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Hall College Consulting  makes no representations, warranties or guarantees about admission to any school. 

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May 26, 2019

 Here are the college acceptances received by this outstanding group of young women and men. It was a pleasure to work with you!

American University

Arizona State University

Bishop's University (Canada)

Boise State University (2)

Boston University (3)

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Chapman University (4)

Clark University

Colorado School of Mines

Drexel University

George Washington University

Gonzaga University

Illinois Institute of Technology

Loyola Marymount University

Macalester College

Montana State University

Northeastern University (3)

Northwestern University

Oregon State University

Oregon State University - Honors College (7)

Pepperdine University

Rochester Institute of Technology (2)

St. Mary's College (2)

Santa Clara University (4)

Seattle University (2)

Syracuse University

Texas Christian University (2)

University of Arizona

University of British Columbia

University of California-Berkeley 

University of california - irvine

University of California -Los Angeles (UCLA)

university of california - san diego

University o...

March 14, 2019

I'm sure you've been reading the news about people found cheating to gain college admissions by faking test scores and fictitious participation in sports (among other things.)  I wasn't going to address this, because I feel very secure in my practice:  working with my clients to communicate their unique academic and extracurricular talents and interests in a legitimate way to find the best fit for them in college.  

However, you should know that my profession is guided by a code of ethics and professional practices that strive to make sure all students are treated equally throughout the admissions process.  I belong to the National Association for College & Admission Counseling (NACAC,) the Pacific Northwest Association for College & Admission Counseling (PNACAC) and the Portland Area Consortium of College Counselors (PACC,) and I adhere to their standards.  

I'm happy that the individuals charged to date have not...

September 3, 2018

Hall College Consulting recommends testing during Junior year, taking either the SAT or ACT once in the Winter/early Spring, and a second sitting in late Spring (May/June.)  Some students opt to take both the SAT and ACT in the middle of Junior year, then choose whichever test they feel most comfortable with for a second sitting.  There are a few colleges still recommending or requiring SAT Subject Tests, and we can work on timing for those on an individual basis.

Test prep can comprise individual study, tutoring, camps or classes, depending on how self-motivated a student is.  Students who use online test prep resources can be just as prepared as those accessing test prep services; however, only if the student is dedicated to the prep.  Local test prep tutors are great and accessible, and I can provide references..

Most of my clients finish testing in June of their Junior year, freeing up their summer for applications and essays, with the goal of managing applic...

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