Testimonials

Professor Klaar is a truly wonderful instructor who genuinely cares about her students. Her ability to pass along such an abundance of information in an easy-to-understand, digestible way made all the difference in the world when sorting through the many facets of college advising. Dr. Klaar's love and respect for this industry is palpable, infectious, and inspiring!

NM - Long Island, New York

I’ve known and respected Charlotte for a long time. She has worked long and hard to establish her credentials and her consulting business… and it’s clear that she is well position to provide quality services.

We approached her more than a year ago… while our son, Matt, was a junior in HS… seeking her guidance and support. In the first phase of her work with us, she listened to our criteria … and we had only two:
(1) high quality programs in communications that included options in sports broadcasting and journalism, and
(2) colleges and universities on the Tuition Exchange.

She provided us with a list of about a dozen schools in three clusters… which she and we discussed with Matt. We visited a number of those schools in summer 2018, which helped us further prioritize them.

In the second phase, Charlotte worked closely with Matt on elements of his application, including his test scores, early applications, and essays. In the end, thanks to Charlotte, Matt wound up applying to eight schools… was accepted at all of them… and was offered Tuition Exchange support. Matt is very happy to be headed to his top choice, Syracuse’s Newhouse School of Communications this Fall.

For those who seek strategic guidance and support of this kind, Charlotte can be as beneficial for you as she was for us.

Dr T. Marcinkowski Program Chair, Education And Interdisciplinary Studeis Program, Florida Tech

There are those few educators who leave a lasting impact not only on your academic journey but on your life as a whole. Dr. Klaar is one such rare gem. Her profound knowledge, blended with her innate ability to instill curiosity and passion for learning in her students, is unparalleled. From the very first lecture, it was evident that Dr. Klaar didn't just teach a subject; she illuminated it, making complex ideas both accessible and engaging. Beyond her academic prowess, she possesses a heart full of compassion, always ready to listen, advise, and uplift. Through her guidance, I not only progressed in my studies but also grew as an individual. Her lessons transcended the boundaries of the classroom, teaching me resilience, critical thinking, and the value of lifelong learning. Any student would be privileged to learn under her guidance, and I, for one, am immeasurably grateful for the wisdom and insight she has imparted upon me.

RS Pakistan

As a pioneer of best practices in the field of college counseling, Dr. Klaar delivers teaching excellence by putting her students at the center of (often challenging) conversations and by connecting them directly to numerous thought-leaders across the discipline; my experience was powerful and memorable!

SB, SanDiego CA

I took Dr. Klaar’s “Introduction to College Counseling” course and found her to be a fantastic instructor: highly experienced, passionate, dedicated, practical-minded, and engaged. She is clearly an expert in the field of college admissions counseling and it showed in the quality of her lectures, office hour discussions, and commentary in online discussion forums. I learned a lot of valuable, practical information from the class which I apply every day as an Independent Education Counselor with my clients. I definitely recommend Dr. Klaar as an instructor and would welcome the chance to take a class with her again.

S. F., San Francisco, CA, USA

When I signed up for the UCLA Introduction to Counseling for College Admission course, I simply selected one of the sections, without any knowledge about the different instructors. Wow - was I glad I ended up in Charlotte’s class! I felt so privileged to learn from an industry veteran, with such extensive experience in the field of independent college consulting. Charlotte doesn’t sugar coat controversial topics, and is one of the most authentic people I have ever met. Above all, she is passionate about guiding both her young and adult students. I wish I could take more classes with her.

MB, Phoenix AZ

Hi Dr. Klaar, I hope you are doing well! I had some exciting news to share with you and I wanted to thank you for all that you have done for me and my family! Even though I didn't know it at the time, choosing Syracuse University and being selected as a Coronat Scholar opened up so many doors to me. I am so grateful for your help and support in making those important decisions my senior year of high school. I cannot even believe that I am in my final months of college and will be graduating in just 9 week!

Grateful Student S. M.

Charlotte worked with both of my children through the college admission process. She helped each of them to figure out what they really wanted out of a college experience. My children loved working with her. Each of them had a successful experience at college that was a perfect fit for their educational and social/emotional requirements. It was an excellent experience and I highly recommend her services.

S. Orciuch

Our daughter got into her #1 stretch college choice with the advice from Klaar College Consulting! They were honest in their assessment and provided actionable alternatives. Thanks again for a great job.”

Proud Parents Of Lauren

If you live in the Charlotte area and are in need of an educational consultant, call my good friend, Charlotte Klaar. She is one of the top educational consultants in the country and will guide your student with a strong hand and a gentle heart!

Fellow College Consultant

Klaar College Consulting is a must for that "one up" in preparing for college. I highly recommend their essay workshop as well! Words can't describe the passion and dedication Charlotte puts towards each and every student!"

Jane F

Charlotte was easy to work with and her philosophy was wonderfully in line with ours. She had great things to say about choosing the right fit and maximizing college visits. She said things that the college reps (and us) could not say without being rude, such as “Consider your child’s GPA and test scores before making a college visit so you don’t set them up for failure,” “Talk to your kids about your financial picture,” and “Every school is a good college for someone.” She is warm, funny and tells it like it is!

Heather Jolly, Career Center Coordinator At Stonebridge H. S. In Loudoun County, Va

You are one of the friendliest people to work with and never gave less than 110% for me all of the time. Thanks for everything!! Quinnipiac, here I come!

M., Who Attended Quinnipiac University In Connecticut

Thank you for your assistance back when we needed it most. I feel both of my sons benefited greatly from your wisdom, and I know that their mother survived the college application process with intact loving relationships because of your skills and commitments to these young men.

Lb In Boylston, Ma

At the beginning of second semester, Dr. Charlotte Klaar joined the LSG family to provide academic and college guidance to our middle and high school students. Dr. Klaar's ability to help students and their families navigate the college search and application process provides peace of mind and promotes informed and strategic decision-making to create more options in the future. She helps students shape their summer experiences and develop a sense of self-awareness and self-confidence that allows them to reach their academic goals. Dr. Klaar is aware of the ever-changing college admission environment, and she is able to help students identify schools that will be the best fit for their personal and academic needs. Her insightful feedback and years of experience in the fields of academic and college admission counseling is an invaluable resource for students and families at Loudoun School for the Gifted."

Sylvia P. Israel, Jd - Academic Dean, Loudoun School For The Gifted, Va

Mastery and expertise is always the goal when bringing a teacher or professional into our community here at Loudoun School for the Gifted. After researching and interviewing the top college consultants in the Washington DC area, we determined that Dr. Klaar has the right combination of experience, knowledge and commitment to individual students. She understands the importance of knowing each student and family well enough to create a college career path that is not cookie cutter, but rather serves the unique goals and strengths of each student. We are overwhelmed with the dedication she has shown in working with our community, as well as her expertise in the ever-changing world of college admissions.

Susan Talbott - Executive Director, Loudoun School For The Gifted, Va

I didn’t know much about the college application process and was unsure where to start, so I turned to Klaar College Consulting for help. After speaking with Charlotte, I knew I wanted to work with her. She has been very supportive throughout the whole process. She helped me see what colleges were out there and guided me in the right direction. I couldn’t have done all the work without Charlotte’s help! I would have been lost without her guidance.

Grateful Student A. Nelson, Md

I have two older kids, so I’ve been through the college application process before, and it requires a lot of time and effort. Charlotte is working directly with Jacob so he owns the process. Working separately from us has taken a lot of pressure off him and has really helped him mature. It was helpful to work with someone who has such a wide range of knowledge and personal experience with many colleges. We have greatly benefited from Charlotte’s experience and time commitment. No stone was left unturned."

A Proud Parent Of J. Robins, Md

Essays are not about facts and figures – they’re about the student. Charlotte helped Carolyn discover her inner passion which brought out her creativity and personality in her essay – a guidance counselor with 500 students wouldn’t have done that. Charlotte helped us understand what was important to highlight about our daughter's strengths and accomplishments in her college applications – and that’s what got her accepted!

The Proud Parents Of Carolyn W., Md

...given the necessary guidance, he was able to show his talents and accomplishments in the best possible light. ... He feels very confident in his choice of schools. ... We are very grateful for all your help and support. We'll let you know when the next two kids are ready!

The Parents Of A.c., Southborough, Ma

You are one of the friendliest people to work with and never gave less than 110% for me all of the time. Thanks for everything!! Quinnipiac, here I come!

M., Who Attended Quinnipiac University, Connecticut

Your ability to simplify the process as well as your talent to clearly understand [his] needs was most invaluable. ... He feels that he is a good fit with the size of the school and that it has a great deal to offer him. ... Thank you again for being such an important person in [his] young life and in two years [our daughter] will be ready for your wise counsel!

The Parents Of M.g. In Ma Wrote

I'm not so sure he'd be at the college of his choice if it hadn't been for you. ... What a saint! Not only did you take [him] under your wing, you also made my life easier. ... He listened to you, respected what you told him, and got the job done. You have such a way with young adults."

P.m.'s Mother In Ma Described Herself As "A Very Pleased Client" And Wrote

Before I knew it I was putting my portfolio together. ... It would have been close to impossible to get where I am without you."

D.c., A Ma Student Who Attended The Massachusetts College Of Art

The resources that you had at your disposal were amazing. ... All I had to do was mention a particular school and you could provide some insight. ... I would be happy to recommend your services to any of our friends

The Father Of N.p. In Rockville, Md

When I asked Charlotte to be my mentor, I was just starting out as an independent educational consultant. I was nervous, especially about the business side of being a college consultant. Charlotte was reassuring – and so much more. She generously shared her deep knowledge of the college admissions process and her understanding of the business side of being an independent consultant. She was generous with her time and with her intellectual property. But even more than this, I think Charlotte had me summed up from the beginning. She intuited that I needed to develop confidence in my new business, and every phone call we had, and every email, was premised along these lines. And it was fun! She set the standard for me for what it means to give a hand up to a new consultant. Yours is the gift that keeps giving in that now when people ask for my help, I know what true professional generosity looks like..

Margaret Mcnally, Mcnally College Consulting