"We feel fortunate that our daughter, Natalie, has had Erin to guide her since her sophomore year of High School to find her college “fit”...We could not have developed this list of colleges without Erin’s expertise. She is a great listener and really came to know Natalie in a way that best enabled her to use her insight into school personalities to come up with potential best fits. We are now anxiously awaiting to hear from colleges...We could not be more thankful for her expertise and commitment to this critical next step in Natalie’s future.
""Thank you so much for everything you have done for me. I would never had been able to submit essays I was confident about for my college applications let alone gotten into colleges...I have accepted my admissions to UC Davis in the fall. I will be majoring in International Relations. I also received major financial aid equaling an almost full ride""
" Because of your guidance Kate will be heading to a university in the fall that was so far off our radar, due to the cost, that we never would have looked at it. When I think about it I am overwhelmed because I don’t feel there’s a better school in the country for her to attend, and without your enthusiasm we would have missed the opportunity. Since I’ve only experienced community college and was raised to believe that college was out of our league I thought that was the only option – what a blessing you’ve been in showing us that isn’t the case."
"With her (Erin's) emphasis on “fit”, our experience was that our son got into every school that she had helped him to consider, and he was interested in them all. He was therefore able to experience how good it is to have options."
"Launched helped me, as a parent, overcome my preconceived conclusions about college costs, financial aid, and the value of private vs. public college. Ms. Hooper met with our daughter and us many times to not only guide us through college selection, but helped us navigate numerous aspects of the application process, such as essays, deadlines, and correspondence. Launched provided us with very valuable guidance, timely information, and student-focused services that allowed our daughter to find that perfect college, one that has exceeded our expectations."
"My son and I feel so lucky to have found Erin and Launched Consulting. She has helped sort out the complicated college application process. Erin stays informed about a diverse assortment of universities across the country and knows what they are looking for in an applicant. She took the time to get to know my son and suggest some great schools that we hadn't thought of. Her thoughtful, organized approach is keeping both of us sane as we wait to hear where my son will go to school next year. I will use her again when my youngest child is a senior."
"Erin was a tremendous help to us. She has researched the breadth of college possibilities, from the Coast Guard to Cornell, so that our rural roots were not preventing our son from considering the remarkable and inspiring variety of options available. She has mastered the online tools to make selections and tracking as easy as possible. Our son was encouraged to apply for east coast, west coast, and regional options. She understood his hesitations and worked with him to accomplish what he had the heart to pursue. She promotes courage in reflecting deeply on the college essay, so that working with her has as much to do with a student learning important things about their self as it does with getting an application in successfully. She walks the line between student and parents artfully, thereby promoting good communication as we ticked off the steps. With acceptance at schools that he would not have otherwise considered, and a few campus visits ahead, we are so appreciative of the horizons she widened and the breathing space afforded by her knowledge of the process."