Alia Kiran - Francis Parker High School

I needed help, fast. With the deadline almost a month away, I needed someone who could tell me what I needed to be doing.

The planning out of actually writing out the essays was the most helpful for me. Before, it just seemed like I needed to write 15 essays in 2 weeks, but once I sat down with Alison, it all organized itself.I had no idea where I was going, or even which one I wanted to go to the most. I just had a list of schools that my counselor had compiled for me. Passport helped me go through the list and make sure that I actually liked all of them. Then, we created a time schedule based on the amount of essays that needed to be written. I followed the schedule closely, and Passport helped me place my essays, in other words, which essay for which school. We did tons of edits, fine-tuned essays, and they all sounded great. Finally, I was ready to fill out the application forms and click submit. Phew, what a sigh of relief! So far, I have been accepted to Boston College, Emerson College, Sarah Lawrence College, and the Global Liberal Studies Program at NYU.

I LOVE ALISON HERR. She was enthusiastic and even when things looked bleak, was totally supportive and never down! She was always smiling. Her edits always made sense and she saw things I never would have been able to see in my essays.