About Me

Dr. Lisa Snyder, Founder

I’m a career educator with over 20 years of experience.

My Story

I am a certified teacher who holds a Doctorate in Instructional Leadership.

For the past 15 years, I’ve worked in higher education, where I’ve had oversight of numerous areas, including enrollment, admissions, financial aid, and academic quality. 

I’m also a mother of two teen daughters. They’re navigating the same college selection and application process your child is going through. I understand the stress and anxiety that accompany such a big decision and the strain this process puts on your relationship with your child.

I know what you’re feeling. I’m feeling that too.

I founded Collegiate Success to help families navigate the college application process. I work with your child to find the college that best meets their academic and social needs and your financial ones.

My goal is to remove the stress and uncertainty so you can enjoy this exciting time together.

My Mission

Are you struggling with…

  • Understanding how to fill out your child’s college application?
  • Helping your student explore their post-high school plans?
  • Reading through thousands of college options and program offerings?
  • Learning about scholarship opportunities available for students?
  • Navigating the financial aid process?
Is your child struggling with…
  • Making a successful transition to college?
  • Time management?
  • Organization?
  • Study skills?

It’s okay; you’re not alone. I help parents like you so they can feel confident in the college application and financial aid processes—saving time and money. I also help students like yours who find the transition to college challenging and need extra support. 

My Qualifications

Doctorate in Education, Instructional Leadership, Argosy University

Master of Science, Curriculum Development & IT, SUNY University at Albany

Bachelor of Arts, English, SUNY College at New Paltz

College Advising Certificate (in progress), University of California, Riverside

Change Leadership Certificate, Cornell University

Leadership and Management in Higher Education Certificate, Harvard Institutes for Higher Education

My Memberships

Work With Me

College is a significant milestone. The search, application, and transition process can be stressful for high school students and their families. As your child’s college consultant, I’m here to guide them every step of the way. 

Trust me to help your child through the process to ensure they’re confident in their decisions and have all the necessary resources to be successful.