Frequently Asked Questions


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, consultants help students become better decision makers, consumers, and researchers. Furthermore, through this process, students become more independent, ready to take their next step into adulthood. Most importantly, IECs help students learn more about themselves and how to maximize their potential.

When should I be working with an independent consultant?

We believe the 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, standardized 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 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.