“The biggest challenge parents face,
when it comes to preparing for college,
is bad information.”

-Danielle Bianchi Golod

Dear Parent:

My name is Danielle Bianchi Golod and if you are anything like the clients I have helped over the past 17 years, you want to do whatever you can to help your child succeed.

But, there are challenges to creating the most opportunities for your child; the biggest of these is bad information.  Bad information from friends.  Bad information from family.  And, unfortunately, bad information from your child’s school.

Each year I meet with families who follow the same bad information:

  • That it doesn’t make a difference if you apply on the first day or the last day of the application window.
  • That it’s a good idea to wait until senior year to take standardized tests (SAT & ACT).
  • That when a school says “optional” (like for the UT resume or SAT Subject Tests) they may not be viewed as such.
  • That students should only apply to engineering programs if they are good in math and science.
  • That the only way to get a good job after college is to study “Business”.
  • That student athletes should NOT contact coaches to show interest.

The list goes on and on…

There is a Better Way

I have created the following pages to answer parents’ most frequently asked questions and to provide the best information I can based on my 17 years of experience helping families prepare for college admission.