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Unlock the qualities that colleges are really looking for in an applicant.

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ABOUT LELAINE

The College Lane offers personalized college advising services. Lelaine cuts through the noise, helping families navigate the complex and nuanced application process. She will identify the unique qualities in each student and bring them to the fore.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Former Assistant and Acting Director of Admission and Financial Aid Northwestern University School of Law

(now Northwestern Pritzker School of Law)

EDUCATION

BA - Northwestern University

JD - Northwestern University School of Law

Certificate of College Counseling - UCLA Extension

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

• CEP (Certified Educational Planner)

• IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association)

• HECA (Higher Education Consultants Association)

• NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling)

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COLLEGE ADMISSION CONSULTING SERVICES

"[T]he great majority of students who are admitted stand out from the rest because a lot of little things, when added up, tip the scale in their favor. So what matters in your application? Ultimately, everything matters."

~Advice to candidates, Yale University

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COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

Our Comprehensive Plan covers "a lot of little things" as well as the big things:​

  • High School Blueprint

  • College List Development

  • Essay Development & Edit

  • Resume & Interview Preparation

  • Access to CollegePlannerPro

  • Demonstrated Interest Strategy

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HOURLY PLAN

Our Hourly Plan puts you in control of the application process, whether you seek a little guidance or a lot. Perhaps you want to be assured that your college list is balanced. Or you need essay brainstorming and editing services. Or resume refinement and interview preparation. 

 

We provide support when you need it.

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PRESENTATIONS

Lelaine gives presentations on college admission trends and application tips. She is invited to address gatherings of five to one hundred, including parent gatherings, school groups, community organizations, boards, and sports teams.

Lelaine is a dynamic speaker who candidly shares information about what colleges look for in applicants. 

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“As we left your house [son] remarked, 'Ms. Paik really gets it and understands.' He felt less stressed.... You really connected.

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