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

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

Francine with all her experience and insight took the pressure off my daughter and myself and turned what can be a very stressful and time consuming event into a calm and organized and enjoyable task!   She took the anxiety and chaos that comes with all the applications, essays and choosing the right college. away” - Parent of High School Senior

"Thank you so much for everything you did to help Josh with the college application, interview and sports recruiting process. We are all extremely overjoyed by the outcome!!! As the slide attached highlights, Josh was accepted by many wonderful colleges, some with honors, scholarships and varsity sports positions." - Parents of High School Senior

“ I had an amazing experience with Pathfinder Counseling. I instantly felt comfortable with the environment and material and it absolutely led me to choose the perfect college. I never once felt overwhelmed or pressured and this program was a very valuable service to have. -”High School Senior

"To Fran, Not only have you made the past year so much easier for me, but you introduced me to Bennington. If it weren’t for you, I would have never even heard of it! Thank you. - XOXO"College Freshman

“Excellent overall experience. We took Alex to college yesterday. Hope he will be very happy there. Wish we had started with Pathfinder earlier in the process. - "Parent of High School Senior

"Francine,Thanks for all of your help. Your persistence and patience working with Mack helped him be prepared and organized through out the process.I know it made our life a lot less stressful. Thanks again for all you do!" - Father of High School Senior

“ You just received a high complement from our son on the way home tonight. “I liked talking to Mrs. Schwartz”. Thank you again.” – Parent of Eighth Grade Student

"Your students and families are lucky to have you take such initiative in college preparation and the search process." - Admissions Representative Pennsylvania State University

"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

"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."

"Thank you Fran, we couldn't have done it without you." Aunt of a senior student

"Thank you so much for time and talent preparing this information for Sarah. As you know, most people don't know where to begin."

" Hi Fran, So today I went to the mailbox and found a package from Simmons College, which included a letter of acceptance and the Dean's Scholarship! This is the best Christmas present ever. Thank you so much for everything. This is everything I have ever wanted and more."  Current Nursing Student

" Hi Fran. Your advise was invaluable. Off to the post office I went the next day. And Grace got a beautiful email from one of the music director's two days later. She had passed the supplemental materials on to admissions and they said Grace would be welcomed at the school and eligible for some talent money." Parent of high school junior

"Francine, Thanks for all of your help, your persistence and patience working with John helped him be prepared and organized throughout the process. I know it made my and Tonya's life a lot less stressful. Thanks for all that you do! Parent of high school senior

" Hi Francine, Did Mark inform you that he received a letter of acceptance yesterday? A very exciting moment for our family. He was so excited to know that he WILL be going to college somewhere. Thank you for helping him achieve that." Parents of high school senior

" Thanks so much for all of your help. Thus far, this has been a very stress free process!" Parent of rising high school senior

" The mock interview was a great idea. Thank you for doing that and keeping Brian moving and organized. It has been challenging juggling all that is going on this fall. We don't know what we would do without you!" Parents of high school senior

" Phil, Jake and I are so thankful that we had you in our lives to guide Jake during his college application process. He loves being at the University of Michigan. The college is the perfect fit for him! He is taking advantage of all of the opportunities. All this came true because of you." Parents of current college student






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College Bound Direction

Phone: 860-460-8829
Email: fschwartz@pathfindercounselingllc.com

 
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