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Laurie Starks

Owner & Advisor

Helping students find the right path towards their future is my passion!

Meet Laurie

For over 13 years, Laurie has successfully helped students navigate the constantly evolving admissions landscape. She takes pride in continued education by monitoring up-to-date admissions trends, frequenting college campuses throughout the U.S., meeting with college admissions representatives on a regular basis, and attending regional and national professional conferences to ensure the highest quality of current information for each client.

Laurie’s ongoing professional development activities include membership in the Texas Association for College Admissions Counseling (TACAC), Higher Educational Consultants Association (HECA), where she served as the Membership Chairperson and as an Executive Board member, and National College Advocacy Group (NCAG). A 23-year resident of Southlake, TX, she is married and has three children, all of whom are college graduates.

Laurie brings years of varied experience to her role as a college advisor. After a successful marketing career at IBM, Laurie “retired” to raise her three children and was a community volunteer providing leadership to various organizations for many years. While working in the Carroll Senior High School Guidance office, she was able to witness the struggle that many teens in this highly competitive school district experience while preparing and applying to college. Laurie realized there was a need for someone to step in to assist families with this sometimes stressful and complex experience. She has since dedicated herself to becoming an expert on college admissions. After completing courses through the UCLA College Counseling Certificate Program, and mentoring with an experienced college counselor, Laurie began her college counseling practice in 2004.

Families who work with Laurie appreciate that they have an additional and objective resource while planning for college. While her work is never meant to replace the important task of the school counselor, Laurie sees her role as one of committed advisor to students, providing extra support along the way. With a knack for successfully matching students to the right colleges, she is the expert to have as your advocate to overcome the hurdles and obstacles in the challenging road to the college of your choice.

Laurie Starks

Phone: 817-846-8734
Email: laurie@starkscc.com

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