Core College Consulting

Guiding you through the admissions process every step of the way

Guiding you through the college admissions process every step of the way.

I want to thank you a million times over for what you have done for me and my family. Your guidance and knowledge helped me through the application process, but your kindness is what I will take with me after high school. I thank you not only for the work you have put in to help me to CU Boulder, but also for your hand in my own personal growth. I so appreciate your generous support and welcoming presence throughout this entire process and am excited that my younger sibling will have this same, wonderful adult to lean on in the coming years.
— Anna, CU Boulder - Engineering and Dance

When my family approached Ms. Bergeron for help with my college application process, I was a scared, depressed underclassman completely convinced that my GPA was too low to be accepted by any college. Not only did Ms. Bergeron track down lesser-known schools coinciding perfectly with my personal interests, but her diligent assistance with each individual university’s application directly led to me being offered scholarships from my top three choice schools. I could’ve never dreamed I would receive a scholarship from even one school, let alone my top choices, but Ms. Bergeron’s expertise and willingness to be on call whenever for whatever (I’m very grateful for the many late-night Skype calls) launched me into a completely different future than where I would’ve ended up without her. She walked me through every step of my post-high-school preparation over a multiyear process, and now I will be following my lifelong dream of becoming a creative writing major. I would never have even known about the school I will be attending–the University of Redlands–if it wasn’t for Ms. Bergeron.
— Jane, University of Redlands - Creative Writing

I walked into the college application process completely clueless, and Ms. Bergeron was an amazing guide through the entire process. She never failed to be available, to edit essays, and to make sure I was getting everything done. Applying for colleges was really tricky and there are so many components that having someone so knowledgable and experienced really let me focus on essays or applications instead of worrying about score reports or missing scholarship deadlines. She was a great essay editor and always gave really crucial feedback that steered me in the right direction or even told me I was going in the completely wrong direction. She helps you start to finish: picking out schools, isolating that “dream school” if necessary, essay editing, all the way to submission. A lot of my friends have asked for recommendations for college counselors, and every time I recommend Ms. B hands down.

During the process, MIT became my dream school, and I’m so grateful for the guidance that made my college application process as stress-free and positive as it was. Thanks, Ms. B!
— Sarah, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Computer Science


"As a high school senior, I was overwhelmed by the college application process. I had just decided that I no longer wanted to follow a pre-med track, and instead pursue a degree in communications. Ms. Bergeron helped me formulate my college list by talking me through what I was really looking for in a college, and not necessarily what my parents and others were expecting of me.

I didn't have a stellar GPA or ACT score, but she always spoke as if these things didn't solely define me. She encouraged me to apply to several reach schools, noting that my resume and involvement in community service would help my application stand out from the crowd. One of those reaches was the Plan II Honors program at the University of Texas at Austin, where I will be attending next year to pursue a second major in Journalism, as well as a minor in Spanish.

As a counselor, she helped me work through any anxiety and fears I had about going on to college, never once judging me for what I felt were silly or childish fears.

Thanks to her guidance, I will not only be attending my dream school but have the comfort of knowing that this decision was mine to make, and that she knows I made the right one."

Mia, University of Texas, Plan II/Journalism


“I knew that college was my next step, but as to what that specifically meant, I had no clue. Mrs. Bergeron first helped me understand the broad path to college: PSAT/SAT/ACT tests, resume-building, essays, and finding my holistic team of recommendation letter writers. As the steps unfolded, she was even more supportive and tailored her skills to specifically help me strategize colleges to apply to and highlight my best qualities in my application. Now I have a full-tuition scholarship at a challenging college and I couldn’t feel more at-place and happy. ”

Zoey, Worcester Polytechnic Institute -

Biomedical Engineering Major / Entrepreneurial Engineering Minor



“Throughout my college selection process, Ms. Bergeron was always there for me. No question was too silly or too big. I remember a specific time when I came to her office in a panic, caught between my desire to live in Boston and go to school there and staying in state for the financial benefits. At 18, the choice seemed nearly impossible. Ms. Bergeron helped me to see that the person I wanted to be later in life (successful, with a brownstone apartment, wearing heels to work, etc.) wasn’t necessarily who I needed to be in college—everything was a process and choosing the right school was one, too. As a counselor, she gave me the advice I needed to hear, which ultimately helped inform my college decision. She never pressured me to choose one school over the other, but rather, look at the pros and cons of each one. The decision I made, because of her advice, was ultimately mine to make. She gave me the tools to make the first important decision in a series of many and I am forever indebted to her for it! ”

Olivia, University of Texas - Plan II - English/UTeach


"Ms. Bergeron was an amazing help throughout my college search process. First, we sat down and found out what I was looking for in a college, which led me to consider UT Dallas. When I began the process of applying for colleges, I knew I could always run an essay by her and get insightful feedback. Most importantly, Ms. Bergeron sat down with me as I had to make the decision between two excellent programs, and helped me decide where I wanted to go. Thanks to her guidance, I was able to find and get into the college that was the best fit for me."

John, UT Dallas (McDermott Scholar) - Computer Science

“Ms. Bergeron made a sincere effort to get to know me, which made all the difference. I trust her knowledge 110% because she is so passionate about her students and getting them into the schools they’re meant to go to. Anytime I started feeling uneasy about the college application process, I would visit Ms. Bergeron and she would have all the answers I needed. All of her suggestions for where I should apply to college were catered to my personality and strengths and I ended up exactly where I was supposed to.”

Madeline, University of Texas - Plan II Honors

“I was accepted early to Stanford, regular to Harvard, and both with financial aid packages that made attending those schools comparable to the local state university. With her guidance, I gave up the family dream of attending Harvard and enrolled at Stanford, a place that we believed would better suit my interests. Now I’m living in California, majoring in a subject I had never previously considered.

I am firm believer that we create our own futures, but I have to credit the impact that Ms. Bergeron played in my life. Through my angst, my insecurities, and my frustrations, she stood by my side. She not only sees the best in people, but acknowledges the worst, finding ways to repackage our flaws into things that make us unique and builds our confidence. Not only did she help colleges see my potential, but she helped me see it. Because of her, I walked away from my time in high school with the world at my feet, but more importantly, with a level head on my shoulders. ”

Beck, Stanford University - Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Energy


“As my counselor she helped me with college applications, essays for scholarships, and wrote letters of recommendation for me. The moment I will remember most though is when I graduated. She gifted me with the book “The Giving Tree” and expressed how happy she was for me as a student. It was that moment that showed me how much she cared for me as a student, and how much she cared about all her students. Ms. Bergeron has every tool to be a great college counselor, but what sets her a part is how much she cares about her students and the time and efforts she will dedicate to them. ”

Jacob, University of Oregon -

Business Administration Major with a concentration in Sports Business