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John - College Applicant

John was a boarder at a highly competitive school in the Boston area. He had been a client of ours for secondary school placement and returned to McMillan Education for the college search.Read more


International Family of College Client

Parent of Early Action Apllicant

Parent of Colby Admit

Our daughter got into Colby!!! Dijon program. She is beyond happy. Thank you so much for all your support. Edith, she LOVED you and you were simply incredible with her through this whole process. If you guys ever need a reference - have them call me! Thanks again!!!

Parent of a College Bound Son

Edith, I’m sure we will talk to you but just wanted to say thank you for everything over the past year. Our son is thrilled to be going to Providence and perhaps even more importantly he’s feeling so good about the college process overall and how he got to this point. He said you “were the perfect match” for him as a college advisor and we appreciate your approach to the whole process.


Dreams Deferred: Colleges Conspire with College Board to Recruit Low-Scoring Students They Can Subsequently Reject to Boost their Rankings

Once again, we need to issue to our students a “Buyer Beware” regarding the College Admissions Test Industrial Complex. The Wall Street Journal has broken the story how the College Board, father of the SAT, is selling personal information from low-scoring students to colleges, which then recruit these same kids to apply with the explicit goal of rejecting them - in order to increase the selectivity of their institutions.Read more

What You Need To Know: Our Students’ School and College Choices - And What Lies Ahead

Happy Summer! As our students shift to some well-deserved downtime, Sarah and I are taking the opportunity to let you know the incredibly wide choices of schools and colleges they have chosen for the fall, and to provide you with insights into this upcoming year’s admissions landscape. We’re also excited to let you know we’ve opened a new office in Farmington, Ct, headed up by Brendon Welker, and launched a fresh new website.Read more

College Matriculation List

We’re so proud of our students for choosing to attend such an incredible range of best-fit colleges. They are off to colleges from California to Texas to Maine to Florida - and everywhere in between, as well as several universities in Canada and the UK. We’ve guided our students to a spectrum of colleges large and small, including institutes of technology, art schools, every Ivy League institution, state universities, and colleges that focus on learning differences- almost 200 different campuses in just the past few years. Check out the breadth of our college matriculation list here.Read more


College Planning

Your child deserves a successful and personally fulfilling college search experience. With the whirlwind of disinformation and the external pressures circulating around your child, the promise of a...