Laurie Kopp Weingarten

Laurie Kopp Weingarten

Laurie Kopp Weingarten is a Certified Educational Planner as well as Co-founder and President of One-Stop College Counseling. She meets with students in her New Jersey office and virtually throughout the United States and Asia. She graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Working with 8th­–12th graders, Laurie guides students through each stage of the college admission process. She’s passionate about helping students reach their full academic and extracurricular potential; there ‘s nothing more rewarding than their excitement upon acceptance to their top-choice schools!

Laurie is a Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and also a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), the New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling (NJACAC), and the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC). She’s also a proud member of the Character Collaborative.

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Articles

How Should I Prepare for a Virtual Admission Interview?

Since the coronavirus pandemic, many colleges have switched from in-person interviews to virtual ones. Make sure yours goes smoothly with this expert advice! read more

College in a Post-COVID-19 World: Counselor Q&A

Get more insight on higher education changes during the coronavirus pandemic with another Q&A session from one of the CollegeXpress community's college planning experts.read more

Planning for College During COVID-19: Counselor Q&A

There's a lot of uncertainty in college admission due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some answers to common student questions from an expert counselor. read more

How Many Extracurriculars Should I Participate in to Impress Colleges?

You can specialize in something and become an expert in your passion without feeling like you also need to join nine clubs in order to stand out to colleges. read more

5 Ways to Help Your Students Improve Their Writing

Have your seniors' college essays seemed a little lackluster lately? Here are five ways that counselors can help students improve their writing skills for college essays.read more

Should You Hire a College Consultant for Your Student?

If the recent admission scandal has you questioning college counselors, you're not alone. Read on for the facts about real college counselors and what to look out for.read more

How to Ace Your Alumni Interviews

A good alumni interview can seriously improve your chances of acceptance at a college. Here's some advice to help you maximize your time during your interview.read more

How Are My Extracurricular Activities Used in College Admission?

College admission officers look closely at what you've done outside of the classroom.read more

How Counselors Can Help Students Handle Their Deferred-to-Waitlist Agony

Being put on a college waitlist after being deferred is a double whammy of indecision, and it can be crushing to the applicant. Unfortunately many counselors may be working with a deferred-to-waitlisted student right now. If you are, here's the best plan of action for you both. read more

The Rapidly Transforming Face of College Admission: Even More Early Options

The college admission process has rapidly transformed into an "early game," and many counselors are poised to adapt to the inevitable changes expected to be introduced this coming year. Learn more about them here. read more