Laila was a highly reliable source of information and support for our son as he approached his later years in high school as well as his college application. She is calm, organized, and experienced. I felt confident any time I reached out to her with a question, that her guidance was solid. Lastly, our son was accepted to the university of his choice!

Bellevue parent, Cal Poly 2025

Laila provided great insights and tips for my daughter during throughout during the college application process.

It was really helpful for us on keeping the process on track to submit the applications on time, and regular sync-ups. 

Her viewpoints were really helpful for us in selection of right college - considering my daughter's interest, current COVID uncertainty and multiple options to choose from. Her guidance surely helped for us to take right decision. 

She is always open to help on very short time for any random questions related to application and college specific advice whenever needed. 

I will surely recommend her help to families and students looking for right guidance in stressful process to take anxiety away and take right decision with great rationale. Thank you, Laila again for all your help and continued support!


Sammamish parent, Boston University 2024

Laila really knows High Schools and their requirements as well as all about the colleges and what they want in an applicant!  I was amazed that she knows so much about each college and their specific personality and how it would be a fit (or not) for my son! She has been a teacher for years, raised 2 boys of her own who went to highly selective colleges, and has helped many high school students get into the college of their choice!  My son would not have been accepted to Vanderbilt without Laila's savvy, keen awareness for what is needed all through HS, and specific help with test taking and essay writing!  We owe his happiness in college to Laila's counseling expertise.  Call her now!  Even if your student is a Freshman--she can help pave the way to success!

Beth Zobel, Bellevue parent, Vanderbilt 2022

Laila and my son developed a great partnership that was vital to the college process. Her vast knowledge of what colleges are looking for, keeping a detailed scheduled of when applications were due, and regular check-ins with my son were invaluable. Her commitment and personal touch are what make Laila unique. I highly recommend her services!

Bellevue mom, Texas Christian University 2023

Laila really knows the ins and outs of navigating the college application process.  She knows how to find colleges that really suit the student's and parent's needs and concerns for things like location, cost, size, atmosphere and experience. Laila worked with my younger son his senior year.  She helped him make a list of colleges to apply to and then the two of them kept refining it until my son had a really solid list of safety, target and reach schools.  Having this sorted out put both of our minds at ease.  But where Laila really excelled was with helping my son with the college essays.  Writing the essays was an overwhelming endeavor for my son.  Laila would sit down with him and guide him through the process with a calmness and patience that allowed him to put forth his best work.  I am truly grateful for her steady guidance.  Laila also worked with my older son who is currently in college.  He was considering changing his major and wanted advice on how various majors would impact his job marketability after graduation.  She was a great help to him.  I highly recommend Laila to any family looking for excellent help in preparing their student for the college application process.

Lisa C, Bellevue parent, Cal Poly SLO 2024

Laila's students have been accepted to many fine colleges and universities around the country including:

Arizona State University

Babson College


Bentley University


Biola University

Boston College


Boston University


Brown University


Cal Poly Pomona


Cal Poly SLO


California State University, Northridge


Carleton College


Case Western Reserve University


Colby College


Colorado College


Colorado State University


Concordia University, Montreal


Cornell University


Duke University


Elon University


Embry Riddle University


Emory University - Oxford College


Georgetown University


Gonzaga University


Illinois Institute of Technology


Iowa State University


Lafayette College


Loyola Marymount University


Loyola University of Chicago


Loyola University of New Orleans

Michigan State University


Northeastern University


Northwestern University


Oregon State University


Penn State University


Purdue University


Reed College


Rensselaer Polytechnic University 


Rice University


Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology


Rutgers University


Santa Clara University 


San Diego State University


Sarah Lawrence College


Seattle University


Smith College


Southern Methodist University


SUNY Albany


Susquehanna College


Syracuse University


Temple University


Texas A&M University


Texas Christian University 

Trinity University, Texas 


Tufts University


Tulane University


University of Alabama


University of Arizona


University of British Columbia


UC Berkeley


UC Davis


UC Irvine


UC Los Angeles 


UC Santa Cruz


UC San Diego


UC Santa Barbara


University of Colorado, Boulder

University of Colorado, Denver


University of Connecticut 


University of Denver


University of Hawaii

University of Illinois, Chicago

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


University of Maryland


University of Massachusetts, Amherst


University of Michigan


University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


University of Montana


University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


University of Oregon


University of Pennsylvania; Nursing, Wharton School


University of Portland


University of Puget Sound


University of San Diego


University of San Francisco


University of Southern California (Trustee Scholar)


University of Texas, Dallas


University of Toronto


University of Vermont


University of Virginia


University of Washington: Direct Admits to Computer Science, Engineering, Foster School of Business


University of Washington, Bothell


Vanderbilt University


Virginia Technical University


Washington State University


Washington University in St. Louis


Wellesley College


Western Washington University


Whitman College

Willamette University