The College Lady in the News

The Importance and Benefits of Family Mealtime

Washington Parent — February 2018

This past Thanksgiving, our family of five and a few friends ate dinner on folding tables and camp chairs alongside a rented 40-foot RV. And it was transformative…  by Robbye Fox

The Slow, Steady Erosion of SAT Subject Tests

Inside Higher Ed — October 23, 2017

Wendie Lubic, a private college counselor in Washington, works with many students who are applying to top colleges — the group of institutions that either require, recommend or accept the tests.

How to Talk to Your Teen After Watching “13 Reasons Why”

Washington Parent — August 2017 (PMA Silver Award-winning article!)

As tough as it was for Robbye Fox to finish all 13 episodes of the controversial Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” released last spring, my 20- and 23-year-old daughters…

College Essay Have You Nervous? The College Lady Shares How DC Students Can Shine

Tungsten Prep — August 20, 2017

Diana Blitz has been helping students write great college essays for more than two decades—most recently as a school counselor …

Should You Tell Your Teen You Tried Alcohol or Drugs?

Wall Street Journal (subscription) – Apr 25, 2017

Parents should avoid either glorifying past adventures or overemphasizing the risks,  says Wendie Lubic, an instructor for the Parent …

Tired of people asking where you’re going to college? Here’s what to say

Washington Post – Feb 23, 2017

Robbye Fox, a counselor with the College Lady, a Washington-area independent college counseling group, encourages students to embrace …

Upcoming Events

Managing Money for College Students and Parents

Join us for a 90 minute interactive seminar offered by Lori Atwood of Fearless Finance. (You can read more about Lori in a recent article in the Washington Post). The course is called Money 101: Managing Money Basics for College Students, and it is designed to help students become more independent and responsible about money as well as learning about budgeting, planning for expenditures and preparing for the unexpected. Credit card use and other valuable topics will be covered.

The workshop costs $55 per family and the fee goes entirely to the presenter and to cover the cost of the space. I think you will find it to be money well-spent.

WHAT:  Money 101: Managing Money Basics for College Students

WHEN: May 20, 2018 from 4pm – 5:30pm

WHERE: Center for Family Well-Being, 5039 Connecticut Ave., NW #7, Washington, DC  20016 (near Politics and Prose)

COST: $55 per family. Payment by credit card is required to register.


Application Completion Sessions

Summer before senior year is a great time to get started on the Common Application and Coalition Applications, which combined are accepted by nearly 1,000 colleges nationwide.  Small group application completion sessions can make the process a lot more efficient, fun and motivating for rising seniors.

Sessions will be offered in Olney, DC and Kensington, MD.

  • Small group workshops (no larger than 5 students) will take place in Northern Montgomery County (Olney) the weeks of June 17-22, July 23-27 and August 27-30. Afternoon and evening sessions will be available that focus on both the Common and Coalition Applications, based on students’ needs.

    For more information or to reserve a space, contact Robbye at or 301-466-9712.

  • For sessions in DC and Kensington, MD, please email and you will be notified about dates and costs.

College Lady House Parties

Curious about the College Admission process and what it entails?

If you are willing to invite 5-10 families to your home, we are happy to come and present information and answer questions about applying to college at no charge to you or your guests. No hard sell, just solid information that you can use! (Hosts receive a discount on our services).

We have a few upcoming House Parties scheduled, so if you can’t host, but want to attend one, we are happy to ask if one more person can attend.