Francesca Morrissey

Francesca Morrissey

Francesca Morrissey is the founder of Access Success LLC—which provides academic, college counseling, and educational success services to students in grades K–12. She's taught and tutored students for 20+ years and has provided college admission advice to high schoolers since 2012. Most of her college counseling advice has been culled from visiting over 100 colleges, where she regularly meets with admission deans and reps. She received a BA in English from Loyola University Maryland and an MA in English Literature from Iona College.


Is the SAT/ACT Worth It With New Test-Optional Policies?

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How Do Colleges and Universities Track Student Interest?

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How Does a High School's National Ranking Affect College Admission?

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How Will COVID-19 Impact the College Admission Process?

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How Important Is GPA in the Admission Process?

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