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Eva Dodds

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Eva began her college admissions career in 1991. Since then, she has worked with thousands of college applicants in two admission offices (Harvard University and The College of Wooster) and three high schools (Detroit Country Day School, The Holton-Arms School, and St. John’s School-Houston). She has visited scores of colleges and was twice certified by the Harvard Admissions Institute. Eva is an active member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling and served on its President's Council as president of the Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling.

Eva’s passion is working with high school students and their families as they navigate the college admission process. She enjoys matching the unique talents and characteristics of students with ideal colleges, while ensuring that each applicant is showcased to his or her best possible advantage in the college application process. She specializes in counseling athletes, visual artists, and performing artists, and is experienced in international university admission, including the UCAS system and the Canadian university system.

Born the same week that rookie coach Bo Schembechler upset Ohio State and that men walked on the moon, Eva has always been a fan of those who dream big. She thinks she has the best job on the planet supporting students as they discover opportunities and choose inspiring paths. When she isn’t working with students, Eva is usually throwing or kicking a ball with her son and their dog.

Education & Experience

  • President, Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling 2016-2017
  • MACAC Rising Star Award (2010) awarded as Independent Counselor
  • MACAC Up and Coming Member Award (2002) awarded as School Counselor
  • Founder of American College Consulting (2005)
  • College Counselor, Dean of Students, History Teacher, Coach at Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, MI
  • Director of College Counseling, Soccer & Track Coach at Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, MD
  • College Counselor, History Teacher, Varsity Cross Country, Soccer and Track Coach at St. John's School, Houston TX
  • C.A.S. in Administration, Planning & Social Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Education; M.Ed. & Secondary Teacher Certification, John Carroll University; B.A. History, College of Wooster
  • Over 25 years of experience guiding thousands of students

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What are people saying about Collegewise?

From the first meeting with Eva, we felt as if we were in safe hands. Eva's advice was invaluable. She took the time to get to know our daughter - she seemed to connect with her very quickly and understood the sort of school that would be a good fit. Eva took much of the stress out of an overwhelming amount of information.

Lynn, Parent of Ailsa

Johns Hopkins University

This woman changed my life. The time of college decisions is one of mental pressure a student has never seen before. Eva was really there for me. She was there to reassure me that I was capable of performing regardless of where I went to school. Acceptances came in, and I wouldn't have gotten though it without Eva.


Indiana University

Eva was a tremendous help in the college application process. She guided us through the selection of colleges to apply to and though the final decision. We could not have been happier with the result.

Susan, Parent of Nicholas

University of Michigan

Eva is amazing! My family and I are so thankful to have had her help along our college application process, and I could not have done it without her.


Indiana University

Eva is the perfect blend of thoughtful, organized, fun, savvy, creative, honest, really nice and super smart. She kept the process on track, yet was also conscientious about keeping everything in proper perspective and low stress for my daughter. Eva was so great for my first child (and me!), I've also hired her for my two younger children. Her insight and perspective are indispensable.

Carolyn, Parent of Siena

Brown University

Eva did a great job helping my son highlight his strengths and making sure his application and essays truly reflected who he is. He applied to some difficult schools/programs and she was DEFINITELY instrumental in his successful results.

Karen, Parent of Jack

University of Michigan - Ross School of Business