Approved Consultants

If you’re looking for consulting help from me, Jeannie Burlowski, scroll to the red type below. If you’re looking for a college or career consultant or a financial planner, this page will provide you a list of consultants and financial planners I have personally screened and approved.

For certified help using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Strong Interest Inventory, and the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment to think through career options, contact one of these approved providers:

If you’ve read chapter 13 of my book, you know how critically important it is that students clarify the bullseye on the career target early on—as soon as possible after January of 10th grade. The three assessments I prescribe above are key tools for achieving exactly that. Note that the “free” MBTI and SII assessments you find online are not recommended for our purposes. Be sure to use a certified consultant for this very important work.

For certified financial planning that includes the highest quality debt-free college planning for students, retirement planning for parents, and wealth management all at the same time, contact one of these approved providers:

If you have an extremely complicated financial situation or a very high family income, contact: 

*I am not compensated in any way for making these recommendations.

If you’d like your name to be added to one of the above lists, do this.

Reach me by scrolling to the very bottom of the ABOUT section on this website. Note that I do not ever recommend consultants who promise to “get kids into their dream schools.” I only endorse consultants who take the long view, using the tools I provide to 1) provide dozens of debt-free college strategies to parents, 2) help students zero in on career goal early on, and 3) assist students to identify good-fit college programs that get them straight to those career goals with the least possible amount of time and money spent. 

The consultants I endorse don’t get kids to their “dream schools,” they use resources I provide to get kids to their dream lives.

If you want my professional help with an application to law, medical, business, or grad school, visit me at GetIntoMedSchool.comWhen you get there, click on GET HELP NOW. My client roster fills up quickly every year, so contact me early.

 

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  1. HI
    How can I purchase your book “Launch: How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt Free” Also, we have 2 minority kids adopted out of foster care. I have heard there are opportunities for them not available for all kids, how do I access those?

    Thanks

    Liz Magill

    • Liz,

      The book is not out yet. It was due out at the end of this year, but portions have to be redone because of changes to the financial aid application process that President Obama made on Sept. 13.

      One thing you can do is check your kids’ ages on the “what to do when” section of my website. References in that section to the timing of the FAFSA form are off right now because of the September 13 changes, but there is still much there that will benefit you.

      The best thing I can do for you now is to have you subscribe to my email newsletter so you are getting input from me every week. Then, come to as many of my live classes as you can. These are usually $49 per person and $20 for each additional family member, but I am giving a free shorter speech on October 8 at 7:00 PM at White Bear Lake area high school South campus auditorium.

      If you are on my email newsletter you will be among the first to know when the book comes out.

      Thank you for asking me about this!

    • Liz, the first opportunity to pre-order discounted copies of LAUNCH will be at JeannieBurlowski.com starting at 6:00 am on January 18, 2016. There will be limited quantities available at that time so mark your calendar.
      : – )

  2. Jeannie,
    I was wondering if you do coaching for students looking to study for the ACT/SAT tests? I have a daughter who is wanting to take the PSAT and the ACT this year and her high school counselor told us to invest a good testing coach.

    I honestly have no idea where to find one, but thought of you because of the work you have already been doing in this area.

    Do you mainly coach parents on college application processes? Or do you also provide tutoring services to students who want to do well on standardized tests?

    • Rachel,

      You’re asking great questions about SAT/ACT prep.

      Here are some things to think about on this subject:

      1. I strongly suggest that you have your daughter seriously prep for just one of these tests. She’s busy enough without making her spread her limited time out over both. The ACT is so widely accepted now, especially in the midwest, that that one might be a good one for her to pursue with gusto.

      2. Have her take it once just to see how she does. If she scores high enough she might not even need structured prep. Don’t worry that she might bomb the test by taking it without prep. If she does poorly on it she can always take it again as many times as she wants to and schools will always look at her highest score.

      3. I don’t do SAT/ACT prep myself — though I did do it as a KAPLAN instructor many years ago. I don’t do test prep coaching first, because I am too busy and am turning away clients as it is, but second because I don’t currently have a full time research department behind me keeping up with every little change in these tests. This is a critically important qualification for any test prep you choose — and it’s a reason I never recommend locally based “tutors” or classes. After all these years I still do strongly recommend KAPLAN for test prep because they are so huge and have so many resources to put into the formation of their class curriculum and practice materials. Save yourself money though — just take KAPLAN’s least expensive $299 self-paced option and create a personal calendar at home for how your daughter will progress through the materials and get everything done. Scroll all the way to the bottom of this page and you’ll see the KAPLAN course I’m recommending: http://www.kaptest.com/ACT/ACT-prep-course/course-options
      (I get nothing for telling you this, FYI, I just think it’s the best option for you.)

      4. If you daughter’s counselor is gravely worried about her standardized test prowess for some reason, worry no more. There are hundreds and hundreds of well-respected “test optional” colleges and universities that don’t require standardized test scores at all. Please take a look at the extensive informative blog post I wrote on this subject here and feel hope: https://jeannieburlowski.com/2015/09/29/worried-about-the-new-psat-exam-coming-up-october-14th/#more-1533

      5. You asked if I “coach parents on the college application process.” Parents get help from me through the free resources on my website and through my blog and free weekly email newsletter — but because my consulting schedule is 99% filled with medical and grad school applicants, I do very very little one-on-one consulting with parents of high schoolers. The biggest, most substantial help I have for parents of high schoolers is my book LAUNCH: How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward (due out in 2016). This book will be more help to you than one-on-one consulting would be because it is so complete. You can get on the waiting list for the book here: http://jeannieburlowski.com/launch/

      Hope this helps! Best wishes!

  3. Hi Jeannie, I’m glad I found your page! I read some testimorials of other students you’ve helped and found it very encouraging. I’m currently a pre dental student by the end of the year I will graduate with a BS in Psychology with a roughly 2.9-3.0 GPA. Took me 8 years to graduate, but I did it and nothing is stopping me now. By this point, I know I have to do a post bacc program and I could use the help with the personal statement and everything in general. I was wondering if you offer your services to dental applicants as well?
    Thank you,
    ME.

    • Dear ME, I do help with dental school! Please go to getintomedschool.com and click on GET HELP NOW. Follow the instructions to get a free 20-minute phone consultation with me. If you do need my help, don’t worry I’ll give you the June 12th price!

  4. Hello,

    I am one of those parents that delayed finding a resource such as yours! I am feeling a bit overwhelmed in how to catch up. I bought your book as soon as it was available and have read up to the grade of my kids (one sophomore and one junior). My question is, what do I do with the limited time from this point on? Do you have fast track recommendations for those of us with older kids? We started 529s for them when they were younger, but it is only a small fraction of tuition costs. Both kids are in dual enrollment already. I am a bit perplexed on how to get my junior ready at this point!

    • Angela, I suggest that you read my book, LAUNCH, cover to cover, with a pen in hand. Write down all the ideas that feel doable for you right now. Just focus on those ideas only. If you are busy, assign this job to your husband.

      Don’t worry; every chapter of LAUNCH says, “You don’t have to use all of these ideas! Just do the ideas that work for your family and either modify or discard the rest.” Good luck!

      Watch my free weekly email newsletter — I may be coming out with a “fast tracking” resource at some point. — Jeannie

      Jeannie

  5. Hi Jeannie,

    Great website!
    I’m wondering if my children sign up for the WOW course at MACHE, will this count as the completed course prerequisite for the storyfinding appointment?

    Thank you!

    • Hi Sara! MACHE has not yet asked me to speak. I AM, however, speaking at the Minnesota Catholic Home Educators Conference and Curriculum Fair (MNconference.com) on June 2,2017. If you attend my essays class there, then — yes! That counts as the prerequisite for the storyfinding appointment.

  6. Hi Jeannie,
    I purchased your book, “LAUNCH How to get Your Kids Through College Debt-Free” and all I can say is it’s absolutely AMAZING!!! I just wish I had this a few years ago! My daughters and I would like to attend any seminars you are offering. They especially need a Study Skills class…or something to help them better prepare for tests and quizzes. Can you give me any direction as to where to find this type of class and any upcoming seminars you are offering. I do get your newsletter.

    Thank you

    • Katie, I’m sorry that I just now saw this comment! I am so glad you love the book! Can I ask you a huge favor? Will you please go on Amazon.com and write a thoughtful honest review of the book? This would help me so much! Just go to bit.ly/burlowski and you’ll be able to write your review there. If you have friends who’ve read LAUNCH, please tell them that the best way to thank me for the info in the book is to write a review. I need 110 more reviews. Thank you for your help! Regarding seminars, I am planning some in early 2018. Yes! And my email newsletter IS the best way to hear about my classes. Use these directions to “whitelist” the newsletter so it always shows up in your primary email inbox. http://jeannieburlowski.com/white-list-email-newsletter/ Best wishes!