College Admissions Consultant

College Admissions Consultant

After completing my certificate in College Admissions Counseling through UCLA, I began my practice, Signature College Counseling. I am a Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), have guided over 200 families, and fully enveloped as a college admissions consultant, bringing students and colleges together.

As an IECA educational consultant, I am a skilled professional who provides counseling to help students and families find colleges that are a SAFE match: colleges that will foster a student’s Social, Academic, Financial and Emotional growth. As an Independent Educational Consultant (IEC), I provide students and families individual attention, first-hand knowledge of hundreds of educational opportunities, and the time to explore all of their options.

With their extensive knowledge of schools and colleges, IECA member consultants broaden the potential choices, and provide vital help in weighing factors such as cost, location, and curriculum. With an IEC, your student has the opportunity to explore a wider variety of options and discuss possibilities in a meaningful way. Because we are not tied to any specific school or college, IECA member consultants are not burdened with unrelated duties and are available at the family’s convenience-not just during school hours during the school year.

If you have any questions about the college admissions process or the above information please do not hesitate to contact me at or by phone, 845.551.6946.

From help with college selection, interview, and essay preparation, to financial aid counseling, we have a menu of services that fits everyone’s needs. We are here to help alleviate your stress by navigating this complex process. Count on our expertise to help you find the right college where you will thrive and succeed.

The following is information from the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)
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How can an IECA member help find the right college or graduate school for you?

IECA member consultants can be a welcome resource for applicants and families who recognize that they need more individual kids on steps attention than a school counselor may have time to provide. IECA member consultants offer you the knowledge and skills of an experienced professional, coupled with a commitment to meeting the client’s best interests. IECA consultants also have expertise in advising individuals with special circumstances such as learning or physical disabilities.

An IECA educational consultant spends hours with the applicant and family getting to the heart of his or her personality, interests, qualifications, and aspirations. A successful admission begins when a consultant learns as much as he or she can about you, then works to find the college or graduate school that provides the best environment for your educational, social, professional, and personal growth. It’s not only about being accepted. It’s about thriving at the institution that is the right fit for you.

IECA member consultants provide a complete search of appropriate colleges.

An IECA consultant spends about 20% of his or her time on the road, meeting with students on campus admissions officers, touring campuses, and exploring the campus environment. Therefore, consultants have extensive, first-hand knowledge of colleges and graduate schools, big and small, around the country. This personal insight provides clients with a much deeper understanding than any catalog or website can convey. Because consultants are familiar with a multitude of institutions, they can present applicants with a much wider selection of possibilities and provide vital help in weighing factors such as cost, location, and curriculum

An IECA member consultant can act as your guide, interpreter, and facilitator for the entire selection and application process.

Working with someone who understands the system can be invaluable during this stressful time. IECA consultants regularly attend conferences and workshops to stay current on developments in their field. They have experience in college admissions and know the intricacies of test preparation, applications, essays, interviews, and financial aid. IECA consultants can even help you decide what academic, personal, and work experiences will best prepare you for success on campus.

IECA member consultants provide unbiased help.
IECA consultants work for you, not the college. Not tied to any institution, IECA consultants will offer objective help in wading through the myriad letters, brochures, videos, and catalogs that applicants collect in their search, and in evaluating the pros and cons of each program. With college and graduate school becoming more expensive and competitive every day, families and applicants feel increased pressure to make the right choice. An IECA educational consultant serves as your personal resource in this important decision-making process.

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