How can we possibly do justice to all the benefits we received from working with College MatchPoint? Lisa, Bob, and their outstanding crew helped our student and our family at each point of the process. Their expertise, compassion, and astounding ability to motivate and work through ANY difficulty is unparalleled. Our student gained confidence and valuable experience through interactions with the staff and their commitment to a process that brings results. As parents, we were able to call Lisa with any questions or trepidations, and she was unfailingly gracious, knowledgeable, and helpful. We worked with another college consultant with our first child, and the process was nowhere near the wonderful experience we had with College MatchPoint. We sing their praises whenever the opportunity arises. The funny thing is that many of the people we tell about College MatchPoint already know how fabulous they are—either by reputation or through working with them. Thank you, College MatchPoint!!
— Bob and Julie Schriber, Austin, TX
From the initial assessment of my son’s talents and interests to the suggestions of colleges to consider, through the writing of essays and a lot of advice along the way, the team at College MatchPoint was amazing. I can’t tell you how comforting it was to know that I wasn’t responsible for trying to figure all of it out myself and potentially miss an opportunity or deadline.
The essay writing sessions were so valuable. My son was guided by people knowledgeable of the college admissions process and what makes candidates stand out to admissions officers. They did a great job of helping him highlight multiple areas of his interests, accomplishments and talents in appropriate ways.

— Lisa Trahan, Austin, Texas
The smartest thing we did to help our daughter find the right college was to hire College MatchPoint.
— Jeanene Atkinson, San Antonio, TX
Great advice and guidance on timelines and type of action needed to be taken by student (finding additional leadership opportunities, when to look for internship, when and where to seek PSAT and SAT tutoring, when to start college essays and applications)
AMAZING help and support with college essay writing process!!!!
— Nancy Guilloteau, Austin, TX
The College Match Point team took a great deal of stress out of all facets of the college application process. I really valued the opportunity for my child to be autonomous in the process, the support identifying schools and the help with essay writing, as well as the flexibility with scheduling and endless cheerleading! They have helped us get two kiddos into colleges that fit them well and we will be coming back next year with our third and last college applicant.
— Jen Clitheroe, Austin, TX
We really liked the direct communication that you had with our student. Taking us, the parents, out of that part of the process meant that we didn’t have to nag him about it. He was responsible for his relationship with you and managing his application process. This was such a relief.
— Tracy Henneke, Austin, TX
Essay writing assistance was so helpful and the results were outstanding. It really keeps the parents from having to nag the student all the time — it keeps the peace in the family during a stressful time.
Resume assistance — helping us brainstorm to ensure all activities and awards were captured and your expertise on format is SO incredibly helpful.
Creating a list of schools - Lisa and Bob are extremely knowledgeable about which schools are a good fit for the student, not only in terms of major, but also in terms of personality.
Reviewing apps and answering questions — I had a million questions and Alexis and Lisa were both so patient and helpful.
— Julie Henderson, Austin, TX
College MatchPoint provided insight, persistence and savvy advice for our son. They were able to create a college list to match his learning needs and personality.
In fact, he got into all of the schools to which he applied. I continually refer College MatchPoint to my Bay Area co-workers.
— Jane Grodem, San Carlos, CA

Students Accepted At:

American University

Auburn University

Austin College

Barnard College

Bates College

Baylor University

Belmont University

Beloit College

Berklee School of Music

Boston College

Boston University

Bowdoin College

Bucknell College

California Institute of the Arts

California Polytechnic State University

Carleton College

Carnegie Mellon University

Case Western University

Chapman University

Claremont McKenna College

Clark University

Clemson University

Colorado College

Colorado State University

Columbia University

Connecticut College

Cornell University

Davidson College

Dennison College

Duke University

Durham University

Eckerd College

Elon University

Emory University

Fort Lewis College

Furman College

George Washington University

Georgia Tech University

Goucher College

Guilford College

Harvard University

Harvey Mudd College

Haverford College

Hendrix College

Johns Hopkins University

King College, London

Lehigh University

Lewis and Clark College

Loyola Chicago

Loyola Marymount University

Lynn University

Maryland Institute College of Art

Marymount Manhattan College

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

McGill University

Middlebury College

New School, New York

New York University

Northeastern University

Oberlin University

Occidental College

Parsons School of Design

Pitzer College

Pomona College

University of Pittsburgh

Pratt College

Reed College

Rhode Island School of Design

Rhodes College

Rice University

Rochester Polytechnic Institute

Santa Clara University

Sarah Lawrence University

Savannah College of Art And Design

Scripps College

Skidmore College

Smith College

Southern Methodist University

Stanford University

Stevens Institute of Technology

Swaarthmore College

Syracuse University

Texas A&M University

Texas Christian University

Texas Tech University

Trinity University

Tufts University

Tulane University

University of Alabama

University of Arizona

University of British Columbia

University of California Berkeley

University of California San Diego

University of California, Davis

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Cruz

University of Chicago

University of Colorado, Boulder

University of Denver

University of Georgia

University of Indiana

University of Michigan

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

University of Oklahoma

Unuversity of Richmond

University of Saint Andrews, Scotland

University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

University of Southern California

University of South Carolina

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

University of Texas (Plan II, Engineering, Business)

University of Texas, Dallas

University of Toronto

University of the Pacific

University of Virginia

University of Washington

Vanderbilt University

Vassar College

Virginia Tech University

Wake Forest University

Washington and Lee University

Washington University, St. Louis

Wellsley University

Wesleyan University

Western Washington University

Whitman College

William and Mary University

Willamette University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Yale University


Essay coaching was great! Individualized one-on-one attention and flexible hours in a low stress “think tank” environment, made it possible for our daughter to be inspired to write college essays that were well composed, authentic, and interesting to read. Highly recommend!
— Yolanda Mares, Salado, TX
Lisa was the absolute most important asset to my college application process! She helped me come up with great essay topics through many phone/email/text/in person conversations and a prolonged effort to get to know me and my family really well!
We love Lisa! She was so fun to work with and did a great job motivating me throughout the long process of applying to college. And now, thanks to Lisa, I’m heading off to freshman year at my top choice school!
— Emma Hyams, USC