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choosing a consultant

Don't just take it from me...

Working with a consultant is a commitment of time and money.    Finding a consultant that can accommodate your specific needs and work well with both students are parents is critical.  Your consultant to should be:

  • Accessible - available to answer questions in a timely manner

  • Approachable - easy for both parents and students to work with, both in relaying information but also in giving critical feedback throughout the college application process.

  • Knowledgeable - a good consultant is never done learning because admission's processes are always changing. Your consultant should be visiting colleges and attending professional development opportunities within the college admissions profession.

  • Ethical - commitment to a strong standard of ethics is important in this very important process.  Consultants who belong to professional organizations such as the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) and/or the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) abide by specific professional standards and values.  They also must meet certain educational and experiential criteria to join.

These are just a few important traits to consider.  The Higher Education Consultants Association  has a great set of guidelines for families on how to choose a consultant, so you can feel confident you are making the best choice for your family.  Click on the link below to access the HECA guidelines.

How to Choose the Right College Admissions Help

Because it is critical that both parents and students feel comfortable working with me as their consultant, I offer a free, no-obligation consultation, so you can get a feel for my personality and style, and how that will mesh with your student.  Contact me if you would like to schedule a consultation or speak more about this opportunity.

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