Unlimited one-on-one counseling sessions
Highly individualized student admissions strategic plan and timeline
Step by step creation of a custom designed BEST FIT College List
Essay brainstorming, editing and overall writing support
Support and guidance on high school course selection
Consultation on summer opportunities and programming
Unlimited application guidance and review
Guidance on extracurricular activity selections
Phone and email support for all questions and concerns
SAT and ACT Testing strategy and support
College visitation strategy
Interview skill training including mock interview opportunities
Reminders and updates on testing dates and all admission deadlines
Tips on correspondence with admission counselors and sample email and phone call guidance
I give Jenny Vidmer the highest possible recommendation. If you have a child that is starting his or her college search, Jenny is your go-to person. She brilliantly led our oldest son in his journey to create his list of colleges to which he would want to apply. She quickly and efficiently helped him identify the key features of schools that would appeal to him and helped him understand which schools would be interested in him. With Jenny's expertise and guidance, my son was able to create a list of schools that are a good fit as well as reach schools and then assisted him with his application essays. Jenny has outstanding qualifications, having first hand experience working in college admissions. She relates beautifully not only to the student, but to the parents as well. We simply cannot thank her enough for all that she did for Ryan throughout his college search journey!
About a year ago, I had absolutely zero idea where I wanted to apply to college, let alone where I wanted to go. Jenny helped me through the process and helped me to see what I wanted in a college and aided me in deciding where to apply and writing my essays. She is an expert in her field: Jenny is very knowledgeable about almost every college imaginable. Her honest and open advice helped me to stay realistic yet still positive about the college application process. I can't express how thankful I am to have worked with Jenny!
Jenny Vidmer has been an unparalleled source of information, support and encouragement for our two sons in their college application process. With our oldest child, we didn't even realize how late of a start we were experiencing. Even though Jenny already had a full schedule of other students to work with, she generously added our son to her schedule and led us through the process in a very short time frame. Everything worked out beautifully for him and now our younger son, a HS junior, is working with Jenny to start his selection and application process. Jenny's depth of knowledge and cheerful personality make what could be a stressful process manageable and efficient. We feel very lucky to have Jenny as a resource for our students and I would highly recommend her to every family with HS aged children looking to make a positive difference in their college application process.
Mrs. Vidmer was undoubtedly the most critical and helpful person I encountered in my whole application process. Not only did I receive invaluable help with all of my essays, but I received life changing advice on how to conduct myself during my interviews. I can confidently say that without her help, I would not have been accepted to my dream school - Johns Hopkins University.
Jenny helped to guide me throughout the entire process, making a seemingly impossible task more than manageable. She will give you the most realistic advice on not only where you could be admitted, but also which university/college would be the best fit for you personally. Jenny's invaluable expertise aided in my admittance to my top choice of Swarthmore College, and her support helped me all along the way.
Jenny's expertise and wisdom has made a very difficult process significantly easier. Her honesty and candor allow your student to find realistic school matches to his/her aspirations. Her experience as a student athlete advisor gave us the inside track to continuing my son’s sport in college. Jenny's guidance was the ultimate key to matching our son’s interests to his ideal college fit.
Jenny worked with our daughter as she prepared her college essays. As our daughter repeatedly commented, Jenny was always compassionate, supportive, and encouraging, all while offering a critical review of her work and sage advice about how to proceed. She forever respected that these essays “belonged” to my daughter; her comments focused on ways to improve them while simultaneously ensuring that they remained in her own voice. Moreover, Jenny’s guidance on these essays reflected the breadth of her admissions experience, her in-depth knowledge of a vast array of college options, and her unique insight into the entire college process. Most importantly, she ensured that we all remained committed to finding the best fit for our daughter, regardless of any league or label. In the end, she was our trusted source for the perfect word, a much-needed healthy perspective on the college craziness, and my daughter’s very best cheerleader!
Jenny was a tremendous support for my son and for us during the stressful college application process. Jenny listened to our son's interests, goals and concerns and was able to help him find colleges that would be a good match for him. Her calm manner and knowledge was incredibly valuable. We would have been lost without her guidance.
I highly recommend Jenny. We worked together for 3 years starting when my son was a sophomore. She guided us through every step of the process and always had the answers to our questions. Jenny was supportive and direct and helped set realistic expectations but also encouraged my son to reach for his highest potential. She was accessible by phone and email and always responsive to our needs. We developed a great relationship. My son really enjoyed working with Jenny. He will be a freshman at the University of Michigan in the fall and we are all thrilled. Thank you Jenny!!!
The college application process was an intimidating and often difficult experience for me. Having Jenny there to help made it much more manageable: she transformed the process into something clear and understandable. When I first started looking at colleges, I had no clue of what I was interested in. Jenny was a walking Fiske Guide; she knew everything about every school and thus helped me find the perfect fit… Whether it be the Common Application or a college supplement, writing a college essay is never easy thing to do. Nonetheless, Jenny always makes herself available to help out with the entire essay, from brainstorming topics to revising the final product. With Jenny, writer’s block is not a problem!
We have been working with Jenny for 3 months now and she has been instrumental in guiding us through this challenging college admissions process! Our son was unsure about college choice or major so he did a lot of exploration together with her and he was able to narrow down his list. Our lives are extremely busy and having Jenny as a partner to work through this process with us has been invaluable. She has kept us focused on the critical areas along our timeline while providing positive support to our son as he worked through his decisions. Our son is also an athlete, which brings another level of complexity to things. Jenny has steered us through the necessary channels to ensure his visibility and contact with schools and coaches. Reading books and listening to a webinar on college admissions is one thing, but nothing compares to the personal commitment to our success that Jenny provides!
Working with Mrs. Vidmer in my college search made all the difference in the world for me. I had very ambitious goals for my college choice, but really could never have imagined what a multi-step and challenging process applying to my schools would involve. She was able to break the process down into manageable pieces and make clear to me how I could present my high school accomplishments in such a way that I had the very best chance of being admitted to my dream colleges. I am proud to say that I was admitted to every school that I applied to.
I had no idea the complexities we would encounter during the college application process. Fortunately, Jenny was an expert at leading us through this process which resulted in our son being accepted into a college we call "a perfect fit". We saved a lot of frustration, arguments and gray hairs by using Jenny's service and will definitely use her again when our next child is ready for college.