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Empowering Students for a Better Tomorrow

Virtual College Counselors provides stress-free, personalized, and professional one-on-one college guidance with innovative and passionate experts from the comfort of a student’s own home.

Jessica Chermak


Sawyer Earwood


College Admissions Consulting Services

Every student deserves an opportunity for success and happiness. By building honest, transparent, and authentic relationships with students, we guide them in cultivating a sense of agency and empower them on a journey of holistic development. While college might be the goal, we emphasize a student-centered process of holistic development including academic, professional, and personal growth. At our core, we believe that every student deserves an opportunity for success and happiness. Supporting and advocating for our students requires honesty, transparency, and authentic relationships with students to guide them in cultivating a sense of agency and empowering them on a journey of holistic development.

Our college advising curriculum is designed to guide students through the entire college search and application process including:

As we work with students through our curriculum and their personalized journey, we emphasize six major Growth Goals: ​​​

  1. Fostering Independence & Cultivating a Sense of Agency 

  2. Aligning Personal Values With Academic & Professional Goals

  3. Promoting Critical Thinking & Creativity 

  4. Encouraging Self-Reflection

  5. Improving Communication Skills 

  6. Embracing Uncertainty.

  • Extracurricular Guidance 

  • Summer Planning 

  • Professional Workshops

  • Gap Year Planning

  • Testing Strategies

  • College Research 

  • College List Development 

  • Essay Services 

  • Scholarship Research

  • Academic Advising

How We Help

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Our students have been accepted into over 190 different colleges and universities across the globe ranging from small privates, large publics, highly competitive, and everything in between. Students are unique, schools are unique, and finding a good fit is paramount to a successful experience. We work with students and families to help define a good fit by considering academics, location, size, financial fit, campus culture, student services, and several other categories.

"My daughter worked with Jessica from the very beginning of her college search. She really got to know Sophie throughout every session and asked very pointed questions about what Sophie was looking for in a college. After some time, they were able to narrow it down to nine schools across the US. Together they completed the college application process from A-Z along with editing Sophie’s specific college essays too! I could be as involved as a parent or not. Jessica was always there to answer Sophie’s questions and mine too! In the end, she got into her “dream” school and is now attending UC Santa Barbara."

Allison S.


"Sawyer was truly a Godsend for my son. He was struggling with finding what his story could be, and Sawyer helped him to realize that he was actually on the right track and that he shouldn't lose patience with himself in the process. His personal statement took several iterations, but it was because he was digging a little deeper each time, and Sawyer knew when it was the right time to stop digging and just have it speak for itself... Coming from the admissions perspective, his words and guidance were like gold that truly opened up doors for my son, as seen by the kind of acceptances he has received from the colleges... I would not hesitate to recommend Sawyer and Jess to anyone I know who needs that kind of guidance and their teamwork has an exciting synergy as well. I look forward to having my incoming 9th grader work with them in another 3 years."

"Jessica and Sawyer were recommended by the college counselor that had worked with my oldest daughter. My younger daughter was supposed to work with that same college counselor, but she did not have any openings. It was then that she recommended VCC. My daughter met with Jessica and Sawyer in their 30 min zoom meet & greet, and immediately connected with them. They worked together on her personal statement, her supplements and college list building. Throughout the entire process, Olivia gave positive reviews about Jessica and Sawyer every single time. She was never disappointed or hard on herself. I was also impressed how they were able to keep her on track, given how much of a procrastinator she is (by her own definition). My daughter will be going to Barnard College. I was so pleased with VCC that my youngest is now working with them on his college applications."

Edith O.

(New Jersey)

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Virtual College Counselors believes that every student and family should receive help regardless of any financial or time constraints. By signing up for our newsletter, in addition to receiving monthly college search and application updates, you will also receive a Free College Search Starter Kit PDF containing the following starter guides:

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  1. The College Application Timeline

  2. Discovering College Fit

  3. College Essay Tips

  4. Common College Essay Pitfalls

  5. Introduction to Financial Aid 101

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