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Meg Mahoney

College Counselor


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Meg has guided students to admission at Stanford, Georgetown, Cornell, Northeastern, UVA, Middlebury, NYU (Stern), University of Toronto, Harvard, University of Oxford and many other wonderful universities.

Meg graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University. She earned a Master of Human Development and Psychology (Ed.M.) from Harvard University, a Master of School Counseling (MEd) from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and completed the college counseling certificate program at the University of California, Los Angeles. She was an outside reader of undergraduate applications for Bentley University for two consecutive cycles and read more than 1000 applications. Meg is also a licensed Massachusetts school counselor with ten years of experience as a teacher and counselor in both private and public schools. She has counseled over 200 families.

In 2015, Meg was a selected panelist representing the voice of counselors on the “How America Pays for College: What Admissions Counselors and High School Guidance Counselors Need to Know” session at the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) annual national conference, a rare attainment for a private counselor. In September 2017, she will co-present “Bias in College Admissions” at the CIS Latin America Institute at Lynn University.

Education & Experience

  • Counseled over 200 students globally
  • B.S., Northeastern University; Ed.M., Harvard University; M.Ed., UMass Boston; College Counseling Certificate, UCLA; Licensed MA School Counselor
  • Former Outside Application Reader, Bentley University

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What are people saying about Collegewise?

Meg was extremely helpful in navigating through this process. She got my daughter focused with a thoughtful process of what school would match her personality and goals. Meg gave us peace of mind that my daughter was heading in the right direction. I have two more kids, and I will definitely use her again.

Cheryl Durr Patry, Parent of Shealagh Patry

Quinnipiac University

Starting early with the process and avoiding last minute stress was a very important issue for us, and Collegewise helped us reach our goals beyond our expectations.

Nicole Bran, Parent of Nicolas Bran

Georgetown University

Our son, with Meg’s guidance and mentorship, was able to build a strong academic profile and get into a reputable university. She helped him to be on time, on track and choose the right colleges to apply to. This has been a great experience, and I would not imagine we would have been able to achieve this without Meg.

Adel Ghuloom, Parent of Tariq Ebrahim

UC Davis

Thank you, Meg, for all of your help, patience and advice that you gave to Martin during the last year. Diego and I are very pleased with the decisions you and Martin made and also your help in motivating him to complete the essays, exams, applications, etc. Happily, the journey together proved to be a great success!

Michele Eleta, Parent of Martin Eleta

Cornell University

I cannot express how much Meg has helped us through the college application experience. My son and I had no clue what to do, and Meg broke it all down. When college decisions came out, she was the first one he reached out to share the news. Oftentimes, once the work was done, I would find him saying, “I miss Meg.”

Jillian Cohen, Parent of Jacob Cohen

UMass Amherst

Working with Meg from Collegewise was the best decision we could make this past year! She helped us choose schools appropriately while still encouraging Zachary to reach for the stars (in a realistic way). Meg was able to make the entire process from beginning to end manageable and, dare I say, somewhat enjoyable.

Julie Richmond, Parent of Zachary Richmond

Northeastern University