A Message From Andrea Coupe

I am a caring and enthusiastic Certified Educational Planner with a lifetime of professional dedication to my students.

As a first generation college student I graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, and later graduated with Honors in my Master’s degree program at California State Los Angeles as a Reading and Language Arts Specialist. I speak conversational Spanish and French and I lived abroad in Luxembourg for a semester during my Miami years.

My students and families appreciate the upbeat and productive environment where I inspire college bound students of all ages and backgrounds with my personal knowledge of college campuses, practical application guidance, and essay content planning sessions. Let’s find your future together!

Dear High School Student:

Invite me into your life as a trusted source during your high school experience to have fun considering all kinds of future possibilities for all GPAs and academic levels during this exciting time in life! Where can you be successful during your college experience? I’ll give you a positive upbeat mindset about your possible dream college that is personal growth focused. I help students keep priorities in line with which choices to make throughout high school that will yield the most college options, as well as highlight your strengths and interests. Join the hundreds of students who still keep in touch with ‘Mrs. Coupe’ as we help you find your future together!

Dear Parents:

Frankly, you care as much as I do about the end result and I want us all to look back with no regrets.  My college consulting business is based almost 100% on client referral in a large part due to being an approachable part of this important step in the student’s life. I take my responsibility to consider every possible option seriously and I even welcome a challenge. Often my students apply and are accepted at colleges that seemed on the edge of their possible range when the search began.  I see their future potential and help them articulate it in an attractive and authentic manner to a college admission office. The sooner we start working together, ideally during sophomore year, the more options become available, as we have more time to choose meaningful experiences. The myriad of pieces in this sadly ever more complicated admission process can be put into a step-by-step process. Typically I meet with a student in 10 – 15 meetings.  I limit the number of seniors I move through the fall each year so I can be responsive within a 24 – 48 hour window of time with thoughtful comments to their questions about essay drafts and applications.  I am a confidential professional who helps guide what is best for the student each step of the way. If you have more questions, please reach out to me.

What I Provide My Students and Families

Practical Guidance as Students Explore College Options

I guide the student exploration process of Majors, Minors, and Concentrations as well as high school and summer experiences, domestically and internationally, to develop a student’s vision and to lead to a more interesting college application story by senior year.

Identification of the optimal SAT/ACT Preparation Program and Timeline

I identify the SAT/ACT preparation plan that matches a student’s learning stye and considers what is needed for the competitive and personalized college list.

Personalized Support for preparation of College Applications and Interviews

I support the entire college application experience and any interview preparation needed while engaging students in a unique Essay Content Planning Process. I also teach all my students an Editing Technique that builds confidence while choosing essay topics that colleges find attractive and that clearly answer the question.

Targeted Advice about Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities

I advise about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, including Merit Scholarships, at all levels of a competitive admission process through guidance about how to research a college, how to choose campuses to visit, and how to integrate an Early Application Strategy into the final college list prior to senior year.

A Personal Application Timetable and Calendar created with the Student

I create a personal application timetable and calendar with the student to minimize stress and to maximize final college options.

Important Guidance about how to show Demonstrated Interest to a College Admission Office

I encourage showing Demonstrated Interest along with other authentic and meaningful interactions with a college that many admission offices appreciate and track during the College Search Process.

Support for the Entire College Search Process for Students with Unique Challenges

I support the entire college search process for students with unique challenges with high school transcripts and learning differences with recommendations to trusted resources locally and on college campuses.

Dynamic Personal Guidance at every level of the College Search and Application Process

I present dynamic personal guidance to students and parents to connect more intentionally and authentically with high school college counselors and teachers along with personal introductions to College Admission Representatives.

My Amazing Families

  • I am so excited about this process and wanted to thank you for all of your help! You really helped to focus me because I was getting really overwhelmed when I started this process. Thank you again times a billion for all of your help. I am so excited about this process and relieved that I have gotten into some amazing schools with almost a full ride!!

    College Student / Law School Applicant
  • Thank you for helping and guiding our daughter through every step of the way, working so hard and trusting each other made her dream a reality. You believed in her and you also inspired her to believe in herself that with hard work, dedication and focus dreams do come true. This experience is going to guide her and make her dream into bigger dreams. It has been an absolute pleasure and honor knowing you. You are a joy!

    Parent
  • Andrea, you know that you were the one responsible for introducing us to his school, the summer program and this incredible match. Your discernment of our son’s needs, wants and interests expertly identified a perfect environment with just the right academic program. Thank you so very much for ALL that you have done for him and our family.

    Parent
  • I'm going to college! I just wanted to thank you for all your help!  I don't think I could have chosen the proper college for me without your advice and insight.  I'm very excited and can't wait to begin.  Thank you for helping and supporting me through everything.  It was, and still is an exciting experience.  Without your help I wouldn't have known where to begin!

    Student
  • Hi Andrea. It finally happened! Our son is starting to get excited about submitting his applications. He had a good ACT first score of 26 and he thinks he’ll do better on the next test. As he was sharing his ACT score he blurted out, "Thank God for Andrea Coupe!"  Quite a ringing endorsement from a kid who has been dragging his feet during this whole process….We are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel! Thanks for all your hard work!

    Parent
  • Thank you for all that you have done for me during the college admissions process. My parents and I didn't really know where to start on the essays or the college search process before we came to you, and while the school I picked was one that I initially considered as my top choice in summer, I definitely explored a lot more options, and tested whether Grove City truly was the school for me before I made my final decision. I never expected to get into as many schools as I did, or even receive as many scholarships that I received.

    Student

About Mrs. Coupe

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I care about each of my students – really care. I want to build their confidence during the college search and application process. I take pride in being an inspiring mentor, a credible resource, and an enthusiastic cheerleader (yes, I was one in high school!) to all my students and their parents. I also welcome parent perspectives and ideas throughout the college search process, especially during certain sessions. Since no two applicants are alike and an applicant needs to find a way to showcase their unique qualities, I sincerely believe in their future potential and even help create that vision; the fact that I have this capability, makes me unique. My students often describe me as someone who truly “gets” them; dedicated, resourceful, and committed throughout the entire process. My students leave my office relieved, motivated, and even excited, to move forward with their TO DO list; perhaps the next draft of their college essay or excited for that all important interview. The combination of my credentials as a Certified Educational Planner and my positive personality, along with the fact that I am a first generation college student who paid for my college costs with hours of hard work, scholarships and loans, inspires me every single day to help my students receive the individualized guidance that they need and the results that they deserve.

Your time is now. Let’s build your future together.