Lisa Frisbie, M.ED.
Lisa has over 20 years of experience in the fields of college admissions, college counseling, financial aid counseling, and small business development. She founded Academic Insight LLC to share her expertise with students and families and offer them her guidance in these areas. Lisa provides students with the individual attention they need to successfully navigate the college admissions process. She helps students find their right academic, social and financial fit college.
Lisa has lived in seven states across the United States and in Vienna, Austria and Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has two college-educated children (Trinity College, '15 and Hamilton College, '19). She loves her two "rescue" dogs, and she and her husband enjoy most outdoor sports and activities.
Lisa adheres to the ethical principles set forth in the IECA Principles of Good Practice and the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice.
BOOKING STUDENTS NOW
The Right Way: College Application & Essay Writing Coaching Sessions
Last summer, we assisted over 40 students; guiding them through the application and essay writing process. As a result, they confidently presented their "best selves" to the colleges of their choice,
Call today to learn more about The Right Way.
Now scheduling students for July and August.
TEST DATES - 2019
SAT: 6/1, 8/24, 10/5, 11/2, and 12/7
ACT: 6/8, 7/13, 9/7, 10/26, and 12/7
AP Exams : May 6th - May 17th
(in school testing)
FREE SAT/ACT PRACTICE TESTS
Simsbury Public Library
5/18 Free Practice SAT or ACT. 10:00AM-1:15PM
ACT & SAT SUMMER TEST DATES - REGISTER NOW
ACT: July, 13th
Testing Centers - U New Haven (Orange campus), James Hillhouse, U Hartford
SAT: August 24th
Testing Centers - Avon Middle, Conard, Hall, Oxford, Sacred Heart HS, Simsbury (and others)
Because the number of test centers is limited during the summer, I suggest you REGISTER IMMEDIATELY.
"Lisa Frisbie's wealth of knowledge and expertise is admirable. She uses her college admissions and financial aid expertise to guide young students before they enter their college years, but Lisa also is a great example of how success comes from giving and connecting with fellow professionals. She has been a source of referrals for my business for years. Her integrity and passion to help others clearly show. It's a pleasure and an honor to recommend Lisa Frisbie and her services".
Cloris Kylie - business owner & SAT/ACT tutor
"My daughter heard over Thanksgiving & was accepted ED to Wake Forest!! She is thrilled!!! Thank you so much for your help & guidance with the whole admissions process… You helped shape her success, and it was only mildly painful for me!!
I will make sure to pass your name along to friends!"
Lauren - mom of a SHS student"
"Madison heard from her first choice college - Quinnipiac. She got in! And she will receive a $20k per year scholarship for four years!
Thank you for all of your help."
Marge - grandmother of a Regional 7 HS student
"My son is a skilled procrastinator." You are the absolute best, thank you very much! I’m recommending you everywhere. Now that we are in the middle of this process, I realize even more how smart it is to get most of the work done in the summer."
Christel - mother of an AOF student
As an independent education consultant, Lisa regularly visits college campuses, meets with college admissions representatives and attends workshops and webinars.
WEBINARS & TRAINING
May 14, 2019
Webinar: Limiting Your Digital Footprint for College Admissions Success
May 13, 2019
Webinar: The Art & Science of Curating Social Media for College Admissions
March 23, 2019
November 29, 2018
Webinar: Advising the College-Bound Student-Athlete: A Whole Different Ball Game!
October 11, 2018
Webinar: The Art of the Supplemental Essay
October 4, 2018
Webinar: So Much Room for Activities: Putting Together Your Resume for College
August 13, 2018
Webinar: How to Make Your Common App a Lot Less Common
June 28, 2018
Webinar,What's New With The Common Application: A Preview of 2018-19 Enhancements.
June 13, 2018
Webinar: Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success Update for Counselors.
April 11, 2018
Webinar: The Plus Side of Social Media in College Admissions
April 4, 2018
Webinar: IEC Testing Symposium
April 24, 2019
Presentation by the president, Rock Jones, to CT h.s. counselors & IECs.
March 12, 2019
February 20, 2019
August 11, 2018
June 5, 2018
June 6, 2018
June 7, 2018
February 21, 2018
October 17, 2017
Good news! Interest rates on student and parent (federal) educational loans have dropped for the 2019-20 academic year.
Borrow wisely. Although interest rates have decreased borrow only what you need for direct education expenses.
Reality check: sit down and project what your annual salary might be after graduation and then subtract rent, taxes, utilities, auto/insurance, retirement/savings, medical, food & entertainment. Ask yourself if there is any money left to pay my educational loan payments?
Among the 50 are Elon University and University of South Carolina.
This year's 2019 Gap Year Fair at Conard HS was well attended by students and parents - did you miss it? If so, click on the above to learn more about gap year options. Thank you Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post
The Common Application and Coalition For College Access both announced that their Essay Prompts for 2019-20 won't change from last year's prompts.
Send me an email (or message) to learn more about The Right Way: Common Application and College Essay Coaching. I'm happily penciling students into my June, July, and August Right Way schedule.
PSAT/NMSQT results are in! Watch the College Board's video to understand your scores.
May 24, 2018
April 17, 2018
April 5, 2018
March 20, 2018
February 8, 2018
Each year 100% of my students are accepted to college with most being accepted to their first choice college.
CLASS OF 2019
Another successful year for "my kids" - acceptances to 61 colleges that are spread across 26 states.
Class of 2018
"My kids" reaped the rewards of their hard work and dedication. They were admitted to over 62 different institutions representing 25 states and 4 countries.