Dr. Terrie Shipley

Supporting families one-on-one

throughout the college search,

application, and decision process.

NEWS

Let's meet over coffee!

 

Every student is different. Whether your focus is the college search, the perfect admissions essay, or transitioning to a first job, let's discuss your family's specific needs.

CONTACT

terrie shipley, ed.d.

918.346.3890

terrieshipley@gmail.com

 

Publications

5 Questions - Tulsa People

Terrie helps students and their parents navigate the college and career-planning process.

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Educational Planner -

Young People of the Next Generation

Terrie talks about her educational consulting process and her career as a  consultant.

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40 Under 40 -Oklahoma Magazine

 

Chosen as one one of  Oklahoma's "40 Under 40," Terrie is recognized for her consulting business among other accomplishments.

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Watch Terrie's interview below!

Upcoming Events

June 2, 2017

Parent Information Session | Portland, OR

 

Mid-September 2017

College Connection Fair | Tulsa, OK

 

November 1, 2017

Typical Early Action/Decision Application Deadline

 

January 1, 2018

Typical Regular Decision Application Deadline

 

May 1, 2018

National Reply Date (Deadline to notify colleges of whether you accept their offer of admission)

 

SERVICES

College & Career Planning

Informational Presentations

Additional Consulting

Terrie Shipley's one-on-one college admission consulting includes assistance with:

 

Applications

Career search & counseling

College list

Curriculum & activities consultation

Graduate School

Jobs & internships

Essays

Résumés

Scholarship strategy

Strengths analysis

Some Schools Where Terrie's Clients Have Been Accepted

Terrie is available for selected presentations and workshops to various organizations across Oklahoma, including businesses, churches, non-profit organizations, and schools.

 

Recent events include All Souls Unitarian Church, Cascia Hall Brown Bag Lunch & Learn, and National Charity League. Topics include "getting into college," "how to maximize your junior year," and "student resume bootcamp."

 

 

Terrie Shipley's consulting services include:

 

- StrengthsFinder analysis (T2S certified)

- Résumé building & workshops

- Essay planning & workshops

- Leadership skill building & workshops

- Graduate school application assistance

- Internship and job application assistance

 

Testimonials

Annie

George

Glade

Madeline

“The greatest impact, I felt, was all the work we did on my resumé.  You helped me organize it in a professional way and it actually made my accomplishments look impressive.”

- Glade, recently graduated from Duke University

 

“We needed help with the Common App.  It was not clear how to get all of our son’s activities and merits into such a generic format.” … “Terrie is knowledgeable beyond what a parent can achieve.  She is positive, realistic and very bright.  We feel so lucky she is in Tulsa.  We plan to hire her for our younger son.”

- Nancy, Glade’s mother

 

“She will encourage no matter where you end up or feel you’re headed.  But more importantly, when you’re working with her, you’ll feel known.”

- Annie, current student at Hollins University

 

“I think the help with the résumé and having someone look over each document was so important.” … “After the fact, I realized how important the small things were.  For example, putting things in a certain order, formatting something in a certain way, small grammar mistakes…”

- Madeline, current student at Rhodes College

 

“She really can walk the kids through a very difficult process, especially for a top tier school.” … “She was a great help to my friend’s daughter, and she got in to NYU.”

- Debbie, Madeline’s mother

 

“There was no problem that needed solving; I simply needed a guide.” … “She does help, but you need to do it yourself, with her overview.”

- George, current student at Loyola University Chicago

 

“Applying to college can be a tough time for parents and students.  This helped us navigate the process with less stress.”

- Carol, George’s mother

 

“Terrie was so helpful in getting Tony to focus on the schools that he had an interest in and ultimately getting in the school that fits him best.”

- Judy Hudgens, mother of current student at Colorado State University

 

“I wanted to make sure my applications were polished and the best possible representation of myself as an applicant.  The glowing recommendations from friends who had used College App Zap make my choice easy.” … “Ensuring that you have the best possible chance during the admissions process is an investment in your future, and Terrie’s services are invaluable.”

- Marley, current student at the University of Pennsylvania

 

 

“It will help you tremendously.  She knows what she is doing and is always happy to help.  You will not regret it.”

- Ross, recently graduated from the University of Michigan

 

“Terrie takes the emotion and turmoil out of the search and application process.” … “Our senior respected Terrie because she spoke from experience, his language, and was ‘cool.’”

- Julia, Ross’ mother

About Terrie

Terrie Shipley, M.A.Ed., is a Tulsa-based independent educational consultant. She serves as HECA's Community Representative for Oklahoma. Formerly, she was a Top 100 university admissions counselor, academic advisor, and student affairs officer. She is a member of the following professional organizations: HECA, NACAC, NACADA, and NASPA. A California native turned Okie, Terrie has bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Political Science from Syracuse University and a master’s in Education from Michigan State University  She is also graduating with a doctorate in Educational Administration from The University of Oklahoma in May 2017. Her top 5 talents (Clifton Strengthsfinder) are Futuristic, Competition, Achiever, Strategic, and Maximizer.

 

With her unique experience, passion for student development, and go-getter personality, she knows the most important factors to consider when making decisions about college. Feel free to contact her today to learn more about how she might be able to help your family.

Contact:

terrie shipley, ed.d.

918.346.3890

terrieshipley@gmail.com

 

Resources

General Admission Tips

Maximizing College Fairs

Nailing Your Interview

Applying to College

College Timeline

RISING SENIORS:

 

 

- Spring/summer is the time to finalize your college list, begin your main personal essay, and work on your student resume (if applicable). Also, be sure to register for the SAT or ACT (with writing) if you haven't already--you should be nearing your "final" score. 

 

- Common Application opens August 1

 

- Most Early Action/Early Decision deadlines are October 15, November 1, or November 15

 

- Most Regular Decision deadlines are January 1

 

 

 

(This is a rough timeline; please be sure to check with your individual college's admissions website for their actual due date!)

Tulsa Area Tutors

The one thing Terrie doesn't do is test prep.

(She dislikes it as much as you do!)

 

Some Tulsa area tutors that clients have had positive experiences with include:

 

- Andrea Koenig

 

- Huntington

 

- Monica Furr

 

- Mary Grewe

 

- Suzie Singhal

 

- Tutor Doctors

 

 

Feel free to ask Terrie for their contact info. 

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