It felt like we sent Blake on a journey in a faraway land, and he got a tour guide who told him what paths to try and which to turn away from. Not having been in this strange land ourselves, as parents, our greatest fear was we would give wrong directions. Great experience, comfortable for Blake from start to finish!
BILL, PARENT OF BLAKE CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
Collegewise helped make my daughter’s college application process smooth and painless. In the end, my daughter was accepted to and will be attending her first choice school, USD. I could not be more thrilled for Alana, and I owe so much to Collegewise for making my daughter’s dream school a reality!
TORREY, PARENT OF ALANA UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
Collegewise provided me with a better understanding of the college application and decision process than I thought possible. Collegewise’s guidance throughout the process allowed me to really figure out what I was looking for in a college, while also maximizing my options.
ISABELLE SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY
I would often be stressed about what I needed to get done or about how things were turning out, but every time I walked out of the office, I was so at ease. I think the most important part about being at Collegewise was how personalized the process was, and how much care and time and effort went into me specifically.
EMMA UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Going to my meetings at Collegewise never felt like a chore, but more as something to look forward to! Everyone in the office is so friendly, willing to help, and made for such great motivators and supporters when it came time to fill in apps and write essays. 10/10!
EMILY BOSTON UNIVERSITY
The college application process is confusing and tedious, and Collegewise really helped with that process. It was reassuring to go over my application with my counselor so that we could make sure that I had a better chance of getting in!
KYRA VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY
A native of Bethesda, Maryland, Andrew has over a decade of experience in higher education. Before Collegewise, Andrew served as a NCAA Compliance Officer at three Division 1 universities. In this capacity, he provided comprehensive NCAA rules education and assisted recruited student-athletes in navigating both the NCAA initial-eligibility requirements and the university admissions process. The near perfect climate and an offer from the USC Marshall School of Business to join their admissions team led Andrew to the West Coast. He was charged with helping prospective students explore the many academic offerings available to them, in addition to guiding them through the undergraduate admissions process. This experience provided a pathway for Andrew to join the academic staff at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology.
His interests include traveling to visit different colleges while hoping to catch a sporting event at each stop. When not crisscrossing the country, you can find Andrew at one of Southern California’s South Bay beaches spending time with friends and family.
Education & Experience
Former NCAA Compliance Officer, University of South Carolina, Georgetown University, Radford University
Former Admissions Counselor, USC Marshall School of Business, Pepperdine University
B.S., Summa Cum Laude graduate, University of South Carolina
M.S., West Virginia University
UCLA College Counseling Certificate Program
Professional Organization Memberships
WACAC: Western Association for College Admission Counseling