Reviews

Check out some of the great things students and families are saying about their work with us!

" We had a great experience with Kenny and Foundry Admissions Strategies. The college application process can be overwhelming and it was nice to have someone there for guidance and advice. The whole process is now online and automated with multiple steps and a lot of essays to write. Kenny's edits on the essays were spot on and relevant. I am so glad we had Foundry Admissions to guide us." -Jennifer C.

"I found Foundry Admissions Strategies after I expressed an interest in venturing out-of-state after graduation. My counselor suggested that I check out some schools on the East Coast and recommended me to Mr. Sholes. I attend a very small school in rural North Dakota, so applying to these big, competitive schools was an intimidating process. However, Mr. Sholes was very supportive and helped me create a stand-out application, specifically through his constructive essay revisions. It was reassuring to work with someone so well-versed about these colleges and "selling yourself" as an applicant. No matter where you're from or where you're applying to, Foundry Admissions Strategies will give you the edge needed to get into whatever program or school you choose." -Marissa M.

"My family had a phenomenal experience with Foundry Admissions! Kenny was knowledgeable and professional, but also warm, responsive and attentive to my family's needs. He guided us through the college admissions process seamlessly - from helping us create a list of 'good fit' colleges to providing tips and tricks to create the perfect application. He managed our expectations and motivated my son in ways I couldn't manage to do. His experience and enthusiasm helped us every step of the way. I recommend him whole-heartedly!" -Melissa M.

"My son has a complicated admissions process because he is a performing artist and is applying to college programs which require more essay writing and additional submissions aside from the Common Application. Foundry Admissions has been in our corner the whole time and providing wonderful support and expertise to give the best possible submission to these highly competitive programs (typically 1 % acceptance rate). We could not have done it without them!" -Kimberly Y.

"I cannot say enough great things about Kenny and Foundry Admissions. Our son had been doing a GAP year abroad and was only home for a short amount of time. He needed to get several essays done in that short time frame. We reached out to Kenny and he immediately made himself available. He met with our son, created a timeline and worked with him one on one to get all the essays completed on time. And with little, to no involvement from us. Foundry Admissions made the entire college essay process painless!!" -Kristen R.

"As the parent of a high school junior, who it an only child, I had little experience with the processes involved in modern day college preparation. Kenny was able to help us organize the early stages of the college search process and create a step-by-step plan to help my daughter effectively navigate through her junior year. We plan to continue working with Kenny as we dig deeper into the college application process. Foundry Admissions Strategies is highly recommended!" -Megan M.

"As a parent of a rising Senior with aspirations of attending college out of state, I sought assistance from Foundry Admissions to navigate the college prep maze. Our family feels very fortunate to have found Kenny. He is extremely knowledgeable about available resources and adept at setting timelines with realistic expectations. Kenny's calm temperament and patient yet persistent demeanor is very effective with our teen. He was honest and upfront about fees and extremely responsive in developing a realistic strategy. Foundry Admissions is an outstanding resource to assist with all phases of the college prep journey!" -Mary B.

"What a great company! They do a great job getting high schoolers the ins and outs to getting to college. There are so many landmines and obstacles to everything and they know their way around them. If you need help getting to college they can help a great deal." -Jason G.

"I am the Academic Counselor at a very small rural school in the state of Washington. Kenny is helping us with several of our exceptional students application process. He is extremely knowledgeable with the needs, wants, and likes of the very best schools. In particular, Kenny understands the challenges rural schools bring to the table such as limited course choices and absent advanced placement courses. His ability to set a long-term and short-term plan for each student and review and advise through the process is exceptional. He has shown my students that they can have access to even the most highly competitive schools. It will be another six months before we know the final outcome of acceptance. But, the knowledge and skills that I have gained thus far will be an incredible asset to all my future students. Thank you Foundry Admissions Strategies!" -Karla W.

"The team at Foundry Admissions Strategies was an instrumental asset in helping me secure admission to an Ivy League graduate program. Kenny Sholes assisted me every step of the way - helping me edit my personal statements, reviewing and tweaking my resume, and giving me guidance and mentorship throughout the process. I can’t think of a better organization out there that will prepare you to receive the admissions decision you want!" -William L.