Westport Educational Consulting provides individualized, comprehensive college admissions counseling services to help students navigate the college search, selection, and application process.


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Based on student and parent questionnaires, and the student’s academic profile, I develop a customized list of colleges tailored to the student’s academic interests, extracurricular interests, personality, career goals, and my knowledge of the current college admissions landscape. ▶︎▶︎▶︎▶︎▶︎


To make sure the student’s voice and accomplishments are clearly conveyed, I provide detailed feedback (content, grammar, structure) on college application essays and extracurricular activity descriptions in the Common Application. ▶︎▶︎▶︎▶︎▶︎


While test scores and transcripts are important, outstanding interviews bring the applicant to life and help admissions officers get a sense of the student’s excitement about learning. Many students find it helpful to do a practice interview with me before meeting with an admissions officer or alumni representative. ▶︎▶︎▶︎▶︎▶︎


I have an extensive background in college admissions, including twelve years on the Bowdoin College staff, where I evaluated over 10,000 applications and over 20,000 essays, so I review each student’s essay and their entire application with an expert’s eye. ▶︎▶︎▶︎▶︎▶︎



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See where my students have enrolled. The list reflects a wide range of academic interests and accomplishments, extracurricular achievements, and personal choices based on merit scholarships received. ▶︎▶︎▶︎▶︎▶︎


Find out the difference working with me made in students’ college journeys and how they appreciated my insights, expertise, and unique perspective on college options, essays, and interviews. ▶︎▶︎▶︎▶︎▶︎

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Having a college planning strategy for each year in high school takes the mystery out of the process. See what students can do in grades ten, eleven, and twelve to give structure to the process and get college planning tips from a past student. ▶︎▶︎▶︎▶︎▶︎


How many colleges should I apply to? What essay topics are on and off-limits? Should I interview? Find out answers to the most frequently asked questions about the college admission process. ▶︎▶︎▶︎▶︎▶︎


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It is never too early to start thinking about college and the steps it takes to get there. I hope you will find the resources and FAQs on this website valuable as you navigate the admission process.

Unfortunately, I am currently unable to accept any additional clients.


Wendy Thompson, Your Personal College Counselor