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College Acceptances



A partial list of some of the universities where my students have been accepted.

American University - Barrett Honors
Arizona State
Azuza Pacific
Bard College
Berklee College of Music
Boise State
Boston University
Cal Lutheran
Cal Poly Pomona
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Cal State Fullerton
California State Northridge
Chapman University
Chico State
College of Charleston

Colorado State



Emerson College
Emory University


Fresno State

Georgia Tech
Georgetown University

Hampshire College
Indiana University
Johns Hopkins
Kansas State University

Lake Forrest
Lewis and Clark
Loyola Marymount

Michigan State
Montana State
New York University
Northeastern University

Northwestern University

Notre Dame
Northern Arizona University
Ohio State

Pace University

Penn State

Pepperdine University
Point Loma Nazarene
Portland State

San Diego State University
Santa Clara University

San Francisco State

San Jose State

Seattle University

Sonoma State
Southern Methodist University

St. Johns


Stevens Institute of Technology

Suffolk University

Syracuse University
Texas Christian University
Tufts University
UC Berkeley
Uc Davis
UC Irvine
UC Los Angeles
UC Riverside
UC San Diego
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Cruz
University of Alabama

University of Arizona
University of Arkansas

University of British Columbia

University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado -Boulder
University of Colorado -Colorado Springs
University of Denver

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Kansas
University of Miami

University of Massachutes - Amherst
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of North Carolina Wilmington
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

University of North Texas
University of Oregon

University of Puget Sound
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Southern California
University of Texas
University of the Pacific

University of Utah
University of Washington


Virginia Tech

Wagner College
Washington State University
Wheaton College

Willamette University

"We learned of Susan's services through a friend. At first, I was very skeptical. I thought that since, (as parents) we both have a college educations and since I am a retired educator, it shouldn't be that tough to navigate the college application process on our own. And, the truth is that a high school student with very supportive parents could navigate the app process on his or her own.


That being said, the level of support that Susan provides is unparalleled. Not only does she have knowledge of the ins and outs of the process and familiarity with loads of universities, but her patience with students and parents, and her natural ability to support students in such aspects of the process as college selection and essay preparation helped to launch our high school senior's application process from good to great.


He was accepted at 8 or the 9 schools where he applied and was offered hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships. I am confident that Susan played in invaluable role in making that happen. I would highly recommend her services."

Dear Susan:  We are so grateful to you for working with Mike to get all of us through the college application process.  It took so much worry, stress, and time pressure off of our shoulders.  Mike was completely at ease working with you, and you motivated him to get everything done completely, efficiently and on time.  We all greatly appreciated that you were so responsive and readily available for sessions and answering questions whenever we needed you.  And the results have been fantastic!  We're all so excited that he has wonderful choices for his college education.  You made what could have been a big hassle so easy and successful.

With much gratitude and appreciation!


Thank you for assisting our daughter through her entire college application process. Your help was invaluable! Though I had been through the college application process one time before, I was thrown a loop when my daughter said that she was applying to 12 Universities and that she wanted to be a Division I athlete. Did she not understand that I had a full time job?

Fortunately, you came to my rescue by:  coordinating all applications on time, confirming that our daughter had registered correctly through the NCAA process, meeting with her on a regular basis to review possible outlines for essays and eventual content, and exposing her to universities that she was not considering that fit her academic profile.


She couldn’t be happier at U.C. Berkeley, and it would not have happened as smoothly without you. Thank you, Susan, for all the time that you dedicated to her success. We appreciate you immensely!

Thank you, I appreciated you were able to work around my schedule and you were very good about scheduling appointments, even if I called at the last minute. You were able to give me a lot of useful ideas for my college essays.

I can't imagine going through the college application process without Susan Monken. She took the stress off our shoulders as parents and kept my daughter organized and on top of things. Susan answered all of our questions as a family and helped my daughter decide which colleges to apply to. She was friendly and professional and always made time for us.


At crunch time, the middle of November, my daughter even said, "Mom, I don't know what I'd do without Susan!"


I would highly recommend Susan's services to anyone.

The program was a great guide as a high school student lost in the admissions processes!

Susan was extremely organized and helpful in every aspect of the application.

Susan has ample knowledge in both the common and UC application

The essay is one of the most important and difficult part of any application.  Susan was extremely dexterous and helpful in organizing my thoughts and executing an essay that accurately depicted myself

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