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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  1. Arizona State University


    1. California Institute of Technology
    2. Claremont McKenna College
    3. College of Marin
    4. Harvey Mudd College
    5. Occidental College
    6. Pitzer College
    7. Pomona College
    8. Santa Clara University
    9. Scripps College
    10. Stanford University
    11. University of California- Berkeley
    12. University of California- Los Angeles
    13. University of California- San Diego
    14. University of Southern California


    1. Yale University

    District of Columbia

    1. Georgetown University
    2. George Washington University


    1. University of Idaho


    1. Babson College
    2. Bay Path College
    3. Boston College
    4. Boston University
    5. Harvard University
    6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT)
    7. Tufts University
    8. University of Massachusetts- Amherst
    9. Wellesley College


    1. University of Nevado-Reno

    New Hampshire

    1. Dartmouth College

    New York

    1. Barnard College
    2. Clarkson University
    3. Columbia University
    4. Cornell University
    5. Dowling College
    6. New York University
    7. State University of New York-Stoney Brook
    8. St. Lawrence University

    North Carolina

    1. Duke University
    2. University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill


    1. Kenyon College
    2. Miami University of Ohio


    1. Oregon State University
    2. University of Oregon


    1. Bucknell University

    Rhode Island

    1. Brown University


    1. Rice University


    1. George Mason University
    2. University of Richmond
    3. University of Virginia


    1. Bellevue College
    2. Digipen
    3. Gonzaga University
    4. Lake Washington Institute of Technology
    5. Seattle Pacific University
    6. Seattle University
    7. University of Puget Sound
    8. University of Washington
    9. University of Washington Bothell
    10. Washington State University