"Francine cares about the success and happiness of each student" - Testimonials

"She is a great resource to the counselors who have students who need individual support to get into a particular college. She has the expertise and the determination to work with these students to help them achieve their highest aspirations. Fran is good at working with both parents and students and has arranged several events to benefit both groups in the college process. This year she arranged a tour for several first generation college students to go to ECSU. She also arranged for a college admissions representative and an admissions officer from Johnson & Wales University to meet with some of our seniors to apply for admission. Three of these students were accepted right on the spot. What a wonderful experience for them and their families! Fran is very proactive and focused. She is not afraid to look at new and better ways of doing things." -  High School Guidance Director

"You were such a great resource and I cannot thank you enough for helping her through all the applications and forms, and providing suggestions for her essays. You are a godsend!" Parent of High School Senior 

"“Francine, I just wanted to thank you for all of your help in the college process. You were a wonderful asset, and I could never have completed my application goals without your help and expertise. I will keep in touch and let you know how BOWDOIN is! We will have to talk again in four years for grad school! ☺ Thank you! All the Best.” High School Senior

"You are the best college counselor in the whole universe" -Parent of High School Senior following son's early decision acceptance

"Everything about this program was beneficial and helpful. But what stands out the most is narrowing my college choices to one. Francine and I sat down and made a list of the pros and cons of every potential school until we came to perfect fit! I believe without Francine and that process I would have possibly picked a school for the wrong reasons. I couldn’t have done it without her. I believe my experience was the best it could be." - High School Senior 

"The most beneficial part for me, was the help with the essays. It was great to have someone who knows exactly what colleges are looking for, help edit all my essays." - College Freshman

"Thanks you for all of your help, couldn’t have done it without you!"- Parent and Participant at College Goal Sunday, Financial Aid Workshop 

"Thank you so much for your assistance in my college search. Your comments advice and handouts were useful and understandable. I appreciate your time and effort in helping me. Again, thank you so much." - High School Sophomore

"Francine Schwartz combines a tough-minded and data-based approach with a warm-hearted commitment to the success and happiness of each student with whom she works.. Francine Schwartz combines, intelligence, a warm personality and great enthusiasm for helping young people. She is rare, special and worthy of your serious consideration." -Superintendent/Head of School