Meet Cari!

CariF@collegewise.com

Meet Cari!

CariF@collegewise.com

counselor profile
counselor profile

Cari Franz, College Counselor

Cari Franz earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ohio University and went on to earn her master’s in education with a concentration in school counseling at Indiana University. She dove straight into the admissions world at Columbia College where she worked with families through the admission and financial aid process. Next, she transitioned to the school side where she’s spent the last 20 years as a college counselor just outside of Chicago. In addition to her school counseling role, Cari was an adjunct professor at DePaul University in their graduate school counseling program, and has served as a consultant for College Board within the Advanced Placement (AP) division. More recently, she launched an independent consulting practice and fell in love, but missed working as a part of a team- enter Collegewise.

Cari is a huge dog lover who spends much of her free time volunteering at Heartland Animal Shelter. When she’s not walking dogs, she’s riding the Peloton, enjoying a class at CorePower Yoga, or hanging with the family which includes her son (10), daughter (17 and current client!), husband, and best friend, Badger. She’s also a former gymnast and can still knock out an aerial cartwheel if she’s headed downhill!

Education and Experience

B.A. Cum Laude, Psychology and Sociology, Ohio University

M.S.Ed, Education, Indiana University

Certificate of Recognition- Outstanding Educator, University of Chicago

Former College Counselor, Ridgewood High School

Former Independent College Counselor, Major Help: College Counseling

Professional Organization Memberships

NACAC: National Association for College Admission Counseling

HECA: Higher Education Consultants Association

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