The College Lady in the News

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 …

How Texting Can Help Families Talk Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal – Sep 8, 2015

The playful nature of texting makes it a good channel for parental warmth and encouragement, says Robbye Fox, a parent educator with Parent …

The inequality snowball effect

Washington Post – Jul 25, 2014

… says Wendie Lubic, a college consultant in Washington, D.C., That gives you the money to build the buildings that can attract the students, …

Summer college programs help high schoolers test waters

Washington Post – Feb 23, 2014

That competition can breed stress,’ said Wendie Lubic, a D.C.-based education consultant. ‘I know some of my kids who are fabulous students .._

Prepare Teens for Summer College Prep Programs

U.S. News & World Report Apr 22, 2013

They need to understand that these kinds of college programs are not like summer camp,” says Wendie Lubic, an independent educational …

College Board markets midweek SAT testing to schools

Washington Post (blog) – Feb 8, 2013

asked Wendie Lubic, a DC-based independent educational consultant. In other words, will students be required to take the School Day test …


Upcoming Events

Application Completion Sessions

DC Sessions: August 27 and September 10, 4-6pm


Tungsten Prep and The College Lady are offering a workshop to help students complete their applications and receive feedback on their college essays. During this two-hour workshop, The College Lady will help students complete one application and identify the requirements unique to each school. In addition, each student will have a one-on-one meeting with one of the counselors to discuss their essays.

There will be two separate workshops in NW DC with registration online at:

MD Sessions:

For details on workshops in Maryland in August and September, contact Robbye Fox at

Ask the Experts: How do I find (and fund!) the right college?

September 12, 4:00 pm Eastern


The college search can be overwhelming: applications, essays, testing, campus visits, and last but not least, how to pay for it. Financial advisor Melissa Sotudeh and educational consultant Wendie Lubic have personally been through this process with their own children, and their professional expertise has helped dozens of other families find schools where their children can thrive academically and financially.

In their FREE webinar,you will learn:

  • How to navigate the college search
  • Qualities to find the “right fit” college for your child
  •  How to find the true cost of college
  •  How the average student receives a discount of 49% off the stated price of college
  •  A strategy to pay for college while limiting student loan debt

Thriving with Teens

September 29 – December 8, 9:30-11:30am


Robbye and Wendie will be teaching Thriving with Teens, a 10-week class starting in September, which teaches all the essential concepts and skills of positive parenting, adapting them to the needs and concerns of parents of teens.