Testimonials

Three Young Teenagers

Recent Testimonials:

Mrs. Hartley,

I am happy to tell you that I am going to be a part of the University of Virginia Class of 2019! I am really content with this decision, as UVa offered me most of the things I was looking for in a college. I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done to make this decision possible. Your counsel was so crucial for me to understand this crazy process of college admissions. I also really appreciate that you didn't say that I should go to the most prestigious school, but rather the school that was the best fit for me. That really gave me a confidence in this decision.

I'm referring all my younger high school friends to you for college counseling!

Jenna W May 4, 2015

Thank you for all your help advising and preparing Annie for her Duke scholarship visit. She spent four days at Duke and was awarded the Benjamin N. Duke Memorial Scholarship which covers full tuition, room and board, mandatory fees and funding for two summer service experiences, locally and internationally. The value of the scholarship is over $250,000 for 8 semesters. She is excited to be a part of the scholars group and study neuroscience in the fall.

We have a current sophomore, so we will be seeing you again in the near future!

Karin J April 10, 2015

Hello Mrs. Hartley!

I want to thank you for all of your help with SAT Prep, interview practice, applications, and scholarship hunting. Your advice helped me to tackle my college process confidently, efficiently, and (if I do say so myself) successfully.

I am very excited to have decided to attend Christendom College (where Grace is now) beginning next fall!! I competed in a scholarship competition there in the beginning of March and was very happy to receive news that I won a 75% tuition scholarship for all four years. In addition, the sibling scholarship which Christendom offers will bring me to a full-tuition scholarship for the two years that Grace and I are attending together. On top of that, I have another scholarship in the works about which I still waiting to hear details.

I am eager to begin this next step in life and again so grateful for all your help throughout the process!

Thank you so much!!

Mary K. M March 27, 2015

Elizabeth, we just wanted to thank you for all the help you have given us over the past 5 years. This past weekend, Adam was able to walk into the Final Presidential Scholarship Competition at Erskine with confidence. Whatever the outcome, we know that he gave it his “all” and was well prepared. Your training has been priceless and we are truly grateful to you.

Mary Jane H February 16, 2015

Elizabeth Hartley has been simply amazing! We were initially skeptical of the need for a consultant, but we are enthusiastic converts thanks to Elizabeth's outstanding assistance. Our daughter has already been accepted into top tier schools, in no small part thanks to all of the excellent counsel we received from Elizabeth. Her consultancy will save you money in the long run.

Bill W. February 16, 2015

Ms. Hartley!
I want to thank you for helping me in the interview class. After taking the class I felt much better with my communication skills. I had a phone interview with a Furman University Alumni and the interview went great. Afterwards I felt very confident and even relaxed.
Thank you again for your class!

Katie W January 23, 2015

I just wanted to thank you for the eye opening seminar today. It was extremely helpful. I came stressing about all of the things that I knew I needed to complete, but confused on how to complete them, and left feeling very encouraged and ready to choose my "hard" (term used in workshop) now.

Thank you for taking the time to explain the confusing pieces that make up the process of preparing and applying for college. Your explanation of the application process was especially helpful. Thank you, again.

Natalie M January 19, 2015

Caroline debated between Vanderbilt and Furman, but ultimately the $49,000 per year that Furman offered was too good to pass up and she committed to them. Thank you so much for all of your help! You really made a significant difference!! I am so indebted to you!!

Deborah V January 1, 2015

Dear Elizabeth,
We are so pleased with our decision to use you as our private guidance counselor for our children. As a parent, we want to make sure we do all the right things to help them prepare for college, figure out what they wanted to do in life, pick the right schools, find the right scholarships. The whole thing. However, it’s terrifying to know there are so many details we don’t know! You have given our whole family peace of mind and we already have a tremendously different approach and knowledge base that will be invaluable in the months to come. Thank you for your support, encouraging e-mails, phone meetings, classes Everything. We are very blessed to have you!

L.L. November 3, 2014

Dear Mrs. Hartley,
Thank you for all you did to help me prepare for my pageant interviews! My interview was flawless, thanks to you. When they asked me why I wanted to be a doctor, they seemed very impressed by my answer. (I remembered all the statistics we discussed!) Thanks for all your help!

I.C. November 3, 2014