web-tile_edited.png

Tell your story, attend your dream school.

Because you're more

than your GPA!

Admission rates dropped as low as 4.9% this year. 

How will you distinguish yourself? 

Lianne_WebsiteHeadshot_edited_edited.png
Enter moi, your college application strategist
& new best friend.
I'm Lianne, a Yale alum who's helped hundreds of students gain admission to their top choice schools over the last decade. My passion is supporting students as they discover themselves, their values, and their voices through the college application process. 

Psst! It doesn't have to be painful!
Why hire an application strategist?
It's a lot to navigate, and there's a lot at stake. COVID-19 transformed the admissions process, making this the most competitive year to date.  What got you in before won't get you in now.  Students who work with a qualified counselor are guaranteed to:
  • Outperform other applicants
  • Avoid common mistakes that lead to rejection
  • Write outstanding essays that win scholarships and have admissions counselors gunning for them
  • Get their acceptance letters without the typical stress and burnout 
  • End up at the school where they belong
The skills students learn from me serve them throughout their lives.
It's more than college counseling; it's life design.
It's more than writing a personal statement; it's learning to represent oneself with eloquence and authenticity. It's more than building a resume; it's about self-actualization.
Back to School

Custom pricing and packages to meet your family's needs.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Working with The Writing Sage was amazing! She taught me more than any of my English teachers did. We worked together to plan and revise my college essays and supplements. I'm now enrolling at Trinity, Dublin!

—  Leah, Student

 

I HELP STUDENTS:

  •  Identify the essential building blocks of their application.

  • Determine the most powerful steps they can take to increase their competitiveness

  • Create a sense of clarity around what they are looking for in a school.

  • Decide on an early action strategy.

  • Develop a personal project that leads to personal and intellectual growth and helps them stand out in the admissions process.  

  • Build a well-balanced school list that gets them excited for the future.

  • Brainstorm, outline, and revise all supplements. 

  • Write unforgettable personal statements.

 

  • Enroll where they belong

Who do I work with? Students with personality, passion, and purpose.

My students inspire me. I do everything I can to support their personal growth, mental health, and self-expression while ensuring their applications reflect the unique, multifaceted people they are. 
Why work with me?
I bring humor, empathy, and creativity to a process that can feel demoralizing. I assess the application as a whole, strategizing to ensure every component coalesces to paint a rich, authentic, and nuanced portrait of the student.  I have over a decade of experience–and I have a damn good track record

Writing is an art, the college essay is a science.