Ms. Levenstein, I wanted to thank you for such an uplifting conversation with Vicky the other day. She has been really nervous/overwhelmed with everything happening so fast and not knowing which way to turn. You made the conversation a delight and actually made her excited about her future and doing the practice SAT prep?! I don’t know how you pulled that one off but Kudos! When I heard it was 20 plus or minus weeks, I was dreading her reaction. She is actually very excited about this whole process and was pretty apprehensive about the program at first when we told her about it, but you putting everything in order for her and going through the steps is going to make a huge difference and thanks again for being so down to earth and relatable with her, we really appreciate it. If you could also cc her on everything related to the process and what to expect that would be fantastic! Looking forward to the next steps! Meredith Fortin
And here is a letter we recently received…Your kid works hard for four years, challenging themselves every which way, taking the hardest course schedule and adding an ungodly amount of extracurricular activities just so they can apply to the college of their dreams. With a little luck, they get admitted. But after you see the financial package you realize that you cannot afford to send your kid to the place they worked so hard to get admitted to. Do you really want to tell your kid that they have to go somewhere else? That was me. I tried to contact the college to see if there was some flexibility but I got nowhere. So I called POM College Consulting. Darren Rose met with us and assessed our situation. Then he helped me craft a new approach. While I thought I understood all the arguments, Darren understood the nuances – he was able to identify the optimum strategy that would appeal to an admissions officer and to get me to focus on the points that might best present our case for reassessment.We were able to successfully work out a package that was a win-win for all.While I served as the point man with the college, Darren guided me through the process behind the scenes. Multiple calls and letters later, we were able to successfully work out a package that was a win-win for all. Darren’s assistance was instrumental in the process. We would not have been successful without his counsel. The college admissions system can be arbitrary and capricious. It is hard enough to gain entrance to a top tier university. You hire coaches for sports. You pay for SAT prep. You may even enlist consultants to aid your kid in preparing their resume and application. And yet it may all be for naught unless you can afford to pay $50,000 plus per year to send them along. Fortunately you can also enlist a consultant who can help you to navigate the financial part of the college process – someone like POM who understands the ins and outs and can steer you in the right direction. Obviously there can be no guarantees – sometimes it just comes down to luck – but having gone through the process with POM on our side, I am confident that POM put us in the best position to get where we needed to be. I would not hesitate to recommend their services. Mike B.