What our clients say about the results achieved from working with The College Spy:

“I can't believe it, Michelle. I can't thank you enough. It wouldn't have been possible without you.”

— N.A. (one of The College Spy's first international students after receiving an acceptance letter from his top choice of college.)


"I didn't think we needed a college coach, but boy was I wrong. Michelle has helped my daughter to focus on her grades and make the most of her connections in high school. She suggested a college that turned out to be everyone's favorite. She even gave us advice about choosing a high school program for our younger daughter. I highly recommend The College Spy!" 

— D.M.



"We used Michelle who is the "College Spy". She was an amazing resource in helping us find good fits and schools where J. would be most successful.

Working with Michelle made the whole college process from learning about schools to applying so much easier! I'm not sure J. or I would have survived this without The College Spy."

— M.L.


“supportive, thorough and objective assistance...”

"Provided supportive, thorough and objective assistance from start to finish of the sometimes daunting college admissions process. I wish this service had been here for me when I was a student!"

— T.M.

“Much patience and understanding.”

"Much patience and understanding. Amazing ability to deal with teenage drama and provide guidance."

— T.P.


"Michelle worked with my daughter in navigating through the many aspects of the college application process. What struck me most is that Michelle takes time to know a student's needs, not only in the academics, but also personally and socially. . . She helped my daughter find a school whose size and student/staff ratio challenged her academically, working closely with her professors, and encouraged her involvement in student body organizations."

— S.P.



"Michelle has made the college application process a much less stressful experience for both me and my son. She is knowledgeable and patient. Thank you so much Michelle."

— F.S.


“I found the perfect school for me.”

"From the application process through the final selection, you were there for any questions and concerns I had. With your help I was able to make this huge decision with confidence and I found the perfect school for me. I will never be able to thank you enough!" 

— M.P.

“She really has a way of knowing just how to help...”

"Michelle is so much fun to work with. She really has a way of knowing just how to help you with applying to colleges, and everything that comes with it. I've enjoyed knowing her and having her as a resource!"

— C.A.


“You were a great help in my college process. I will be attending UC Berkeley this fall where I will be majoring in Biological Science as I am hoping to be on track with pre-med courses in order to someday either be a doctor or a nurse.”

— I.M.



Michelle is fantastic . . . My only regret in hiring her was I wish I had done it sooner. She hit the ground running changing [my student’s] class schedule to get him more math and science classes. She developed a structured schedule for them to communicate multiple times a week either via email or Skype. She set up a time and action plan for visiting schools and filling out paperwork. She helped develop the list of schools he would apply to and worked very closely with him on his essay . . . She was a tremendous help . . . in filling out all the financial aid forms and found quite a few scholarships for him to apply to. She really paid for herself with the money she saved our family. In the end he got into 6 engineering schools and is very happy with his choice.

— A.W.