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​“It’s impossible to articulate my gratitude for Jona. I came to her without any idea of where I wanted to go. By carefully listening and getting to know me, she researched schools that she found fit me well. In a few weeks, with her help, I knew precisely what I wanted. I had scheduled visits, started my applications, and, most importantly, felt like everything would actually be okay. When I doubted myself, Jona consistently reassured me. She genuinely cared, and I felt comfortable sharing my woes towards the process with her; eventually, her immense belief in me led me to believe in myself. 

Jona helped me apply to over a dozen schools, one of which was my dream school. She was the first person I called when I got in. I am happier than I’ve ever been here, and I am deeply indebted to her. “Thank you” is not nearly enough.”  

— Student, Johns Hopkins University

“Working with Jona was a blast! She made applying to colleges not only stress-free but she also brought out all of the excitement in looking at colleges and figuring out which colleges suited me best. Jona was very insightful and provided me with a lot of personal feedback to really develop my ideas in essays. Because of her, I was accepted into my top choice school. In addition, it was just so much fun to work with such a funny and nice person.” 


— Student, Brown University



“From the very first Skype call, I immediately felt a new sense of calm and an excitement for the application process. This was a common feeling throughout — Jona made it her priority to keep my stress to a minimum, and my excitement to a maximum... Read full testimonial


— Student, Harvard University

“Jona’s guidance kept my daughter focused and on task during an overwhelming process. While I was once nervous about how my daughter would get into college, now my concern is which of the many terrific schools where she was accepted will she choose to attend! Enlisting the help of Jona Jacobson was one of the smartest investments I have ever made and I plan to use her expertise in the future with my next college-bound child!” 


— Parent of Pittsford Mendon High School Student, Pittsford, NY



“We could not be happier with the excellent service, insights and value that Jona has added to our daughter’s college search. She is great at making sure our daughter fully owns the search process – while still communicating all the information we need to support her progress. That’s a delicate balance, and she has it down to an art form! Most importantly, our daughter is going through her college search process with confidence and ease, and we’re all certain that she will land at just the right school.” 


— Parents of Lake Forest High School Student, Lake Forest, IL



“Our family is very grateful to Jona for her outstanding work. Jona has spent a great deal of time and effort researching schools and talking to our daughter and to us about our expectations and goals for college. In addition, she worked diligently to ensure all the application deadlines where met and that any paperwork required for each college application was complete. The college process can be very overwhelming and stressful. Jona helped guide us through this process with ease. Our experience with Jona has superseded our expectations and we would highly recommend her to anyone.” 


— Parents of Pittsford Mendon High School Student, Pittsford, NY



“We are extremely pleased that we chose Jona to help our son through the college admission process. Jona’s broad knowledge of the college admissions landscape has been instrumental in helping our son find and be admitted to the colleges of his choice. Jona not only helped analyze and identify the best matches for our son but she also played an integral role in navigating the complicated application and admittance process. She is well-informed, highly organized and an excellent communicator. Our son immediately connected with Jona and has enthusiastically given her a two thumbs up! Jona has exceeded our expectations in all aspects and we will definitely use her services in the future.” 


— Parents of Lake Forest Academy Student, Lake Forest, IL

There is never one perfect college for any individual. There are always a number of good-fit colleges, and even great-fit colleges, at a variety of selectivity levels. It is my job to get to know students, as well as a multitude of colleges, their vibes and offerings, so I can identify best-fit colleges for students on an individualized basis.

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