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.
TEST DATES - 2019
SAT: 3/9, March 27th (FREE, In school & Required), 5/4, 6/1, and Late August
ACT: 2/9, 4/13, 6/8, 7/13
AP Exams : May 6th - May 17th
(in school testing)
FREE SAT/ACT PRACTICE TESTS
Simsbury Library - SAT or ACT:
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The Right Way: College Application & Essay Writing Coaching Sessions
During the 2018 application season, we worked with over 40 seniors who valued our assistance and expertise. We enjoyed guiding these students 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. I'm penciling students into my June, July, and August schedule.
THIS IS WHAT THEY SAID:
PARENT: "Lisa was so helpful to my son while he was applying to college. While working with Lisa and her team, he completed the common app, wrote his essay with a great editor, and created an academic resume, which he has used in college as well! My favorite thing is that the essay he wrote was truly his own. They guided him and were there to help, but he said what he wanted to say. Thanks, Lisa!"
“I was stressed about the whole application process, so it feels so good to have this out of the way and know that my application and resume are done and I have an essay I’m really happy with.”
"Just wanted to let you know how great my experience with Kate has been. My Personal Essay looks
"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.
December - Present
We are now accepting new students from the high school Classes of 2020 and 2021.
Note: At Academic Insight we counsel and don't process - as such, we limit the number of students with whom we work.
Mid October - Dec 15th
Was a busy time for my students - fine tuning their college lists, writing essays and submitting applications. Their efforts are paying off with college acceptance notifications now!
November 29, 2018
Webinar: Advising the College-Bound Student-Athlete: A Whole Different Ball Game!
Hosted by the UCI Division of Continuing Education
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
August 11, 2018
The beautiful CT River Pioneer Valley is the perfect place to study agriculture. The Stockbridge School of Agriculture offers hands-on, intensive AS, BS, and graduate education in fields relating to agriculture and landscapes, and a spectrum of teaching, research, and outreach programs.
July 6th- Present
I've been busy assisting student with their Common Applications, Resumes, and Personal Essays. It's not too early for your child to benefit from our college application expertise - The Right Way: College Application and Essay Writing Coaching.
June 28, 2018
Common Application Webinar,What's New With The Common Application: A Preview of 2018-19 Enhancements.
June 13, 2018
Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success (College Application) Webinar. Update Webinars for Counselors.
June 5, 2018
ROTC: Programs are available to Case Western Reserve University students through cooperative arrangements with Kent State University for Air Force ROTC and with John Carroll University for Army ROTC.
June 6, 2018
ROTC: Navy/Marines, Army, Air Force
June 7, 2018
ROTC: Navy/Marines, Army, Air Force
Bucknell University (PA)
April 11, 2018
The Plus Side of Social Media in College Admissions. Webinar.
Presenter Alan Katzman - founder of Social Assurity LLC - answers the questions, "There are two sides to the social media debate, but which one is better for students to follow? Staying away from social media, or embracing it?
(Webinar offered by Guided Path)
April 4, 2018
IEC Testing Symposium - Webinar
Offering a new insight into the world of college admission testing.
February 21, 2018
West Hartford, CT
A co-ed university (as of Fall 2018) offering: Bioinformatics, Nutrition & Dietetics, Physician Assistant, Actuarial Science, Sport Management & Promotion, Pharmacy and Nursing.
All majors incorporate experiential learning opportunities.
Note: USJ is Test Optional (certain majors require the submission of test scores for admission)
October 17, 2017
Sacred Heart University is located in Fairfield, CT and is the second largest Catholic university in New England. Offering many majors with those in the Health Professions, Engineering and Business being very popular.
Note: SHU is a Test Optional college.
The Common Application announced that 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
The end of self-paced extended timing; mandatory experimental section.
April 17, 2018
Liberal Arts Colleges has created a video about why LACs are important, the financial reality of LACs vs. public universities, where the schools are located and the success of their graduates.
April 16, 2018
IECA Insights - April/May 2018
The results of the IECA members' survey in which members were asked about the criteria that they find are most important to colleges in their admission decisions have been tabulated - the rankings are listed below:
April 5, 2018
March 20, 2018
A list of the top 30 most selective colleges. Have you ever heard of Cooper Union?
February 8, 2018
Spot-on suggestions to help students and their applications be noted by admissions officers.
We can help your child take their application from good to great!
Each year 100% of my students are accepted to college with most being accepted to their first choice college.
CLASS OF 2019
The first college acceptance letter arrived on December 2nd (Xavier University (OH) with a $14K/year scholarship)! More acceptances continue to arrive weekly.
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.
McGill, Suffolk, George Washington, College of William & Mary, Boston College, Boston U, Northeastern, Northeastern (N.U. in Program-Italy), Rochester Institute of Technology, Temple, Pace, Endicott, U of Rhode Island, Purdue, Stonehill, Assumption, Western New England, Central Connecticut State, U Hartford, Bay Path, Mt. Ida, Keene State, Mitchell, New England College, Florida Southern, Roanoke, Mercyhurst, Utica (Ice Hockey scholarship), U Arizona, Indiana U (Kelly School of Business), Keene State, Winthrop, Fordham, U of Pittsburgh, U Mass., U Vermont, Wisconsin, Marist, St. Lawrence (ED), Tulane, Vanderbilt (ED), SMU Engineering ), NYU-Shanghai, Penn State, Wake Forest, Lynn, Fisher, Montana State, Miami U, Quinnipiac, U New Haven, Brown (ED), U Chicago, Furman (Rugby Scholarship), Florida State, U Tampa, Sacred Heart, University of Connecticut (B-School), U Colorado-Boulder, U Illinois-Urbana, Dean College, SUNY-Cobleskill, Roger Williams, Fisher, Newbury, Wofford, Holy Cross, Loyola Maryland, Russell Sage, High Point, Fairfield, Skidmore, Syracuse, U New Hampshire, U Delaware, U Maryland.