Guiding your student beyond the application.


From our clients.

"Kristen is an outstanding college counselor.

She was spot on getting us the help we needed. We absolutely could not have navigated this stressful college application process so successfully without her expert knowledge. She really went beyond my expectations."

-Sarah A.


I am so thankful for everything Kristen did for me this past year to help me prepare and apply to colleges. All the work she put in made it a less stressful and more successful process. I would not have been so prepared for applying to college and have so many options if it weren't for Kristen. She is the best! -Aislinn W.

Kristen Miller: a master organizer, a prepared advisor, and a relentless support. My junior year I had little to no knowledge of the intricate and complicated process of applying to colleges, so I was beyond lucky that Kristen was able to take me on as one of her Comprehensive Students. I knew nothing of what I wanted from a college, but after reviewing school after school, Kristen helped me to narrow down what aspects seemed to continually pique my interest and which I didn’t prefer. Not only did she help to create my list of eight schools, but she took initiative and pushed me to complete almost all of my applications before my senior year had even started. Unlike my peers, I wasn’t having to perfect my Common App essay as well as six other supplementals, all in addition to my homework load. I was able to relax as I made final edits to my applications before ultimately submitting them all within October. By relinquishing some control and trusting Kristen’s process — quite a successful process at that — I felt confident in how colleges viewed me and felt prepared enough to make my oh so important decision by May 1st. -Anna S.

I am so grateful to Kristen Miller for her guidance and support throughout the college application process. She is extremely knowledgeable, as well as patient and kind, and she helped guide my son toward schools that I never would have imagined (let alone heard of)! I especially appreciate the fact that she took time and effort to get to know my son and help him identify his values and what is important to him. A lot of emphasis was placed on selecting schools that would really be a good fit for him, which of course is important to me as his parent. I am excited to see where life takes my son, and I will always be grateful to Kristen for the invaluable part she has played in helping him get there! -Kim P.

"Kristen was the saving grace for our family. Our family was without previous experience in the new college applications and financial aid processes (30 years is a long time ago!).  Kristen worked directly with our daughter, meeting as needed to guide the selection process, applications, essays and deadlines. We, as parents also received guidance and help along the way to understand what was happening, and why and how we could impact the outcomes. In the end, our daughter was accepted to all the schools to which she applied and received rewarding merit aid to make the decision of out-of-state easier to consider. We are very pleased with the experience we had with Kristen and would recommend her services to anyone who desires support through the twists and turns of this journey. In fact, we already have recommended her and will continue to do so!" -Nicole E. 

"The college process is time-consuming and confusing. After our first meeting with Kristen, I felt such peace knowing that she had such an awesome road map for us! It is so helpful to have someone guide us on this journey."

-Cathie E.  

"Working with Kristen Miller of College Bound & Ready was a game changer. Not only is she incredibly knowledgeable about the admissions process she also helped to guide Billy towards schools that fit both his learning style and personality. Her guidance in writing essays and interviewing was the most valuable service for our student: She was able to pull out the best in him and secure an acceptance letter from his top choice school. We highly recommend her and will use College Bound & Ready again with our daughter without a doubt." -Mellisa S.

"Kristen's support made all the difference. She has just the right combination of skills – so encouraging, excellent information, and keeping students on task without too much pressure. By the end, I know that (our daughter) felt really comfortable with her options and knew that everything would be just fine regardless. The whole experience was a confidence builder for her. I don’t know how we would have survived without Kristen."

-Amy W. 


"Out of the many great reasons to work with Kristen, one of the best was that she held my daughter accountable to timelines and checklists so that I didn't have to. This freed me to have discussions with my daughter without her feeling like I was putting pressure on her, and we both knew the process was under control." -Ashley M. 


"Kristen helped our son research colleges and navigate the application process. We have nothing but positive things to say about her knowledge, nurturing attitude and ability to keep our student on task. She is extremely knowledgeable about schools and was very helpful in determining ones that fit our student’s needs and wants. We highly recommend her services." 

-Marianne C.