Wonderful experience

It was a wonderful experience working with Horizon Consulting. Elaine gave me all kinds of ideas about the college application process and because of her, everything became easier. She instructed me on the best way to do the applications. In addition, she was very responsive, patient, and thorough in explaining everything to me until I understood it. My essay-writing and interviewing skills were greatly enhanced in the process. I am a student who came to the U.S. from China one year ago, so college application was a totally new and daunting process for me. Fortunately, I met Elaine and she made me feel comfortable and cleared up every detail relating to the application process. I learned so much that I was able to help my friends too. Elaine and I made decisions together and she always made sure I kept on top of my goals. She is the first person I go to whenever I encounter problems here in the U.S. Many young international students come to the U.S. without parents being nearby, so it is great that Elaine is here to help deal with the complicated admission process, culture shocks and life in the U.S. I don’t think any other so-called educational consultant can be as professional and yet compassionate at the same time as Elaine. — On Comprehensive College Admissions Services

Encouraged me to keep going and never give up

My case was an urgent one, and fortunately I came across Horizon Consulting. Elaine Lin not only advised me on the application process, she encouraged me to keep going and never give up. She showed me how to write a detailed, yet honest essay about who I am, and her attention to detail enabled me to improve my writing skills. Elaine would never write or translate for me. Instead, she made sure I knew how to write the essay myself. In addition, she coached me on my first U.S. college interview in a way so that I was confident and knew exactly how to interview with my admissions interviewer. I don’t think any consultant in Taiwan can do what Elaine does. She is an educational consultant, not an agent, so she can provide counseling and make sure that you are comfortable and confident during every step of the application process. I have been recommending Horizon Consulting to my friends, and a friend of mine was able to get into a decent school with Elaine’s assistance. — On International Student-College Transfer Admissions Services

Patient and detail-oriented

My experience working with Horizon Consulting has been an extremely positive one. Under Elaine’s guidance, I went through the competitive and stressful private high school and college admission process with little worry. Patient and detail-oriented, Elaine made sure I understood every step of the application process. Therefore, I felt very confident in my ability to stand out in the applicant pool. Not only did she provide guidance in interviewing and essay writing, Elaine also became a mentor for me in all matters of life. I can’t think of any person who is as organized and articulate as Elaine to make the confusing application process clear. Her sincerity in helping her students make the best decisions brings the relationship to a personal level. And I think it is crucial to trust the person who guides you through the application process and in making such an important decision. — On Comprehensive Services for Private School and College Admissions

More confidence with the college process

I found my experienced with Horizon Consulting very enjoyable. After having the initial college talk with Elaine, I felt much more at ease and had a lot more confidence with the college process. She was very knowledgeable about the whole college application process and tailored her expertise to my college needs. In addition, she helped me with managing deadlines and understanding how the process works. Her comments on my essays were very helpful and directed, and her critiques helped me reveal more about myself in the essays and taught me how to present myself to the college admissions board. I would recommend Horizon’s educational consulting services to all my friends and family. You’re great! — On College Application and Essay Review Individualized Services

Build up my confidence

While working with Horizon Consulting, I have gained an idea of what I should be doing both now and in the future to get into my ideal college. Elaine helped me to be fully prepared for college applications, interviews and standardized tests by supervising my work schedule and advising me on what activities to do during school, summer vacation and other free times. In addition, she gave me lots of coaching for interviews for boarding school and college applications. It helped me to build up my confidence and I feel more open-minded in exploring different educational options. Moreover, Elaine was efficient and energetic in helping me to clear any confusion in my mind. The fact that she has actually experienced what a young student living away from home has to go through is very beneficial, both to parents and students. Elaine always provides valid advice, which helps clarify any questions. Her suggested alternatives helped me better understand my goals and be more prepared for unpredictable situations. And her diligence and passion motivates me to achieve my goals. She is like a family friend to me. I am so glad to have her support as a friend and a consultant. — On Comprehensive Services for Boarding School and College Admissions