ABOUT

VRaines Consulting

Valerie Raines, President

My firm successfully guides families and organizations in managing and completing the constellation of steps in the college admissions and enrollment process. Clients appreciate my expert and energetic commitment to helping them achieve their higher education goals. I enjoy finding colleges and programs that fit each client’s needs. I partner with families and organizations to deliver responsive and personalized services that reduce anxiety and help students move forward in a timely and thoughtful way.

Why Retain VRaines Consulting?

  • Your student needs help understanding what colleges, which tests, how to apply, who should recommend, and what essay(s) topics are best.
  • Your student faces the college selection and admissions process knowing that the situation requires more and support or that his/her aspirations are not typical.
  • Your family faces special or stressful circumstances that make your search unusual or sensitive and you want to ensure that opportunities are not missed.
  • Your school is growing and seeks an independent contractor to augment your staffing. Your school leadership has a wish list for your college counseling office that requires outside expertise or project management.
  • Your school or organization has programs that serve high school youth. For the program to reach its goals, you need to augment student preparation for higher education.
  • Your student needs coaching to help with college degree completion and strategies to reach the intended graduation day successfully.

Client College Acceptances

  • Allegheny College – Pennsylvania
  • American University – Washington, DC
  • Baldwin Wallace University – Ohio
  • Boston College – Massachusetts
  • Boston University – Massachusetts
  • Bowling Green State University – Ohio
  • California Institute of Technology – California
  • Case Western Reserve University – Ohio
  • Cleveland Institute of Art – Ohio
  • College of Wooster – Ohio
  • Cornell University – New York
  • Denison University – Ohio
  • DePaul University – Illinois
  • Dickinson College – Pennsylvania
  • Drexel University – Pennsylvania
  • Earlham College – Indiana
  • Elon University _ North Carolina
  • Emerson College – Massachusetts
  • Fisk University – Tennessee
  • Fordham University – New York
  • Franklin & Marshall College – Pennsylvania
  • Furman University – South Carolina
  • George Washington University – Washington, DC
  • Gettysburg College – Pennsylvania
  • Goucher College – Maryland
  • Hampton University – Virginia
  • Harvard University – Massachusetts
  • Hiram College – Ohio
  • Howard University – Washington, DC
  • Indiana University – Indiana
  • Iowa State University – Iowa
  • Ithaca College – New York
  • John Carroll University – Ohio
  • Kent State University – Ohio
  • Kenyon College – Ohio
  • Lehigh University – Pennsylvania
  • Lewis & Clark College – Oregon
  • Loyola University – Maryland
  • Macalester College – Minnesota
  • Marquette University – Wisconsin
  • Miami University – Ohio
  • Michigan State University – Michigan
  • Middlebury College – Vermont
  • Morehouse College – Georgia
  • New York University – New York
  • Northeastern University – Massachusetts
  • North Carolina A&T State University – North Carolina
  • North Carolina State University – North Carolina
  • Oberlin College – Ohio
  • Occidental College – California
  • Ohio State University – Ohio
  • Ohio University – Ohio
  • Ohio Wesleyan University – Ohio
  • Pennsylvania State University – Pennsylvania
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – New York
  • Rhodes College – Tennessee
  • Rice University – Texas
  • Rochester Institute of Technology – New York
  • Rollins College – Florida
  • Savannah College of Art and Design – Georgia
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Illinois
  • Smith College – Massachusetts
  • Spelman College – Georgia
  • Stony Brook University – New York
  • Syracuse University – New York
  • Tulane University – Louisiana
  • Tuskegee University – Alabama
  • University of Cincinnati – Ohio
  • University of Colorado – Colorado
  • University of Dayton – Ohio
  • University of Delaware – Delaware
  • University of Denver – Colorado
  • University of Florida – Florida
  • University of Georgia – Georgia
  • University of Illinois – Illinois
  • University of Kentucky – Kentucky
  • University of Maine – Maine
  • University of Maryland – Maryland
  • University of Miami – Florida
  • University of Michigan – Michigan
  • University of Richmond – Virginia
  • University of Rochester – New York
  • University of St Andrews – Scotland
  • University of Tennessee – Tennessee
  • University of Vermont – Vermont
  • Virginia Commonwealth University – Virginia
  • Virginia Tech – Virginia
  • Washington University – Missouri
  • Western Michigan University – Michigan
  • Wesleyan University – Connecticut
  • Wittenberg University – Ohio
  • Xavier University – Ohio
  • Yale University – Connecticut