chalkboard is a boutique consultancy
serving students and their families

  • “I will be heading to Stanford in a couple of weeks and could not have done it without your help! Thank you for your endless effort in helping me with everything!”

    New Mexico, College Applicant 2014
  • “Nana is an excellent editor. More importantly, she is a fantastic coach and with every draft I forwarded to her I became a more confident writer. I was accepted into nine out of ten masters program I applied to.”

    Texas, Grad School Applicant, 2011; University of London, Cass Business School Graduate 2012
  • “Nana didn’t just edit my college application essay – she taught me to be a better writer.”

    Colorado, College Applicant 2007; Harvard graduate 2012

SINCE 2002

  • 92% of Chalkboard students accepted at one or more “reach” schools
  • $190,369 is the average financial aid offered Chalkboard students matriculating in Fall 2019
  • 4 top institutions – Harvard University, Smithsonian Institution, Stanford University, Emory University – accepted Chalkboard Dot Org students as interns in the summers of 2018 and 2019


  • We help you find a school where you will be happy
  • We treat you as a partner and an equal
  • We assemble the best team for you
  • We put your best foot forward
  • We ensure that prospective schools know who you are

client acceptances include:

Adam State University

American University

Arizona State University

Babson College

Bard College

Bates College

Beacon College

Brooklyn Law School

Brown University

Bucknell University

California Institute of Technology

California Polytechnic State University

Campbell University

Cambridge University

Cardozo School of Law

Case Western University

Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Chapman University

City University of London, Masters Program

Coastal Carolina University

Colorado College

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado State University

Columbia University

Cornell University

Cornell University, Graduate School Sociology

CUNY School of Law

Curry University

Dartmouth College

Denison College

Denver University

DePaul University

Eastern Kentucky University

Fashion Institute of Technology

Ferris State University

Florida Gulf University

Fort Lewis College

George Mason University

Georgetown University

Georgetown University, Masters Program

Gonzaga University

Harvard University

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Imperial College of London, Masters Program

Indiana University


Johns Hopkins University

Knox College

Lewis and Clark College

Lewis and Clark Law School

Loyola Law School

Macalester College

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Michigan State University

Middlebury College

Montana State University

New Mexico State University

New York University

Northwestern University

Oakland University

Occidental College

Parsons School of Design (The New School)

Pennsylvania State University

Pitzer College

Pratt Institute

Princeton University

Purdue University

Reed College

Regis University

Rollins College

Sam Houston State University

Santa Clara University

Sarah Lawrence College

School of Law at the University of South Carolina

St. Louis’s Olin Business School, Masters Program

St. Edwards College

Skidmore College

Smith College

Stanford University

Swarthmore College

Texas State University

The Sturm College of Law of University of Denver

The University of Washington School of Law Seattle

Trinity College

Tulane University

Tulane University, Masters Program

UCLA School of Law

Union College

University of Aberdeen, Masters Program

University of Arizona

University of California Berkeley

University of California Davis School of Law

University of California Hastings College of the Law

University of California Irvine

University of California Santa Barbara

University of California Santa Cruz

University of Central Oklahoma

University of Chicago

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

University of Colorado Denver

University of Colorado Law School

University of Dundee, Masters Program

University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

University of Idaho

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of London’s Cass Business School

University of Massachusetts, Boston

University of Miami

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

University of Montana

University of Nebraska

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of North Carolina

University of Northern Colorado

University of Notre Dame

University of Oregon

University of Oregon School of Law

University of Pennsylvania

University of San Diego

University of San Diego Law School

University of San Francisco

University of Southern California

University of Southern California Film School

University of Southern California Gould School of Law

University of Texas Austin

University of Utah

University of Utah, Masters Program

University of Vermont

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

University of Washington, Seattle

University of Wisconsin Law School

University of Wisconsin at Madison

Vanderbilt University

Vassar College

Washington State University

Wayne State University

Wesleyan College

Western Michigan University School of Medicine

Western Washington University

Westminster College

Whitman College

Williams College

Woodbury University