We were absolutely thrilled with our decision to work with Kirsten to help our daughter Coco. Kirsten effortlessly masters the perfect balance between listening and advising. Kirsten researched programs that best suited Coco's desire to be a dance major, and was instrumental in simplifying the complexities of the additional application/audition process. Not only did Kirsten help with the entire process, she surpassed our expectations, spending many hours of her own time visiting and learning about the different dance programs available. Kirsten transformed an overwhelming, terrifying process into a productive, positive experience. We cannot recommend her highly enough.
- Melissa Backshall
Working with Kirsten was a wonderful experience, and I highly recommend her services to all high-school students who plan on attending college. She is extremely educated and informed on all aspects of the overwhelming journey leading up to college admissions. She provided so much valuable insight, feedback and knowledge which helped my daughter manage her time and stay focused and organized throughout the entire process. It also took me out of the loop which was helpful for both of us. My daughter will be heading to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt, and no doubt Kirsten's assistance and expertise paved the way for her acceptance to this amazing school!
Thank you Kirsten!
- Lisa Pohll
Neither my wife nor I have been to college in the US, and were totally new to the admissions maze. We were very fortunate to have Kirsten’s advice. It demystified and de-stressed the experience for us and our son. We felt we were in great hands throughout the process and would trust her judgment completely.
Kirsten met our son individually on a number of occasions and took significant time to really get to know and understand him as a person. Combined with her deep first-hand knowledge of colleges across the country, she was able to give very personalized advice on what colleges and programs might be a good fit for him. Along the way she kept us all updated with articles and reminders about admissions, financial aid, and deadlines.
Kirsten is very calm and practical, and I think was able to connect with our son, perceive his strengths and how they could be emphasized in his applications. She also put us in touch with other resources like ACT prep that we just weren’t aware of. Her perspective and committed involvement on other aspects – including knowing what a good essay looks like! - made a huge difference to the quality of his applications. We can’t thank Kirsten enough.
- Adam and Helen Mikkelsen
"Good Morning Kirsten,
Hope you are doing well. I just wanted to reach out to say hello and give you an update on Brooke. Time is just flying by!! She has started her 2nd year at UNM and I can't tell you how happy she is. Everything has worked out so well and we really really are so grateful for you and all the help and guidance you gave.
Her Film studies are going good and her grades are great. Even more important though, is how much she has grown as a person there. The independence and self confidence she has gained is amazing. It really puts a mother at ease to see. She has found a great group of friend and is so happy. She really likes Albuquerque too. Big change from the OC!! Ha!!
During her move-in a couple weeks ago the two of us were talking about you and her journey so far......She is so thankful!!
Thank you again for everything!!!"
- Tiffany and Brooke
"I am so grateful for your generous help all throughout my college application process and the time you always set aside for me. I never would’ve been able to go through the process smoothly or gotten into my dream school without your help! Your vast knowledge and genuine interest in assisting me is so unique and there’s no other college counselor I would suggest to a friend. Thank you so very much for everything."
- Jasmine C.
"I had originally met Kirsten because my family had been close friends with her. After experiencing the college process and finally making a decision, I am beyond grateful for Kirsten’s support and guidance. She has assisted me with everything, including making a college list, taking a “personality profile test” to discover my interest, and ultimately, helped me make a college decision. Kirsten always kept me updated with information about the schools I applied to, scholarship opportunities, and so much more. I went in to the college process not knowing what I wanted to study or where I wanted to go. Through Kirsten, I am able to better visualize a future for myself, one filled with optimism and opportunity. Not only has she been there to help me with the logistics of things, but she has been one of my biggest sources of motivation. She has encouraged me to reach for my goals and taught me life skills that I will carry on with me for the rest of my life. Next fall, I will be attending the University of Denver with a generous merit scholarship. Kirsten is truly a blessing in my life and I would recommend to anyone her guidance and counseling."
- Norah M
"We have been working with Kirsten for a couple of years on my daughter’s college application process and we are so grateful for her assistance. She helped guide us through the whole process with such a caring attitude. She really cared about my daughter and was always so patient and knowledgeable with her advice. From helping us decided what high school course would be best for our daughter to take and which courses weren’t necessarily needed, to suggesting several colleges to look at, to advising us on a college test prep course to use, she was with us the whole step of the way. Her review of the college essays was such a help to us and she was fantastic at keeping us on track so the process wasn’t too overwhelming. We have recommended Kirsten to a few friends and they are agree that she is the best. If you want a college counselor to help you through this crazy process that knows all the ins and outs and also cares about your student you won’t go wrong in using Kirsten."
- Doug Heller
"Thank you so much for helping me get into Colorado State University, Fort Collins. I would have never thought to give it a chance if it wasn’t for you, and even after one semester I can tell I am meant to be there. It’s such an amazing feeling to be excited about school and I can’t thank you enough."
- Jayda H.
"Kirsten is what every college counselor should strive to be. We started the college process late at the start of my son’s senior year. Mechanical engineering was his chosen path but the vast number of colleges to choose from was intimidating. Kirsten utilized several tests to help narrow the field of colleges that would best suit both our academic, financial and geographical needs. Her extensive knowledge of any college we inquired about was extraordinary – from details relating to the strengths of the individual majors, classes, housing, financial aid, etc. Her knowledge extends far beyond written information. She continually visits campuses around the country in order to personally experience what each college has to offer, as well as the cities the colleges are located in. Her energy, enthusiasm and passion for guiding my college-bound son, as well as myself, was immeasurable in relieving the stress associated with the college process. My son is so well suited to the college and town we chose, he says he is never coming back to California. We were both blessed to have had guidance from such an amazing person."
- Julie Koerber
"Kirsten Frosh is an amazingly effective liaison for the high school to college transition. Her extensive knowledge, unflappable tenacity and her tireless approach to the process of applying to colleges makes the overwhelming and sometimes confusing undertaking a time of excitement and possibility. Her motivating style combines gentle encouragement with realistic assessment as she guides her students with step-by-step plans of action to help them accomplish her goals. Without Kirsten's involvement, I can honestly say I'm not sure my son would have found such a perfect fit! He's thriving beyond my wildest expectations!"
- Cindy Yorks
"Kirsten was wonderful to work with and extremely helpful - for both myself and my daughter Shania. The entire college application process can seem very daunting - especially when you first get started. Kirsten took Shania (and me) through each stage, from beginning to end. She also offered her perspective and advice on which colleges might be the best fit for Shania, based on her personality, talents and strengths, as well as our financial resources. Having access to her website was also extremely helpful when Shania was considering different colleges. I would recommend Kirsten to any parent and high school student as they begin the college research and application journey."
- Deb Zingales