About Us

We support high school students navigating the college admissions process.

Summary of services:

(12th) Early and Regular Decision Applicants: Your college list is most likely set, and you would like help preparing your college applications for deadlines that fall as early as November. We will assist you in creating a polished application that will garner attention.

(11th/12th) Junior Spring/Summer + Senior Fall: You are a motivated student looking for comprehensive assistance with college selection, resume building/polishing, application completion, and essay creation for multiple applications.

(10th) Early Preparation: Applying to college is two years away, and you would like to know what high school courses, grades, activities, and personal attributes will make you a successful candidate. Get some early guidance.

(12th) Essay Review Only: You've already completed your first (or maybe "final") draft. Essay Review by a former admissions professional is available two months to two weeks before your application deadline.

For fifteen years, I have worked in the college admissions and college counseling fields, helping students realize their higher education goals. I created Empathy Admissions with the ethos that all students deserve to be celebrated for who they are and they may need the help of an Empathetic Admissions Advisor to create a compelling narrative for the college application process.

Check out what Empathy Admissions can do to prepare your adolescent for the college application season.


  • Comprehensive Admissions Counseling
  • Independent Admissions Advisor
  • Activity & Résumé Building
  • Application Preparation
  • Essay Review

Rep/Contact Info

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Shawn Rae Passalacqua
Empathetic Admissions Advisor / CEO