Help Your Kids Reach Their Full Potential with Stodghill College Consulting
The college process can be intimidating for both students and parents, but our team at Stodghill College Consulting is equipped to help you assuredly navigate each step of the process. No matter what year your student is or where you are in the grand scheme of college admissions, we can assist as you check off each task along the way. From narrowing down schools, to crafting the perfect admissions essay, to finding that big envelope in the mailbox, we seek to connect students to the futures they dream of and deserve. We believe big dreams merit big effort, and we are eager to advocate for your student.
Applying to College Doesn’t Have to Be Daunting
Where do you begin? The volume of information regarding college admissions can be overwhelming, and it can be difficult to assess exactly what needs to be accomplished and how best to get started. You may be wondering…
- Does my student need to take the SAT or ACT this year?
- What school activities should he or she be involved in?
- Are college interviews required?
- When is the best time to apply for college?
The truth is, it’s different for every student, and that’s where we come in. You don’t know what you don’t know, but Kim and Claudia do. This passionate and relatable duo is beyond versed in the ins and outs of this entire process. Through virtual counseling services, they can assess where your student is and where he or she wants to go, then collaboratively map out the best route there.
We’re Application Process Specialists
When you work with Stodghill Consulting, you get two amazing educators and student advocates on your team, Kim Stodghill and Claudia Mallchok. These two have more than 20 years of experience with the college process, and will work collaboratively alongside you and your student to break down the admissions process into manageable steps. They are passionate about kids and education, and they each have a deep understanding of the nuances of admissions. They work to provide a custom approach for each student that aligns with their strengths and goals, and they help alleviate the stresses that can come with this undertaking for students and their parents. More than that, they appreciate each opportunity to champion your student, while making the whole process as enjoyable as possible.
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Kim Stodghill has spent her career guiding students to get to know themselves to better inform their decisions about college. With nearly 25 years of experience in education, Kim has worked with young adults in roles ranging from coach to advisor, in both colleges and independent schools. To Kim, college is all about fit, thus her primary goal is to help each student find the ideal match for the next phase of their education– academically, socially, spiritually, and financially.
A twenty-year veteran in the world of college admissions, Claudia Mallchok has a unique breadth of experience and important relationships that keep her at the forefront of evolving industry trends. Approachable and understanding, Claudia quickly builds trusting relationships with her client families. She believes that a well-planned and intentional college search process yields multiple future options for the graduating senior.
Let Stodghill College Consulting be your partner in this journey.
What people are saying about us…
“Kim and Claudia bring a diverse set of counseling experiences to the students and families that they serve. As leaders, and former board members for the Southern Association for College and Admissions Counseling (SACAC), they are passionate about supporting students and helping them through the college search. They provide expertise having lived this profession at different institutions for over 35 years. College admissions is rapidly changing and Kim and Claudia keep up with trends and how it impacts their students, ultimately helping each student write their next chapter in life.“
~ Tyler Peterson, Ed.D. | Executive Director, Admissions and Financial Assistance, The University of Alabama at Birmingham & President, SACAC
“As counseling experts, Kim and Claudia’s years of experience and vast professional network enables them to coach families through the college search and selection process, focusing on a good fit. While I served as President of the SACAC, I worked with both during their time on the Board. Each conveyed strong organization and preparedness, along with a deep student-centered focus, which made them tremendous assets to the organization.“
~ Vern Granger | Director, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, University of Connecticut
“I’ve worked with Kim for the past five years in helping students gain admission to their dream colleges and universities, and I’ve always found Kim to be a deeply knowledgeable and compassionate counselor. She has a knack for understanding precisely what each of her students needs to succeed, and she goes the extra mile to help her students achieve their college admission goals.”
~ Al Benthall | Benthall Test Prep
“I’ve worked with Claudia for over 20 years in our regional, professional association, SACAC. She has always been highly respected throughout the south and southeast as an expert in our field. Her knowledge of admissions and financial aid processes is exceptional. She keeps up with the changing trends in college admissions and continues to build her extensive network of college admissions professionals across the country.“
~ Stacy Lightfoot | Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
“Personable and professional, Kim and Claudia offer their clients the combined benefit of 30+ years of secondary school college admissions experience. As a longtime 12th grade English teacher, I witnessed their expertise firsthand as, each year, they guided scores of high school seniors (and their parents) through the daunting admissions process. Their hands-on approach to addressing the individual needs of students is exceptional. Highly recommended.“
~ Todd Wells | College Essay Coach & Former English Teacher, Girls Preparatory School
“My twins started working with Kim the start of their junior year. What impressed me most was her ability to immediately pick up on their differences and create specific plans for both on their college choices. I was also comforted with Kim’s ability to provide critical information during the middle of a pandemic via her “Coffee with Kim” sessions.”
~ Class of 2021 Parent
“Kim is an outstanding person and professional who I’ve had the privilege of working with for two decades. She’s deeply knowledgeable, a good listener, and most importantly she earnestly cares about helping students and families.“
~ Rick Clark | Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Georgia Tech
“Kim has been invaluable during the college search and admission process. She has helped flesh out our college list, guided my daughter in producing a resume, provided support through the process of asking for teacher recommendations and more. When our stress levels start rising, we just schedule an hour with Kim and bring her our questions and concerns. We always leave with answers and a renewed sense of perspective. Her regular “Coffee with Kim” zoom sessions have also been helpful and informative. We are grateful to have her guidance and expertise through this journey!”
~ Class of 2021 Parent
“With nearly 20 years of experience in the admissions process and being on all sides of it–-from high school guidance, to private guidance, to behind closed doors reading applications––Kim is the person you want with your student during their college process. As parents, my husband and I felt completely comfortable taking our hands off the “admissions wheel” and had full confidence our daughter was submitting strong applications to colleges that fit her to a tee.”
~ Rachelle McClintock, Class of 2021 Parent
“Mrs. Stodghill was my college guidance counselor throughout my high school career, and I could not have asked for a better one! I am a first generation college student, so going into the process of applying to colleges I was unsure and afraid. Mrs. Stodghill welcomed me with open arms, seeing my potential and inspiring me to accomplish whatever I set my mind to. She carefully critiqued essay after essay, gave me her full attention during meetings, and answered every question I had to the best of her ability. It is truly evident that she has a passion for helping students succeed and loves her work more than anything. I am now able to attend the college of my dreams and feel more prepared than ever.”
~ Emma, Class of 2020, Wofford College
“My son and I first met with Kim Stodghill in May of his Junior year of high school. At the initial meeting Kim asked excellent questions, was a great listener, offered helpful guidance and established a trusting rapport with my son. Having gone through the college search process with an older child, what my family valued most was allowing the child to own and guide the process. I knew from the initial meeting that Kim would be a great fit for us, and from there on out, I confidently stepped away! Kim provided a clear path forward with timelines and reminders along the way, supplemented by regular face-to-face meetings and positive encouragement. Kim puts the student and their goals in the center of the process, fully aware of their responsibilities and the independent thinking required to make good decisions for their future. In the end, my son felt very good about the fact that he researched, visited and applied to multiple schools and stayed ahead of all of the deadlines while managing his senior year academics and a varsity sport.”
~ Class of 2020 Parent, UNC