There was so much about the experience that was helpful, but we would like to focus on the structured process Joan put in place to keep our daughters on track. They both applied to quite a few schools with varied application processes and unique essays. Help with the essays brought out our daughters’ own voices and personalities. The team helped them manage the process, establishing reasonable deadlines, providing feedback, and maintaining their focus. Joan broke this daunting process into smaller tasks and manageable steps and always kept them moving forward and on schedule. What we and our daughters expected to be an overwhelming process went smoothly. We did not need to intervene, remind, or prod them to keep up. This kept the stress at a manageable level and reduced pressure in our home.