College Counseling & Application Assistance 

 

 

 

 

All sessions are taught by hola hp's college counselor Elise Howard, PhD.

For bio and contact information, please click here.

Testimonials for Dr. Howard:

 

Elise has been such an amazing asset during the application, essay and resume process! She has kept my daughter on track and pushed her to strive for excellence in her writing abilities. I can not stress enough how Elise’s help and guidance has taken the stress and angst out of applying for college for our Senior! 

Amanda O’Neil

Parent of HPHS '19 student

Dr. Elise Howard has been an excellent resource for our family during the college application process. Dr. Howard offers many different options in order to provide services to the Junior in High School through Senior year college applications. Dr. Howard is patient, kind and willing to work with students every step of the application process and treated our daughter as if her own in order to provide the right college choices as well as optimal outcome. I would highly recommend Dr. Elise Howard’s services through Hola HP and have sung her praises to all of our friends. The Taylor Family is looking forward to a happy and successful senior year and first year of college for 2019 with many thanks to Dr. Elise Howard.

Erin Taylor

Parent of HPHS '19 student

In preparing for senior year for our firstborn, we were dreading the college application process as we were told by other parents how difficult it would be.  When I was introduced to Elise it was such a relief to know there was a professional available who could help us as well as our son, Max navigate the checklist for college admissions.  The best part was she met with Max one on one then communicated to us what he needed to have completed so we could follow up with him.  We will get an earlier start with Elise for our two other teenagers! 

Parent of a Naaman Forest student

The college application process can be very daunting, from the moment both my son and I met Elise Howard she put us at ease.  She broke the process down into manageable chunks of time and I am happy to say, my son has started submitting his applications.  I will definitely use Elise again when my daughter is applying to schools!  

Cheri Campo

Parent of Jesuit '19 Student 

 

Elise Howard has been a godsend working with my daughter Maddie on her college applications and essays.  Maddie is our first to go to college and we had no idea what to do first.  She got Maddie organized and feeling confident with what she was doing.  Dr. Howard provided great feedback and always answers every question we ever had.  One night, Maddie was feeling very anxious about her upcoming SAT that week... I called Dr. Howard and she was able to refer Maddie to a tutor the very next day and made Maddie feel better about the test.  I have referred many friends to her and will continue to do so! She is wonderful!!! 

Kim Quiroga

Parent of Wylie HS '19 student

We were referred to Dr Elise Howard by one of my daughter’s friends. Meeting and working with Elise was one of the best decisions we made in preparing for Hailey’s college journey. My wife and I have a son 3 years older than Hailey and have walked this journey before. Elise opened our eyes to many options and ways of preparing that we had never been exposed to before. From the initial email, registering on her website, office location, payment options, and follow up, the whole process was very clearly explained and easy to navigate. Our daughter instantly became very comfortable with Elise. As my daughter wrote her essays, studied and prepped for the ACT and SAT, and built her resume, Elise was there each step of the way encouraging, giving correction, and offering her expertise and advice. She not only helped increase Hailey’s college entry test scores, gave her the confidence she needed to apply to colleges, but also saved me a lot of money with her ideas. I would highly recommend any high school Junior and Senior to visit with Dr Howard and follow her advice.

Taylor Dufrene

Parent of Wylie HS '19 student

Thank you for including College Prep Pop Ups as part of your course offerings. As I looked towards the college application process and heard stories from other parents about how intimidating it can be, I was filled with a sense of dread. I decided to call in the experts as I did not want my lack of understanding to effect my son's attitude toward the college selection process or be a source of conflict between us as he completed the necessary steps of applying for a school. Mrs. Howard has guided us through each step since Eli's freshman year.  Most recently, he attended the "Hands On Activities Resume Creation" course.   At the end of the session, my son came home with a tired brain but a completed Activities Resume.  While he did not look forward to giving up a Saturday morning, he told me afterwards it felt good to know it was done.  My son attended this course during his junior year so he will continue to add activities to his resume but he now has a clear understanding of how to write activities in a way that will best sell himself to the colleges and in a format appropriate for the resume genre. We will continue to depend on Mrs. Howard as we navigate our way through the college application journey.  I'm so thankful there is someone out there who understand and enjoys this line of work! 

Carrie Tracy

Parent of Richardson HS '19 student

 

Elise has been a fabulous resource! She was able to accomplish so much with our daughter in a short period of time. We are very pleased with the results and our daughter actually enjoyed the process. 

Jennifer Hickey

Parent of Bishop Lynch HS '19 student

My daughter worked with Elise on her college application/scholarship essay. It was a true gift that the pressure was taken off me, the nagging mom, and after 2 sessions she had an essay that she was proud of. I didn't have to ask her if her essay was finished. It was done before she started her senior year, college applications are submitted and she has 2 acceptance letters from the colleges she loves in September of her senior year!

Mindy Tullis

Parent of Ursuline HS '19 student

Our daughter has had so much anxiety about College Applications, and everything surrounding them!  Elise was wonderful!  She helped with her applications, taught her how to write a good resume, and walked her through her essays!  She really helped her to focus on what needed to get finished at what time.   Throughout their meetings,   Elise  really boosted her confidence, and helped ease her anxiety!  We are so grateful!!  And, so relieved that the applications are in!  Thank you!  We will definitely be calling Elise when our boys reach this age! 

Krista and Scott Thompson

Parent of Wylie HS '19 student

In preparing for senior year for our firstborn, we were dreading the college application process as we were told by other parents how difficult it would be.  When I was introduced to Elise it was such a relief to know there was a professional available who could help us as well as our son, Max navigate the checklist for college admissions.  The best part was she met with Max one on one then communicated to us what he needed to have completed so we could follow up with him.  We will get an earlier start with Elise for our two other teenagers! 

Jody Luna

Parent of a Naaman Forest '19 student

 

I worked with Elise on my application process including resume writing and completing required steps in order to apply. Elise told me everything I needed to know and equipped me with the tools I needed to feel ready and prepared!

Wylie HS '19 student

 

If anybody is curious regarding what you helped me with, tell them that you assisted me with formatting my essay and college short answers to prepare them for submission. I really appreciate your help throughout this process and would definitely recommend your services to others.

HPHS '19 student

 

I absolutely loved working with Elise on my essays, resume, and applications. Her guidance made my college application process so much easier! She critiqued my essays and short answers to help me have the best responses possible, and she dedicates her time to each and every student. I’m very happy I worked with her!!!

HPHS '19 student

 

I started all of my stuff for college applications early with the help of Elise. She was so helpful and made me feel so much more comfortable and prepared! 

HPHS '19 student

Contact

214-738-3865

oscar@holahp.com: billing/registration

katherine@holahp.com: inquiries

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