Learn more about College by Karen through student and parent testimonials!

TESTIMONIALS

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“I wanted to let you know that Will got in into Duke early decision! Two years ago I started following The Ruggers Edge on Facebook and immediately purchased your College Rugby Guide.  I feel like I tabbed every page! Your advice in our one on one sessions was invaluable during the college search process!  It was worth every penny and then some. Your guidance really made the difference in getting him into one of the most competitive schools in the world. We are so very appreciative and I hope that others will seek your wise counsel whether they play rugby or not!”

Kate, mother
Duke University
Class of 2025

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“We found Karen/Kate through a personal recommendation by my friend. We were more than pleased with their services!! Kate helped E streamline a targeted list of colleges that interested her. Kate then took E through a thorough brainstorming process to begin the essay writing for her Common App.  This process allowed E to dig deeper than she would have on her own. She was able to complete a spectacular essay in addition to approximately 20 supplemental essays with Kate and Karen’s support and guidance. In addition, they helped us navigate the application process for the UC System. I look forward to using them again for my other daughter and highly recommend them for college guidance!!”

Sarah, mother
Brown University
Class of 2025

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“Lauren accepted at Chapman University!

We are very excited.

Thank you AGAIN for all your assistance in the process.  You were so helpful and really helped charter her course.”

Sarah P, mother
Chapman Class of 2024

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“After living in the US for 6 years my son announced casually one day that he would like to study and play rugby at a US college! Panic set in! We had no idea how to navigate the US educational system. Karen took all the stress away from us as parents from Day 1 and guided my son through the exam selection process To the college selection, through to the application process. Karen’s knowledge and expertise were paramount in securing my son a place in his first choice university! We couldn’t have done it without you Karen!! Thank you from the bottom of our heard from our family.”

Lynette, mother
Brown University
Class of 2025

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“Lauren accepted at Chapman University!

We are very excited.

Thank you AGAIN for all your assistance in the process.  You were so helpful and really helped charter her course.”

Sarah P, mother
Chapman Class of 2024

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“Being the oldest kid in my family, I walked into the process of applying for college blindly. I didn’t know necessarily where to even start and felt overwhelmed by all the different steps that needed to be completed. Karen was able to ease my anxiety about college applications and was an amazing resource. From taking the Act/Sat to writing college essays to finally accepting my admission, Karen was always available to help. I couldn’t have done it all without her!  Thank you!”

Sydney L, student
Cal Poly San Luis Opispo
Class of 2024

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“Thank you again for the great coaching you gave to Emilio. He is thrilled to go to Cal Berkeley!”

Gaelle D, mother
University of California Berkeley
Class of 2024

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Thank you for an excellent job of guidance through the U.S. Rugby oriented Universities;  options & expectations.You are the outstanding Ambassador for a  U.S. Rugby movement to young student-athletes.  Setting up all the pins & guidance about the U.S. rules, it gives the student targets and why being motivated to get in is equal to their motivated play. Thank you for answering why U.S. rugby within a U.S university vs. staying in a Tier 1 nation is both exciting & real. The picture you painted on my son’s blank canvas was museum quality.

Michael S, father
University of California Berkeley
Class of 2024

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We just wanted to say thank you for all your help this year to advise us on A’s college application process. We are thrilled that he got in ED to Cornell and think it’s the right choice for him. We appreciate your support during the summer and fall.

Allyson, mother
Cornell University
Class of 2024

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I just wanted to thank you again for all your help and all the advice and help you gave me through this process. I am truly so grateful. I never thought I would have been able to get into my dream school.

Annie S, mother
University of California Santa Barbara
Class of 2022

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Thank you so much, we so appreciate all your help and support. Proud of Philip for making this choice, he seems to be happy and a bit more relaxed now after having done so. Thanks again for talking with him and for the advice!

Kari D, mother
University of California Davis
Class of 2022

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I was very fortunate to have many options of where I wanted to attend! I’m extremely happy with my decision to attend Cal Poly SLO and major in construction management. Thank you so much for helping me get here and for all that you have done!

Molly B, mother
Cal Poly San Luis Opispo
Class of 2021

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I committed to Dartmouth! Thank you so much for all your help and support!

Melanie P, student
Dartmouth College
Class of 2021

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Thank you so much for all the support you have given me through my college application process. I am pleased to inform you that I will be attending UC Berkeley! You helped me so much with my applications and I am so happy that I had the honor to work with you. You are very much part of the reason I was successful in applying to the UC system. You are so awesome and I am beyond grateful for you!

Lauren L, student
University of California Berkeley
Class of 2021

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Thank you for all of your help and guidance through this college selection process. You listened so well to what he was interested in and in spite of an ever-changing teenage mind you lent us your brilliant ideas and calm outlook. Can’t thank you enough for keeping me sane and helping Mike end up at his top choice. Thanks always.

Jane G, mother
Pennsylvania State University
Class of 2021

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Committed! Thank you for all of your help during the process; I really appreciated all of it. With gratitude.

Jake S, student
University of California Davis
Class of 2022

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Thanks again for helping Julia get into her dream school!

Claire O, mother
Northwestern University
Class of 2022