"Thank you again for all your help over the past few years. You definitely saved us a lot of stress and arguments and helped Hailey to make her dreams a reality!"

~Parent | Carbondale, CO


"I got in! Thank you Carolyn! I could not have done it without you!"

~Student | Basalt High School


"I could not have done it without you! Thank you so much for the help."

~Student | Bethesda, MD


"We really appreciate your very hard work and how involved and concerned you have been with the girls. We could not have found anyone better. Thank you."

~Parents | Aspen, CO


"My mom and I were talking last night and trying to imagine what this process would have been like without you. While we might have gotten through it, we would have never found Redlands, or the Johnston Center! You have been awesome. Thanks so much."

~Student | Roaring Fork High School

Carolyn Williams can help you navigate the long road to college and give your student the best possible chance of success.

Carolyn has worked in education for over twenty years. An award-winning educator, she has established programs and designed curricula at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School, Basalt High School, and George School (PA). Her credentials include the following highlights:

  • Dartmouth A.B.
  • Harvard ED.M.
  • Certified English and history teacher & former admission counselor
  • 15 years of experience in boarding and public schools


Working with a limited number of clients, Carolyn maintains a personalized, accessible service.

Families work with Carolyn for several reasons:

  • To have an expert on their team who can provide hands on, individualized guidance
  • To reduce stress and streamline the process
  • To work with someone who has more than 20 years of experience and hundreds of satisfied clients



Carolyn acts as a hands-on guide, enabling smarter decisions, reducing anxiety, and streamlining the process.

Carolyn offers a variety of consulting packages, from early guidance of 7th- 9th graders to comprehensive packages that might span all four years of high school or six intensive months of the senior year.

Carolyn wants to focus on a positive outcome for the student, thus her retainer package has no hourly limits. You pay a single fee upfront, and she works with you throughout the entire application and financial aid application and decision process.