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Who We Are

At Collegewise, the core of the work that we do with families is recognizing that this isn’t just about college.

It’s about making sure our students know what classes make most sense for them and their goals, which activities will allow them to thrive, what summer opportunities will help them grow, and how college fits into that broader picture of who they’re becoming.

A college counselor, at their best, helps you navigate every piece of that journey. And that’s what we do, every day.

Our counselors receive rigorous training when they're hired, and we keep a close eye on each counselor's roster size to ensure our students get the attention and support they need. Because, after all—if you're not successful, neither are we.

Meet Our Counselors

Where We've Worked
  • Collegewise counselors come from a variety of backgrounds. Many are former admissions officers, high school counselors, professors, teachers, and graduate degree holders.

  • Even before they made Collegewise their full-time gig, counseling and teaching were their life’s work. We've worked in admissions at institutions like University of Chicago, Harvard, Wellesley College, Stanford, Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown, and NYU.

Where We Went to School
  • Once upon a time, we applied to and attended college ourselves. From the ivies, to small private colleges, to large public research institutions, to women's colleges—we represent a wide variety of alma maters.

  • Our counselors attended schools like Boston University, Scripps, UCLA, Yale, Caltech, Harvard, Northwestern, Cornell, University of Texas at Austin, and Columbia University (to name a few).

Where Our Expertise Comes From
  • We hire counselors with a deep background in admissions, and they go through a rigorous training with members of our leadership team before starting a counseling practice.

  • Our counselors also take advantage of the breadth of knowledge in our ranks—we’re constantly asking each other questions and learning from one another’s areas of expertise, and benefitting from each other's conversations with admissions officers from all over. Your student will benefit from the collective experience of more than 85 Collegewise admissions experts. 

Hear from Collegewise Alumni!

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Ciara Madden

| University of Michigan

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Jacob Neidig

| Stanford

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Lauren Carlos

| University of Portland

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