April Paris-Joseph earned her BA from Middlebury College completing a double major in Political Science and Spanish with a double minor in Latin American Studies and French. She subsequently earned her MA in Latin American Studies from Stanford University. April's pre-mom career included teaching middle and high school Spanish. While raising her family April found herself studying college admissions starting over fifteen years ago when her oldest son was in high school thinking about college. She stayed connected to the process and grew a soft spot for student athletes, as she assisted her own four children through the recruiting process. When it came time to join the paid work force again April found college counseling brought together both her passion for education and love of teenagers.
Over the years, April has helped countless of her children's teammates and friends navigate, recruiting, essay writing, merit and financial aid and other aspects of college admissions. April earned her Certificate in College Counseling with Distinction from UCLA and began officially working as a college counselor during the 2021-2022 application cycle. The student athletes that worked with April all secured a roster spots on a D1, D3 or NAIA teams. In total her class of 2022 students gained admissions to over 50 unique colleges with over $2 million in combined merit aid. April enjoys walking students through the various elements of the college application process especially self discovery and essay writing while guiding them to find colleges that are the right fit for them socially, academically and financially.
American University, Amherst College, Arizona State University, Bates College, Bellevue College, Belmont University, Boston University, Brown University, Butler University, California Polytechnic State University, California State University, Fullerton, California State University, Northridge, Central Washington University, Chapman University, Colby College, Colgate University, Colorado State University, Columbia College Chicago, Columbia University, The Culinary Institute of America, DePaul University, Dillard University, Drexel University, Duke University, Earlham College, Emerson College, Emory University, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida Memorial University, Fordham University - Rose Hill Campus, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Gonzaga University, Goucher College, Hampton University, Harvard University, Hobart William Smith Colleges, Howard University, Indiana Institute of Technology, Johnson & Wales University, La Salle University, Lewis and Clark College, Linfield College, Loyola Marymount University, Loyola University Chicago, Maccalester College, Marquette University, Michigan State University, Middlebury College, Morehouse College, New York University, Northwestern University, Occidental College, Oregon State University | OSU, Pacific Lutheran, Pacific University Oregon, Pennsylvania State University- University Park,Pepperdine University, Princeton University, Radford University, Reed College, Rider University, Rutgers - New Brunswick, Saint Mary's College of California, San Diego State University, San Jose State, Santa Clara University, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle University, Seton Hall University, Skidmore College, Stanford University, The New School, The Ohio State University - Columbus, The University of Montana, Trinity College, Union College, University of British Columbia, University of Denver, University of Arizona, University of California - Berkeley, University of California - Davis, University of California - Los Angeles, University of California - Riverside, University of California - San Diego, University of California - Santa Barbara, University of California - Santa Cruz, University of Chicago, University of Colorado - Boulder, University of Connecticut, University of Denver, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Maryland, College Park | Maryland, University of Miami, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Oregon, University of Pittsburgh, University of Portland, University of Puget Sound, University of Redlands, University of San Francisco, University of South Carolina- Columbus, University of Southern California, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, University of Texas - Arlington, University of Virginia, University of Washington, University of Washington-Bothell Campus, University of Washington-Tacoma Campus, Ursinus College, Villanova University, Washington State University, Wesleyan University, Western Washington University, Willamette University, Whitman College, Xavier University of Louisiana