After ten years in business, Point of View Consulting is on hiatus for 2022 and will not be taking on any clients. Past clients, please feel free to contact Jackie directly for more information or referrals. Thank you for your support!

For immediate consulting needs, check out NACAC’s member directory to find other independent counselors near you!

After reading over 2,000 Common Application personal essays (that’s not including the additional supplemental essays that my university required) I recognized that many students were writing from a place of low-confidence, misunderstanding, or just plain wrong information. As a writer and a former Assistant Director of Admissions, I carry a powerful combination of admissions knowledge and narrative expertise. College application help is becoming a necessary tool to navigate an often confusing and stressful process. But, it is never too late to let an outside opinion help guide you!

I believe the personal essay can be an empowering and fun experience no matter what a student’s relationship with writing is. For many of my clients, writing the personal essay gives new insight into why they are pursuing college in the first place.

For those who are more confident in their writing skills but want guidance in the application process itself, I offer counseling on things like understanding the high school resume, brainstorming other involvements for senior year, assessing your competitiveness, preparing for conversational interviews, and family Q&A meetings.

The personal essay can be an empowering and fun experience, even if you don't like to write.

Step 1

Decide if you want short-term or long-term application help.

Step 2

Book an hourly counseling or editing time slot.

Or...

Book a free 30 minute consultation to discuss your needs.

Example Package Plan

Work with me on every step of the application process

  • A custom timeline plan to stay on top of deadlines and goals
  • Regular weekly live check-ins and writing feedback
  • The Common Application essay (brainstorming, drafting, revising)
  • Supplemental essays and short answers for multiple or all schools. 
  • Resume coaching and editing
  • Interview practice
  • Review of competitiveness based on insider admissions knowledge
  • Availability for family check-in meetings, guidance for both family and student