June 2024

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I’m Karen Hott, founder of Two Bridges College Consulting. I bring sanity to the transition from high school to college. How?

One, by helping students to find colleges where they will thrive, colleges that fit them academically, socially, emotionally, and financially

Two, by guiding students to develop their self-confidence, self-reliance, maturity, and responsibility.

Three, by reducing tension within the family system as a knowledgeable and compassionate independent advisor.

Here’s what some of my happy clients have said this year:

Working with you made my parents feel less stressed about the process, and myself less stressed and more confident. ~Student in class of 2024

Karen Hott provided our first child with the direction and guidance needed to make applying to colleges organized and less stressful for all involved. The counseling was tailored to our child’s specific interests and needs and were not just generic suggestions. Karen is extremely accessible and was always only an email or text away. She provided our child with lasting instructional skills in writing as well. I cannot begin to express the stress relief we, as parents, felt knowing Karen was there to guide us through the process. After launching our first child, we asked Karen to help Child #2, and we’re glad we did. ~Parent of students in classes of 2022 and 2025.

Thank you for making my senior year great! You really helped with everything college and that allowed me to have a stress-free year. I really appreciate everything you did. ~Student in class of 2024

We are truly grateful for the opportunity to work with Karen through the college decision and application process for our daughter.  Karen was generous with her time and knowledge and cares for her clients.  Karen took the time to work closely with our daughter to really get to know her personality so that she could guide her accordingly.  She also shared valuable resources and provided us with a very important timeline of events/deadlines so that we would not be rushed and stressed come fall of Senior year. Karen worked with our daughter to help her narrow the schools she would be applying to as well as reviewed her essays, showing as much care as a family member.  Most importantly, my husband & I feel very confident that our daughter found the school where she will thrive and be very happy!  Karen was invaluable!  We would recommend Two Bridges to anyone going through the college decision process.  ~Parent of student in class of 2024

This is Karen Hott!