The most daunting part of my life was the college application process, and Peggy not only alleviated that fear of failure but helped me to create the perfect application that was tailored to exemplify my personality. Peggy helped me to get into my dream school of Vanderbilt University, and she was available day or night for me. Though Peggy has lots of clients, she somehow makes everyone feel like they’re her only one.
Vanderbilt University Class of 2022
Being the oldest in my family, applying to colleges was unexplored territory for me, as well as for my parents. Peggy helped guide me the whole way, advising me on how to complete all of my applications, and giving me tips on what specific schools like to see in their applications, which I would never have known otherwise. Thanks to her, the college process was way less stressful, and in the end could not have worked out better! Thank you Peggy!!
University of Michigan Class of 2022
I began this process incredibly unsure of myself and my ability to be admitted to any of the schools on my list. I was unsure what colleges were looking for in my application, and the entire process felt incredibly daunting. That all changed after I first met with Peggy. Not only did she help me create and refine nearly every aspect of my applications, but she also gave me the confidence I needed to make it through the college application process. With her and Adam’s help, I was able to form a more complete college list, write compelling essays, and, eventually, get into my dream school. Most of all, Peggy’s incredibly kind and welcoming demeanor is equally as impactful as her counseling expertise. I certainly wouldn’t be where I am now without her help. Thank you so much, Peggy!
College Choices was critical in helping my daughter earn acceptances at her three target schools, Georgetown, Boston College and Notre Dame. In a competitive admissions process that came down to inches, Peggy gave us a foot. She shared advice on admissions hurdles we didn’t even know about and gave her straightforward insights from decades of experience helping students apply to college. In addition, my daughter greatly enjoyed working with Peggy who made the application process fun for her. Our family strongly recommends College Choices!
Catherine Day Boston College 2022
Mrs. Peggy helped me significantly my senior year when applying for colleges. She guided me through the tedious process of college applications and kept me on track to get to where I am today. She gave me a lot of confidence in what I can do, and I know it will help me to achieve more in the future.
Going into the college application process, I wasn’t even sure where I wanted to apply, much less, how to do it. Adam helped me through the whole process, from helping me find schools that I otherwise may not have considered, to helping me think of topics for my essays and helping to refine and perfect them. Thanks to Adam making the college application process so easy, I was able to enjoy a relatively stress free senior year. I truly believe that without Adam’s help and expertise, I would not have been admitted to many of the school’s to which I was.
Northeastern University 2022
The college process seemed daunting and confusing initially. I had absolutely no idea where to begin. However, some family friends recommended Peggy; it made all the difference. The entire process opened up and became clear. Through hard work with Peggy throughout the summer, I finished all my applications by the time school started. This was without a doubt a lifesaver. Additionally, her essay help, resumé tips, and general application advice were all invaluable. Peggy was instrumental in my admission to the University of Texas among other Universities and honor programs. In fact, when one of my friends needed help appealing to a particular school, Peggy was the only name that crossed my mind. If you don’t want to make a mistake, go with the best. Thank you Peggy!
Avram B. Steinberg
University of Texas at Austin Class of 2022
Before I started applying to colleges I did not think I needed a counselor; I consider myself an organized and independent person. However, I truly could not have completed my apps without Peggy, as there is so much more to applying to colleges than organization, and Peggy is an EXPERT in everything college! She treated me like a daughter, kept me on track, and gave me the confidence that I needed to go above and beyond on all my apps. I love her for being brutally honest, yet overwhelmingly supportive and humorous throughout the entire process. Thank you Peggy!
Thank You Peggy!! I will be forever grateful.
UT Class of 2022!
Before meeting with Peggy I had no idea what to expect from the college application process, but after our first meeting I already felt comfortable with college applications. Peggy’s expertise and helpfulness guided me through the college application process in an efficient way. I would’ve been lost without her support and here genuine care for me propelled me to success! I was accepted into the college of my dreams and couldn’t have done it without her.
Thank You Peggy!! I will be forever grateful.
University of Texas at Austin Class of 2022
Not only is Peggy a qualified college counselor with extensive knowledge of colleges and universities, but she also has a dedication to each of her students like no other. On the night that my top choice school released decisions, Peggy was actively refreshing my status portal so I could check for updates.! This is just one example of Peggy’s commitment to the success of her clients in the college process.
Thank you, Peggy, for your guidance and support in this process. You are amazing.
University of Texas 2022
The college process is a very intimidating and frightening process for most high school students. It’s extremely difficult to find a starting place and, although my high school was pretty quick to get us started as juniors, by the time my senior year came around, I was still confused and lost. I didn’t feel like I was getting the individual attention from my high school’s college counselor. When I met Peggy, however, I immediately recognized that she knew what to do and how to help me. Not only did she work with me throughout the fall to help me find my dream school, but she also helped me get accepted to it ED.
She provided excellent support throughout the essay writing process; not only did she help brainstorm, but she provided edits, feedback, and more. Peggy was always just a phone call or text away. She responded to all my concerns almost immediately and really provided me with the support I needed. Not only is the college process tough in terms of workload, but it’s also very emotionally stressful. Without Peggy, her incredible knowledge of the college process, and her positive personality, I don’t know where I would be right now. Thank you so much, Peggy. I am so very grateful that I had the pleasure of working with you.
“Peggy stopped at nothing to get me admitted to my dream school. Right off the bat, I was able to notice her sincere compassion and care about not only me, but also about every other student she was working with. Peggy is truly on your side. At first, I was clueless when it came to writing the Common App essay. But, with her knowledge and advice, I was able to craft one of the best essays I’ve ever written to submit with my applications, and she helped to me make the application process stress-free and easy. Without her guidance, I would not have been able to use my time as wisely or finish the process as successfully. Thanks to Peggy, I am starting college at my dream school next month. Thank you so much for everything Peggy, I seriously couldn’t have done it without you!”
Emory Class of 2021
“The college process is inherently an intimidating time for highschoolers and their parents. It is tough to even find a starting point, let alone progress through and complete this process. Using information she gathered in our conversations during my Junior year, she guided my parents and I towards schools that made sense from us. From there, we honed in our list to schools that made sense in terms of academics, interests, and other criteria. Then came the actual applications, which can be clunky and confusing to complete in a timely manner. Peggy ensured that I had a complete and competitive application for each individual school while steering me through sometimes confusing parts of it. Additionally, her help with the numerous essays I had to write were invaluable. In the end, Peggy made the whole college process so much smoother with her extensive knowledge on all parts of it and helped me end up at a school that I love.”
Tulane University Class of 2021
“I could not have survived the college process without Peggy! Whenever I needed anything, I always knew she was a text away and that she would help me however she could, whether it was calling a specific college’s admissions office to get an answer or proofing my resume and essays for the hundredth time. She held me accountable and on task, but never made me feel burdened.
Peggy has countless stories that demonstrate her wealth of knowledge about the college process. She became like a second mom to me during my senior year and I’m so grateful that I had her dedication and support to guide me through this stressful time!”
Washington University in St. Louis Class of 2021
“Peggy’s assistance, constant reassurance, and feedback throughout the college application process has my unparalleled gratitude. She served not only as a guiding light, but also a confidant with whom I could ask any and all of my questions knowing that her response was calculated and well informed. Thank you so much Peggy!”
-Annie A. Barnard College
Class of ’21
“Peggy helped place our son in his dream school. He went six for six with admissions to all colleges and invitations to all of their honors programs. Peggy is thoughtful, strategic, and highly supportive. She was a much needed shot of positivity during the process. Peggy listens to her students, earns their trust, and ushers them effectively and efficiently through the application process. She boosts the students to shoot for their greatest potentials while preparing them for realistic outcomes.
Thank you, Peggy.”
-Michigan 2021…Go Blue!
“Peggy was an immense help in the college process. She has an established procedure that is tailored to each student in order to accommodate one’s needs. She helped me develop an outline for the entire journey that involved regular, achievable deadlines, which left me feeling accomplished and ultimately allowed me to complete everything earlier than needed. I would have been lost without Peggy, and I am extremely grateful that she was with me for every step.”
Stanford Class of 2021
(And accepted to all of my top choices)
“Looking back on my senior year, one of the reasons I was able to enjoy it so much was because of Peggy. Her immense compassion, dedication, and unwavering support made the stress of the college application process bearable. She kept me on track throughout high school, helping me decide where to apply, making sure I met my deadlines, and she was always so supportive of my ambitions. Peggy doesn’t waste time with unnecessary flattery or sugarcoating; she tells you exactly what needs to be done to reach your goals and does everything in her power to help you get there. She is so invested in every one of her students and I consider myself lucky to have been able to work with her. I have yet to meet a student who doesn’t love Peggy like their second mom. She is the greatest teacher, guide, and friend anyone could ask for, especially during one of the most stressful times in one’s life.
If you want your child to have the best shot with college applications, call Peggy now. She’ll get the job done!”
University of Virginia ‘21
“Peggy was a true partner at a time that could have been stressful for my daughter. She has great knowledge and insight into the process of applying to college. It’s like having an admissions insider at your dining room table. I have no doubt that things will go just as smoothly every step of the way with my son who is a senior this fall. Megan, our daughter, is a student at Harvard Class of 2018.”
“Peggy’s advice and expertise were invaluable to us because our son was applying to California schools about which we knew very little. Peggy’s knowledge of these schools, their preferences and the portfolio submission process was incredibly important. Our son was admitted to every school to which he applied: USC, UCLA, Chapman, LMU, Vanderbilt, and UT. Our son will be attending USC on a scholarship!!!”
“Peggy is the BEST! We are on our 3rd child with Peggy! She is diligent and honest. All of our children have enjoyed working with Peggy and we have been very satisfied, as well. Our two other children were able to get in to all the schools where they applied and were able to go to the college of their choice. You will not be sorry you hired Peggy. Only sorry you did not!”
“Peggy was the single greatest resource I had during my process of applying to colleges. She was incredibly helpful with deciding which colleges I should apply to as well as the application process itself. Knowing the ins and out of the college process, she was a necessity in helping me get all of my applications written, thoroughly edited, and submitted within the early deadline for every single university that I applied to. Her response rate for questions was phenomenal, sometimes sending feedback for questions within 2 hours of me sending them out to her. I don’t know how I would have gotten through the college application process without her and she is an absolute necessity to any student hoping feel confident in their applications and have a smooth and painless process in applying to college.”
University of Michigan Class of 2019
“Mrs. Amdur’s enthusiasm and confidence is contagious and she goes over and beyond what others would have done.”
Duke Medical School 2017
“Peggy is awesome! She enabled us to enjoy our son senior year. She kept him on task and ahead of the game. She developed a trusting and personal bond with him. We are grateful for having her as part of our team.”
“I would recommend Peggy to any rising senior who is feeling intimidated and overwhelmed by the college process (in other words—EVERY rising senior!) Her knowledge of the process is unmatched, and she helped me immensely to hone my skills into presentable, and ultimately successful applications. Peggy always focused, her time management is flawless, and she kept me on track every step of the way. Peggy is the best and I am deeply grateful to have crossed paths with her in the midst of a high-pressure time!”
University of Texas 2020
P.S. I was accepted to every college I applied!!!
“At every step of the college application process, Peggy ensured I stayed on task, met my deadlines, and was sufficiently informed. She always showed up with a positive attitude and unerring punctuality. She did all this and was totally supportive without being invasive. When it came to applications she was always brimming with ideas and how to guide for the best application possible.”
University of Pennsylvania Class of 2020
“Peggy Amdur is, without question, the BEST! I have never met someone with so much energy and passion for what she does. Peggy truly cares about each and every one of her clients – she is their biggest cheerleader! – And was always there for us whenever we had a question (or were in a panic!). Even though we knew she was working with other students, she always made my daughters feel like they were special. I never felt like there was any kind of competition between her clients. When filling out applications, Peggy made sure that everything was submitted early, and was meticulous in reviewing every single document that was submitted. She truly knew which colleges would be the best fit for my daughters, and was realistic in her recommendations as to which colleges they should apply to — she was brutally honest, which was very refreshing! One of our daughters is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, and our other daughter is a junior at the University of Texas. We can say, without hesitation, that these are the schools where our daughters belong — they are thriving both in and out of the classroom – and we have Peggy to thank for leading them in the right direction. The money we spent on Peggy Amdur was money well spent! We wholeheartedly recommend her!!”
“A huge thanks to Peggy at College Choices for helping my son and I through a hectic few months of college applications. We are excited to say that he was admitted into all of his top choices. She is great to work with and knows what she is doing. I would recommend her to anyone who is willing to dig in and do the work with her. She will meet you at 6:30 in the am if that is what it takes to get something turned in on time. My only regret is I am out of kids for her to work with!”
-Sheree Rose and Ryan Rose
“I would have been lost without Peggy Amdur during the college process. Peggy kept me organized and she knows what schools are looking for. She is a great resource to have along your college journey. I couldn’t be happier at Northwestern and I am so thankful that Peggy helped me get here. Thanks for being the best!”
Northwestern University Class of 2019
“Throughout the college process, Peggy was not only a college counselor, but a second mom to me. She is so knowledgeable about her field (this includes knowing about athletic recruiting and contacting coaches), and truly helps her students make the best choices when it comes to applying to schools. She knows how to help you every step of the way and is a very calming and reassuring presence during the very stressful college process. Peggy is the best college consultant a student could ask for!”
– Hayley I, Harvard Class of 2019
“…her peristence and passion, to follow through, is why my son has been accepted to three excellent colleges so far.”
“Peggy transformed what could have been an agonizing process into one that was most enjoyable for the entire family…[she] is a real asset to Dallas’ college-bound students and their families.”
“Peggy was invaluable to us in navigating through the admission process. She deserves the highest recommendation possible.”