Three Young Teenagers

Recent Testimonials:

Thank you Mrs Hartley for all you did for Lauren. We are very happy with her acceptance into NC STATE spring 2018!  I am very appreciative of all the seminars you hosted at MCA and near your office to teach parents and students how and what to do about college.

It certainly is a different process than when my two boys started college many years ago. Your seminars and personal one on one appointment is valuable and more than worth the money.

You have a heart for people and I appreciate all your phone calls and emails to help me understand what is going on and to guide Lauren in her decision.

I recommend parents and students attend your seminars at their school and at the location you host. I recommend people spend the money for one on one consultation to make sure they know what they are doing. Thank you for helping Lauren and helping me. I appreciate you so much!

Cindy H April 18, 2017

Mrs. Hartley,

I'm reaching out to let you know that I just heard back from LaGrange. I was awarded the presidential scholarship and will be attending LaGrange on a full ride! Thank you for all your help.

Michael Z March 6, 2017

Elizabeth, we learned last night that KK was accepted to NYU Steinhart Graduate School to study Music Therapy (only 12 accepted). Your impact on our lives is still being felt all of these years later, and I am so grateful that you helped direct her. She graduates Furman in May Phi Beta Kappa, with NO DEBT!!!

Thank you again Elizabeth, and I look forward to bringing my "baby" (12 year old Alex) to the middle school event in the future.

Deborah V March 4, 2017

Hi Mrs. Hartley,

I have great “news” James C was accepted at East Carolina University.  This was his first choice.  Thank you so very much for all of your help.  He hasn’t received information on how much financial aid yet, but he is putting in the time looking for scholarship.  I must say your writing tips truly helped my son.

I am so glad he got opportunity to participate in your program.  I’m constantly sharing your business name with people I know.

Happy Holidays and thank you.

Shirley C December 20, 2016

Elizabeth - I wanted to personally thank you for your help and guidance with Ellery. Please share our thanks with your daughter as well. For sure your combined efforts had a great impact on Ellery's preparedness over the last year and we are beyond excited that he was not only accepted to was accepted into Berklee College of Music (his top pick), and received a scholarship offer worth 1/2 the tuition cost but that he was encouraged to reach for his goals!  He is ecstatic and we are most appreciative.

Couldn't have done it without you!  So, thank you!

Allan A December 20, 2016

Hi Elizabeth,

I just wanted to thank you for all you did for Sophie. I told you she was a Questbridge Finalist. We are still waiting for Ivy Day, but that wasn't what I wanted to thank you for. You recommended Muhlenberg to us because Sophie is a Theater person. We toured it and loved it. It is VERY pricey though. She was admitted a few weeks ago, but we steeled ourselves, feeling pretty certain that the FA would not be sufficient. She received a tiny audition based talent scholarship, but it was a drop in the bucket.

However, she received the Presidential Merit Scholarship and a ton of grants. Total package without loans $54,000.

So awesome.

Kathleen and Sophie March 30, 2016

My son and I have attended several of your seminars (Homeschool, Senior Year, Writing and Interview) and we have done everything you have advised. I am so thankful that we did, because my son was accepted into all 5 of the colleges he applied, as well as the UNCC Honors College.  Several of the schools sent merit scholarship offers. We tell all of our friends with College Bound students that they really need to attend your classes. Thank you for all the work you do. It is an invaluable service to the families in our community, and, it has been a tremendous help for ours.

Thank you,
Kim H

February 13, 2016


I am happy to report that our daughter Mary made an early decision to apply to University of Pennsylvania and was accepted! She is so excited and we are so proud of her.  She has met her goal of getting into an Ivy League School.  Although she worked hard to achieve this goal, we all agree that this would not have happened without your services. Thank you for all of the valuable information and guidance you have given to us.

The first time you met with us, you reviewed Mary's academic portfolio and our financial situation; and, you said to us "Mary is golden".  You were right, of course.  If Mary does a work study program on campus, which is the plan, we will owe $6,700 per year and this includes a study abroad program.  This is one tenth of the annual cost AND,  Mary gets to go to Penn!!

Kathleen January 20, 2016

Elizabeth, when walked out of your office, the information you shared was worth far more than the 195.00 we paid! I wish every college bound child could have an Elizabeth Hartley in their life to guide them along the way. You have such a gift for motivating a teenager as well as making a parent feel less overwhelmed! I could go on and on.... but, please know that we are ever so grateful! We will be in touch!

Anna November 17, 2015

Ms. Hartley:

I wanted to let you know that Dara started at Cornell University as a freshman last week. It was an emotional time leaving her, but we remain grateful for the opportunity; and, people like you who invested in her along the way. Thank you very much for your guidance and advice to her through high school.

She was accepted into great colleges and making a final decision was really hard. Although she had offers from Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Dartmouth, Boston College Honor program and Chapel Hill Honor Program, she accepted Cornell University.

My sons are in 10th and 9th grades now and I will be sending them to you.

Best Regards,
Femi T

August 26, 2015

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