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Jamie Kirby

Jamie is a College Planning Consultant at Estrela Consulting. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Sociology and Computer Applications, and was also a member of the Notre Dame marching band. She earned an M.A. in Counselor Education from The Ohio State University and earned a Certified Advisor badge through the National College Attainment Network. She is a licensed school counselor in the state of Ohio and has also earned an American School Counselor Association College Admissions Specialist certificate. She is a member of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), Ohio School Counselor Association (OSCA), the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC).

Recent Posts

5 Tips for High School Course Scheduling

As school starts back up after winter break, it’s already time to start thinking about your schedule for next year! Before you stress about what's in store, it's important to know that your school-based counselor will be there to help you and to provide you with the details of the course scheduling process at your particular high school. As you get ready to make your course decisions we want to ...
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Testing Timelines: Considerations and Planning for Sophomores and Juniors

You have probably heard a lot of talk about admissions testing and the test-optional landscape post-COVID. With the option to apply without test scores, do you still need to take the SAT or ACT? Is it still important?
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The Ultimate List of Hidden College Scholarships

Are you looking for additional money for college? While many colleges offer automatic consideration for scholarships based on your application for admission, many also have scholarships with additional application requirements and/or deadlines that vary from the published application plans. As if the college search and application process isn't complicated enough, the ease of finding these ...
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Understanding Selective College Admissions: The Secret Sauce - Tips and Strategies

Note: This is a companion piece to our recent Estrela Webinar Series: "Understanding Highly Selective Admissions". You can find the recordings of Part 1 and Part 2 of these webinars using the links embedded here. Enjoy!
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Understanding Selective College Admissions: Institutional Priorities

Note: This is a companion piece to our recent Estrela Webinar Series: "Understanding Highly Selective Admissions". You can find the recordings of Part 1 and Part 2 of these webinars using the links embedded here. Enjoy!
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