While it’s always flattering for us to be cited as college admissions experts in the news media, we take the most pride in the reviews we receive from you, members of the CollegeMeister community.
Below is a sampling of recent CollegeMeister client testimonials. Thank you to our loyal clients and fan base for your kind words, and if you want to share your thoughts on how we have helped you, please click here.
My family would not have gotten through the last year without Craig Meister. The amount of pressure on students from colleges, their peers, and their schools is immense. Craig calmed us. Craig guided us. Craig encouraged us when getting through seemed impossible. Students need an advocate in what has become a vicious admissions scene. Craig is that advocate. Thank you so very much from all of us for being direct and nurturing, optimistic and realistic, and helping us keep things in perspective when every other actor in the process wants to make students lose proper perspective.
– Parents of Duke Student (Class of 2019)
We used Craig, the CollegeMeister, for both of our kids. After helping our kids articulate their interests and identify schools where they might be happy, both had a positive experience with admissions and ended up in the right place.
– Proud parents of an Emerson senior (Marketing & Communications) and freshman (Video & Film Arts)
Honest and insightful. Essay editing a must have service.
– Parent of Class of 2018 University of Rochester student
The CollegeMeister, Craig Meister, lives up to its name. He helps both students and parents cut through the often confusing and overwhelming experience of college admission. He provides practical strategic advice and a disciplined organized approach. Also Craig tailored his service to meet our specific needs. We highly recommend him.
– The Loftis Family
Craig was the best decision we made throughout the process. He really knew his stuff, everything he advised turned out to be accurate. He was even helpful when the fear and anxiety became overwhelming. My daughter got into her early decision school. Worth every penny!
– Mother of Cornell Student, Class of 2017
Craig not only helped us navigate the college admissions process, but likely aided us in surviving that adventure! From our very first meeting before junior year until the day Max made his decision, Craig provided guidance, advice, and assistance. As we send Max off for his freshman year, we know we owe a debt of gratitude to Craig!
– Leslie & Joe Schaller and Max Caputo
Thank you very much for all of your help with Sara. We are so thrilled she got into every school she applied to! We are sure your help on the essays sewed that up for her. We also appreciate your help on her resume and cover letter. We can’t thank you enough.
– Mom and Dad of University of Michigan Student, Class of 2016
Our consultant, Craig Meister, was extremely instrumental in keeping my son on track, in addition to rapidly responding to his needs – especially as he neared deadlines. This couldn’t have been easy, given the amount of clients he serves, but my son never felt that Craig wasn’t there for him and alongside him in every step of the process. Craig has good insight and instincts, but is also willing to listen and learn if a student has a unique set of variables — my son had a non-traditional major with extensive application supplements and Craig was still very instrumental in successfully helping him to navigate it. The result: my son was accepted into his two top choices: one – the most competitive in his chosen field of study and two – the highest ranked college in the country! If you are seeking personalized attention from someone who understands the process, I urge you to hire Craig
– Mother of Harvard Student, Class of 2016
Craig helped me to ease my anxiety about the college process, made me more comfortable with my gut feelings about where I wanted to go, and showed me that I could accomplish it. Mr. Meister was available to check my essays at all times (even when his wife was about to give birth). He made me feel like no matter how much I fell behind, someone would be there to make up for my errors. Working with Mr. Meister was a great experience and if given the chance, I would do the same again.
– Member of Princeton University’s Class of 2015
The CollegeMeister program really helped me understand the things that are necessary in order to try to be admitted into college. He really understands the process of admissions and will help you through every step, from essay editing to helpful tips for interviews. He really enjoys the work that he puts into helping every student trying to get into the college of their choice. I would most definitely recommend the CollegeMeister to other people in my community.
– Member of UVA’s Class of 2016
Craig Meister was incredibly knowledgeable about every aspect of the admissions process. We were able to work efficiently with him by e-mail and this helped us a lot. He directed our son, but constantly kept us in the loop, and because he played the role of the ‘bad cop’ regarding deadlines, we feel we eliminated a lot of stress for the entire family during a process that historically has been known as highly stressful.
– Proud UC Berkeley Parents
Thank you for your assistance during this very important time in Michael’s life, as he and we were looking to help him with these very important decisions. The entire application process was made easier with your guidance and sage advice.
– Parents of student graduating high school in 2019
I was so glad to have worked with Craig Meister. I was able to have assistance with formatting my resume, editing my essays, and most importantly choosing a school to apply to Early Decision. I am so glad to have found Craig Meister.
– Member of GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs
The CollegeMeister’s consulting services proved to be extremely valuable in assisting our son, Zach, in his college search and application process. Craig’s knowledge and expertise helped us with appropriate college choices, the creation of a resume, navigation of the online applications and essay writing. Zach was accepted to all ten of the colleges he applied to and is currently attending his first choice, University of Maryland College Park. Working with Craig reduced our anxiety during this exciting and overwhelming process and we look forward to working with Craig again soon, as our daughter readies for college.
– Mr. and Mrs. Berman, Parents of Student in University of Maryland College Park
Craig Meister listened our family’s needs and gave us college suggestions and advice that we were not getting from our high school. Craig independently worked with our son on his resume and essays, which kept the stress level down in our house. Craig’s list of colleges was sound, and the strategic advice provided was critical to our son’s success. We also worked with Craig when my daughter was applying to college and we had the same amazing, personalized experience. Well worth the money.
– Rubenstein Family
Craig helped me cut my essay from two and a half pages (single spaced) to one page and helped me reword many parts of my essay and short answer questions. I got into my early decision school, Lehigh University, which was a reach for me, and I really needed all of the help I could get. Craig did a great job helping me out! Thanks!
– Lehigh University Student, Class of 2015
Craig gave us an honest assessment of our daughter’s talents and abilities. He gave us a list of colleges that were appropriate for her. Craig listened to what she had to say! Her essay, that Craig helped edit, was noted in her acceptance letter to be a factor for her admission to the college of her choice!
– Mother of University of Rochester Student, Class of 2015
Going back to get my MBA was daunting enough that I didn’t have the time or patience or mental clarity to format my professional resume alone. With a full-time job, I needed help and for that I turned to Craig Meister. I am forever thankful to the advice Craig gave me about how to restructure and reword my resume to put my unique accomplishments – those that were both qualitative and quantitative – front and center for the admissions review committee to see. I really don’t think I would have gotten into Wharton without Craig. Please still be in business in twenty years when my son is applying to college. Please!
– Lisa S., Wharton MBA, 2011
Before working with Craig, my high school senior had no direction and was unsure of what colleges he would like to attend and which ones would be the right fit for him. He received guidance and preparation for every step of the college process. We couldn’t have done it without Craig (aka the CollegeMeister)!
– Proud UT Austin Parent
Crag was great!
– Student accepted into Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University
This was the second time that our family worked with Craig Meister. The first time was with our oldest son and we felt like he needed a little bit more guidance with college choices. The second go round, we thought that our younger son could do some of the college process with our help, but ultimately we did need Craig’s expertise. It was definitely worth it. It was even a little late in the game, but Craig really helped by creating a timeline/calendar that included application deadlines, friendly reminders, and test dates. I think that was crucial in keeping my son on track. Even though we had different needs for each child, Craig was able to present the application process in ways that met both children’s individual needs and strengths.
– The Tucker Family
We wish that we had contacted Craig Meister one or two years before using their admissions consulting service. However once contacted, the service was expedient, professional, and right on the money. After the initial meeting, most of the correspondense was done by email. Several colleges commented on how impressed they were with our daughter’s resume. The essays were polished and well edited with excellent suggestions. Craig helped to eliminate stress during a stressful time. We have strongly recommended Craig to many friends that have children in high school and will continue to do so.
– Proud University of Wisconsin Parents
The best money we have ever spent!
– Phyllis Breese
I can’t say enough positive words about Craig Meister. Having a child with a learning difference made the college application and search process frustrating – until we found this site and Craig’s consulting services. With an detailed review of my daughter’s goals, Craig created a college list that was spot on and geared toward getting Casey the proactive accommodations she needed to succeed at the college level. She is now happily pursuing a degree in business at a large school that she never would have been able to succeed at had it not been for the support center on campus, which Craig helped us find. Casey wanted a big school and I never thought it was possible until we met with AI.
– Mr. and Mrs. Silverstein
Sam loves it! Thanks so much for helping him reach his top choice school!
– Mrs. Choi, Parents of Washington University in St. Louis Student
Craig Meister helped me polish my professional resume and cover letter templates. With his help, I was able to better market my skills and experiences and secured a fabulous summer internship quickly. I highly recommend Craig to anyone looking for help branding themselves in such a competitive internship market.
– Emily Wilson
I was so tired of nagging my daughter, Michelle, to work on her college applications and finalize her list when I learned about Craig – the CollegeMeister – from a friend. When I heard the name I thought the whole thing was a joke, but I soon realized it was a dream come true. Hiring Craig to assist Michelle during her senior year saved our relationship and resulted in her admission to her top choice school – Northwestern University! Thank you, Craig – I will call you whatever you want.
– Michelle’s Mom
Craig not only delivers a quality product, but is extremely dependable and efficient. My son, Jeremy, and I could call or email Craig and generally received a response within 24 hours! Knowing we could count on Craig to get back to us in a timely fashion really relieved quite a bit of stress for our entire family. Hiring Craig was a great investment in our son that has already paid off. Jeremy was offered admission to all nine schools to which he applied and even received competing scholarship offers. Jeremy chose to attend the University of Miami and is thriving! We will certainly call on Craig when it’s time to apply to graduate school.
– Proud Father of University of Miami Student