Dr. Deegan has successfully guided hundreds of students and parents through the application statement and admissions processes and has reviewed thousands of personal statements. Her clients have gained admission to colleges and universities, and to fellowship and scholarship programs, all over the U.S. and the world. Here is feedback from a few:
Dr. Deegan took all of the pressure out of the college application process for this mother of two, while providing invaluable advice to both student and parent. Under Dr. Deegan’s tutelage, daughter # 1 received valuable scholarship and grant money to attend the school of her choice, which were godsends for our family. Daughter #2 is now receiving the guidance, incredible knowledge, gentle pressure and expertise that we so need at this time. You are an absolute angel, Dr. Deegan.
— College App ASAP Parent
Dr. Deegan’s guidance throughout my undergrad and Fulbright application process reduced my anxieties and gave me the extra confidence I needed. She was able to help me highlight my strengths and valuable experiences. Her editing and writing expertise assured that the points I wanted to emphasize in my applications would come across. I am positive that her creative and personal approach made me stand out amongst other applicants.
— Dickinson College graduate, Fulbright Scholar
Dr. Deegan helped me revise a wide range of essays — from my initial undergraduate and graduate applications to research proposals to job applications – throughout my academic career. She provided unique and insightful advice on how to emphasize my talents concisely, and how to structure my work so that reviewers would get a comprehensive understanding of my talents even while speedreading through my application. Dr. Deegan does a fantastic job of guiding me to write essays that fit the parameters and clearly answer the prompts, but that also let me showcase my potential on the page. And she works fast, which always helps when deadlines are looming.
— Reed College graduate, current graduate student and fellowship holder
Dr. Deegan has played an integral role in shaping my academic career. Whether she helped me edit a personal statement for undergraduate admission, fine-tune a cover letter for an internship abroad or perfect an essay for law school admission, Dr. Deegan has always been effective and expeditious. As a first generation college student, the path toward undergraduate admission and navigating college was daunting to say the least. Dr. Deegan helped ease my family through the process and introduced us to scholarship opportunities we would not have known existed without her guidance. Dr. Deegan is the most passionate, dedicated, professional and compassionate woman with whom I have had the pleasure of working. I recommend her enthusiastically.
— Dartmouth College graduate, current law school student
Dr. Deegan has been an important part of my daughter attending her dream college, Chapman University. Not having attended a four-year school myself, I really wasn’t in a position to help her with the application process, especially her essay. Dr. Deegan not only helped her edit a 2000-word essay down to 500 words with a concise, articulate flair, but had all the answers on the spot for every question that arose during the application process. Knowing we had her available to the both of us made everything a lot less overwhelming. I witnessed firsthand her ability to remove the stress associated with what seemed like such a daunting task. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for guidance to make applying to college a breeze.
— College App ASAP Parent
Dr. Deegan is the master of her craft! She is meticulous and promotes effective and efficient writing that gets the message across in a concise manner (or within the word limit). With her commitment and superb editing skills, I can now say that I am a finalist for the Fulbright Scholars Program. If you want to get the job done right the first time, go with Dr. Deegan.
— University of California Irvine graduate, Fulbright Fellowship Finalist
Dr. Deegan has personally guided students to colleges and universities around the country and internationally, assisting many to secure full or partial merit and financial aid scholarships. A small sample of the schools her clients have successfully gained admission to and enrolled in includes:
Art Institute of Chicago
California Institute of the Arts
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Columbia College Chicago
Loyola Marymount University
New York University
The New School
University of British Columbia
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Merced
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Chicago
University of Southern California
University of Wisconsin, Madison