About
Susan Stanaway

Susan’s Story
Susan brings over 35 years of experience working with young people in a variety of settings ranging from outdoor education and counseling to private high school teaching and administration. She worked as an admissions counselor for her alma mater for 3 years before going into teaching and consulting. For the last 12 years, she has been an independent educational consultant working with students and their families in her home office and online.
While her major expertise is in the undergraduate field, she has also assisted students with graduate applications, professional schools, and medical schools. 

Susan’s Approach
Susan has an innate knack for being able to meet and accept students where they are. Through her 25-year teaching career, she is able to assist students in discovering their educational goals. Unlike many college admissions services, Susan’s are customized to an individual learner’s style. Rather than relying on formulas that rarely work for every person, she emphasizes individual strengths to determine which programs within which colleges will maximize that student’s potential.

Because of her individualized approach, students generally have an average acceptance rate of 75% of their applications. Susan believes in providing a homelike and relaxed atmosphere for the college search process. When meeting in person, there is always a pot of Nambarrie tea, and Speculoos cookies available. While the informal setting is stress-reducing, she has high expectations for her students to set goals and achieve them in a timely manner.

“Life isn't about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself.”

— George Bernard Shaw

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