Denise Park Parsons

Denise Park Parsons has over thirty years of management and consulting experience, the last ten years of which have been devoted exclusively to guiding students to the college of their choice as an independent college counselor.  Her professional experience has been augmented by her having lived in other regions of the country, where she developed a broad knowledge of institutions of higher education.


Ms. Parsons is the principal of College Admissions Planning LLC and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. She has had careers in both the airline industry as a Regional Manager of Personnel in Baltimore, Maryland and education, serving as a regional education consultant in Dayton, Ohio.  


Ms. Parsons is a coauthor of “Phenotype and Management of Aicardi Syndrome: New Findings From a Survey of 69 Children” (Journal of Child Neurology, February 2007) and the author of her first memoir, Touchstone: A Life Unseen (Ab Initio, 2014).


Denise currently serves on the boards of Eastern Area Community Ministries and the Aicardi Syndrome Foundation. She has been a resident of Louisville for more than twenty years and lives there with her husband.


“I truly appreciate everything you have done for me over the past two years. There is no way I could have navigated the college preparatory waters without you; you helped keep me motivated, organized, and (most importantly) sane through the entire process. It was a joy working with you and I always looked forward to our meetings. Thank you for everything!”

K.S., Sacred Heart Academy Class of 2013

(University of Virginia)

“Thank you so much for everything!! I have no idea what I would have done without you during the college application process. You truly are a life saver!”

— E.M., Sacred Heart Academy Class of 2013 (Belmont University)

“Denise, I cannot thank you enough for going above and beyond to help get through to my junior. I will follow up with him and make sure he understands the expectations and that he is prepared. Please continue to communicate with me on his progress. Again, thank you so much – you really care about the kids and it shows.”

Parent, St. Francis High School, Class of 2014

“Thank you so much for being such a great mentor during the college search process! I always enjoyed meeting to discuss colleges and, thanks to you, the process was much simpler. Thank you for all of your help!”

J.D., Ballard High School Class of 2013 (DePauw University)

College Admissions Planning LLC

4165 Westport Road, Suite 203

Louisville, KY  40207

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