As partners in the process, we encourage our students to be proactive in setting up appointments, taking advantage of group events such as practice tests and workshops, and asking questions!

We also urge our current comprehensive clients to check their student portals often. They contain a wealth of information about colleges, deadlines, policies, and admission criteria. In addition, we set student to-dos there to keep you on track. 


Book an Appointment for an individual session

Select half-hour or full-hour meeting with one of our consultants or essay specialist.
For current clients only.

Betsy founded College Matters in 2003, following years of work with high school students in college admissions and CBO programs. Her education includes a MALS from Wesleyan University, certificate in College Counseling from UCLA, and BA from Gettysburg College.
Sarah received her BA in Economics from Dickinson College and her MBA from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. She also holds a certificate in College Counseling from UCLA.

Before joining College Matters, Marcy worked as Positive Youth Development Coordinator at Madison Youth & Family Services. She holds a BA in Government from St. Lawrence and completed her College Counseling certificate at UCLA.
Essay Specialist. Becky has years of experience in higher education: Women's tennis coach at Yale and coaching at Tufts and Trinity. She holds a BA from Williams College and an MEd from Cambridge College.
To schedule an appointment with Becky, email her at

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 For current clients enrolled in a Right Start or Comprehensive plan only

Just for fun

Our favorite mascot – the University of California, Santa Cruz Banana Slugs. A close second, North Carolina School of the Arts Fighting Pickles!!!