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Transitions College Advising was created by Josephine Vonarburg to guide students with learning differences and their parents through the complex process of finding a college or other post-secondary program where the student can thrive both academically and socially. Her goal is to help students discover the different post-secondary options available to them, and to advise them as they make their transition from high school to college. She recognizes that every student has a different set of skills, interests, talents, and passions, and that each path to success will look different.


Josephine worked as a Learning Specialist at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Regional Center for Learning Disabilities for 15 years. During that time, she was a tutor, advisor and coach to students with learning disabilities and learning differences. Her focus was helping students develop the skills and confidence necessary to achieve success. 



Josephine is also available to give workshops and presentations to parents and students about how to successfully transition from high school to college. Currently, she is an Associate Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association and the Higher Education Consultants Association, and frequently attends workshops and conferences to stay informed of the changing college admissions landscape. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, a Master of Education degree from Boston University, and a Certificate in Independent Educational Consulting from UC Irvine. She has been teaching and advising college students since 1992.

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