Laurie Bookstein

Certified Educational Planner

Helping students find their right fit

Laurie's Philosophy

Passionate About Helping Students Find Their Right Fit

As a college consultant, Laurie is passionate about working with young people and helping them achieve their educational and personal dreams. Her practice is founded on the principle of helping students find the right fit for them, where they will grow, be inspired, and be challenged.

Laurie believes that the college search and application process should be as individualized as each of her students. There is no "one size fits all" formula; rather, she tailors her collaborative approach for each student and family, making certain that the student's goals are paramount.

Laurie maintains strict independent expertise, ensuring she makes the most unbiased and informed suggestions to her clients, which distinguishes her from other counseling resources. She is an expert in matching students with schools that suit their academic and personal interests, and broadens the horizons of the families with whom she works by introducing them to opportunities they may not have considered.

As with any competitive application process, there are few guarantees. Laurie's process does guarantee that each student will present him/herself as the strongest possible applicant to a meticulously researched list of schools.

Laurie encourages students and parents to work together with her to navigate this journey. She requests that all of her students commit themselves to this collaborative process: researching possible matches, reviewing and refining a college list, filing applications, and interviewing, while they maintain their high school course load and extracurricular activities. It is essential that every student feels that he or she is an integral part of the process and feels comfortable working one-on-one with Laurie. Her many years of experience and the nurturing relationships Laurie cultivates with her students assures parents that she has their student's best interest at heart.

To learn more about the college search and application process, contact Laurie at 414.351.6801or by email at

Professional Member Independent Educational Consultants Association
National Association for College Admission Counseling
Wisconsin Association for College Admission Counseling
Higher Education Consultants Association
American Institute of Certified Educational Planners