Longworth Prep's mission is to make the maze to higher education less stressful for the whole family.

Starting high school can be scary. Now, searching for and applying to colleges can be overwhelming and intimidating. Parents want what's best for their children, but often don't know what steps to take to navigate the maze to higher education.  Even when you know the steps, sometimes family dynamics between teenagers and parents get in the way of working productively. 

My name is Sandy Longworth. I built Longworth Prep because I believe taking the next step in higher education doesn't have to be filled with anxiety and stress. My background in school counseling and family therapy helps me collaborate with students and their families to build a customized path through the maze so you can all enjoy the ride.


Find out more about how I can help you and your family get through the maze with less stress, fewer arguments and more fun. My services are available as part of a package or in hourly blocks that can be customized to meet your needs.

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about me

As founder of the company, I provide all the services Longworth Prep offers. My years as a certified school counselor, family therapist and parent mean that I know how to make the college application process easier for the whole family.

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Longworth Prep Testimonials

Working with Sandy took significant pressure off the family as deadlines, responsibilities, and questions were directed between Sandy and the student. It afforded us the opportunity to support and encourage, rather than nag, argue, worry and fight.
— Scott W., Geneva, IL
Sandy is friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable about the college process. I loved the comprehensive notes following each student meeting. It helped my relationship with my daughter because it took the pressure off of staying on top of her for all the college deadlines. It was an amazing process watching my daughter mature under Sandy’s guidance during the college search.
— Jean Williams, parent, Geneva, IL
Longworth Prep took the pressure (and emotions) off the parents. The objective third-party opinion is invaluable.
— Kara Bryan, parent, Elburn, IL
Sandy did an amazing job informing us as parents how to support our daughter on her journey to college. She made us aware of schools and scholarship opportunities we would not have know about if we hadn’t worked with her.
— Bethany Kural, parent, Chicago, IL
Sandy helped me decide what is and isn’t best for me for college.
— April R., high school junior, Muscatine, Iowa
Longworth Prep helped me with my essays and making sure I applied early. And I got accepted to my dream school!
— Maddie Bryan, high school senior, Elburn, IL
I thought that the service was great (good advice on how to write letters to colleges, what to look for in colleges, and how to write specifically towards a college’s interests). I would greatly recommend this to others.
— Paul, high school senior, Geneva, IL
We sought help in the college admission process late in the game and Sandy helped my daughter focus and get the job done.
— Jeanne R., parent, Milwaukee, WI
Our daughter felt very comfortable working with Sandy and we both felt prepared for each new step in the process. Additionally, all our questions were answered.
— Sherrie Jo Cole, parent, Milwaukee, WI