MARY HETLAGE

COLLEGE

COUNSELING

About Me

I spent twelve years in Admissions for the University of Chicago. As a member of the senior leadership team, I led international and multicultural admissions, presented at conferences and high schools, and chaired the admissions committee. I have met and worked with hundreds of students and families and have a keen sense of the unique characteristics that help a student stand out in a highly selective application pool. 

 

Since 2018, I am focused on using my experience and knowledge to help students and families through the complex – and often confusing - college search and application process.  

 

I hold a BA from the University of Virginia in Economics and a BS in Information Systems and MBA from Washington University (St. Louis). I am a provisional member of HECA. 

 

Services

I provide comprehensive, personalized counseling for students (and parents) to help you through the college search and application process. 

I typically begin working with students in 10th or 11th grade. 

 

I adhere strictly to the ethical guidelines of the professional organizations to which I belong. I cannot guarantee admission to any institution, nor do I have any financial arrangements with colleges for placement of students. I do not write essays for students; I help them find their voice and guide them in the development of their essays.

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Academic and Extracurricular Planning

2.

College Research & Selection

3.

Guidance on Application Strategies and Preparation 

4.

Essay Brainstorming and Feedback

5.

SAT/ACT Planning

6.

Interview Prep

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