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About Us


Tassel to Tassel started in 2012 as a workshop series to help high school graduates begin thinking about what works in college and how it may or may not be different from what worked in high school.  Workshops at the public library evolved into a suite of services that provide guidance as students learn to navigate their new educational space.

At Tassel to Tassel, we believe your college transcript isn't a reflection of your intellect so much as it's a reflection of the decisions you make.  Our goal is to help you graduate on time, with a competitive GPA, and to maximize your college experience - all by making good decisions.  This happens through developing self-awareness, engaging in the educational process, and learning how to successfully navigate the college landscape.

Tassel to Tassel's webinars, blog posts, and podcasts encourage you to make small changes that can have a big impact on your first year.  We are also here to support you throughout the academic year with regular check-ins and effective best practices for college success.

Meet the Transition Coach

Dedra Eatmon, Ph.D.

Founder & College Transition Coach


I'm Dedra Eatmon (Dr. Dee), founder of Tassel to Tassel and college transition strategist.  I want every student who enters college to learn how to actively engage in the process, learn the system, and confidently navigate their new environment.  I am passionate about empowering students.

What is a college transition strategist, you ask?  Well, I teach first-year students how to have a great first year by shedding their high school skin and growing into more engaged, accountable, and inquisitive college students.  That means introducing strategies to ease the transition.  Thus, the title college transition strategist.  Some may even consider me to be a freshman whisperer.

I am a first generation college student myself who learned a lot of lessons about college the hard way.  After hitting a few bumps in the road, I figured some things out.  Along the way,  I started teaching and now have over a decade of high school and college  experience.  Five years ago I began working with high school graduates to share strategies for navigating the sometimes tricky college environment.  I want to help you maximize your college experience by laying a strong foundation during the first year.


 Stick with me and you can Get College Ready!

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