What makes Anne unique?
Many thanks to Anne Gould! My daughter was accepted to her first choice, NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Anne was an invaluable asset to our college application process. She guided my daughter through writing her college essays, completing the common application, providing advice and instilling confidence. Anne’s 25+ years of experience as a college advisor has given her great insight into what schools are looking for in applicants. Her calm, organized, thorough and thoughtful demeanor made the process manageable. Anne’s ability to use FaceTime and Google Docs to work remotely with my daughter was efficient and effective, and provided a great alternative for our busy family.
Learning to navigate the college application process takes time and patience. There is also an emotional toll on anyone going through it, whether it be a student or parent. As a parent going through it for the first time, I found Anne Gould to be an invaluable resource during this stressful time. Not only did she have a calming influence on myself and my daughter, her strategies for applications proved to be extremely useful. From helping to choose the proper course load junior and senior year, to making sure every “T“ was crossed on the applications, Anne was available to us every step of the way and went above and beyond to make sure the applications were perfect. Her vast knowledge of schools and what they are looking for really helped my daughter choose appropriate schools to apply to. Anne’s professionalism and attention to detail were evident and she played a pivotal role in my daughter’s early decision acceptance to Emory University. We are thankful we had her by our side.
With her calm and quiet demeanor, Anne relaxed all of us during the entire process. From helping to make a college list, to recommending senior classes, to the all important essay, Anne was there every step of the way. Even more than all those things, however, was when my daughter was denied ED from her first choice, Anne’s experience, knowlege, and contacts enabled her to apply ED to her second choice. She was accepted within days and is even happier with this choice. Anne is amazing!
When I was going into this process I knew that I needed someone experienced and passionate by my side not only to ease my stress but also to advise me at every step. Ms. Gould truly had all the answers to my questions and she went above and beyond to make sure that my family and I were always well informed about all of our options. From my first session with Ms. Gould, I knew she would change my life. It was a little startling when she suggested I not apply early decision. However, applying regular to all my schools was the best idea and I am eternally thankful to Ms. Gould because I was able to make my choice about which to school to attend while taking into consideration a wide variety of factors. Further, she was especially helpful in editing my personal essay and supplements with little hints and suggestions that I felt made huge improvements to my work. Her contacts and personalized approach were the reasons for my success with this process. I will be attending Cornell University in the fall and thanks to Ms. Gould, both my parents and I, could not be happier.