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I appreciate SO MUCH you walking with my sons through this process. Your insight and guidance has been so incredibly valuable and I’ve watched both of them grow so much. I remember back when I first started trying to decide if we should get a counselor - after we met with you, I came home & told my husband I thought it was a good choice and that just the development of writing skills would be worth it. I had no way of knowing at that time that not only would you help them define themselves and their goals, but that you’d ultimately save our family literally hundreds of thousands of dollars. Your service has probably been the best money we’ve ever spent and we’re so thankful you’re here, in Knoxville(!), helping families like ours. We feel so lucky. 

Mom of a a Vanderbilt Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholar and University of Alabama Randalls Research Scholar


"Dear Mrs. Stucke: I can’t believe I just finished my first semester of college! Over the past weekend, I was reflecting on the special people in my life that made my first semester possible, and you immediately came to mind. You kept me focused and on target during my college process, and I’m happy to say I couldn’t have found a school more perfect for me! Notre Dame has had everything that I was looking for and then some."

Notre Dame University student

"Ms. Stucke helped me turn the words on my paper into tangible stories that were actually enjoyable to write and read. With her guidance, I improved my storytelling capabilities and was able to let my true personality shine through, all while staying under the word limits, which is truly a feat. I will be going to Harvard in the fall, partly because of the help and writing skills I gained at Admission Prep."

Harvard University student

"Earlier in the week, I got into Vanderbilt and Duke. Today I got into Princeton and Penn.  Thank you so much for all your help putting my applications together--I don't know how I would have done this without you.


Princeton University student

"Dear Ms. Stucke, I have great news  I talked with the Coach from the University of Chicago yesterday afternoon, and he welcomed me to the class of 2024!  Thank you so much for all your help.  it is a dream come true!"

University of Chicago student

"My daughter worked with Liz on her college essays and looked forward to her weekly FaceTime meetings and constructive feedback. She became truly engaged in the college application process and felt confident in her plans. Less stress and more confidence= great results. My daughter will be attending the right college for her thanks to the guidance provided by AP. So pleased and thankful."

Mom of Harvard University student

"Hi Mrs. Stucke, I have decided to attend Tulane. Thank you for everything you’ve done through this process! My essays wouldn’t have been half as good as they were, and I wouldn’t have been able to narrow it down to a few schools that would fit my personality. Your help and overall knowledge was what allowed me to stay calm throughout the whole process. Again, thank you for helping me get into one of my dream schools!!"

Tulane University student

"Thank you very much again for all you have done for our daughter and our family. It was critical, tremendous help in determining her path forward." 

Mom of Chancellor's Scholar at Vanderbilt

“We have such great regard and respect for you. The students who sign up for your program are extremely lucky to have found you. You are not only a great mentor and guide, but also a great human being. My son will forever have a mentor in you.”

Mom of Cornell student

"I was very fortunate to be able to work with Liz Stucke on my college essays. I spent months over-thinking each statement so much, that I could feel myself starting to lose track of their true meaning. Liz's suggestions and comments helped me reevaluate my writing style so I could properly shape the messages that I wanted to convey. Her advice helped me immensely."

Connecticut College student

Some of AP’s Student Admissions:

Full Scholarships:

Bowdoin, Questbridge Match

Duke, Questbridge Match

Univ. of Pennsylvania, Questbridge Match


Dartmouth Joint Antarctic School Expedition

Indiana Univ. Wells Scholar

Vanderbilt University: Chancellors & Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholars

University of SC, STAMPS

Clemson National Honors Scholar

Univ of TN HASLAM and Chancellor Scholars

Univ. of Alabama Presidential Scholarship; Blount and Randalls Research Scholar

Many University Scholarships

College Admissions:

Babson College (MA)

Barnard College (NY)

Bates College (ME)

Belmont University (TN)

Boston College (MA)

Boston University (MA)

Bowdoin College (ME)

Carleton College (MN)

Case Western (OH)

Centre College (KY)

Chicago, The University of (IL)

Clemson University (SC)

Colby College (ME)

College of Charleston (SC)

Coast Guard Academy (CT)

Columbia University (NY)

Cornell University (NY)

Davidson College (NC)

DePaul University (IL)

Duke University (NC)

Elon University (NC)

Emerson College (MA)

Emory University (GA)

Furman University (SC)

George Mason (VA)

Georgia Tech (GA)

Harvard University (MA)

Harvey Mudd College (CA)

Haverford College (PA)

Indiana University (IN)

James Madison University (VA)

London School of Economics (UK)

Loyola of Chicago (IL)

Macalester College (MN)

Massachusettes Institute of Tech MIT (MA)

McGill University (Canada)

Mercer University (GA)

Miami University of Ohio (OH)

Middlebury College (VT)

New York University (NY)

Northwestern University (IL)

North Carolina State University (NC)

Notre Dame, The University of (IN)

Princeton University (NJ)

Purdue University (IN)

Rhodes College (TN)

Rice University (TX)

Sewanee, University of the South (TN)

Smith College (MA)

Stanford University (CA)

Tufts University (MA)

Tulane University (LA)

University College London (UK)

University of Alabama, Birmingham (AL)

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (AL)

University of California, Berkeley (CA)

University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

University of Colorado, Boulder (CO)

University of Denver (CO)

University of Georgia (GA)

University of Illinois, Urbana (IL)

University of Kentucky (KY)

University of Massachusetts, Amherst (MA)

University of Miami (FL)

University of Michigan (MI)

University of New Hampshire (NH)

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC)

University of North Carolina, Wilmington (NC)

University of Oregon (OR)

University of Pennsylvania (PA)

University of Southern California (CA)

University of Tennessee, Knoxville (TN)

University of Texas, Austin (TX)

University of Virginia (VA)

University of Washington (WA)

University of Wisconsin, Madison (WI)

Vanderbilt University (TN)

Villanova University (PA)

Wake Forest University (NC)

Washington University, St. Louis. (MO)

Wellesley University (MA)

Wofford College (SC)

Boarding Schools:

Deerfield Academy

Groton School

Miss Porters

The Peddie School

Phillips Andover Academy

Phillips Exeter Academy


The Taft School

What Students & Parents Say:

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