Dawn was a key part of our son’s success in finding and being accepted at one of America’s top colleges. Over a two-year period beginning his sophomore year, she helped him with high school course selection, locate a test preparation expert, determine which schools to visit, and complete effective applications. She was a source of expertise and judgment, in addition to providing encouragement both to student and parents when needed. I’m grateful for her work.
Attorney at Law, Raleigh, NC
Dawn Blanchard is a highly skilled, savvy college admissions counselor and coach. Her work with our child was incredibly helpful and a joy to experience. We are happy to recommend her highly.
Bill and Maryann Roper
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
I first met Dawn in 1982. I could tell even then she would make her mark in this business. Highly professional and extremely knowledgeable about the process, Dawn is not just an outstanding college counselor, but an outstanding individual as well.
Director of College Counseling
The Blake School
Past President, National Association for College Admission Counseling (2004-05)
Dawn Blanchard has a natural instinct for empowering young people to reach their full potential and an equally strong gift for putting individuals together with other people or institutions that will help them achieve their highest goals.
Ruth Ann McKinney, M.Ed., J.D.
Retired Clinical Professor of Law
Former Director of the Writing and Learning Resources Center
The University of North Carolina School of Law
Although I was part of some of the process, the majority of time was spent between Kyle and Dawn choosing high school courses, discussing extracurricular and community involvement, and developing “his voice” that would best exemplify his personality and goals through his college essay. There is no question that her input and expertise had a major impact on the entire college search and ultimate success.
Thomas K. Gerbe, PhD
We have totally loved working with you. You have been enormously helpful with every miscellaneous question about the “now what?” of the college admissions process. Our son respects you and your opinions, and listens to what you have to say; you have his confidence. His summary of working with you is: “Dawn is awesome!” What you did for him and for us as a family is incredible.
Ms. Blanchard is knowledgeable, honest, and fair. Having known her for more than six years, I’ve been reminded time and again of how well Dawn knows her students, how effectively she supports them in the admissions process and how trustworthy she is as a colleague.
Duke Undergraduate Admissions
Durham, North Carolina