What Parents are Saying About ACC


Our son always enjoys speaking with you Lee…we always appreciate your feedback and I am pretty surprised and impressed at how (our son) has embraced West Point and the process. Again, thank you so much for being such a fantastic mentor and advisor. We really appreciate all your help.

"Lee, thank you for all you do for us. WE WILL SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT YOUR DEDICATION TO THE KIDS YOU REPRESENT!" McDonogh Parent, Ellicott City, MD

" Emilie was exactly what we needed. "mo" helped (our son) find his voice and his essays were wonderful. He has chosen to go to the university of Maryland- engineering." R.Z.- Annapolis, MD

" Highly recommend Lee and Annapolis College Consulting- invaluable insights and advice as we continue to move through this overwhelming process! ~ Leslie~ Severna Park, MD


Great communication and knowledge about the sports management programs at schools was invaluable. Our son really connected with her and the emails and social media kept us on track. We followed the directions set forth and it made the process easier.


" i was not familiar with today's college admissions process and much of my advice was faling on deaf ears. Little did I know..." Ryan D. Maryland

I hired ACC in his freshman year to help ready and guide him because I was not familiar with today’s college admissions process and much of my advice on school was falling on dear ears. Little did I  know, Lee would also push him to become a more well rounded person. She inspired him to give back to the community while doing things that he loves. The guidance…increased his confidence in his studies. The genuine interest of Lee & her team took in him.; the frame work and frequency of touch points they provided; and the suggestions they made throughout his high school career were exactly what he needed. He has had much success in the college admission process in 2021 and will be ready due to Lee and her team’s efforts. Engineering: University of Florida, UMD, Penn State,  NC State, Virginia Tech, Clemson 

" Instrumental in helping our daughter. " Clarke - Arnold, MD

Working with Cori has been a wonderful experience. She’s been instrumental in helping our daughter narrow down her choices to the RIGHT schools. Cori is the “non parent” motivator when it comes to getting our daughter moving on some of the mundane tasks of essay writing, applications, etc.

Cori has also been able to give us some excellent advice about SAT test prep and our daughter’s scores have increased as a result. And Cori’s advice and guidance on scholarships has been terrific!

We highly recommend Cori to any parents looking for help with the daunting process of getting their children into the right college.



" We've had a great experience with Annapolis College Consulting and would highly recommend them. Lee has done and outstanding job with our son..." kory B - severna Park, MD

  …(Lee) really taking the time to truly get to know him and helping to identify the right schools for him to apply to. Its been an incredible help having her keep us on track and providing tons of feedback and advice on his applications and essays. All of his applications were finished Early Action, which was  a huge relief and weight off of our son’s shoulders and he is very excited about it. We are very happy with the results of our experience with ACC and definitely feel our investment was worth it. Thank you Lee!

" Has the experience and knowledge. " David G. ~ Annapolis, MD

I am happy to offer my highest and strongest recommendation to Cory Dykman as a college counseling professional. I have worked both at the college level as a dean of admissions and as a college advisor at the secondary level.
Cory has the experience and knowledge to guide students and parents through the admission process and achieve great outcomes.

" Tremendous talent and expertise. " Lauren P. ~ Delaware

We are thrilled with the services we received from Cori Dykman, which navigated us through the college application process. Having only one daughter, I had no idea where to begin – especially since the entire college admittance process was a lot more complex and competitive than I had realized.
While my child’s high school counselor attempted to assist, in actuality he had numerous students to attend to; Cori was like having our own private coach, teacher and cheerleader! From her initial one-on-one meeting with my daughter, to the ever important list of items to pack for move-in day – and every vital step in between, she was the lifeline that guided us easily along!
Cori took the time to get to know my daughter and to analyze not only her academic record, activities and achievements; but also learned of the characteristics she was seeking in her dream school and ultimately, her career goals. Also, my own parental expectations and financial situation were taken into consideration – all to assist in the ever important goal of finding the right school!
Cori has comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of colleges and universities, and in particular, the admissions procedures and financial aid available at each of these schools. What tremendous talent and expertise to be able to bring it all together.
After a tailored list of schools was in place, we received coaching and information almost daily. Various aspects of the process, from application deadlines, test preparedness, essay and personal statement guidelines, letters of recommendation, the college tours, scholarship opportunities, FAFSA information, webinars, internships, roommate questionnaires to tax credits was covered in full. What tremendously invaluable knowledge and information we obtained. Most notably, Cori was 100% accessible day in and day out – her support was unending.
Today, my daughter is a thriving freshmen at Loyola University! We could never have lined up all the components that went into this reality without the services of Annapolis College Consulting.
When I reflect back to what we wanted from a college and where she is today, I cannot help but remark “it is a perfect fit.”

" Cori's guidance led to $80,000 & $100,000 scholarships. " Barbara J ~ Annapolis, MD

My husband and I hired Cori Dykman to help us guide our granddaugh ter. Cori stepped in and sorted out her needs, aptitudes and interests, and helped her form realistic expectations. She suggested a small list of potential schools, based on Cori’s knowledge of their admissions requirements, which matched Jessie’s desired major and qualifications. She directed us to go visit the top three choices and apply to at least those three. Jessie’s first choice was Hofstra, and she not only was admitted, but under Cori’s guidance she was able to get an $80,000 merit scholarship. We truly believe that, despite the late start, Jessie was able to find the best match for her needs in the college she chose.
Then, the summer before Jessie’s younger sister, Samantha, went into her junior year, we called Cori again. With the extra time, Cori’s skills and services were even more in evidence. In a very organized and personalized way, Cori went through a thorough process of discovering Sammy’s strengths and passions and interests. She listened. She responded to questions and concerns. She, in fact, became Sammy’s mentor in what was, to our granddaughter, the dizzying process of finding the best college for her needs. She set time tables for all parts of the process of identifying the best colleges, studying for and taking the SAT and ACT tests, submitting applications, etc. Sammy was accepted to her first choice, Susquehanna U. in October of her senior year, and awarded a $100,000 merit scholarship to attend there. Since being accepted, Cori has continued her counseling through helpful emails on how to prepare for her freshman year.
Finally, because I do volunteer work for the Anne Arundel County Boys and Girls Clubs, and they are working hard to help deserving high school students to gain acceptance to colleges through scholarships, I asked Cori if she would come to the Club and speak to some of these students and to send them all the helpful emails she sends to her clients’ students, so they can be shared with the Club members. She has graciously offered her expertise to the Club pro bono. Thanks for that, Cori.

What Students are Saying

I’m so excited for next year and I hope you find the time to come visit me sometime!

I just wanted to thank you and everyone else at Annapolis College Counseling for helping me with the college process! Maya P

Thanks so much for meeting with me today, I feel like I know what I have to do and when. - Jack V.

Lee will take the stress out of the entire process

ACC ROCKS! Anyone who needs help with this nightmare process needs to call ASAP. Kristen P.

Thank you again for your help with my essays and supplementals.

I’m sure your help and guidance influenced the good news I’ve been hearing. I enjoyed working with you. Lizzie

" I could not recommend Annapolis College Consulting more highly.

After working with Cori I have been so impressed with her integrity, honesty and generosity as a College Consultant. Especially with what we are hearing today in the press, it is wonderful and refreshing to have a model of professionalism. If you are a parent considering making an investment in College Consulting do not hesitate to hire Annapolis College Consulting you won’t be disappointed!

I would give them 10 stars if I could.

I cant recommend Lee and Cori enough. They were patient, supportive and helped w every step of the college process from start to finish. They also helped me get into my dream school.  I’m so happy I got into my dream school. Thank you for everything. Vicki D.

Her familiarity with the colleges really helped.

If you are thinking that it is too late, it’s not. I am so thankful my daughter and I decided to meet with Lee. She took what was an overwhelming process and made it manageable. Pam T.

Amazing service and people.

They have spectacular advice and have made the college admissions process so much easier. I’m so glad my parents paid for their services…always there when you need them and super understanding. I definitely recommend. Andrea A.

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