UT CAP
$104,000 in Scholarships
“We are so grateful that you guided Sam (and our family) through this process. I think the most important part was having a multi-year plan and strategy in place, and helping Sam understand what he needed to do as he made his way through his Junior and Senior years.
Helping Sam identify his interests and potential colleges as an unbiased voice of reason was very helpful for him. Also, encouraging him to retake the ACT and setting him up with a remote tutor was critical and helped him notably improve his scores.
We appreciate how you work one-on-one with our kids and simultaneously keep us (as nervous parents) informed. After working with our two sons I can really see how you tailor your approach for each student’s needs, preferences and abilities.”
Lauren G., Sam's mom
Dan W, TEXAS A&M University
“Anjali is an excellent counselor! She really cared for my son, so she won our trust. She made the application process smooth and helped him find colleges where he would not only be admitted but where he can excel. It was a pleasure to work with her, and we recommend her wholeheartedly!”
Vera W, mother of Dan
“I think it is absolutely amazing that she is able to understand the needs and passions of individual students after a few conversations. I knew she cared about me and my success. I had several detours when it comes to choosing my majors in college, and every time, we formulated plans to specifically help achieving my goals. Her help and encouragement were essential for me.”
GRACE S, GRAMMY CAMP
“I truly cannot thank Anjali enough! Everything she has done for me has shown me a brighter horizon and inspired me to be academically and artistically my best.”
marielle g, hampshire college
12 scholarship offers up to 136K
“I have gotten into 12 of the 13 schools I applied to. I am incredibly grateful to Anjali for coaching me. She taught me so many ways to establish a bond between the admissions teams of universities and me, including interview strategies and dealing with the financial aid representatives of each school. Anjali really helped me keep up with my due dates and prioritize deadlines. Every essay and writing supplement to make sure each small detail was in line. She revised every essay, helped me select which pieces of poetry would be in my writing portfolio, and helped me refine and polish my work. Once my portfolio was glowing, she compiled a several page long document filled with competitions, scholarships and publishing opportunities to which I could submit my writing. She then suggested I film my slam poetry in order to showcase my range of skills as a writer and performer. I filmed a few of my best pieces and after meticulous editing we added them to my resume.
I would not have been able to go through this process without Anjali and would absolutely recommend her to any student looking for a college counselor who is dedicated, passionate and organized.”
Jessica L, UMass amherst
SCHOLARSHIPS UP TO 32K
“With Anjali, I learned about the subtle differences in English that help create effective and respectful emails. She helped me define my major and minor--a combinations of sports management and psychology-- and discover a career choice which was unusual--therapeutic horsemanship. She helped my create a resume that my college interviewers said was very professional and well prepared. She also discovered that I needed two resumes--one academic and one equestrian, and helped me share them with the coaches at each of my schools. In addition, the college interviewers were impressed by the research I had done about their schools, which Anjali showed me how to do. Finally, she taught me to be meticulous and to proofread. I have already recommended Anjali to lots of other students at my school and family members. My only regret is not having found her sooner.”
david l, university of north carolina AT chapel hill
”Anjali helped me a lot during the entire application process, and I am delighted to be able to recommend her. As an international student I was particularly worried about my essays. I wanted to be sure that my ideas and outlook were clearly represented. Anjali not only helped me improve my essays but also taught me some useful writing techniques. After my ED application was deferred, Anjali guided me in analyzing my situation and finding the best strategy to move forward. She took the stress out of the process. She also taught me how to interact with the schools in a beneficial way. After each meeting, Anjali would summarize in writing what we had done and outline the next steps I needed to take. I believe working with Anjali improved my chances of admission, and I learned a lot about myself and about communication in general.”
dawson h, colgate university alumni memorial scholar (full Ride)
”Anjali was was key in drafting the school profile and course listings of a recently founded high school my son attended. She helped showcase its academic rigor and flexible curriculum. Anjali also invited college reps, notified students of college fairs and application deadlines. In addition, she offered families a coaching session on admissions and financial aid. Her work was invaluable to the senior class getting accepted into their desired universities. Students searching for and applying to college will greatly benefit from Anjali's expert guidance!”
Patty H, Dawson's mother
JASON S, McCombs School of Business UT Austin
“Anjali was very patient and helpful during the whole application process. I am glad to be able to recommend her to other students. At first, she helped me thoroughly analyze my strengths and weaknesses as an applicant. Then she helped me build a cohesive application strategy. As an international student, at the beginning, I was afraid of the video essays especially. However, Anjali corrected my pronunciation word by word and provided me with many methods for practice to improve my performance. At the same time, she encouraged me to keep practicing, so I became more confident. I especially recommend her to international students are unfamiliar with graduate school applications in the US system and who need help for speaking practice.”
LINA L, Skidmore College
“I have recommended Anjali to my friends because her approach is very different from many of the counselors I have met or heard about. Even though I started working with Anjali in the winter of my senior year, she reassured me and taught me to take everything one step at a time. She helped me identify the most important part of my resume and write a successful essay around my passions--psychology and peer counseling. I even received a letter from a top liberal arts college admissions officer complimenting me on the essay and telling me it was memorable! Anjali emphasized my happiness and success in college, which changed the way my family and I viewed the application process. In the end, I was accepted by my ED school, Skidmore College, and I hope to continue receiving Anjali's guidance during my time there.”
AMAN M, Engineering Major
“Working with Anjali felt very genuine, and the effort she put into helping me and wanting the best for me was what I appreciated the most. And she taught me how important it was to find the right fit school. Everything went perfectly, and I would highly recommend her to other college applicants.”
ADAM W, St. Olaf College
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”Anjali and I worked together for eight months to complete my college applications. I absolutely loved the time I spent with her and came to know her as a truly amazing adviser. She is compassionate, understanding, intelligent, hard-working and resourceful. She provided all the information and support I needed to complete my tasks on time. Her knowledge in essay writing methods not only helped me tremendously with the applications, but also strengthened my skill as a writer.
Anjali is truly passionate about helping students to succeed and always showed patience and encouragement when I was facing difficulties. Having her guidance during the challenging period of applying to colleges was a huge blessing. I could not have gotten through the process and feel as well prepared as I am today if it was not for Anjali. She will be your ally and provide you all the help you need!”
And a letter from Adam 9 months later (he deferred his acceptance at St. Olaf and took a gap year in the UK):
”First of all, I want to let you know how grateful I am to you. During this time last year, I was going through one of the most stressful times of my life, where everything was happening at once. You were there for me during during the days when I felt like I just could not make it, and you encouraged me to keep pushing and work for my future. You have always said that this isn’t just a career for you, but also a passion. My time spent with you is a perfect example of that. I was not the most motivated student during many periods of our sessions, and I often lacked the enthusiasm to keep striving for greatness, though I do crave it. If it wasn’t for you, who were there with me all along, reassuring me of the benefit of pushing just a little harder, aiding me not through motivational slogans, but gentle and encouraging words, I would have never been able to make it to the place I am today. No sentences or paragraphs can sum up my gratitude towards you, who have been not only a guidance counselor, but over time, have become a friend. Therefore, I will simply just say, thank you."
TORI M, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
30K+ Scholarship recipient UCLA
”Anjali's negotiation strategies were integral in increasing my scholarship funding for graduate school. I was admitted to Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Denver, Tulane, UCLA and UT Austin. Initially, I received a few scholarship offers from several of the schools. However, after just one session with Anjali, I was able to negotiate an increase of $30,000 in a scholarship offer from my top choice. Anjali's suggestions are straightforward, easy to implement and above all highly successful in boosting scholarship funding. Don't settle for a scholarship offer before consulting with Anjali!”
OWEN S, New York University
”Anjali was creative in suggesting how my son prepare as a high school student to apply to US colleges. She was particularly good at explaining how to build a resume in a strategic way and at tailoring a program of study and extracurricular activities to his needs and interests. One of the goals was to improve his writing skills, so she came up with an original plan. Instead of directing us to Language Arts or ESL courses, she suggested a course in an area that my son was passionate about--current events. She reasoned that if the subject matter fascinated him, he would be more likely to enjoy the required writing, thereby automatically improving his skills. After we decided on a program, the High School Academy program at NYU, she coached him on the application. She was skillful at eliciting the best personal essay he could produce, helping him identify his strengths and his experience, then express them in a compelling way. Her editing and suggestions were respectful of his own voice as a writer and, at the same time, she helped raise the quality of the end product by teaching him tips and tools he can use in the future. My son was accepted to the program, and we plan to call on her again for college applications.”
Daria S, mother of Owen
Christina Xu, Ken’s mother, Texas Tech
“I have truly appreciated their ability to keep Ken on track and focused throughout the college application process. The assistance with the essays and self-reflection was really helpful.
I would highly recommend Anja Education Consultants to other families seeking assistance with college applications. Their expertise in the field is evident.”
ABBY w, Carleton College
”Anjali helped me strengthen each paragraph of my essays, so the arguments closely matched the thesis. She helped me connect my thesis to the real world, which broadened the scope of my essays. Her proofreading skills are phenomenal, and I especially appreciate her ability to improve my essay thematically.”
LHAGYARI T, Gettysburg College
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”It is my absolute pleasure to recommend Anjali Maazel as an educational consultant. She and I have known each other for six years. I grew up in India, but I wanted to pursue my education in the United States; I knew very little about the American education system and had no idea where to start. But then my aunt introduced me to Anjali.
When I finally left India to attend high school in the United States, I was terrified by the idea of living away from my family. I had so many questions, discomforts, and apprehensions, at least until I came to know Anjali. Although I only met her in person a few times, we kept in touch via phone and email. She guided me as if I were her own son and always gave me valuable advice. She kept me on track by making sure that I followed the schedule and did not miss any opportunities.
Anjali is a great person who is very easy to approach; she was there for me from the beginning of my educational journey to the end. I went to St. Andrew’s boarding school in Delaware. I feel very lucky to have attended such a prestigious high school, and currently I am attending Gettysburg College. Without Anjali’s guidance, I would not be where I am today.”
BOB Y, Hankamer School of Business, Baylor
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”I was impressed with Anjali's planning of the application process and her efficient use of our time together. She gave me instant and detailed feedback in an email after each meeting, which recapped the essential points and gave me specific assignments. I was also impressed by her feedback on my writing as well as her attention to detail. As an international student, I learned the subtleties of applying to US graduate programs, how to write effective essays, how to write formal emails, and how to research schools to prepare for interviews and communicate with the admissions office.”
Nicolas V. and parents dario and pilar, Texas Tech
”Because I started applying late in senior year, I felt stressed. With the application essays, I did not know where to start, but you helped me brainstorm, edit all the essays, and get the applications in on time. I am very happy with my acceptance results, and I really appreciate all your help!”
”The best decision we made in the college planning process for our son was to hire you! He has been admitted to 11 of the 12 schools he applied to and has received merit scholarships in his favorite schools!
We were lost about how to help our son, but because of your help, we were able to relax. We knew he was in good hands. All we had to do was ask how everything was going–you made sure he was getting the work done well and on time. It is a big relief to see what he has accomplished with your help–hiring you was really worth it.”
Dario and Pilar V.
“I really appreciated the practices and tips that Daria shared with me. The most helpful aspect has been trying to find a quiet space to calm myself down and use my brain to help me with it. I would recommend the mindfulness sessions with Daria to other families as I found these sessions really helpful and I was taught some really valuable mindfulness techniques.”