Laurie Kopp Weingarten

Laurie Kopp Weingarten

Laurie is a Certified Educational Planner and Co-founder of One-Stop College Counseling. She works with students in her New Jersey office and throughout the United States and Asia via Skype. She graduated summa cum laude from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Beginning with ninth graders, Laurie guides students through each stage of the college admission process. She is passionate about helping students reach their full academic and extracurricular potential; there is nothing more rewarding than their look of elation 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.

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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 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

The Problem with Deferrals

To defer or not to defer? Many of your students face this dilemma, and some colleges make it particularly frustrating. Read on for some insights from a counselor who understands.read more

The Importance of Extracurricular Activities in the Admission Process

So, what exactly are colleges looking for from your extracurriculars? Here's what you need to know.read more