Proven Expertise

marcella de laurentiis

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

Marcella was an Admissions Reader for the University of Chicago, where she used the university's secret alphanumeric rating system to help accept 8% of applicants.

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

Marcella was an Admissions Reader for LaunchX, a prestigious entrepreneurship program.

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alexander muller

Alex graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science in Symbolic Systems, an interdisciplinary major spanning computer science, artificial intelligence, linguistics, philosophy, and more.

Alex was an Admissions Reader for Stanford University, where he evaluated hundreds of applications from the competitive Bay Area.

With a background as a software engineering manager, Alex is especially adept at identifying ways in which computer science and other STEM applicants can differentiate themselves in the admissions process.

24/25

Of our class of 2021 students who applied

to a top 20 university were accepted

18

Of those students were admitted to a top 10

600+

Students have utilized our guidance to get into college

Acceptances

Class of 2021

MIT

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

YALE UNIVERSITY

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

DUKE UNIVERSITY

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

BROWN UNIVERSITY

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

RICE UNIVERSITY

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY in St. Louis

WILLIAMS, AMHERST, and other LACs

Class of 2020

YALE UNIVERSITY

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

DUKE UNIVERSITY

DARTMOUTH COLLEGE 

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

UC BERKELEY & UCLA

TUFTS UNIVERSITY

and more!

 
 

Testimonials

“Marcella helped me brainstorm ideas for my essays and gave me thorough and timely feedback, which truly helped me excel as a writer beyond college supplementals. I had access to a vast array of resources that demystified the college admissions process and let me strategize ways to approach essays, the activity list, and additional information sections. She also aided me with staying on track to meet critical deadlines and ensured that I was prepared to submit applications in advance of the deadlines. Marcella's guidance allowed me to present a polished and authentic application to every school, and her support was instrumental in my admissions success.

– Anna, admitted to Duke, class of 2025

Contact

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

Marcella@HelpWithApps.com