Success stories

(Testimonials are translated from German. Click here for the original statements.)

„Carsten Bösel’s highly competent counseling was a decisive factor for our daughter’s successful college application (including some substantial scholarship offers). After an initial brainstorming, he came up with a good pre-selection of colleges, with a detailed written description of each, including their special academic, geographic and extracurricular features and ranking positions, as well as an assessment of our daughter’s chances of admission and scholarship opportunities. In the months that followed, he guided us through the entire complex application process.“

Barbara J., mother of Alexa (Colby College)

„Thank you so much for you knowledgeable and friendly advice, your excellent selection of colleges, your reliable support, and your straightforward help with our daughter’s college application, especially with writing the essays.“

Elke H., mother of Laura (Pomona College)

„Our son got accepted and is now a business administration major at the McDonough School of Business at prestigious Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Carsten was very helpful, exceptionally knowledgeable and always friendly, providing lots of tips and comments to help us master the complicated application process. As an expert in the US college scene, Carsten has detailed knowledge that you can’t find in any of the guidebooks that have been published about the US higher education system. Thanks again for all the helpful assistance and advice.“

Volker B., father of Felix  (Georgetown University)

„Carsten offered extremely competent and comprehensive advice helping our son write his application essays for US colleges. Moreover, he translated all the required transcripts from German into English and created a professional layout for those documents, if necessary. His individualized services, his expertise and his excellent English language skills make Carsten’s work so special, combined with his friendly, straightforward and reliable work approach.“

Gesine S., mother of Philipp  (Rice University)

„Thanks for the awesome support and for helping me make sense of the US college jungle! The counseling fees were definitely a good investment – especially because I can now pursue my studies at one of the best liberal arts colleges on a (nearly) full scholarship.“

Lukas M. (Reed College)

„Carsten provided friendly, reliable and competent advice, especially with regard to financial aid opportunities and the visa application. Based on his experience, he helped us make sense of the confusing US bureaucracy and submit all required forms and supporting documents on time.“

Daniela S., mother of  Inga (Cornell University)

„We are very happy that our daughter is now about to begin her undergraduate studies at Merrimack College near Boston. By making a knowledgeable selection of colleges, providing professional support with the application essays, creating an English-language school profile, and providing individualized counseling throughout the application process, Carsten has a substantial share in this success story. He was always positive that our daughter would have good chances of admission with her Fachhochschulreife degree, which entitles her to study at a German university of applied sciences but not a research university. Well, he was right – she even received a number of scholarship offers. Thanks for everything!“

Christian E., father of Antonia (Merrimack College)