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You have a niche product, and you are very good at what you do. I still think back to some of the things you said during my process and they were pretty spot on. You seem to get very good insight into the campus dynamics which is an underrated part of the college selection process. I think that today if I had every single university in the country to choose from to go to undergrad, I probably would not choose William and Mary. I had a good time overall and got a good education, but I think there may have been better fits for me, and I think you saw that when we work together. –Fernando V, post college graduate, Ridgefield, CT 

You have done so much for our son. Because of you, he now better understands himself, is a more confident and effective student, and will now play in a different league of potential colleges. We appreciate your thoughtful evaluation and recommendations and the professionals you have connected us to and your wonderful tutoring and overall coaching of him. He has benefitted not only academically, but through your positive coaching and resulting confidence building. We are thrilled with the results and look forward to working with you through the rest of the college process. –Joan N, Stamford, CT 

Dear Jan, Applying to college was the most stressful part of senior year, but because of you, writing our essays was a breeze. Thank you so much for devoting your time and effort to us. Next year we look forward to the amazing experiences ahead of us at three marvelous universities--NYU, St Lawrence, and UConn, and the credit belongs to you. We hope that you will continue to be a great contributor to the ABC program. –Jelani, and 2 ABC Program students, New Canaan, CT 

Mrs. Rooker, I am writing you this letter from University Hall, at Saint Andrews in Scotland. So far I love it here and I know you would love it as well! I just wanted to thank you for helping me with the whole college process. Although I was very stressed you always made me feel better and I truly enjoyed our weekly, and sometimes more often, meetings. You will have to come visit me in Saint Andrews. Whenever I hear the bagpipes, I think of the story you told me when you started crying because the music was so beautiful. Thank you so much for everything. PS One of my roommates is from Edinburgh and the other is from Paris! I also just bought my red scholar's academic gown! --Carolyn P, New Canaan, CT 

Thank you for always having confidence in our daughter and guiding her along the way of this entire college process. Of course, you were a wonderful and supportive counselor for me as well! Her father and I, and especially our daughter, are thrilled with her future college--with much thanks to you!     –a mom 

Jan, I want to thank you for everything over these past couple of years. You have been so helpful, so encouraging and so enjoyable. I know there is no way I would have gotten through it all and been as well off at the end if it weren't for you. Through the good times and the bad you've always been a resource and a guide and whenever we're together I always have a great time. It is a very weird feeling being done with high school. In fact it hasn't really sunk in. I am ready for the next step, though. Once again, thanks for everything. You are an amazing person. Good luck with your book and everything else. –Nick F, New Canaan, CT

I cannot tell you how much I appreciate ALL you have done for my daughter (and for me!) I count my lucky stars each day that you are in our lives, and you have been so incredibly generous with your time and concern! A huge hug to you from me! –Jodi B, New Canaan, CT 

Thank you so much for all of the time you spent with me over the past three years. You managed to keep me organized, motivated and focused, and I could not have succeeded without you. Thanks to you I am going to the college of my dreams! –a student 

I just want to say thank you very much for helping my son with his college application. For a boy who usually resists any kind of extra help he always looked forward to his sessions with you and came home in a very positive mood. He particularly appreciated the personal interests you took and him. We will let you know how he does and keep you informed of his college decisions. –a mother 

Thank you so much for all you've done for me! I never could've gotten into all the great schools that accepted me without your dedication, help, and guidance. Bucknell, Vanderbilt, Emory, Connecticut College, Villanova and Lafayette are all such good schools, and I never would've imagined getting into them all! Thanks so much. I could've never done it without you! –Eric R, New Canaan, CT 

Jan, I cannot begin to thank you for all of your help with my college process. Even during my sport's recruitment, I know
that I could not have gotten to where I am without your help--with SATs, essay writing, and everything else. You helped me find my dream school and you helped me get in! For that I cannot thank you enough. –Stephanie W, Darien, CT

Dear Jan, What an unbelievable journey it has been! The feeling is absolutely amazing to be accepted into the college of my dreams where I know that I will thrive, prosper and succeed. Thank you so very much for everything you have done, for guiding me through this excruciating process and for being an amazing role model. I can't put into words the gratitude that I feel. Thank you for always being there. I will always think of you when there's a conflict at school, or in general, and I won't give up. I know I will be able to get through it. We did it! Sincere thanks, --Michael J, New Canaan, CT

Our daughter just shared her college essay with us and I just had to email you to tell you how impressed we were with what she has written. I know that she really enjoyed working with you. She was so grateful when she got in the car after her last session. I must admit our daughter was very frustrated when she first started, but explained that you just had such an amazing way of getting her to think and write in a way that she had never done before. Again, we can't thank you enough for your help. –Sam S, Ridgefield, CT 

Jan, thank you so much for all your help in the college process. From SATs to choosing classes to college essays and applications, I would have been completely lost without you. Thanks! –a student 

Jan, thanks again for the college readiness books. You have given all of us great advice over the last two years. We are now looking forward to seeing how Nick our second son develops during your time with him. Graduation was such a high-spirited day. You were a big part of the success we felt.       --Melinda F, New Canaan, CT 

Thank you so much for all the help you have given me over the past years. If you had not helped and pushed me to finish my applications so early I would probably be writing a college essay now instead of this card! Thank you for the informative and humorous book you gave me for graduation. I am sure I will enjoy North Carolina State! –Mike J, Cross River, NY 

Hi Jan! Thanks for all your patience with my questions and your TLC with Nick we both loved working with you. --a mom 

Dear Jan Happy 2013! With endless gratitude for all of your support for all three of my guys! –Melanie D, Westport, CT 

You helped the whole family gets through this process. Everything got done and got done on time and everyone felt good about it, especially my son.    –Jeff F, New Canaan, CT 

Mrs. Rooker, you helped our daughter to have confidence in herself. She felt comfortable with whom she was and that let her write an outstanding essay. She also presented herself well in interviews because of the confidence she felt. –a mother 

Thank you for all the help and support you gave me throughout this whole crazy college process, clearly it worked! Thank you again! --a student 

A belated thank you note to you for all your support and hard work with Michael. I appreciate your efforts and patience. Sorry we missed you but maybe we'll see you sometime. Michael is off to college next week. He is very happy with his decision and is excited and nervous and can't wait. I'll miss him. Hope all is well with you. –Margo, Wilton, CT 

Thank you so much for all your help throughout the college process. It's definitely a stressful time, and I couldn't have done it without you! I'm so excited about Bucknell for the next four years. –-a student