About Jeannie Burlowski


I’m a full-time academic strategist and speaker. My 344-page book LAUNCH: How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt-Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward lays out clear, step-by-step strategies that empower parents to get their kids through high quality, best-fit colleges debt-free—and then directly into jobs they love afterward.

My expertise in this field comes from over 23 years of helping students apply to highly competitive law, medical, business, and graduate schools. During those years, I became a curator (think: a person who collects and catalogs valuable artifacts for a museum) of every good idea for succeeding brilliantly in college, graduating debt-free, and moving directly into satisfying and well-paying career after college. (And sailing straight into law, medical, business, or grad school, if that is a goal.)

In January of 2017 I packaged up every debt-free college and career strategy I know into one book you can have delivered straight to your doorstep.

Parents need only read one chapter of LAUNCH every 1–3 months while their kids are in middle school and high school, and they’ll know every viable debt-free college and career strategy at exactly the right time to implement it.

You can find me online at JeannieBurlowski.com, at Twitter.com/JBurlowski, and at GetIntoMedSchool.com.

Who Benefits From the Help I Give?

I am known as a resource for:

  • Financial planners and accountants
  • High school and middle school guidance counselors
  • College admissions consultants
  • College admissions staff
  • Teachers
  • Youth pastors
  • High school and middle school principals
  • College advisors
  • College professors
  • College and career counselors

who care deeply about helping families, but aren’t given a sufficient number of hours to walk individual parents through every step of this process.

My Blog

The goal of my blog is to keep debt-free college and career at the top of your mind as your kids are growing up. I do this by curating, creating, and posting relevant, enlightening content that always presents fresh ideas you’d have never thought of on your own. I typically post once a week.

My Monday Morning Email Newsletter

The best way for you to stay connected to my blog is to subscribe to my free Monday morning email newsletter using the form on this site. (Use these instructions to make sure my newsletter always lands in your primary email inbox.)

My Biography

From 1987 to 1993 I worked for KAPLAN, the nationwide experts in preparing students for standardized tests (including the MCAT for medical school, the LSAT for law school, and the GMAT for business school). KAPLAN kept me busy teaching large-scale seminars and classes that prepared thousands of students to succeed on the LSAT, GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, PSAT, and MCAT exams, plus I also taught KAPLAN’s Speed Reading (efficient learning) course.

During this time my KAPLAN students started asking me to critique the essays they’d written for their law, medical, business, and grad school applications. Many professors asked to do this will mainly correct grammar and sentence structure—but I took my analysis about ten levels deeper than that. I analyzed and strengthened these essays using the same principles of argument that I was teaching future lawyers in my KAPLAN LSAT classes.

The results were astounding. My KAPLAN students started getting into law, medical, business, and grad school in record numbers—sometimes after having applied multiple times on their own with no luck. A line of students wanting my application essay help formed outside my KAPLAN office door, so much so that in 1993 I left KAPLAN to do grad school application consulting full-time from my own office on University Avenue in St. Paul. I’ve kept a full schedule of grad school application consulting clients ever since, and as of 2017 I’ve helped hundreds of students get accepted to highly competitive law, medical, business, and graduate schools.

So—How Did I Start Helping Parents?

My desire to help parents came when I realized, “If I can just get to parents when their kids are 12 years old — I can make it a whole lot easier for those kids to get to great debt-free college and career goals 10 years later!”

My Books 

LAUNCH: How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward

for parents, is available now on Amazon.com.

FLY: The 6 Things You Absolutely Must Do To Be Brilliant In College and Get A Job You Love Afterward

for high school and college students, is written but not yet released.

My Literary Agent

My literary agent is Esther Fedorkevich of the Fedd Agency in Austin, Texas. The Fedd Agency is “an independent, full-service, boutique literary and entertainment agency serving talented authors who create beautifully-crafted works with meaning and purpose.”

Outside of Work

I have been married to my husband, Tim, for twenty-seven years, and we have a son and a daughter. In my free time I enjoy cooking, reading, traveling, and taking hot saunas and jumping into Lake Vermilion, where my family has had a lake cabin since the 1970’s. I love to speak in faith-based settings. My family and I attend Eagle Brook Church in Lino Lakes, Minnesota, and in my spare time I’m writing a third book entitled Following Jesus For Just Twelve Weeks—A Journey of Surprise at Who He Really Is, and Who He Calls Us to Be as We Follow Him.

My Contact Information

You can contact me via e-mail or follow me on Twitter or Facebook. To book me as a speaker for a faith-based or secular event anywhere in the world, please email your request to my assistant, Natalie. If you’re looking for my help getting your son or daughter into law, medical, business, or graduate school, visit my GET HELP NOW page at GetIntoMedSchool.com.