Low-stress, organized and manageable

At College Matters, we place just as much emphasis on exploring the unique attributes of each student and family as we do on researching strengths, specialties, and personalities of hundreds of colleges and universities all across the country.

We help families through the whole admission process, from identifying educational institutions that best meet students’ needs and goals to navigating the intricacies of the application and financial aid processes.

With honest, informed and objective guidance, we match students to their “best fit” colleges or universities. Then we coach students through the details, making sure they stay motivated and hit their deadlines.

The result? A low-stress, organized and manageable search that ends with a great college or graduate school experience. 

We are available where and when you are! 

We have students in nineteen states and ten foreign countries. We are happy to meet online by Zoom or Skype—and can adjust our schedule for your time zone. From preparing for high school to planning your Ph.D., College Matters has options to support you each step of the way. 

What sets us apart?

  • Highest accredidation in the field
  • Over thirty years of combined experience
  • Diverse backgrounds as educators, counselors, coaches, parents, business people and consultants
  • A holistic, one-on-one approach to the application process
  • Workshops for students and parents

One of the benefits we offer is our ability to provide you with “on the ground” previews of colleges and universities before you invest in a campus visit.

We visit schools across the country, meeting with admissions professionals, talking with students, sitting in on classes, and just observing and soaking in the atmosphere. The “insiders’ knowledge” we gain from these visits enables us to help you prune your list of visits down to a strategically chosen and affordable size.

In today’s admissions climate, this is more important than ever because increasing numbers of institutions consider students’ demonstrated interest—i.e., whether or not they visit campus—to be a significant factor in the admission decision.

We’ve visited hundreds of campuses and continue visiting—or revisiting—at least fifty more each year.


 

Among our professional affiliations 

 

 
 

“IECA is the Harvard of the counseling profession.”

— Dr. William Fitzsimmons, Dean of Admissions, Harvard University

 

Congratulations to the class of 2019!

Adelphi University

University of Alabama

Amherst College

University of Arizona

Auburn University

Bentley University

Case Western Reserve University

Champlain College

Columbia College Chicago

Columbia University

Clark University

Concordia University

University of Delaware

University of Denver 

DePaul University

University of Detroit Mercy

Drexel University

Duke University 

Eastern Connecticut State University

Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

Emory University

Florida International University

Fordham University

Furman University

University of Georgia

Georgia Institute of Technology

Indiana University - Bloomington

Ithaca College

University of Kentucky

Lawrence University

Lewis and Clark College

Loyola Marymount University

Loyola University — Chicago

University of Maine

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

University of Michigan

Middlebury College

Montana State University

Naropa University

University of New Hampshire

North Carolina State University

Northeastern University 

Oglethorpe University

Ohio State University

Ohio University

University of the Pacific

University of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State University 

University of Pittsburgh

Providence College

Purdue University 

 

Rochester Institute of Technology

Roger Williams University 

St. Joseph’s University (CT)

St. Leo University

University of San Francisco

Savannah College of Art and Design

Skidmore College

University of South Carolina

Springfield College

Stony Brook University

Syracuse University

University of Tampa

Tulane University

Ursinus College

University of Vermont

Villanova University

West Virginia University

Western New England University

Xavier University

Yale University