For high school students and their parents, navigating high school and the college admissions process can be perplexing and stressful.  My expertise is in helping you and your student understand the evolving admissions landscape, maximize the high school journey, craft impactful college applications, and gain acceptance to “best fit” colleges, academically, socially, and financially.


Dana was invaluable in our daughter’s college application process. Our daughter’s thoughts on where she wanted to go and what she wanted to study made for a complicated search and application and we’re so grateful to have had Dana to help guide her. Dana helped her develop her college essay ideas and mold them into a finished product that she could be confident in submitting. She especially benefited from Dana’s input on what should be in the application resume, and how to craft it to fit different colleges’ priorities. Parent ideas on college applications are 30 years out of date — it was so essential having someone current and informed helping us, not to mention calming kid vs parent emotions! Our daughter is thrilled with where she will be attending college — and we will definitely be asking for Dana’s help with our younger kid’s application.

Mom of Class of 2024 Graduate

I can not say enough good things about Dana and her immense wealth of knowledge.  She has provided our family with recommendations for high school classes, appropriate schools for our senior’s goals and many other details along the way.  She has answered our questions in a candid and unbiased manner and even counseled us on how to make the best school choice amongst the acceptances our Senior received.   Dana is the perfect choice for a college consultant not only because she understands the process in and out but because she is experienced on a personal level as well given her own children are high school & college aged. The college application process can be overwhelming but after talking with Dana, we always felt calmer and more prepared.  I would highly recommend working with Dana.  We will be back soon for our rising Junior!


mom of applicant
Dana was so helpful in the whole college application process. We could not have done it without her! My daughter was accepted into all the schools she applied. I credit Dana with her guidance helping us figure out the tedious process!


mom of 2022 graduate

Mrs. Kanfer helped me so much with writing my college essay and also filling out Common App. Her feedback and revisions throughout each stage of writing my essay was very helpful and useful to create the best version of my essay possible. She helped me create and follow a timeline which helped me get my essay and Common App done instead of procrastinating and waiting till the last minute. So far, I have been accepted to all the schools I have applied to and I couldn’t have done it without Mrs. Kanfer.


high school senior

Dana was wonderful throughout the college application process. My son was procrastinating starting his college applications, filling out Common App and writing his personal statement essay. Dana met with him several times, walked him through Common App, worked with him on setting a timeline to complete each task, and helped to edit his personal statement essay as well as some college specific supplemental essays. Her help really paid off, he has been accepted to 10 out of 10 universities who have released their decisions so far. Also, because he followed the timeline, he was able to meet each university’s Early Action Deadline, helping him to earn a significant amount of Merit Scholarships. I highly recommend Dana to every family going through the application process.


mom of applicant