While I could say that admissions mom knows the process of applying to college like the back of her hand, it would be a disrespect to her to file her in the same category as any other admissions counselor.
While I could say that admissions mom tells it to you straight, and is extremely honest when you need it most (even if you don’t realize it), it would be a disservice to you to characterize her just as truthful as anyone else might be.
But what I will say about admissions mom is that she is, without a doubt, the most caring person I have met on the journey through the maze that are college applications. She always lent a listening ear, especially when I thought no one could possibly understand the weird, overly complex subtleties of this godforsaken process. She always gave advice, whether as simple as eating fish before standardized tests (“BRAIN FOOD!”, as she would put it) or as thoughtful as comparing different colleges, when location, price, culture, fit, academics and so many other factors had to be weighed. And of course, I’d be remiss to not point out that she does know the process like the back of her hand, and that she is very honest about what you should or should not expect. But if I had to use one word, it would without a second thought be “caring.”
Whether I was considering whether or not to retake a standardized test, or whether college A or B would be a better fit for me, admissions mom always cared, and she always helped. ;)