"Most of all, thank you for instilling confidence in our daughter. She will forever use what she has learned from you."
“It is a pleasure to work with you! Our daughter is now a senior at William A. Hough High School in Cornelius, NC, and my husband and I do not know what we would have done without you. You have taken what could have been a very stressful situation and turned it into a great lasting memory. The first time we met you, it was an immediate connection. Thank you for your guidance, direction and assistance with college applications and scholarship applications. Most of all, thank you for instilling confidence in our daughter. She will forever use what she has learned from you.” - Parent, Class of 2018
"I felt as if she was always available for me and that I was her top priority due to her fast response time and detail with every comment along the way."
“Going into my senior year I had never been more anxious and stressed in my life. I was lost when it came to where I wanted to go to school, what scholarships were available, when to apply, and what I wanted to do. Not only did Ms. Laura help me with every single one of those questions and more, she helped me at a pace where I still did the work on my own but was not ever left stressed or confused. Sure, the process is not easy but it’s helpful when you have someone to go to who has all of the answers to your questions and does not hesitate to help. I felt as if she was always available for me and that I was her top priority due to her fast response time and detail with every comment along the way. I cannot thank Ms. Laura enough for how much she has helped me and I for sure do not know how I would have completed so much on my own without her guidance.” - Student, Class of 2018
"As a very scheduled, organized person, I really enjoyed getting all of my applications done early, as well as working very productively in every meeting we had together."
“I have been working with Laura since the beginning of my junior year in high school and I have had nothing but a positive experience. She helped me with finding colleges I might be interested in, discovering potential majors, working on college applications, as well as finding scholarships that best fit my financial and academic interest. With the handful of meetings we had together, it was nothing but productive and very stress-free.
As a junior in high school, I was extremely stressed out almost 24/7. The workload from AP classes, volunteering, dance rehearsals, and trying to figure out my college path made my plate very full and overwhelming. But with the help of Laura, the stress slowly started to go away. By the time senior year started, I got all 7 of my college applications done by the beginning of October. As a very scheduled, organized person, I really enjoyed getting all of my applications done early, as well as working very productively in every meeting we had together.
Now that I am a second semester senior and college is right around the corner, I owe so much of my success to Laura Henry. From the colleges I have heard back from thus far, I have had nothing but positive feedback and I can’t wait to make my official decision in the next few months. I am going to miss Laura’s positive, caring attitude and I will definitely be calling her whenever I need help for the next four years! I cannot thank Laura enough for the time she spent with me the past 2 years and I know our friendship will continue for years to come.” - Student, Class of 2018
"After working with Ms. Laura, I have gone through the application process stress-free."
"Working with Mrs. Laura was absolutely incredible! Laura was always ready to help whenever I needed it, and consistently responded to my messages quickly and thoughtfully. I left every session with confidence and relief at knowing that I got things done well and on time. From proofreading my essays to finding me scholarships, Mrs. Laura worked diligently to ensure that I was on track for college. After working with Mrs. Laura, I have gone through the application process stress-free, and I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone who wants a helping hand or an extra push when applying to colleges."
"She really understood what our son was looking for in a college."
“Working with Laura was such a positive and easy experience. She really understood what our son was looking for in a college. Laura helped him navigate the application process by outlining the steps and keeping our son organized and on track. Her help and guidance completely alleviated that overwhelming feeling! We are so excited our son has been accepted into several colleges. We can't thank Laura enough for all her knowledge and expertise”. - Parent, Class of 2018
"These days many parents are not only preparing their high school children for graduation while picking colleges, but they are balancing other demands, such as their own careers, caring for elderly parents, and managing other children's schedules. Our family was no exception."
“These days many parents are not only preparing their high school children for graduation while picking colleges, but they are balancing other demands, such as their own careers, caring for elderly parents, and managing their other children’s schedules. Our family was no exception. Working with Laura was critical to my son’s success in applying to college. She helped us adhere to a schedule and stay on task, ensuring my son never missed a deadline and completed all admission requirements well before the early action date. And this was no easy task given our son has an extensive traveling schedule with his current sport. More importantly, our son was accepted to 75% of his choices before the end of the calendar year, giving him plenty of time to review his decisions over Christmas break while waiting to hear back from the last few choices before the May 1st deadline." - Parent, Class of 2018
"I always looked forward to going to sessions with her!"
"I started with Laura the August before my senior year, not knowing any colleges I wanted to attend. Laura not only helped me find the best college for me, but she also helped me write amazing application essays in a timely fashion. She kept me organized and confident during the application process. I always looked forward to going to sessions with her!" - Student, Class of 2018
"Planning out meetings and deadlines for individual applications, essays, and tasks allowed for a usually strenuous process to be managed easily."
"Thanks to Laura, I was able to move through the college application process smoothly and stress-free. Planning out meetings and deadlines for individual applications, essays, and tasks allowed for a usually strenuous process to be managed easily. Even though I only spent the first semester of my senior year with Laura, her help was significant in making my college decision. She even kept in touch with me after the decision showing her genuine care for her clients. I would, and have, recommend her to any high school student looking for help with college applications, scholarships, counseling, and more." - Student, Class of 2017
"You were so helpful in sitting down with both of us and looking at our options..."
"I just wanted to send out a note and let you know how helpful your services were to myself and for my son. When we came to see you, he was having trouble with school. He knew he wanted to get back in but was having a little trouble on exactly what classes and how he could transition from a community college to a state college at a later date. You were so helpful in sitting down with both of us and looking at our options and then going further and meeting with him separately and focusing in on the specific classes he needed to register for and finishing that process at that meeting with his registration completed. He is doing very well this semester and has a good attitude at moving toward school as a stepping stone to enhance his future success. Thank you for all of your knowledge assisting us through the process and giving him a good start." - Parent
"Laura is smart, organized, confident, knowledgeable, a good communicator, and has a calming energy about her."
"Last Fall, my oldest son began his senior year in high school and the college application process was quickly upon us. This realization set into motion an uncharted journey for my student and our family. An important chapter that sparked new conversations and an urgency to absorb all there is to know about the college application process. There is so much to learn and understand that it can be a little overwhelming for the first time. From your student’s GPA - transcript, ACT/SAT scores, college requirements, essays, writing prompts, deadlines, scholarships/merits, FAFSA...Laura was recommended to me by two other moms who also have students in high school. When I contacted her, she had a full schedule but was kind enough to meet with my son. Laura is smart, organized, confident, knowledgeable, a good communicator and has a calming energy about her.
Her guidance and advice helped us tremendously throughout this whole adventure. One aspect of her service that I loved is that she takes the lead with your student and makes them accountable. She met with my son (one on one) and accomplished more in those meetings then I ever could. This format allows the parents to step back and only get involved in a positive and supportive way. Priceless! Hiring Laura was a great decision for our family and I highly recommend her. We are close to selecting the perfect college for my son and Laura and I still stay in touch!" - Parent, Class of 2017
"With Laura's help in resume creation and interview practice, my daughter succeeded in having several gap year experience options from which to choose."
"Laura was essential in helping my daughter plan for a gap year in New York City. She listened and utilized appropriate assessments and expert analyses to provide the framework for setting goals and researching options. With Laura's help in resume creation and interview practice, my daughter succeeded in having several gap year experience options from which to choose." - Parent
"...her experience and knowledge as a high school counselor have been invaluable. Laura has a structured approach and encouraged our daughter to own the process."
I recommend Laura Henry for anyone with a high school student who is trying to determine the best college to continue their academic career. We have been working with Laura as we go through the college selection process with our high school junior, her experience and knowledge as a high school counselor have been invaluable. Laura has a structured approach and encouraged our daughter to own the process. We know with Laura’s help, our daughter will find and get into the best college for her. - Parent, Class of 2016
"Laura helped me figure out how I could afford college including finding scholarships, helped me apply for college, and much more."
Laura has been a major support for me since the first day of my junior year in high school. My high school was a special dual enrollment program within a local community college that allowed for me to finish my high school courses while simultaneously taking college level classes. At my time there she was always available to help me figure out a reasonable and successful path when it came to making decisions about college. She had TONS of resources but it was never overwhelming because she always explained how to properly use them and if I ever had questions she was there. Laura helped me figure out how I could afford college including finding scholarships, helped me apply for college, and much more. After graduating high school, I continued to attend the community college my high school was located in to pursue a degree in Interpreter Education (American Sign Language). I maintained contact with Laura and she was still very helpful to me. I will be graduating from the community college in a few days and because of her help I will be transferring to the university of my dreams, Gallaudet University, in Washington, D.C. this fall. She has been 100 percent supportive and I will always be grateful of her. I cannot thank her enough. - Student, Class of 2014
"She was extremely patient with me through that very stressful time, providing me with guidance about the financial aid and essay writing processes."
Laura is not only a mentor, but a friend, to whom I owe so much. She is highly qualified in discovering beneficial opportunities for her clients, as well as providing exceptional career and course planning in terms of college preparation. She has helped me find opportunities that I myself would have never discovered on my own. Thanks to her guidance, I had my first research experience the summer before my senior year of high school, Summer Ventures at North Carolina Central University, which provided me with the opportunity to explore my interests in forensic science and microbiology. With that experience, I learned that I wanted to pursue microbiology.
In terms of course and registration preparation, she will suggest the best course of action in terms of which classes will prepare a student for overall success at a university, as well as provide distinct advice for the application process. She was extremely patient with me through that very stressful time, providing me with guidance about the financial aid and essay writing processes.”
- Student, class of 2014
"Laura has proven to be a fierce advocate for her students regarding both matters of college enrollment and scholarship allocations. In an ever-shifting landscape of higher education, she provides a fresh, knowledgeable perspective."
Laura is a dedicated and passionate counselor with a true commitment to the holistic growth of her students. Her knowledge of the college admissions industry, coupled with her skill in counseling, uniquely positions her to serve students and families from a wide variety of backgrounds. Laura has proven to be a fierce advocate for her students regarding both matters of college enrollment and scholarship allocations. In an ever-shifting landscape of higher education, she provides a fresh, knowledgeable perspective. It is with the utmost privilege and sincerity that I recommend Laura Henry as a college admissions consultant.
- Admissions Counselor