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Investing in Your Child’s Future…

Since 2013, we have been helping parents and students navigate the college admissions process in all of its intricacies.

We are a boutique firm comprised of advisors, who teach college counseling through the UCLA credential program. Each counselor works individually with your child to develop a successful path by getting to know them on a personal level.

Our goal is to make sure you get all the answers you need to make the college planning process exciting and well worth the investment.

Westward Scholars is the most trusted brand in college counseling in the Greater Philadelphia, Bucks, Berks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Lancaster, York Counties and School Districts. Our advisors are invited to speak at local high schools as well as in the Delaware Valley.

Westward-Scholars-Logo-–-Final-500x88

Investing in Your Child’s Future…

Since 2013, we have been helping parents and students navigate the college admissions process in all of its intricacies.

We are a boutique firm comprised of advisors, who teach college counseling through the UCLA credential program. Each counselor works individually with your child to develop a successful path by getting to know them on a personal level.

Our goal is to make sure you get all the answers you need to make the college planning process exciting and well worth the investment.

Westward Scholars is the most trusted brand in college counseling in the Greater Philadelphia, Bucks, Berks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Lancaster, York Counties and School Districts. Our advisors are invited to speak at local high schools as well as in the Delaware Valley.

Simplify

Simplify the complicated college admissions & financial aid process so you can succeed.

Peace-of-Mind

Offer confidence & peace-of-mind to parents and students during the typically complex and stressful admissions process.
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Motivation

Motivate your child by finding the best fit schools where they can excel to their highest level.

Financial Aid

Target the schools that will maximize grants & scholarships to save you money.

Receive a Complimentary College Admissions & Financial Aid Consultation
Need help? Call us at: 1-484-604-0444

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to guide parents and their children with the necessary college admission tools that help them pave the way of success in college, their careers, and life.

What We Believe

Quality college admissions and financial aid counseling should be accessible and affordable for all, so that every student can realize the dream of higher education.

How We Work with You

From classroom experiences to online Q&A communities that connect parents, students and experts, Westward Scholars blends approaches and leverages multiple competencies to offer a personalized approach that engages and empowers each applicant.

Who We Serve

We serve parents or guardians of high school & international students, GED or GAP year students, and lifelong learners in the Greater Philadelphia area, across the nation and around the world.

Meet Our Head Counselors

Meet Our Head Counselors

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Sandy Thornton J.D.

 

Education:

  • UCLA Extension, Certificate in College Counseling
  • St. Joseph’s University, PA Teaching Certificate English, Secondary Education
  • Widener University School of Law, Juris Doctor, Admitted to Pennsylvania & New Jersey Bars
  • Denison University, Bachelor of Arts, Double Major: English (Writing Emphasis) & Spanish

 


 

Sandy Thornton has spent many years working with students of all ages in education and with college admissions, including:

  • More than 35 years of experience in interviewing & evaluating high school students for college admissions
  • Guiding & assisting college-bound students with all aspects of applying to college, enabling them to gain admittance to their top choices, including many elite universities
  • Meeting university admissions personnel and students while working college fairs and visiting college campuses
  • Conducting ongoing research on current university admissions trends and requirements
  • Guiding students and supporting business professionals in all areas of English composition as a certified secondary English teacher
  • Helping middle and high school students prepare for standardized tests
  • College counseling certification including international counseling
  • Member of National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC)

 

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Lisa Turner, Ed.D.

 

Education:

  • Northcentral University, Doctorate in Education, Education Technology Management
  • Pennsylvania State University, Masters in Education, Teaching and Curriculum
  • York College of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts, Secondary English Education

Lisa Turner is an English teacher at Central York High School in York, PA, a course developer and instructor with Eduspire (an educational professional development organization), and a former associate professor at Ashford University.

Lisa has taught English to middle and high school students for more than 15 years. In this capacity, Lisa has worked on essay writing skills with thousands of students and is a published writer, as well. In addition to teaching traditional English classes, Lisa also teaches a high school course that focuses on “real world” communication through career research and post-secondary education exploration.

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Westward Scholars
P.O. Box 21493 | York, PA 17402
p: 1-484-604-0444 | e: Support Team

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What People Are Saying

“My essay was phenomenal and my application was stronger than I could have ever imagined. I have no doubt that I am headed to the right college for me and my future.”

~ Jen R

College Admissions Services

Virtual Services:
- Application Review
- Essay Writing Session

 

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