Personal Approach. Many families choose to work with us for the individualized, personal attention we offer. We build on the work that guidance counselors begin. Due to the nature of their jobs, most counselors spend only a small portion of their time devoted to college planning and counseling. In contrast, college planning and readiness is our sole priority. We work with a small group of students per year, allowing ample time devoted towards one-on-one guidance.

Alleviated Stress. With the competitiveness of college admissions at an all-time high, the time and effort students must put towards the college application process can be overwhelming. We help students plan ahead, maximize their time and stay on course. Our students feel confident as they research, prepare and apply to colleges. Working with us helps alleviate stress and tension, and frees up students and parents to enjoy the memorable high school years.

Expertise. We visit nurmerous college each year, attend conferences and research current admission and test prep trends to better serve our students. This first-hand knowledge is essential as we help students find the right fit and help them meet their college goals. Learn more about us here.


What is an educational consultant?

Independent Educational Consultants (IEC) help students and their parents successfully navigate the college admission process by advising, informing, teaching, encouraging, and empowering students to find the college match that will best suit them as individuals. Educational Consultants do not get students in to college, per se; rather, they teach students about colleges and about admissions. By doing so, they help students better understand decision making, consumerism (and being a good researcher), and being independent. Most importantly, IECs help students learn more about themselves and how to maximize their potential.

When should I begin working with an independent consultant?

We believe the most ideal time to begin working with us is in the sophomore or junior year of high school. Planning ahead provides students and families plenty of time for college research, standardize test preparation and timely completion of college applications.  However, we gladly work with senior students in their first and second semesters, as well as transfer students and non-traditional students.

What kinds of students work with us?

All kinds! We work with students who pursue very competitive college options, along with students who prefer less competitive schools.  Regardless, we enjoy working with students from all walks of life and at all academic levels. From student-athletes, to students with learning differences, our goal isn’t solely to help you get into college. We develop students as individuals and enjoy playing a small role in helping them mature in to successful adults.