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"The college application process is stressful and confusing by any standard, but with the help of Ms. Bredenberg it is manageable, and (dare I say it,) fun. Not only does Ms. Bredenberg have a vast sea of knowledge about universities and their application processes, she also knows the type of student that is a good fit for any particular institution because of the sheer number of students she has helped to find success. Her advice was indispensable throughout my high school career--I would not have been as strong an applicant without her. She ensured that I felt respected and heard. I always look forward to seeing Ms. Bredenberg, and because of that I looked at the college admissions process with hope, not dread. "
-Sofia, Duke University '23
"Ms. Bredenberg was one of the first people I thought to tell when I started getting into colleges, and her support throughout high school was invaluable in achieving logistical and personal goals in the college admissions process. She has a wealth of knowledge from having worked with preparatory structures from the inside, helping her students stay on track through the high school system and always making herself available for questions about essays, extracurriculars, and application details. In the end, I'm grateful to have ended up where I did and can't thank Ms. Bredenberg enough for providing the individualized counseling necessary to confront college admissions.
-Quinn, Yale University '24
"The college application process can seem incredibly daunting, especially for students pursuing the arts. Not only did Ms. Bredenberg help me to define what I wanted in a college, but she also instilled within me the belief that I was more than capable of tackling such a stressful and unfamiliar process. Every meeting, zoom call, and email with Ms. Bredenberg is filled with much-appreciated warmth and encouragement. With her wealth of knowledge and past experience, she was able to recommend programs and institutions that perfectly fit both my academic and artistic needs. It was incredibly helpful to receive guidance from someone with such a unique set of skills, and I will be forever grateful to her for all that she did to help me accomplish my goals."
-Haley, NorthWestern University '26
"The paradox of the modern-day application process is that the amount of choice can be paralyzing. Ms. Bredenberg helps her students not by limiting the choices, but by helping them realize what choices are the most important to them. She helps by providing advice from the years of experience she's had working both directly with colleges and as a counselor AND by orienting students to make their own decisions and solutions. Working with her is empowering but never overwhelming. At the beginning of the application process, all I wanted was someone to just tell me where I should apply and call it a day. Though that may have been "easier" to have a way out, the skills and personal growth I gained with Ms. Bredenberg's helpful pushes-in-the-right-directions have led me to infinite satisfaction in the path I'm choosing to take next. Ms. Bredenberg is a gem and I'm beyond grateful to have had her with me during the application process."
-AnaMaria, Stanford University '24
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