Testimonials

College Driven's methods are so unique, so personalized and involved that it's difficult to convey the full experience.

We’ll let our past clients speak on our behalf.

Student Comments
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“Lilly is a lifesaver and helped me through absolutely everything during the college process. She helped me find the school that was my perfect fit, she aided me in the essay writing process through drafts after drafts, and she held my hand through the stress and overwhelming adventure that is college applications. She somehow made the chaotic process easy and fun. Lilly was more than just a college counselor, she was a friend who stood by me as I found and pinpointed my passions. She believed in me and made me find self-confidence within myself. I always looked forward to our weekly sessions and I don't know what I would've done without her.”

— Current Student at Northwestern U., Graduate from Orange H.S.

 

“The college process is long and grueling. Without the help of College Driven, the process would have been nearly impossible for me, the eldest of my siblings. From the personality test, to see where I would fit in best, to the superb and detailed college match spreadsheet, College Driven is the best there is. Every step of the way, College Driven is there to guide you through the tumultuous system of applying to college. The hands-on help and personalized attention given to you makes you feel at ease during the extremely trying times, and the experience that College Driven has when working with colleges to portray the best version of yourself is something that cannot be beaten. College Driven is the only thing you need when applying to college!”

Current Student at Middlebury College, Graduate from Solon H.S.

“The College Driven Program has immensely helped me with the grueling process of finding and applying to the right colleges. Lilana Slater has made every step of this journey so much easier and smoother than I could’ve ever imagined. Her knowledge and creative thinking made a truly significant impact in my college decision process.”

— Current Student at West Geauga H.S.

“No matter what grade you are in, College Driven will complete your search for the perfect institution of higher education. Lilana is not only knowledgeable about almost every university in the country, but she also understands her clients’ personal needs and how they fit with a combination of her own recommendations, along with your own choices. Personally, I have no idea how I would have gotten through my college search without her, as she helped me immensely in narrowing my options and helping me to understand where I should be.”

— Current Student at Loyola U. Chicago, Graduate from Walsh Jesuit H.S.

“Working with College Driven while in a country on the opposite side of the world has never been more easy, efficient, and seamless. I am able to be in contact whenever it is needed and College Driven is always in touch.”

— Current Student at American Jewish University, Israel

“I was fortunate to be introduced to College Driven and Mrs. Lilana Slater the year my son was starting his journey to apply to colleges. I felt, as a parent, it was a very stressful time. It was wonderful to have guidance, information, help with meeting deadlines, essays, and much more. Best of all, I felt Mrs. Lilana Slater took a genuine interest in my children. When it was time for my daughter’s journey I did not hesitate to reach out to College Driven, again. Based on our experience, we can highly recommend College Driven.”

— Parent from Moreland Hills, OH

“College Driven shaped both of my sons’ high school experiences and records in the best light. College Driven framed both their applications to give Admission Directors the best snapshot. College Driven compiled an action plan that helped us apply to numerous colleges and universities that we never would have considered and were certainly a fit.”

— Parent from Bath, OH

 

“We have used College Driven for both of our daughters. It was a pleasure and a relief to have College Driven guide our daughters during this hectic time and these tedious and time consuming procedures in the college process. Ms. Slater spent hours with our daughters to get to know them and to guide them through the process of picking and applying to the colleges that would be the right "fit" for each of them. I would highly recommend College Driven!”

— Parent from Gates Mills, OH

 

“Lilly is skillful on so many levels. Together, her guidance and personalized nature makes for engaging the students and, hand-in-hand, these traits of hers complement one another.  Alongside the personal level Lilly provides, her ability to instill focused discipline into deadlines at the same time is invaluable.  She is flexible with her time and place of meetings as well as your own preference  of communications: texting, emailing, and/or speaking on the phone. She adapts to whatever that particular individual prefers without question. She is exceptional at recognizing my kids’ strengths and then best developing those parts of his/her character into meaningful experiences. It takes all of these ingredients to put the pieces of this crazy journey together.  She will surely be a tough act to follow.”

— Parent from Moreland Hills, OH

 

“Lilly has been so helpful in the college process for our son. She has guided and coached him through the process without doing the work for him. And, she has been the one to “nag” him about deadlines, rewrites, and such, so it has preserved our parent/child relationship at a time that can be trying. I know my son both likes her and respects her, which is important. As parents we appreciate her availability and thoroughness. Overall, it has been a very positive experience.”

— Parent from Orange Village, OH

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