ABOUT

VRaines Consulting

Valerie Raines, President
  • Strategies for College Success
  • Serving Families and Organizations
  • Across Ohio, the U.S. and Beyond

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
  • Bradley University – Illinois
  • Butler University – Indiana
  • 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
  • Dillard University – Louisiana
  • 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
  • Guilford College – North Carolina
  • Hampton University – Virginia
  • Hiram College – Ohio
  • Howard University – Washington, DC
  • Indiana University – Indiana
  • International University of Applied Sciences – Germany
  • Iowa State University – Iowa
  • Ithaca College – New York
  • James Madison University – Virginia
  • John Carroll University – Ohio
  • Johnson & Wales University – Rhode Island
  • Kent State University – Ohio
  • Kenyon College – Ohio
  • Lehigh University – Pennsylvania
  • Lewis & Clark College – Oregon
  • Loyola University – Maryland
  • Marquette University – Wisconsin
  • Miami University – Ohio
  • Michigan State University – Michigan
  • Morehouse College – Georgia
  • Mount Holyoke College – Massachusetts
  • 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
  • Otterbein 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 Florida – Florida
  • University of Georgia – Georgia
  • University of Illinois – Illinois
  • University of Kentucky – Kentucky
  • University of Maine – Maine
  • University of Maryland – Maryland
  • University of Michigan – Michigan
  • University of Richmond – Virginia
  • University of Rochester – New York
  • University of Tennessee – Tennessee
  • University of Vermont – Vermont
  • Virginia Commonwealth University – Virginia
  • Virginia Tech – Virginia
  • Washington University – Missouri
  • Western Michigan University – Michigan
  • Wittenberg University – Ohio
  • Xavier University – Ohio
  • Yale University – Connecticut