College Planning

You are about to embark on an exciting journey. Selecting a college is an important decision, and finding the right fit takes time. It also takes knowledgeable advisors with insight and experience, who can focus on each client’s needs to help them to successfully navigate the changing admissions landscape.

Career Planning

“You have your degree—what’s next? Be prepared and confident in today’s tight job market and achieve a competitive advantage. Karen is an experienced career coach who can help you to develop strong resumes, improve your interviewing skills and develop a job search strategy that will showcase your qualifications and position you to achieve your career goals”.

The LF Advantage

“From exploration to acceptance, Launching Futures offers customized and affordable college consulting services to meet the needs of each of our clients throughout the college admissions process."


Recent Blog Posts

What College Admissions Officers Look For

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Underclassmen, particularly sophomores and juniors, should also use their summer wisely. This is a great time to get involved and stay involved in extra-curricular activities that will help you to learn more about your interests. More...

College Costs and College Choice

Monday, July 01, 2013

Don’t forget to consider your family’s financial picture when researching colleges! College costs have climbed at a much steeper rate than most families’ incomes. This is why it is more important than ever to be educated on what colleges REALLY cost, not just the sticker prices on their websites. More...

New Common Application Coming Soon

Monday, July 01, 2013

Summer is also great time for rising seniors to get started on their college essays and to brainstorm ideas now to create essays which will clearly show admissions officers your character, motivations and passions. More...

Which College is the Best for You?

Monday, July 01, 2013

Need help in getting a jump on your college research? Most students have no idea where to start when researching and developing a list of colleges that fit them academically and personally, and how important that fit is for them to find success in their college years and in their future careers. More...

Colleges Visited

To ensure that clients receive the most accurate and current college admissions information I regularly attend professional conferences, meet frequently with admissions personnel and personally visit dozens of campuses annually to learn about new programs, trends and changes in the admissions process. This directly benefits my clients by helping them to make well-informed college decisions.

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My Contact Information
Karen M. Edgar
Launching Futures College Consultants
Phone: (425) 652-5110

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Ms. Edgar brings over 20 years of experience in successfully coaching and guiding high school students and adults in their college and career planning. She founded Launching Futures in 2006, while concurrently working in a large public high school where she has counseled and guided thousands of families through the college admissions process. 

Prior to counseling college applicants, Ms. Edgar worked for a major U.S. company where her experience as a college and corporate recruiter and later a career coach, provided her with a unique understanding of the full spectrum of a career life-cycle, and has proved to be an invaluable asset in guiding her clients through this important transition. She helps her students think strategically about their long term goals, select the right college fit and position themselves effectively for optimal college and career success.

Ms. Edgar is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and she holds professional memberships in PNACAC, NACAC and HECA. She also graduated with distinction from the UCLA College Counseling program, a highly regarded designation for professionals who guide students in the college admissions process.

Mission Statement

Our goal at Launching Futures in guiding clients through the complicated admissions process is to help them learn to identify their strengths, and to empower them, through a personalized and strategic college plan, with the tools, knowledge and confidence to make wise choices in their college selection.

Why Choose Launching Futures?

Your student is about to embark on an exciting journey. The college years offer the opportunity to not only develop academically, but also personally. We recognize that this journey can sometimes be overwhelming, particularly when you are unsure of the steps you must take to get there.

Finding the right college takes time. It also takes a committed partnership between the student, parents and a dedicated, informed and accessible advisor who can focus on the student’s needs and guide them smoothly through this important transition. With our experience, commitment and an approach that is designed to tell your child’s story in an honest and memorable way, we believe we can provide the direction, knowledge and support to help them understand and maximize their college options, and to facilitate a match that will provide for a successful college outcome.

From exploration to acceptance, we look forward to guiding you through this challenging, yet rewarding time. Your future is waiting. Let us help get you there!