I graduated from the University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Stanford University with a Masters of Arts in Communications.

I was an Alumni Interviewer and Admissions Reader for the University of Chicago, where I used the university's secret alphanumeric ranking system to help accept 8% of applicants.

I was an Admissions Reader for UC Berkeley's Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology Program—a dual business and engineering program with a 2% acceptance rate. 

 

New for the class of 2020+

Joining Marcella's team is Pam, a former Stanford and Harvard admissions reader! All HelpWithApps.com clients will now benefit from unparalleled insight into four of the nation's most selective universities: Harvard, Stanford, UChicago AND Berkeley!

12/16

Of Marcella's c/o 2019 students who applied

to a "Top 10" university were accepted

14/17

Of Marcella's c/o 2019 students who applied

to a "Top ~20" university were accepted

540+

Students have utilized Marcella's guidance to get into college

 

Acceptances

Class of 2019

YALE UNIVERSITY

MIT & CALTECH

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

DUKE UNIVERSITY

BROWN & DARTMOUTH 

CARNEGIE MELLON

JOHNS HOPKINS

UC BERKELEY & UCLA

HIGHLY SELECTIVE LACs

and more!

Class of 2018

YALE UNIVERSITY

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

DUKE UNIVERSITY

UC BERKELEY & UCLA

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

BROWN UNIVERSITY

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE

HIGHLY SELECTIVE LACs

and more!

 
 

Testimonials

“In August, when the idea of college applications became a serious task, I was stressed and intimidated. However, Marcella's incredible help throughout the whole process made the seemingly impossible into a completely manageable process. I thank her so incredibly much for being so real and supportive with my college endeavors. I just found out that I was accepted early to Yale—thanks to all her help and guidance.

– Daniel, Yale class of 2022

Contact

For questions, comments, or to schedule a meeting, please email me at

Marcella@HelpWithApps.com