When I first came to Joan, I was prepared to get into at most one school. My experience with the college application process had been underwhelming to say the least, and as a transfer student I really wanted to find a better social and academic fit. I was confident in my grades and extracurriculars, but the application process itself was completely beyond my understanding. Joan was my savior of the Common App. Once a week she walked me through essays and forms, answered my questions on dates and timing, and was always there to give me a level-headed perspective. I am so thankful for her advice and critiques. My new and improved application definitely showed its value when decisions came through. I am proud to say that out of the 13 schools I applied to, I have been admitted to every single school on my list, and will be attending Brown University this upcoming year.