"As a high school senior, I recently went through the college process with the help of Ugochi. Coming into the process, my expectations were fairly low. My aim was to get into a SUNY (state school) and have two reach schools just for kicks. Looking at my transcript and resume, I didn’t see IVY or small liberal arts school material. My college counselors also pushed CUNY (city schools) and SUNY heavily during my college meetings with them. With this being said, I think the most important thing that Ugochi did for me, was to believe in me. It all starts with having faith in yourself and making sure that your character and aptitude are captured in the pages that the admissions officer is looking at. Ugochi was always more optimistic about my application than I was. Her faith in me helped to boost my confidence and this proved to be useful when writing essays and tackling those college interviews. When you work with Ugochi, you get someone who is genuinely interested in your success. She is excellent at making sure that your strengths are highlighted and that they shine through in your applications. My consulting process consisted of many meetings about my personal statement, Common App, the SATs, interviews etc. During each conversation, we generated game plans about how to tackle each part of my college admissions process efficiently. One thing that I truly value about working with her is that we took everything one step at a time, and we did not do anything I did not want to do. When I felt overwhelmed by the demands of my school work and the application process, she was very good about readjusting our game plan and highlighting short-term and long-term deadlines. Also, like any process, there were many important decisions to be made. Ugochi made sure I was empowered and had all the information to make a well-informed decision. However, she always ensured that I was the one making the decisions, each step of the way. I appreciated this. Honestly, without Ugochi, I don’t think that I would have the opportunity to be choosing between Cornell and Tufts."
"There really are no words to describe my gratitude for the help and insights I have gained while working with Ugochi. Without Ugochi I would have never applied to Baylor University after graduating from Gateway Community College. She suggested the school and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. Ugochi’s knowledge concerning the subject of college admissions is phenomenal. Her genuine urge to allow students to feel comfort and grow throughout their college application journey is truly unmatched. At times the application process seemed so tiring and hard but she made what seem so difficult accessible. She encouraged me along the way and made the essay-writing portion of the application less stressful. I am grateful for her valuable advice and mentorship along the way. She knew exactly what I needed to change in my essays to make it authentic while keeping it formal and professional. With the help of Ugochi, I was able to express myself and show my personality in my application essays. The one thing that I really loved about Ugochi is how patient she was throughout the entire process. Her commitment was evident in her quick responses and willingness to answer any questions I had, regardless of the time of day. She is selfless. This is immediately apparent when you work with her. I have no regrets about reaching out to Ugochi when I started my college application process. I remain very grateful for her patience and guidance."